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Old 05-14-2007, 12:43 PM
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Sorry I have so many questions, but this is my first cruise and it's all I think about!

Anyway, our ship ports at Calica on Day 3 and we're wanting to take the Tulum Ruins excursion. On Carnival's excursion list, it has a Mayan ruins of Tulum and a Tulum express. They are both 5 hours in length and appear to be basically the same thing. Does anyone know what the difference in these 2 excursions are?

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Old 05-14-2007, 01:35 PM
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Ask all the questions you want, that's why we are here! We did the Tulum Ruins tour when we were on a Carnival cruise a few years back & it also took us to Xel-Ha. To me, you don't get enough time in Xel-Ha when you do this tour. Tulum Ruins are wonderful & a historic lesson everyone should have. If you need to, call the cruise line & ask what the difference is..
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:21 AM
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How do I go about talking to someone with the cruise line about an excursion. I wanted to book the excursion before the trip rather than waiting until we boarded.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:29 AM
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Call 1-888-Carnival.
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:53 AM
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Ask all the questions you want, that's why we are here! We did the Tulum Ruins tour when we were on a Carnival cruise a few years back & it also took us to Xel-Ha. To me, you don't get enough time in Xel-Ha when you do this tour. Tulum Ruins are wonderful & a historic lesson everyone should have. If you need to, call the cruise line & ask what the difference is..
We did the Tulum Ruins tour off the Triumph about 3 years ago. We had a great tour guide, Jose, who was a Mayan descendant. He reminded us that the Mayans were the inventors of modern day underwear. I didn't know that.

.... What you never heard of "Fruit of Tulum?"
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That's very clever CruiseDad...
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Old 05-18-2007, 10:32 AM
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I contacted Carnival about the 2 Tulum excursions and was told they are the exact same tour but due to the large tour demand, it was offered by 2 different tour operators with their own pricing and departure times.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:11 AM
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If you go to Tulum, get the bull-frog sunscreen that has insect repellant in it. While you are waiting out front for your tour to start you may be visited by some little biting creatures...
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:44 PM
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Thanks AllyGirl for the tip. Can I buy the sunscreen/repellant locally before I take the trip? I've never heard of the sunscreen/repellant combo.
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Yes you can find it in any CVS or Walgreens. I'm sure Walmart & stores like that carry it as well. It comes in a green bottle & is called Bull Frog. It is deet free & spf 30. It's been out for a few years now. Most people are looking for just sunscreen & overlook the Bull Frog.
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