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  1. Just got back to the ship from PB. 4 ships in port and it wasn’t crowded at all. We got there pretty early, probably by 8:45, and had pick of the chairs. The pool was a little cold until I got used to it. Another amazing day.
  2. Italy is not a very big country. In today’s world it’s near impossible for a known suspect to hide. If authorities can find him so can the victim. Or perhaps someone she contracts with to administer the justice she will not find in the court system. Or Dad depending on his skill set.
  3. Yes that is correct. To be fair though, we don’t drink alcohol so I can’t comment on the strength/ quality of that. We just always get frozen smoothies which are fine. I added an appropriate tip to the cost of lunch as well. The water at Blue Key is usually very clear so snorkeling from the beach can be done and there are usually little schools of small fish. It’s just like snorkeling at any beach with clear water; not much to see compared to a good, living reef.
  4. This should have been titled, “Warning about this boring thread”.
  5. No i don’t think it would be a very impressive place to snorkel from the shore. Sand and grass. I think if I were going to snorkel there I would get one of the boats to take me out to the reef. But I’ve never done that.
  6. We were there March 24 and the tram was running on the dock. We took it ashore but walked back. But it was still running that evening when we returned.
  7. That depends on a lot of things, like where else you’re going and how much you like either. There are amazing ruins in Belize if you’re stopping there. In my opinion there are few better beaches that Costa Maya so given those two things I’d personally never miss the beach to go to ruins I’ve already done elsewhere.
  8. Assuming you’re leaving on a Saturday or Sunday I would leave 9:30 or 10. That will allow plenty of time for travel and getting through security. As an aside you can also ask the Limo service what they recommend since they are continually monitoring road closures and such.
  9. We parked at EZ Cruise last Friday. Easy peasy. Book online and show up. https://www.ezcruiseparking.com/
  10. We boarded Friday in Galveston with a 12 pack of water and a six pack of Canada Dry ginger ale in the same carry on bag. Nothing said at all.
  11. At Royal Palms you only need reservations for a cabana. They have pool and beach cabanas. Otherwise just show up and pay the entry fee which I think is like $4pp.
  12. I’m afraid I’ve never experienced a criminal tailing me. I thought you meant using only the brakes to avoid an accident instead of using the steering wheel also. I will say that if I felt I was being followed I would drive to the nearest law enforcement facility while calling them and asking for help. In the event of an attack I would definitely respond in kind.
  13. My wife and I are on Vision now and, at the top tier event, the Captain told us about the storm and rough seas your trip encountered. I think she doesn’t have the modern stabilizers newer vessels have. We were on her last year with some friends who were first timers and were freaked out by every pitch and roll. It wasn’t even bad enough to close the outside decks but man were they freaked out. So far I 100% agree with your perception of the staff. And last year when Captain Merik was aboard he was the best. I suspect some of the good vibes are a result of his tenure and leadership.
  14. That’s really a personal preference thing. I drive a full sized pickup so won’t be covering it myself, first because the wind blows there pretty much all the time which would make it hard to do alone and second because I’m just lazy. In addition, I always anticipate having it detailed when we get home anyway. If you don’t mind doing it I say go for it. For me it would just be something else taking up room in my garage between cruises.
  15. The thing about their food is, not only is it amazing but it’s always presented well. I mean, they make an effort. We go lots of places but I don’t recall anyone’s ceviche being better. I did get some Peruvian ceviche in West End on Roatan that was amazing but it wasn’t the same as this or any Mexican ceviche. That setup, along with 2 bottles of water, was $41 American. Very reasonable I think.
  16. On Vision now and 4 more booked in 2019. We book deals as we find them.
  17. Forgot to say there were two ships in port. Lots of local families but at no time was it even remotely crowded. We had maybe 5 vendors stop by but a simple “no thank you” and they moved on. There were a few folks buying their hats and stuff which I think is very cool. They’re out there to make a living just like the waiters. I think sometimes it’s forgotten that “no thank you” is a complete sentence. Same with the massage ladies. I was asked once and politely declined. BTW, she asked in Spanish and I declined in Spanish. She went on with a smile. Oh, and we snuck out the service exit of the port by getting in line with an organized tour. Walked right past the busses and out the gate to the taxis. They’ve put a gate on it now which I was about to open when we saw the tour group. And the tram was running on the long section of the pier. We waited maybe 5 minutes for it to fill up it it was definitely worth it. Thats all I can think of right now. If anyone has any questions I’ll try to answer.
  18. This is Lola who we’ve enjoyed since she was a kittie. She’s always friendly and we’re always glad to see her.
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