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  1. Hi All, Hope you can help. We want to go to an all inclusive for our day in Cozumel, but the more we read the reviews, the more confused we are about where to go. Each place seems to have mostly good reviews, but I am hoping that I can get some opinions on the pro's and cons of each place to help us make our choice. The places that we are considering are Nachi Cocum, Mr. Sanchos, and Paradise Beach. We are 3 fun-loving mid-age women, and one elderly mother that will be going to the A.I. with us. We like to have fun, but my "over the top" days are over. LOL. We would all like a nice beach for swimming, chairs and umbrella's, perhaps some shade for our mother, some food, and a few good drinks. Not looking to crawl back to the ship. (Been there, done that.) Above all, we want to be somewhere safe, clean, friendly, has a nice beach or pool for swimming, and not extremely far from the cruise port. There are suppose to be 4 ships in port that day, and I don't want to be late getting back to the ship with all the traffic. Sorry I am babbling, but I thought that the more information I provide, the easier it would be for someone to help us compare and pick the right place to spend our day. We would appreciate any help you can provide to us. Thank You in advance!!!!
  2. HI, We are sailing on the Allure on July 28th. On CNN today, they are showing a lot of unrest again in San Juan. Business's are stating that there will be long traffic jams for tourists trying get around, Police are using tear gas again to break up protesters, and they are reporting that there are over 100,000 people on the main roadways and tourist areas. Has anyone heard anything about a port change or sea day instead of a day in Puerto Rico? I hope we don not have another sea day. We already have 3 on this cruise. It would seem that RCCL would have enough time to plan another Port stop, even if it was on there own Island of CoCoCay.. I like sea days, but not 4 of them. We are taking our grandchildren and are looking forward to them experiencing the Island culture. If anyone has heard anything, can you please share? Thank you Does anyone know if they are sailing to Puerto Rico this week or are they on a different itinerary?
  3. Thank you very much for your input. Very helpful.
  4. Does anyone have information on KIM SHA BEACH that you can share? I have not heard of this beach before, but I did see a tour for it on RCCL website. Is it a family friendly beach? Do you know the price by Taxi? We will be 4 adults, 1 child, and 1 toddler. Are there chairs, umbrellas, food, restroom? We are looking for a beach that we can visit just for a couple of hours and then maybe just some shopping near the port. The two youngest kids in our party will probably not be able to handle much more then 3-4 hours of beach and shopping. We normally use Bernard's Tours, but I don't see and excursion to this beach.We wanted to do the sightseeing and Maho Beach with them, but because we are travelling with an 18 month old, we are afraid the noise at Maho may be too much for the baby even with earplugs? We also like Orient, but not sure we want the other child to be overwhelmed or embarrassed by the nudity. If anyone can HELP, it would be greatly appreciated. I love St. Maarten and I would hate to have to just stay within just the Port area for this stop. Thanks for your help.
  5. Try bernardstours.com. We have used them several times. They have many tour offerings, reasonable rates, 2019 Trip Advisor award, and fantastic guides. You wont be disspointed
  6. We just had the same problem when my daughter was checking in today. What I did not like is that the system also made my daughter assign her credit card number to her 7 year old child before she could continue with the expense account and online check in. We do not want my 7 year old grandchild having access to my daughters credit card on his sail pass card. I am not sure how to handle this. I was going to try and reach out to my travel agent about it tomorrow.
  7. Thank you very much for the information. you have been very helpful. I am curious though, is your luggage safe going through all of these transfers from ship to airport? I guess it will be a little scary waiting to see if it all shows up at our destination airport. Has anyone experienced losing any of their luggage in the process? Thank You.
  8. Do you know how this works and what I would need to do in order to take advantage of the service? Thank you.
  9. We are on the Allure on July 28th. Does anyone know if the Allure offers the program that delivers your luggage to the Ft. Lauderdale Airport? We are flying on JetBlue and our flight leaves at Noontime. We are travelling with 10 family members and it would be a great help to have our luggage delivered to the airport. I am not sure if it is the ship or the airline offers the service. I just remember hearing about it on another cruise. Thank you for your help.
  10. My grandchildren do not drink regular milk. They only drink "Almond Milk" with their meals. Does anyone know if RCCL offers Almond Milk on their ships, specifically Allure of the Seas? If not, could we buy it at Publix and bring it aboard the ship in a small insulated rolling cooler and use ice to keep it cold throughout the cruise? Thanks for your help.
  11. My husband and I are bringing our children and grandchildren on the Allure in July. One of my daughter's will have an 15 month old son travelling with us and my husband and I have offered to babysit so My daughter and her husband can enjoy some time together with their older son without the baby. My question regards taking the baby off the ship while in Port to do some shopping within in the Port area and being able to walk around with him in the stroller. Because our last name is different from his, will we have any problem getting back on the ship with him since his parent's wont be present? Do we need any type of special documentation to go back on the ship? Thanks for your help.
  12. We are a party of 10 family members and luggage. I don't think an Uber or taxi will be feasible unless I can somehow be guaranteed a van pickup?
  13. How long does it take for Valuetrips to respond? I submitted their request form to them a few days ago, but I have received no confirmation or response of any kind. What should I expect?
  14. Thank you very much. You have been very helpful. Nancy
  15. Have you had any problems booking through Valuetrips? I have never heard of them before. Thanks in advance.
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