Posted March 15th, 2005, 10:34 PM
My last cruise was the same one you just took! (I was on my honeymoon as well.) We enjoyed Belize quite a bit. Although it's the first port I've EVER been in that I was on the ship BEFORE "last tender"... we had fun. We took a half-day snorkle trip that was nothing short of incredible! I even got to snorkle like they show in the brochures (NO VEST! WOOHOO!) I'm QUITE a swimmer and feel restricted by a vest, so I LOVED the freedom. The coral was unlike anything I'd ever seen before in my life and I spotted my first barracuda!
After snorkling and a rum-punch sail back, we went into the little shopping area. We ate at the Wet Lizard and had this really amazing chip and dip seafood stuff that was AWESOME and Belikin beer that only tasted good because we were hot. got a neat souvie glass though.
After that, we looked through some of the shops and I got the COOLEST little locking mystery jewelry box that's my favorite souvie ever! We then hired a taxi driver for a very reasonable price and he took us around Belize City. He took us into his church to see the AMAZING mahognany (spelling?) structure, around the U.S. Embassy, and to a few other interesting points in town. He customized it really well! Alfred Humus was his name, just in case you head back...
I am one of the few that can say the only thing I could say could've been better (even though everything was magical...) was the ship. I actually had better food, service, and found more to do on the MAJESTY than the Enchantment
. Maybe the smaller ship is more my style. I'm on the Mariner next, so we'll see about THAT size.
I've been to Jamaica and LOVED EVERY SECOND! Climb Dunn's River Falls. The snorkling isn't fabulous, but not bad. The Pottery Plant is really neat, too! When I was there, it isn't the nicest, cleanest, friendliest place in the world (i.e. not like Cozumel where any and all are accepted) but it's fun! It just depends what you choose to do in the city!
The Jamaica destination board has a lot of good tips and ideas for time in Ochi. HAVE FUN if you go. I'll be there the day before Thanksgiving! Grand Cayman on Turkey Day!
Feb 01 - Majesty of the Seas
Feb 03 - Majesty of the Seas
July 04 - Enchantment Of the Seas
Nov 05 - Mariner Of The Seas
Jan 08 - Legend of the Seas
Mar 10 - Adventure of the Seas
June 11 - Majesty of the Seas
Aug 12 - Carnival Liberty