DAY 3 Belize: Had no expectations about this port. Knew if we didn’t cave tube there wasn’t much else to do. Unfortunely we didn’t tube. What we did do is contract one of the local independents and for $25/person got a city tour, jungle walk and Altun Ha (Mayan ruin tour). The price was good. Our guide was good. Since there is no drinking age in Belize we stopped at an Esso station and picked up a bottle of “Belkin” Belizean beer and let the kids try it. Yea, we’re bad parents. What can I say. Could have done without the city tour. Lots of poverty, very dirty and crowded. I was surpised to see so many asian stores. The ruins were cool. Lots of steps!! Great picture opportunities! FYI: Contrary to its surroundings the bathroom was surprisingly well kept and clean. The Jungle walk was MUDDY. I am talking thick, gooey, black as night mud. I was wearing sandals and you guessed it…….mud was squishing between my toes. YUCK! We did see and hear some howler monkeys and also saw a really cool “gold” spider with a “gold” web - were not in jersey anymore Toto. Got back to the dock with plenty of time to spare. Didn’t hang around. Caught the next tender back to the ship. Showered, dinner (ordered an MT and a bottle of wine), show, casino, balcony, bed, coma.
(We may have done Family Feud in Maharaja’s this evening – can’t remember for sure but it was fun - It was me, chuck, Donna Mickey and our friends Jodi and Tom. We called ourselves the “Manson Family”. LOL. We won too. Yeah!
SHOWS Vegas Style, Comedy, Ice: For the record I loved almost all of them but I was disappointed to hear that others in our group had seen them more than once already – and they had sailed on other RCCL ships. How can RCCL expect people to continue cruising their ships if they don’t change the entertainment? Must be boring after a while.
MOTION / ROCKING: I don’t care what anyone says!! You do feel the ship move. I felt a mild vibration in the windjammer and dining room and while laying in bed. But some days/nights I felt actual rocking in the casino and theater. I don’t know if it was the Bonine or not but I was fine. Never even a hint of queasiness and believe me I get seasick cleaning my fish tank!!!! The kids, who stopped taking the bonine never complained of being sick although Jaclyn did have a “tummy and headache” after our day on Belize – maybe it was the tenders? They were rockin and rollin! If you do suffer from motion sickness definitely take something. Don’t wait till you’re already sick it will be too late.
If your still with me keep an eye out for PART IV
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