My youngest son turned 16yrs old during our vacation. We chose to try out Carnival this year.
We picked the Valor as it was going to two countries we truly wanted to visit, Aruba on August 22nd which was his birthday and Curacao the following day.
This photo was taken in a sugar cane field in La Romana, Dominican Republic during one of several stops during our 3 hour countryside shore excursion.
The driver cut pieces of sugar cane for everyone in the group to sample. Surprisingly my son not only loved the sugar cane but asked the driver cut him several pieces to enjoy throughout the day of which he happily obliged. Several people also received a complimentary sample taste of a specialty Dominican Rum or had bottled water, like me.