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  1. I've been to Amber Cove a few years ago so I don't remember, I only stayed at the pool. Wondering if there is a beach where I could snorkel in the ocean? If so, is it walking distance or would I have to get a taxi or excursion?
  2. We were at Chankanaab late January 2020. We were cruising with family and grandkids ages 4, 4, 7 & 10. Loved Chankanaab. Took the 7 & 10 snorkeling and they enjoyed it. After that the parents and kids went to the pool while my husband and I had a few drinks at the beach. At 1:00 was a sea lion show (free). You can walk around a Mayan village among other things to do. Adults were $23, kids $16? Taxi was $24 for the 8 of us. Would go again
  3. We just came back from Cozumel. Had our grandkids ages 4, 4, 7, &10, along with their parents. We went to Chanakaab. First time we've been there and Loved it. Snorkeling from shore. We took our 7 & 10 yr olds. The others enjoyed the pool then we all went to the sea lion show (free).
  4. We are planning on going to Chankanaab while in Cozumel. I am able to find admission price on their website but no prices for things not included in the admission. I'm wondering if anyone knows how much it costs to rent a locker. Also is there a cost to use beach chairs? I'm trying to decide whether to simply get general admission tickets or to go through ShoreExcursioner and buy a package which would include locker rental, chair, etc. Thank you
  5. Would the taxi fare (or Uber/Lyft) for the ride if there were 4 people in the car? Not per person right?
  6. I'm wondering if anyone would have any idea about how long it might take to get a shuttle from Miami port the the MIA airport? I have to following scenerio and wondering if we could make a flight. We would be leaving the cruise at Miami port and we have a rental booked. The shuttle for the rental leaves from the port then goes to Miami Airport where we would pick up the car. From there, I'm looking at a flight out of Ft. Meyers (RSW) According to Google Maps, it's about a 2 hour drive from MIA to RSW. The flight is at 2:30 p.m. My concern is how long it might take to get the shuttle f
  7. How old are you (you say over 50). We booked this to do in November. I'm "old" 63 but I sure don't feel old. I'm also fat but I believe I can do it anyway.
  8. From the posts lately, it looks like you will not be enjoying the empty ship pool. I'm reading a lot of posts where others are saying that they will just stay on the ship 😥
  9. With all I'm hearing lately regarding Dominican, I'm a little leary of leaving the Amber Cove port area to take our Waterfalls Of Damajagua tour. Perhaps someone who knows the Dominican can provide insight as to the safety of the area? I did look on Google Maps and I could see that the area of the tourist deaths is quite far away from Amber Cove/Damajagua area so that makes me feel like I might still go on the tour but also still thinking of canceling it and just hanging around the port area. Don't really like the idea of hanging around port because we were just there in January and becaus
  10. We stayed at Holiday Inn Club Vacations when we were there this past January. We could see the ships from our balcony. We were there 2 days prior to leaving on our cruise. There's mini golf, pool, can walk to the beach, there's a play place so there was lots for kids to do prior to the cruise. We had 7 of us.
  11. So if I just did a general admission, can the kids go see the dolphins (not swim with them). Would we get to use the swimming pool, see the Crocodiles and Sea lions? ·
  12. Do you need to have advance reservations to Chankanaab? I went to their website and tried to do a mock reservation and it came up that there was no availability for my date January 2020
  13. We’ve only cruised out of Ft. Lauderdale once that was 2011. At that time we stayed at a Holiday Inn Express on 17th street and I remember that there was a little shopping area just a about a block away and also there was a trolley that you could hop on that went all around the area. Wondering if the trolley is still in existence? If I stayed in Ft. Lauderdale, I would want to be able to get to a store to buy pop to take on the ship and I would also like to be able to visit the beach. We are flying into FLL again in January for a cruise out of Miami. I’m thinking that I might not need a ca
  14. We are looking for a condo or such which would have room for 8. Price is a factor. I'm trying to stay around $600-$650 for a 2 night stay. We are cruising from Miami but will have a rental car so the place does not have to be right in Miami and actually since Miami is so busy with traffic, I would prefer to be outside. Looking above Ft. Lauderdale and down toward Miami for area. Having problems finding something though. Anyone have suggestions? We aren't cruising until January 2020.
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