Nassau, Bahamas - I mainly go on cruises to swim in the ocean, so I didn't really see Nassau. We took a boat to an island (Blackbeard's Cay) to use the beach and it was great!
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - I LOVE this port. For $5 you can ride the water taxi all day. The shops are as nice as St.Thomas, but there is no traffic, no crowds. Right in front of the shopping street is a nice beach--$5 for a lounge chair. All of this entails very little walking. There is a shopping area at the pier, also, and they have live steel drum music.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas - We did a long tour that combined scenery, the beach, history and shopping and we really liked it except for the shopping. I hate shopping in St. Thomas--too crowded, too noisy. However, I know there are tax advantages to buying there. Blackbeard's Castle was very interesting. Magen's beach is perfect. The gondola ride offers amazing views.
SherryM3 added Dec 2, 2007 cruise on Carnival Valor to their profile.
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