Posted January 20th, 2005, 08:16 PM
Hey, I just saw that you livein LI NY, whooo we're cruisers! I live in the city. Anyway we leave on Feb 26 and cannot wait, it's too bad we could go together on this. I can't decide the tubing over the shark ray alley? Any one better? I kinda like the tubing because it isn't offered anywhere else.
Also how many Carnival cruises have you been on? I've only sailed Royal and celebrity and LOVE them both.
Which ship are you sailing on? We've been on 6 (?) previous Carnival Cruises. Before that, I was on 2 Holland American in my younger single days (too old a crowd back then) and the Oceanic for our honeymoon in 1982. After that cruise (my husband's first), he was hooked. We were booked on RCCL Enchantment of the Seas a few years ago (over Easter vacation with our books), but the engines caught fire and our cruise was cancelled 12 days before we were to sail. Thank God Carnival Paradise (nonsmoking ship) had 2 rooms available for us - it wound up being our favorite cruise ever! So, we've never gotten to try RCCL. I love Carnival and know what I'm getting, so I'm kind of afraid to try anything else . . .
Anyway, after booking the Shark/Ray Alley/Caye Cauker last night with Coral Breeze, I was in touch several times today with Paul from there, and he was outstanding!!! Answered every one of my questions in detail and promptly - I'm so glad we're going with them. He knew of the recent bad posts from back in December and said if people had e-mailed him directly (like some did), they would have made things right. I was very happy with his explanations. Would be happy to share the details if anyone else is interested.
I love snorkeling and thought the cave tubing might be kind of rough (and cold water). And Caye Caulker sounded so beautiful - this tour gives you a little of everything . . .
Talk to you soon . . .