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About amydresh

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    Cool Cruiser

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    WI - Wisconsin
  • Interests
    traveling, scrapbooking, movies, reading
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  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Fascination Southern itinerary
  1. We did the one Cozumel at Dolphin Discovery. I wish we had saved the money and not bothered. It was as fun or exciting as we had thought it would be because like others have said, it's all about the pics. They have you standing around in water for long stretches to make sure that everyone poses with the dolphin in all different poses and very little time is actually interacting with the dolphin. I almost felt like we were held hostage and it took much longer than they state on their website, I was almost afraid we would miss the ship because it was like 5 hours. We barely had time to scarf down lunch and look at the pics. They REALLY push the sale of the pics too. I would not recommend this excursion and wish we had gone to Paradise Beach like we debated between. In Grand Cayman definitely go see the sting rays, sooooo much fun! They are in their natural habitat so it so much better than the dolphin swim.
  2. Views of St John The Fascination in St Thomas Lunch view in St John Monkey feeding in Barbados Bathsheba Barbados
  3. View of New Orleans Jamaica sunset View from our lunch spot in Grand Cayman
  4. How do you know when check in times become available? My cruise isn't until Jan 8, 2021 but we have a good sized group that would all like the same check in.
  5. We did this cruise last February for our 20th anniversary. We loved it! The ship wasn't as big or nice as The Dream which is the only other cruise we have been on, but we still found plenty to keep us entertained. We did an excursion at every port so we weren't on the ship that much anyway. We had no problem ever finding somewhere to sit on the ship away from others, it actually didn't seem like many were on the cruise because it always seemed so empty. We did miss the dive in movies, that was one of our favorite things on the Dream but we were tired and went to bed early most nights anyway. We would definitely book this cruise again without a second thought!
  6. Zip lining in St Maarten swimming with the stingrays in Grand Caymen Thenford Grey's tour of the fort, batik factory, and island sightseeing
  7. We cruised with our 3 kids in 2017. We had passports for dh, myself, and dd who was 16, she was going on a missions trip to Mexico the same year so we knew she needed one no matter what. For the boys being 11 and 13, we didn't feel it was needed. We never needed them and didn't regret not having them for them. Our next cruise is in 2021 and my older son will be 17 so we will be getting him one. The younger will be turning 15 shortly after our cruise and as of now we do not plan to get him one. If he will be needing one for a missions trip that year, we will obviously get him one, but being that he will be a year away from a 10 year passport, I do not want to get him one that will only be good for 5 years.
  8. We also used Thedford Grey and we loved it! The tour was amazing and he was an awesome driver! We used them because of the wonderful reviews I had read online.
  9. I have not done this excursion but my dh and I did the Flying Dutchman this past February and it was AMAZING! We would love to go back to St Maarten someday and do it again!
  10. St Kitts was my favorite island out of San Juan, St Thomas, St Lucia, Barbados, and St Maarten. It is a beautiful island and seemed to be the most well taken care of. But, a lot of the other islands were still recovering from Maria so maybe Iā€™m not being fair...
  11. I am loving to see all the responses about Aruba and Curacao being the best ones. My family and my 2 sisters with their families are going on the Horizon doing the ABC islands in Jan 2021. My dh and I did St Kitts and St Maarten and those were our favorite islands so far so I would have chosen them from the OP's list. I can't wait to do this cruise and experience even better islands!
  12. I just booked our next cruise on the Horizon for Jan 2021 to lock in the rate and only have to pay $50 deposit and also get the $50 on board credit. I was told that I can purchase the insurance all the way up until final payment and cancel with no penalty as long as we purchase the insurance before canceling.
  13. Do you happen to have contact info for him?
  14. Yeah, they can drop close to the port, there is plenty of room on the street right in front. Uber dropped us right at the airport on our way home.
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