Reviewer: Linda Daniels
I have seen so many dreamy pictures of St. Lucia and was so excited to visit. Our cruise arrived in the morning and the instructions of where we were supposed to meet were not where we eventually met. Frustrating! It all turned out okay. The roads in St. Lucia are very rough. We did some great stops and thankfully passed many of the people that wanted us to stop to shop their little stores. We found banana ketchup to be interesting. The mud bath was good, the luncheon was quite good and our tour guide was very informative. We were then dropped off to board the catamaran and had a great ride on it. It turned out to take more time than I expected which was perfect. We snorkled in beautiful water for a fairly short time but then sped away and enjoyed all of the views of St. Lucia. All of the employees that made our adventure great in St. Lucia should be commended.
This was an extremely well organised excursion. The tour guide, Leslie, was very knowledgable and made the trip really enjoyable. The mud dip in the thermal springs is to be recommended and the boat ride back along the coast was brilliant with plenty of rum, beer and music with even some time to snorkel. So much was packed into the day, but it was still relaxing. Highly recommended.
St Lucia is gorgeous. The Island Adventure by Land and Sea offers the opportunity to get a great flavor of the island.Did same exact tour last year with other companion. Guide on land part of excursion was wonderful. Mud baths are fun and unique. Buffet lunch was excellent. Botanical gardens beautiful. But my favorite part of tour was catamran back to ship from Soufiere. Travelled with two 17 year old grandaughters this year and they agreed that this was highlight of our cruise vacation. Those that suffer from motion sickness may want to avoid. Lots of turns up and down on land segment
Reviewer: Evan the Travel Geek
This is an excellent way to experience some of the best of St. Lucia and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
It was a little difficult trying to figure out where to meet the Carnival Sailing crew. We waited over half an hour for some people. I was late to the meeting place because of this and was left behind. They were kind enough to taxi me to catch up with my group. There were many short time stops in different little towns (mostly little shop sites). It seemed like to much driving. I understand I could have taken the catamaran in the morning and still done the same activities. The mud bath was a great experience. Valerie and our driver were excellent. Once we were on the catamaran the music started, the drinks flowed, the crew was attentive and the view was awesome. I kind of felt bad when it was time to get off.
This excursion provided a 'full day' of fun filled experiences. Our tour guide 'Val' was absolutely a pleasure to be with on both the land and sea portion of the tour. She was informative and always courteous to her guests. We loved the full day experience this excursion offered - saw so much and learned so much! The luncheon at the plantation was also very, very good! What a great value!!
Great deal of fun. Guide was knowledgable and the sites were outstanding . Boat ride was fun and the party was provided with lots of refreshments.