May 2014 - Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western
Tampa, Florida - Didn't have any issues in the port. Everything went smoothly. And there's a fun aquarium next door that I recommend. We spent some time in the downtown area once we got back from the cruise and had a great time.
George Town, Grand Cayman - Typical port town. Mainly just duty free shops. And banks galore! The locals are very friendly and the employees of the shops are very professional. I highly recommend doing the stingray excursion. It's an experience you'll never forget!
Cozumel, Mexico - This port has the typical duty free shops too but the workers at these shops are relentless. They will run after you to try and get your attention. Much easier to bargain here than in Grand Cayman, even if you're uncomfortable bargaining. You'll have a better time taking a boat to the mainland where the atmosphere is more relaxed, you're surrounded by huge upscale resorts, food is amazing, and there are some unique shops. Just be aware that each store/restaurant can set it's own exchange rate for the US dollar. In some places, your dollar goes further than others. Our tour guide warned us about this when we first got there.