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It might be because you don't need a...
It might be because you don't need a prescription; it also is likely because prices are much, much cheaper than in the U.S.
We've never locked our luggage. Anything...
We've never locked our luggage. Anything valuable goes in our carry-on and we don't buy designer clothes, so nothing we wear is that expensive. It would be a nuisance, I guess, if someone stole my...
A real lpromenade deck that goes all the way...
A real lpromenade deck that goes all the way around. Movies at night under the stars. A much better selection of in-room free movies and tv shows.
We have never tipped the steward the first day. ...
We have never tipped the steward the first day. The daily service charge (which we always leave on) does include a daily tip for the steward. We usually do tip extra the last day, $20-$40 depending...
We used Larry's Limo (years ago) when we had a...
We used Larry's Limo (years ago) when we had a party of 9--very affordable for that many people and an actual limo. I'm sure prices have risen, but at that time it was about $100 with tip. We had...
I've never actually seen mosquitoes when in the...
I've never actually seen mosquitoes when in the Caribbean on cruises--and we've been to most of the islands ships go to. If you are really allergic, though, you are going to want to use some kind of...
Our driver was very flexible and would have gone...
Our driver was very flexible and would have gone where we wanted; we mostly went where he suggested, as we didn't know the area. He took us to the central plaza, drove around some of the nicer areas...
We've taken over 30 cruises and have never gotten...
We've taken over 30 cruises and have never gotten sick on a cruise ship. Can it happen? Sure, but probably no more likely than other public places, like a school! I taught for 20 years and did...
We did this in December. We picked up a taxi...
We did this in December. We picked up a taxi tour outside the port; I believe it was $30pp. The driver pointed out the gondola (it's not really a tour by itself) as we went to Puerto Plata. After...
Totally agree--no comparison! Roatan!
Totally agree--no comparison! Roatan!
We've gone to the ruins with Native Choice too;...
We've gone to the ruins with Native Choice too; very enjoyable. The bus ride is about an hour each way though, if that's hard for your kids.

I wouldn't worry about the meal with a family...
I see they lowered the price--still too high,...
I see they lowered the price--still too high, though better and I don't want liter bottles; much prefer the easier to carry .5 liter ones.

I just brought some empty bottles on board and filled...
Also, the Waterfront is on the Promenade deck. ...
Also, the Waterfront is on the Promenade deck. It sure does disrupt walking on that deck.
Haven't been on that ship, but we actually prefer...
Haven't been on that ship, but we actually prefer cabins more towards the stern. So far we haven't had any serious issues with movement--over 12 cabins in that area. Of course, weather has no...
We always cruise this time of year for most of...
We always cruise this time of year for most of the reasons above. It may be an older crowd, but we've never had an excessive number of crotchety passengers.
What was nice about our private tour was that...
What was nice about our private tour was that none of us really wanted to shop, so we didn't waste time on that. We had a lunch (not included), but it was not a long extended meal and was not...
Gosh, I'm glad we went a while back--maybe 10...
Gosh, I'm glad we went a while back--maybe 10 years?--I thought tickets were only $3. We enjoyed it, but $21? Seems steep to me. There was a nice bird show when we were there and the views are...
We went on the Random Wind in December. There...
We went on the Random Wind in December. There were only two other people on the boat, plus one friend of Anna's and the friends cute little dog. It was wonderful to be so uncrowded. We enjoyed our...
I'd only do a Concierge cabin if the price was...
I'd only do a Concierge cabin if the price was the same or very close to a regular balcony cabin. You may get a slightly better location. About all I cared about that we got was more points and a...
We did a private small group tour that hit Pisa...
We did a private small group tour that hit Pisa and Florence. Of course you are not going to be able to see 'everything' but we saw the main highlights of each stop and were very satisfied with our...
We went to the show in December. We had...
We went to the show in December. We had purchased the regular seats ahead of time, due to recommendations here that they were fine.

We were among the first in the room and when we saw the...
Harvest Caye is much too far from Belize City to...
Harvest Caye is much too far from Belize City to make it practical for companies to pick you up there; I don't believe outside excursions are allowed, either.
There might be a reef way out; didn't go that...
There might be a reef way out; didn't go that far. I tried just past the deep water along the beach and also along the rocks near the dock. Almost no fish, coral or anything--except, obviously,...
I agree; just not that impressed. It was okay if...
I agree; just not that impressed. It was okay if all you want to do is lay in a lounge chair--doing anything else, including food, was expensive. The beach wasn't great, I tried snorkeling in two...
We've seen them in Acapulco (not sure if many...
We've seen them in Acapulco (not sure if many ships go there anymore) and almost always around Cabo.