Review by sunnyday72174

Ochoa Rios

In response to review, sunnyday72174 says ...

I had an amazing time, staff was wonderful, entertainment was great and the excursions created memories to last a life time. I really feel like Carnival provides the best bang for the buck out of all the cruise lines I have traveled. Thanks for all you do

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines Caribbean - Western Carnival Sensation

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How generous of you to give such a high rating when there were things that displeased you.‚  Thanks for your review.‚ 

I've heard Ocho Rios is not a good port. Pushy vendors and people wanting tips alot.  We went on the Sensation in January and were suppose to go to the same ports. THE weather was bad, so we went to Cozumel and Freeport. Cozumel was nice , the ship staff said that was nicer than Ocho Rios. Freeport is Freeport,  stay on the ship.  We've been to Freeport twice and it's awful.

Ocho Rios certainly was not one of my favorite ports.  Bamboo beach was nice, but they watch you like a hawk if you have money out.  I would not be upset if I never visited it again, but not the worst place.  Like you, i cannot stand pushy vendors and when they push I walk away.  Glad you had a positive review though regardless!

Ochoa Rios, a newly discovered island near Hawaii that was settled by early Spanish explorers. Big Smile

The good thing about pushy vendors is that they are willing to make a deal -- usually more than 50% off what they are asking. You just need to learn the art of the deal.

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