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Here's the little shop located at the beach restaurant area.

 

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Rain again...and I had just put my dry clothes on and was forced to walk from the changing room all the way back to the pool area dodging rain bullets.

 

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I had to take a picture of this huge fan. The reason why is that when we remodeled our living room at home, we replaced the normal sized fan for one of these. You talk about air!!!

 

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Can't forget my little scuba diver pic

 

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It was time to start heading back...reluctantly. I just didn't want to go. It was just so beautiful here.

 

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Here's the entrance. We immediately got a cab.

 

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There's plenty of taxi's waiting.

 

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We were pulling out of Paradise at 4:30pm.

 

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The taxi driver charged us $30 for the ride back...exactly what I had been told the charge would be. Imagine that. He was VERY quiet and didn't say a word all the way back.

 

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We arrived at the port at 4:39pm. It was a 9 minute ride!

 

 

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FINAL THOUGHTS ON PARADISE BEACH

 

As you can probably tell, we absolutely LOVED Paradise Beach.

 

It was gorgeous there with beautiful landscaping, excellent huge pool, very nice beach and water toys.

 

It was a perfect way to spend the day...even with it raining off and on. It did not matter and we had a great day.

 

The food was excellent and I thought it was a pretty good value for what we got.

 

The $3 admission per person is more than worth it IMO.

 

The pop was $2.75 each, so a little more expensive than The Money Bar AND it was fountain pop in a small cup...not to mention it kinda tasted funny to me. But, you drink what you got when that's all you got.

 

I would highly recommend this place. I would love to go back again some day (just probably not our next visit here because, you know me, I have other places to experience and discover :D)

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More pictures on the way back to the ship.

 

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I didn't even realize there was this small "beach" (lol) area at the port.

 

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Can't you guys just all get in the same picture? I'm forced to endure a picture for each kid on most things.

 

 

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When Kam actually poses for a picture, she has this little sideways twist with her arm on her hip and this would be no exception to the rule...even with props.

 

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Yipee, a picture they can all get in! Finally!

 

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At this point I'm like "everyone in at the same time".

 

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Now we're on a roll and moving quicker.

 

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We finally made it to the building of shopping hell-o

 

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We headed straight for our bedroom suite on floor 8 and found this as our towel animal

 

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We showered really quick and put on dry clothes and headed for the buffet only to find that it wasn't open.

 

We were forced to go to the deli.

 

Sakari would put another one of her rocks there. We would later find out that one of the people on our roll call actually found this one. I was excited to hear this!

 

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I'm not really too fond of the deli food here for some reason. But, I did see someone else with a sandwich that had a pretzel bun. I LOVE pretzel buns here at home with sandwiches.

 

So, the turkey sandwich came with a pretzel bun and that's what I was having.

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Now I have seen this mentioned before on the boards...the sandwiches are pretty much pre-made now and they just throw the "extras" on it before handing it to you. I have no idea what these "extras" were that they put on this.

 

They also HEATED the sandwich, which made it completely nasty. I don't like my turkey heated (if it's real turkey then yes, but not on a sandwich). I could only eat 2 bites and I was done. I just didn't care for it.

 

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Sakari decided on a tuna sandwich (which she usually loves), but didn't like it either. The hubby got a grilled cheese and said it was ok. But, I have always noticed that they don't butter the bread. Don't you all butter your bread to cook/grill the outside? They just put a piece of cheese between 2 slices of bread and grill it. I just find that odd.

 

Since Sakari didn't care for her tuna sandwich, she wanted to go with the kids club to eat dinner. We dropped her off and we watched the sunset from the buffet until it opened and we could get some other food.

 

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Once the buffet opened, I really didn't see anything that felt like it would please my taste buds and opted for a salad. It was yummy and filling.

 

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I looked over at the window to watch the last minute of the sunset and it was RAINING AND FOGGY! It was so weird how it instantly changed like that.

 

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While we were eating, there was a deaf family sitting next to us. I seen the staff come up to the table and ask if they were done with a plate and he did not realize they were deaf and didn't hear him. He went to grab the plate and dropped it all over her. Oh my! If looks could kill it would have. She was highly upset. He kept apologizing but still didn't realize that she could not hear him. I felt so bad for both of them.

 

Kendra later showed up, put her Dr Pepper pop can on the table across from us and said "do NOT let them take this away". I guess she had a problem the other day and told the clean up guy not to touch it because she was still drinking it and was going back to the buffet to get more food and he took it anyhow.

 

It wasn't seconds later and he swooped in like a buzzard and I yell NO! It honestly came out a little louder than I thought. He jumped. He quickly put it down. He quickly backed up and walked away. LOL

 

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After dinner it was time for another comedy show and off we went. This was a guy that called himself Jeff the fun dude or fun guy or fun something. He was ok and we laughed. They said there was another show after him and we decided to stay for that too. I mean we really didn't have anything better to do but spend money or donate it. I was trying to avoid both.

 

The next show would be the same guy from the night before, but his material was different and he was funny once again. He talked about Belize and Cozumel and shopping. It was great.

 

We did learn something new about Belize though. I guess I didn't realize that the only reason we have to "park" the ship out so many miles and tender in is because Belize is such a poor and bad country that the last time they actually pulled all the way in, the locals stole the tires off the ship and left it sitting on blocks. Yikes. Now we all know.

 

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After the show we decided to hit up the casino and donate some money. Only when we got there...we had no cards. I guess they didn't hand them back to the hubby after we ordered a drink at the comedy show.

 

We would trot back to the end of the ship to retrieve them and back to the casino again. I'm sure I had just walked off my salad I just ate and if I had any remaining pounds, I'll work that off pushing the slots button tonight.

 

Push, push, push...yep

 

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Tonight the casino was CROWDED! Like I have NEVER seen ANY casino on ANY ship this crowded. We were lucky to find any slots open at all. It was ridiculous! I only managed to play 2 games that night and that was after being in the casino for probably over an hour.

 

I walked out feeling like I had been double ripped off for 1) losing my money and 2) not getting to play much. Double whammy!

 

We left the casino a few minutes til 10pm and rushed to get Sakari from the kids club. When we arrived to pick her up, we were informed that her cousins had just picked her up. Cousins? I hope you mean her sister otherwise we will have issues. lol.

 

We would find Sakari wondering the buffet area by herself with an ice cream cone in her hand. Me to Sakari "Where is your sister?!" Sakari "I don't know. I got tired of babysitting her" #facepalm

 

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Tonight was chips & salsa night at the Blue Iguana. I always love when they have this.

 

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We headed back to the deli for another try and a late night snack.

 

I got the grilled cheese and they had some home made fries that looked really weird but man they were good!

 

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The hubby had a hot dog and it was loaded with stuff. So loaded that it made everything soggy and he didn't (and couldn't) eat it all.

 

Sakari opted to stick with her ice cream cone and she left another friendship rock on the table.

 

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She would also leave her favorite dolphin jumping out of the water into the sunset rock that night too. We would also find out later that another person on our roll call found this one. Yippee!

 

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One last rock was put out.

 

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Tomorrow was our day in Belize and we would be arriving at 8am. So, we decided to head off to our suites and turn in for the night. On our way to the room, Sakari started walking funny and holding her chest. She started complaining of "chest pain". She was just carrying herself really weird and she's not a complainer. She's at that age that if she gets hurt in any way, she holds it in and won't cry. She doesn't want to be a "baby" or "crybaby" and she will fight back the tears...even if it involves blood.

 

Well, she had tears in her eyes, but still refusing to cry. We went back to the room. She continued to complain. When she laid down she could only lay on her side and said it hurt to lay on her back and hard to breathe.

 

The only thing I could think of is she hurt herself when daddy boosted her up in the air on the water toys. But, she didn't complain at that time and only said that when she landed in the water, she landed on her arm and it stung. She did not have pain until now. It was weird. Maybe she pulled a muscle. Maybe she bruised herself inside some how. Maybe she punctured her lung. Maybe she was having a heart attack. Oh my gosh! What is wrong with my child??? She said she would be ok and just sat there holding her chest. I was honestly worried but she assured me she'd be fine and we decided to wait and see.

 

So...the problem with Belize is we had booked a Carnival excursion and according to the website when we booked (prior to booking Kam on the cruise), it said no children under 5. Kendra had been trying to get Kam to go to the kids club (school) the last couple of days, but tonight she refused and cried. Kendra was so scared that Kam would refuse to be dropped off in the morning and she would have to stay behind on the ship with her.

 

Well, she went to customer service and inquired about this and they informed her that she was indeed allowed to go on the excursion and it was FREE! Carnival should probably word their excursions a little better to reflect that children are allowed to go and they are free instead of age restrictions 5 and under. It's very confusing and they have probably missed out on a few families not booking because of this.

 

 

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Before going to bed, Sakari just had to draw a picture of some birds...since she had seen birds at Paradise. She did it laying on her "good" side and continuing to hold her chest.

 

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Off to bed we went...of course I couldn't sleep well knowing something was wrong with Sakari. It would be a restless night for me.

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Before going to bed, Sakari just had to draw a picture of some birds...since she had seen birds at Paradise. She did it laying on her "good" side and continuing to hold her chest.

 

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Off to bed we went...of course I couldn't sleep well knowing something was wrong with Sakari. It would be a restless night for me.

 

Another amazing drawing from such a talented girl! My girls like to read over my shoulder and they always enjoy her pictures. They both told me to ask you where and what you bought for painting the rocks. They’ve added “rock painting supplies” to their Christmas wish list. ☺️

 

I am waiting here anxiously for what is going on with Sakari. I do hope it was nothing serious!

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following along, so good to see another Kim and Kendra adventure......

 

Always an adventure. :D

Another amazing drawing from such a talented girl! My girls like to read over my shoulder and they always enjoy her pictures. They both told me to ask you where and what you bought for painting the rocks. They’ve added “rock painting supplies” to their Christmas wish list. ☺️

 

I am waiting here anxiously for what is going on with Sakari. I do hope it was nothing serious!

 

We bought the paint and rocks at our local JoAnn Fabric store. Any craft store should have them.

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BELIZE: Tuesday 8-5pm

 

I had set my alarm for 7am but was wide awake at 6:45am. What is wrong with me? I'm not a morning person. Someone has taken over my body! Kendra was up shortly after me and we all headed down to the buffet for some breakfast.

 

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The scrambled eggs were a little better this morning but I opted for some french toast...just in case. THERE WAS NO BACON POLICE THIS MORNING! Say what??? Did an irate passenger capture them and tie them up for the remainder of the cruise? We could only hope! I loaded up...and no I don't waste any of it. Bacon=heaven and I don't eat a lot of it at home so this is my "treat" week.

 

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We were pulling in on time and the birds were welcoming us. Sakari believes she's a bird whisperer and brought them in closer to the ship.

 

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We headed back to the room to grab our things and knew that we needed to meet in the theater for our excursion.

 

On the way there, Sakari left another friendship rock.

 

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We needed to meet at 8:30am and I didn't want to be late. Kendra is getting a little better at being closer to "on time" for things these days. Not necessarily "on time" but "close to".

 

We booked the Snorkeling Wonders of The Barrier Reef Excursion with Carnival. Now everyone knows that I normally DO NOT book excursions with the cruise lines if I don't have to. There has to be a good reason to book with them (for instance in Belize, since it's a tender port, some excursions booked with them will leave directly from the ship and no tender needed).

 

This excursion did leave directly from the ship and we did not tender over. However, this would not be the reason we decided to book with Carnival. We booked because there was NO local vendors that went to where we wanted to go: Rendezvous Caye. Seriously...no vendors at all other than the cruise ships. I wonder how they managed that!

 

Previously we booked with a local vendor to go to Goffs Caye, which is very similar to Rendezvous Caye. They both are very tiny little islands situated in the middle of no where. They are very primitive but I believe that Rendezvous did seem a little nicer with more there than Goffs.

 

 

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So, I just knew I had to go there. The price of the excursion was $74.99 per adult and $59.99 per child. I personally don't think that it's too bad of a price but did know that it didn't include anything other than transporting you there and back and the snorkel equipment if needed. There's no lunch or beverages included. But to experience this place was worth it because I truly enjoyed going to Goffs Caye last time.

 

The excursion is supposed to be for 4 hours and everyone knows that when you take a ship sponsored tour, traveling to and from is included in that time. Therefore making the time at the island extremely short. This is another reason that I never book ship excursions.

 

They did have food, snacks and drinks available for purchase there.

 

It was supposed to be a 40 minute boat ride each way.

 

 

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Thanks and glad you are enjoying it. Have a great cruise in January.

 

 

 

It said $20 deposit then listed different prices for the various equipment, which made it seem as if you pay for each piece that was needed. I also have my own equipment, so I never really check these rentals out. I just thought it seemed pretty expensive.

 

 

 

If that's the case, they should probably state it is replacement costs otherwise people will think this is the rental cost (like I did). It could deter from business and people renting equipment if so.

 

The wristband for the water toys is $18, I do know that. We would learn this later on in the day. I love the ala carte as well.

You photo says “charges for lost or damaged items” - seems clear enough to me.

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We sat in the theater waiting for them to call our excursion. Kam was a little tired. I don't think she's use to getting up this early.

 

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They finally called for our group to head down and off we went.

 

We boarded the boat that would take us there and everyone was excited...or either faking a smile for the camera.

 

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I don't know if I was still half asleep or what but I totally forgot to take a picture of my watch when we left and arrived. So, I had no idea how long it actually took us to get there. I didn't feel like it was that long of a ride honestly but I'm sure it was around 40 minutes because on the way back I took a picture of us pulling away from the island and one when we pulled up around the ship and that was 41 minutes. Oh well.

 

My first glance at Rendezvous Caye...

 

 

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It was beautiful, just like I thought it would be.

 

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I love small little islands like this...even if there's not much there. I don't need anything to please me other than the ocean and sand. Oh and pop, must have pop!

 

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Some more pictures of this beautiful little island:

 

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The nice thing about this island is that it had quite a few huts/palapa's to sit under. They all had picnic tables and chairs under them. Goffs did not have this and is more out in the open.

 

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The boat dock.

 

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See all those people over there? They were lining up for the snorkel tour. We were told prior to getting off the boat that they would have a 1) beginners class for those that have never snorkeled 2) an intermediate class for those that have snorkeled and 3) an advanced class for those that are feigns like us that can't get enough and are pros. I was just waiting to walk over to the advanced class with Sakari for them to say..."oh, she's a child and must go in the beginners class". I would then have to throw out the "she's been snorkeling since she was 3 and is a certified PADI seal scuba diver" sentence on them.

 

It always take me forever to prepare to snorkel. I have to get my equipment out, take it out of the bags, put my liquid in the mask to keep it from fogging, put on my dive socks and so on. Everyone else...just gets to walk over and wait for them to hand out everything they need as they are talking.

 

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The hubby decided he didn't want to go and stayed back with Billy, Kam and B (who for some reason didn't want to go). That left just us girls and it was now going to be a task to try to get Kendra to sneak away from Kam without her seeing her.

 

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Sakari and I headed over to the group, where I would stand and watch Kendra try to distract Kam and then take off running in the sand (have you ever tried to run in the sand? It's not easy) and then she'd bounce back and forth behind the palm trees (there wasn't many), a building or two, and sprint to the finish line of the hut where everyone was waiting.

 

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Score!! She made it all in one piece, with all of her equipment, and without Kam noticing.

 

We arrived and ask which group it was. The instructor said that they had decided to combine the advanced with intermediate since we didn't have a huge group of people on the island today.

 

A lady in the group said "this is the advanced group" and looked at me and looked at Sakari. I was like "great, we're in the right group" and then added "the instructor just said it's advanced AND intermediate actually". She actually argued with me..."no, it's advanced" and then pointed to another hut and said "there's beginners". Um ok, I'm not sure what makes you think we are beginners...I'm standing here with my OWN equipment, which obviously means I'm not a beginner. She still kept telling me the same thing and at that point I have a blank stare with I'm sure a not so nice look on my face. Finally I had to put it to rest because she would not shut up about it and once again ask the instructor and he confirmed. Yep, the smirk on my face staring at her said it all...she stopped talking about it.

 

I forgot to mention, we were the ONLY one's on the island that day too! Yippee!

 

He didn't say anything to me about Sakari and I was relieved. I did ask him if it was ok for her to wear her mermaid outfit/mono fin snorkeling instead of fins. He said "if that's what she's comfortable in, then absolutely!" She was relieved as well. She really can swim better in it than fins.

 

After giving everyone instructions on what we were going to do, what we might see, how we were going to wear our equipment (the life jackets around our waist) we were headed to the entrance to go in.

 

The water was ROUGH today. So, they told us instead of wearing a snorkel jacket, we would have to wear the regular life vest. Honestly, I prefer that anyhow. I hate the snorkeling jackets because they ride up in places they shouldn't, go up over your face half the time and so on. They also told everyone that after we got out there, if we didn't want to wear the life jacket, we could remove it and tie it to our wrist, but it had to remain on us. Man, I really wished that Sakari didn't hear that because it would be an issue the entire time.

 

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Sakari was getting ready and I was busy watching a lady get in the water and screaming...like seriously screaming, because the waves was pushing her, she steps on a rock, she couldn't get her fins on...it was just complaint after complaint and I kept wondering what she was doing in THIS group. Guess who this lady was.......I'm sure you have figured out it's "Ms Advanced"

 

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I must echo the other comments. Thank you for this in depth review. We have just booked this ship and itinerary for March. My mother found your review and shared it with me. This will be my second cruise (first was Disney Magic in 2000). I am also a beach fan with two boys (12 & 14). Which Places in each port would you suggest for the first time visitors?

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Following! I enjoy your reviews. We were on the Magic in January for the same itinerary. It was our first Carnival cruise and we loved it. Thanks for allowing me to re-live my cruise through you!

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Sakari was getting ready and I was busy watching a lady get in the water and screaming...like seriously screaming, because the waves was pushing her, she steps on a rock, she couldn't get her fins on...it was just complaint after complaint and I kept wondering what she was doing in THIS group. Guess who this lady was.......I'm sure you have figured out it's "Ms Advanced"

 

Was "Ms. Advanced" wearing beautiful pink fins?... If so, she kinda seems puzzled about how our favorite mermaid handles the water waaaaay better than herl!! :'):'):')

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I must echo the other comments. Thank you for this in depth review. We have just booked this ship and itinerary for March. My mother found your review and shared it with me. This will be my second cruise (first was Disney Magic in 2000). I am also a beach fan with two boys (12 & 14). Which Places in each port would you suggest for the first time visitors?

 

Why thank you. Glad you are enjoying it. Happy second cruise. I hope you enjoy it.

 

 

I have a list of places we have went and things we have done in my signature line. Check them out and see if any are something you'd like.

 

 

Great “novel”! Following...awesome job!

 

 

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Thank you!

 

Thank you so much for your in-depth and honest review!! I love it!!!

 

Thanks so much.

 

 

Following! I enjoy your reviews. We were on the Magic in January for the same itinerary. It was our first Carnival cruise and we loved it. Thanks for allowing me to re-live my cruise through you!

 

Thanks for joining and glad you are enjoying it.

 

 

 

Thank you so much for your review! Looking forward to the rest!

 

Thanks!

 

Was "Ms. Advanced" wearing beautiful pink fins?... If so, she kinda seems puzzled about how our favorite mermaid handles the water waaaaay better than herl!!

 

Oh no no. She was in the water behind me screaming. :') It's funny because Sakari has those same fins, mask and snorkel set. ;p

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I waited out in the water and before long...here came my mermaid.

 

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She started her round of complaining instantly about having to wear the life jacket. Then she reminded me "he said we didn't have to wear them once we got out here" and she wanted hers off. I told her "we are not OUT here yet" and we were still in an area off the steps and it wasn't deep. She didn't like my response, but hey, the water was crazy choppy and I wasn't sure how this was going to go.

 

Everyone was in and we had several instructors taking us out and out we went.

 

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Wow, it was beautiful instantly!

 

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I couldn't believe my eyes. Much more than I expected.

 

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Sakari found a friend. Here was a brittle starfish. One of the instructors brought it up and Sakari yells "oooohhhh, it's a brittle starfish. We have one of these in our tanks at home but she's much bigger and her name is Katie". He hands it off to her and I snapped a picture and reminded her to let others hold it because...for the most part, maybe others have never experienced this before.

 

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Then of course I heard "We are OUT here now. Can I take it off?"

 

I ducked my head back under and acted as if I didn't hear her.

 

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Some how Kendra ended up with the starfish and I came up in time to see her holding it, get a picture, then release it.

 

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Meanwhile, Sakari is struggling really hard to dive under. Silly kid. And the complaining continues...

 

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We were told that we would be headed to snorkel the "wall". Now when someone tells me "wall" I just instantly freak out. Remember Sakari hanging out over the wall in Curacao when we went scuba diving? Yea, walls completely freak me out. So I was definitely making sure that Sakari was keeping her life jacket on.

 

It looked to be getting deeper over that way.

 

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There were places to the left of us that were fairly shallow. To the right...was the "wall"

 

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They kept motioning us to move out...as in toward the wall and away from the shallow coral. No, no, no, I don't want to go that way.

 

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I think Sakari was a little mad at me and she went ahead with a group with the instructor who was in the lead. Kendra and I were hanging out with the instructor in the rear because I was busy taking pictures and he was busy showing us things.

 

The instructor in the front says "Who knows what some of the most dangerous coral is?" Sakari says "fire coral" and he said "ok, mermaid is not allowed to answer any more questions because she knows just as much as we do". Everyone laughed and I have no idea what other questions he was asking along the way was or what information he was telling the group, but obviously she had answered every question he had.

 

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Notice how some of the coral (not a lot here in this area but some) is bleached out? We would find this to be the case in a lot of places.

 

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I just couldn't get over just how great this place was.

 

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Our instructor brought up a pencil urchin. This not something we have in our tank, by my neighbor does and they are considered bull dozers in the tank. LOL They like to run over your coral and knock them down. I elected not to put one in any of my tanks.

 

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We caught up with Sakari and ...the complaining continues. "I can't dive down with this", "I'm not meant to wear this", "I'm a mermaid", "I'm fine", "Please mommy". Ugh The struggle was real that day.

 

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Then this happened...

 

 

 

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Then this happened...

 

 

HOLY COW!!! Another first for us!

 

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This thing was huge and I believe weighing Sakari down!

 

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Kendra was brave enough to hold it too.

 

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A lot of people in the front were missing out! Their guide was pointing things out and giving them a lecture on the different kinds of coral and fish...meanwhile, the guide we were hanging out with was bringing that crap up to us for a hands on experience!!!

 

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Did I mention how beautiful this place was?

 

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Then I seen our guide dive down really quick. He started looking around this huge rock. He came back up and said a lobster had went under there but he couldn't reach it. He ask if I wanted him to take my camera down there and take a picture and I handed it off to him.

 

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We were around the wall now. I was trying not to get to far away from the Non-Wall area. lol

 

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Then our guide came up with this...a flamingo tongue snail. They are so cool! The first time I had ever seen one was in Cozumel in 2011 at Chankanaab. I had not seen one since then.

 

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They have a very unique marking on them and there's no mistaking what they are when you see them. They are bright orange with black markings...kinda like a giraffe. This layer of color is not actually the shell. When it feels threatened, it will retract this layer and you will only see the white shell. As you can see in the picture, it was starting to retract because it was being held. We held it for a moment and then released it.

 

Here's a picture of mine from Chankanaab from 2011 when I seen my first flamingo tongue snail.

 

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Next up...a sea cucumber. We find these every place we snorkel and are very common. Non-the-less, we decided pictures were appropriate.

 

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Then up came a conch

 

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After awhile, we started heading back. We actually swam basically around the island. The hubby said he could see us out there right in front of him. We really weren't too far off the island at all and everything was just beautiful that close.

 

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On the way back...guess what he found!! The lobster finally came out and he got it.

 

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"Ok mommy, we are going back, please let me take my life jacket off". I gave in and off it came. She was free and loving it. She swam like a pro.

 

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She could now dive...but was limited to the life jacket attached to her arm so she still couldn't go too deep.

 

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We swam back. It was a bit of a struggle. They gathered us around and announced that it would be too hard of a swim back to the island and they were going to send our boat out to come get us.

 

Well, the boat came and parked quite a ways from us and it was one of the hardest struggles to get to it. It wasn't this hard swimming to come back but right where they parked...oh my! It felt like forever getting back. I was worn out. Sakari was doing great and said she wasn't even tired.

 

She was like a dolphin frolicking in the water.

 

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We finally made it aboard and I couldn't be happier to sit down.

 

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They passed out drinks and I rested until everyone was on the boat.

 

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It was a successful snorkel and the boat just went around the corner and we were back to the island.

 

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We got back and knew that we wouldn't have very much time left on this small but beautiful island.

 

The hubby was eating a hamburger ($6) when I returned and some chips ($2). Pop was also $2. I wasn't really hungry yet and decided to just get some chips and pop.

 

Of course Sakari had no time for food and immediately headed back to the water with B.

 

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There are several little coves like this around the island. The entire island has this wall around it, except for the side where you come in with the boat on. If you have little ones, this would be the perfect place for them to play in the water. It wasn't deep at all.

 

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