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About crewsweeper

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    Tallahassee , FL
  • Interests
    rowing, reading,movies, hiking
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival, with RCCL a close 2nd
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Costa Maya

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  1. crewsweeper

    Renting Bikes

    Try here. Tours and on your own. https://sites.google.com/view/rentthebicycle/rentthebicycle
  2. crewsweeper

    PSA: Taxi/Tour drivers, and common scam/deception. PLAYA/MAYA Palancar

    Wishing on a star. This happens to others just using regular taxis. You can be told that the place you asked to go to is closed or full or changed policy to All Inclusive, or any number of things and be driven to another place. It can be confusing if you have never been to Cozumel before. But your best bet is to stick with your original destination. There should have been a sign that said "Maya Palancar" that could have clued you in. You should contact the service that provided the driver for the day and let them know you are displeased with the actions of Mario.
  3. crewsweeper

    Fitness center hours?

    While most gyms open for cruisers at 6AM, if you're there at 5:55AM, you'll find people already sweating away. Some are crew members but others aren't. As far as age limits go, I've always heard that over 12 are allowed with parents. What they are trying to prevent is a gaggle of teen jock-wannabes, yucking it up by slinging weights around and trying to outdo each other on the cardio machines, risking injury to themselves or others and breaking equipment which may not be in the best of shape anyway.
  4. crewsweeper

    First time-explore on foot or book a tour

    But mostly you'll find shops and kiosks and vendor markets along your way. So to see the island itself, best to book a tour of the island, not just Willemstad area. Look at some of the adventure tours on the link above, if you want to see more than just the immediate area around the port.
  5. crewsweeper

    Costa maya segways any recommendations

    From descriptions you'll most likely go from the lighthouse to the end of the malecon. As I recall, the entire length of the malecon isn't more than 3 kilometers, just under 2 miles. There are a couple of beach clubs down toward the end of the malecon. But you might also be going to the lighthouse via streets in Nuevo Mahahual, the town just outside the cruise port, so that could add some distance. I've seen groups go by but never any interest in doing this. Believe there is only one company conducting Segway tours, and they may have a concession with the cruise lines. Prices I see on line are rather expensive, IMO.
  6. crewsweeper

    New boarding pass with zone number

    Maybe they're shifting to the airline boarding paradigm. Board by Decks starting with 12 forward and working down to deck 1 aft.
  7. crewsweeper

    List of spirits

    Can't find a recent list that would be typical of all ships Should be something on the Carnival web site. But on the Horizon, the Pig N Anchor has a lot of bourbons: Buffalo Trace, Woodford Reserve, Basil Hayden's, Blanton's, Eagle Rare 10 Yr, Four Roses Single Barrel, High West, Dukes. and Old Forsester.
  8. crewsweeper

    Food/drinks recommendations in Mahogany Bay

    There's a couple of restaurants and bar at the beach and a Fat Tuesday'sin the shopping area. Food at the beach is okay. Honduran beers and mixed drinks are available at all places. Adding, outside the cruise port, probably the nearest place is Temporary Cal's up toward French Harbor. Then places in Coxen Hole. Otherwise, it's West Bay/West End beaches for the better food and bars on the island.
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    As I recall, Turks Head is in Providenciales. Too far to go to from Grand Turk. But the beers are available in Grand Turk at both beach clubs at the port and at jack's Shack and any restaurant/bar in Cockburntown. Try their Island Hopping IPA or Turks Head Amber.
  10. crewsweeper

    Mobility issues, wheelchair, pool, day pass?

    In San Juan you are a taxi ride to the nearest beaches from the cruise piers. Try these sites for some ideas: https://www.curbfreewithcorylee.com/2014/07/31/wheelchair-accessible-san-juan/ https://www.accessiblecaribbeanvacations.com/san-juan-puerto-rico-disabled-access#.XBQMCWqWxHg http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2012/02/08/new-accessibility-guide-to-old-san-juan-puerto-rico/
  11. crewsweeper

    Free wifi at the port?

    There's a Starbucks in port? Must be new. Thought Playa del Carmen was as far south as they went. Karlita's Coffe along the malecon has wifi. Much better local coffee than Starbucks.
  12. crewsweeper

    Zip Line

    Yes. Clip n Zip is right on the other side of the shopping area. Easy to get to. Other information can be found here. http://www.clipnziproatan.com/en/index.html
  13. crewsweeper

    Do I need a reservation for a Monkey River Tour?

    Unless the ship has a tour, you're probably SOL.
  14. crewsweeper

    Romaine Lettuce

    And it's back in stock now. Look up the reports on FDA or CDC websites.
  15. crewsweeper

    Best beach?

    Go to Tropicante. www.sandalsandskis.com Anywhere along the malecon you are going to be requested to buy something to drink or food to eat in order to use a lounger at that facility. The folks at Tropicante do not stand along the malecon and attempt to lure you into their beach area. The food and drink are very reasonably priced. service is very good. Or hang out at the port's small "beach" and be forced to pay double for anything.