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clackey

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    Mountain Home, Arkansas
  • Interests
    Fish, hunt, shoot, cruise and eat, but not in that order.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    caribbean

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  1. Been to all of these a couple of times. So far our favorites are; Coki Beach on St. Thomas The Boatyard on Barbados Carambola on St. Kitts We went to a drive up Volcano near the Pitons. Saw some pretty country. Not a big fan of Antigua. I'll stay on the ship next time.
  2. We have stayed on the ship a few times, but it is usually to rest. There are several ports that we will not do without a tour like Jamaica, Roatan and Antigua. Even the taxi drivers will rip you on Antigua.
  3. We did this on our first trip to GC. Told the driver to drop us at Cemetery Beach. When we were ready to go back to the ship we only had to walk out to the highway and wave at a returning van. The driver honked at us, we waved and he picked us up. Cheap and easy. We have used the collectivos (public transportation) in Mexico too. Works swell.
  4. International Pier is a long walk to town where the best eateries are. There is some good info on www.cozumelmycozumel.com and www.cozumelinsider.com. The best meal that we have had on Coz was at Casa Denis. There are directions to several restaurants on these websites as well as recommendations. One of our favorite things to do is find the out-of-the-way places where the locals eat. Usually good food and cheap prices.
  5. If you want festive you need to try a Halloween cruise. We did one on Royal Caribbean 3 years back and it was a hoot. We saw at least a hundred of the neatest costumes in a parade down the Promenade.
  6. Mitsugirly, We have been to Corona and Playa Uvas. Corona is no frills, lots of rocks , very little beach. Snorkeling is mediocre at best. Playa Uvas is tiny but nice. Decent beach area and rocky in the water. Snorkeling was pretty good. I saw a huge grouper there. We have done Cozumel about a dozen times and Chankanaab is my better half's favorite. We snorkeled Dzul Ha before it became the Money Bar. Wasn't really impressed but did see a big Morey in a coralhead there. I have read several of your reviews and really appreciate them. They have helped us decide on some of our stops, especially on our last two Eastern trips. Thanks.
  7. We have done 18 cruises so far with the majority 7-10 nights. Of all of those ports we have only missed 2. The stop in Belize was because it was too windy to anchor or tender. We were re-routed to Calica. Calica was the port that we had missed the year before because of a broken stabilizer. Not bad for over 60 port stops.
  8. clackey

    Chankanaab?

    You can get a coupon for $2 off at www.cozumelinsider.com.
  9. The most expensive was a new digital camera that my wife left in a cafe in Little Havana. She also had a gold earring blow off of the ship on our last cruise. I don't count the magnetic flashlight that I left stuck to the wall in our cabin. All-in-all that isn't too bad after 18 cruises.
  10. It depends on the kind of rafting that you want. We have done the bamboo rafting and it very low key. There is trip where you have a small raft in faster water. Then there is one a bigger raft with several people in fast water. It looked like Class II and Class III water. Google rafting in Jamaica and you will find what is available. We are considering the White Water Rafting with Viator. Runs about $70 pp.
  11. A friend gave me a camo t-shirt for my birthday that had several hands with the fingers totaling 57 and had the caption, "I am this many". Getting off of the ship on Cozumel and 2 guards with M16's asked me if I was military. They didn't do or say anything about me wearing it, but later I found that in some countries it is forbidden. I don't take camo with me anymore, but I thought it funny that they thought that a 57 year old, out-of-shape fatboy was in the military.
  12. Our first cruise had an OV, but the last 17 have been inside. We're cheap, only stay in the cabin to change clothes and sleep. If we want a view we go topside. Number 19 is coming up in October and yes, it is an inside. I did have an inside on Royal Carib that had a view of the Promenade Deck. I would take that over an OV.
  13. clackey

    Chankanaab?

    This is one of the few places that we have visited multiple times and is my wife's favorite. Last visit was 3 years ago and the place was gorgeous. The snorkeling is pretty good, as is the food, and the beer is cold. It is a great place to veg out. You can grab a cab to and from. Easy to DIY.
  14. We had the pleasure of taking our youngest daughter with us two years ago. We had booked a 10 night Eastern no Norwegian and the third person cruised free. Well, not really free, but only had to pay port fees and tips. We called it the Geriatric Cruise. Our daughter was 43 at the time and I believe that she was one of the youngest onboard. There may have been a few younger, but they didn't stand out. Angie got along just fine. On several other cruises we have had younger people at the table with us. Most have been a lot of fun. My wife has worked with early learning (Headstart) for over 40 years and I am still a kid at heart so we have no problems with the younger set, although I have been know to shove one out of the way at the water slide.
  15. No great lose in my book. We have been there twice and will not go back. We had issues with the taxi drivers and some of the beach attendants both times. They change the prices on you in mid-stream. Was told that the fare was $30 pp round trip and then charged for the return trip. You either pay it or miss the ship. The waitress at the cafe didn't care if we were there or not. Lousy service, and rude. The only other place that I will not visit again is Martinique. They act as if they don't want me or my money.
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