One of the differences was that of the crazy-full itinerary. We visited 5 different islands, 5 days in a row. The islands were: Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten, and St. Croix.
We spent our day at the beach in Barbados. Rented a jet-ski for 1/2 hour. My first time on a jet-ski. It was scary, but really fun.
We had no plans for the beautiful island of St. Lucia, the island I was most excited about - anybody watch The Bachelor? Anybody want to admit it?
So when we got off the ship we went straight to the port information desk and asked what we should do. We ended up taking a private driving tour of the island guided by a really awesome local guy named Ronald. He educated us on all kinds of native vegetation, showed us where the rich people camp out, how most of the locals live, and took us to a few beautiful lookout points.