What is the worst port of call in the caribbean and why?

Just wondering what peoples thoughts are on the worst port of call in the Caribbean and why they think that?

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This is one of the few times a 3 year old thread has "come back" by virtue of an honest reply. And Im glad it did. I actually took a few minutes and scanned a lot of the replies. We might be accused of sailing the Carib too much, and so theres no real reason to get off the ship anymore. We've found many of the ports mentioned are nothing but meccas for people harassing the touristas coming off the cruise ships. And now unfortunately, you'll get to see a lot of devastation depending on the island you're at. We have seen the usual attractions by virtue of ships excursions, and so we tend to stay on board too, except on rare occasions we get off to stretch our legs on piers that seem to be getting longer and longer hehehe...but yes, staying onboard when at least half or more of your fellow travelers are gone is, well, you have to experience it.

Dominican Republic. Can be dangerous walking around on your own. Robbed or assaulted.

Dominican Republic. Likely to be robbed or mugged.

Same here. We will be going to Tortola for the first time in Feb. But back in the day when we always got off the ship, Ocho Rios was the absolute worst, no contest. It is unfortunate, because it has Dunn's River Falls, which is worth the trip. It was like running a gauntlet trying to get through the vendors. They weren't even polite, like they could badger you into buying something.

Tortola is nice but as with all the islands it too can have it's bad side. But there is a ferry to Virgin Gorda and most cruise lines have a group excursion that takes it and goes to the Baths. That one is well worth the trip.

Tortola is nice but as with all the islands it too can have it's bad side. But there is a ferry to Virgin Gorda and most cruise lines have a group excursion that takes it and goes to the Baths. That one is well worth the trip.

We do have an excursion booked. The Best of Tortola.

Its all matter of taste and preferences.

I hear that Progresso is one of the worst ports. I have not been there and do not care to try it out.

We just got back from Progreso, they were working very hard on making it "traveler friendly", and it was looking like it would be very "modern" soon. The locals said the sidewalks and streets would be finished around March 2020. With that said, we didn't do an excursion, we walked around the town after we took the free AutoProgreso bus into town. I had read reviews and asked around about "what to do", we almost did "stay on the ship", but glad we didn't. There were a lot of peddlers pushing their products. We ended up at the "free" beach, but did have to pay 15$ for a beach "lounger" chair with umbrella, as opposed to just a chair with a table and umbrella. All in all, there wasn't anything that we didn't expect.

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