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Old 08-25-2006, 02:52 PM
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Something that has been bugging me for awhile now. I need help to know how to pack when we get off the ship at the different ports. I figure we will go swimming or at least get wet somehow on each port. Is there anywhere to change clothes on the islands, or if you get wet, do you have to wear your wet clothes until you get back on the ship?

Here are the ports we are going to stop at:

Labadee, Haiti
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
George Town, Grand Cayman
Cozumel, Mexico

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Old 08-25-2006, 08:22 PM
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You'll probably want to carry a beach bag with your sun screen, swimware, and whatever. You'll find a place to change if you have too. Don't worry, be happy...

Have yourself a GREAT cruise!

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Old 08-26-2006, 06:50 AM
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thanks Sonny, I definately am happy...

I just wonder if those places charges a fee to use their changing areas after you swim? Down here at Myrtle Beach, if you aren't staying in the hotels, then there is no where to change out of your swimming suits. (except maybe in a port-a-potty! )
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:50 AM
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I agree with SonnyV - definitely bring towels (from the ship) and sunscreen. What else you pack depends on what you're doing - e.g. shore excursion or just a trip to the beach.

If the beach trip is cruise-sponsored, there will typically be free changing areas available. This should be the case on Labadee.

When I venture out "independently" in search of a beach with my family, we tend to pack cover-ups and T-shirts/shorts to go over swimwear, since it's always unpredictable if there will be changing areas.
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Originally posted by wesnlin:
thanks Sonny, I definately am happy...

I just wonder if those places charges a fee to use their changing areas after you swim? Down here at Myrtle Beach, if you aren't staying in the hotels, then there is no where to change out of your swimming suits. (except maybe in a port-a-potty! )
Hey wesnlin, we are neighbors....Marion...IslandCruz is also from Myrtle Beach. Seems we have more and more SC people joining on this site, glad to see this.
By the way, when in Myrtle Beach, you want to change bathing suits if not in hotel, then of course you have to learn to change in the car with towels over the windows...lol..
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Old 08-31-2006, 04:59 AM
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wesnlin,
Id depends on what beach or activity you decide to enjoy at each port, but you should have no trouble finding changing facilities at all these ports. Labadee is RC's private island so there are changing rooms there (since you tender from the ship to the beach and then return via tender to the ship - not sure I would even bother, however). In Ocho, there are changing rooms at Dunn's River Falls. If you are at 7 Mile Beach in GC, Seagrape Beach has changing rooms and if you purchase the day pass for cruisers at the Marriott - you can use their restrooms to change. In Cozumel, I know that Paradise Beach has changing rooms.

Hope this helps-
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I haven't been to the first 3 ports, but in Coz we used public restrooms in the shopping district to change after a snorkel, beach and buggy tour. Worked fine, no problems. My wife even got a contact lens stuck and some of the shop workers helped her out. Very friendly!
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:13 PM
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Beware the restrooms in Cozumel sometimes charge a fee for use. Forget 7 mile beach in Grand Cayman, very overcrowded. I'd go to a more remote area. I hear Rum Point Beach is great but you'll have to take a short ferry ride over, shorter than a cab ride. They will have clean facilities and restaurant/bar. Royal Caribbean doesn't offer an excursion there, so you'd have to go it alone.
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Hey

Scott Taylor is right about Grand Cayman Rum point Beach is better and 7 mile beach is very very overcrowded. Just go and have a great time and relax. (c:
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