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Thipu1

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Re: 1st cruise, advice needed, please.
« Reply #60 on: July 27, 2012, 11:05:27 AM »
We haven't been to Cozumel in years but  we liked it so much on the cruise ship that we booked a full vacation there.

  We're sure the ship will offer interesting tours.  Don't miss Chichen Itza if it's offered.  However, San Miguel is a lovely town and the nearby National Park ia also well worth a visit. 

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Re: 1st cruise, advice needed, please.
« Reply #61 on: July 27, 2012, 07:21:13 PM »
It's through Carnival.  We are going in January, going to Progreso Yucatan (? sp) and Cozumel.  I am so excited!!!

Do an excursion in Progresso. The town itself isn't very nice (or tourist-friendly, at least) yet, so you won't enjoy yourself if you just try to walk the beach or town. I went a few years ago and did a kayaking excursion. It was a very low-key kayaking, not whitewater, but a really beautiful experience. I highly highly recommend it!

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« Reply #62 on: July 28, 2012, 09:37:11 AM »
We stopped in Cozumel during our last cruise... I highly recommend the dolphin swim if that's offered - there's nothing like a dolphin coming up to you and interacting with you like a person! (We were on Norwegian)

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Re: 1st cruise, advice needed, please.
« Reply #63 on: July 28, 2012, 10:16:24 AM »
We did Carnival's speed boat to Isla Pasion, and had an amazing time. That is the place on Cozumel where they did the Corona commercials.
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Re: 1st cruise, advice needed, please.
« Reply #64 on: January 07, 2013, 03:49:44 PM »
In December, I'm taking my mom on a mother/daughter only cruise for 7 days through the Caribbean. We stop 1 day in Roatan, Honduras, and 1 day in Cozumel. It might be 2 in Cozumel but I'm not sure. This is my first REAL vacation in almost 8 years so I'm very excited but what to make sure I do things right.

Other than knowing we have 2 formal dinners (so I need to formal-ish dresses), I have no clue for what passes as proper etiquette or what to do.

(I paid the extra fee for gratuity so we don't have to worry about tipping, at least I think so. I know we have to pay for our own alcohol but neither of us drinks much. Although I probably will have a couple b/c it's a vacation).

What do you do on cruises? What are you experiences? This is so completely new to me that I have no idea what to expect.

Any input/advice or what to do/what not to do would be greatly appreciated. If it helps I'm going on a Royal Caribbean cruise.

Thank you!

Hey, OP, sorry for reviving an old thread (again), but how was your cruise?  I'm going on my first next week and am super excited.

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« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2013, 12:15:02 AM »
I'm so glad you revived this - I just booked a cruise for March and I am so excited!  The last and only time I had been on a cruise was with my family and it was so short and unfamiliar that I don't think we really enjoyed it as we could have.  This time, I am going all out for it!

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Re: 1st cruise, advice needed, please.
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2013, 09:02:53 AM »
What line are you using and what's the itinerary, please.

I ask because we'll be cruising in March too.