I recently had a chance to go to the southern Caribbean aboard a 10-night Carnival Journeys cruise. One of the stops on this cruise was the island of Dominica, a mountainous region in the Caribbean recently made famous for being a filming location for Pirates of the Caribbean II.
The island is primarily untouched and has a rainforest, dormant volcanoes, mountains, gorges, and a lot of wildlife, especially whales. Our ship docked in the capital city of Roseau, and the tour we booked was the Jewel of Dominica.
I did a lot of research before we got to the island (including watching Pirates of the Caribbean II). The Jewel of Dominica tour took us snorkeling at Champagne Reef, swimming in Ti Tou Gorge, a stop at Trafalgar Falls, a visit to the botanical gardens, and ended with a photo opportunity of our cruise ship from a mountainside. The beauty of booking through CruisingExcursions.com was the private van we had that was well stocked with water and beer.