I will be docking at Calica March 4th, but going straight to Playa del Carmen. We've decided to find our own excursion once we get there b/c we don't want something that lasts all day. We want time to lie on the beach, shop, and goof around. Thinking about parasailing or tubing (something that doesn't take very long). Can you basically walk down the beach and find someone willing to take you out for a while? Or does anyone know of any private excursion companies that can cater to what you need (without costing mucho dinero).
Also, b/c we only have a certain amount of time in PDC, what's the fastest way to get off the ship when disembarking at your port (Calica)? Especially if you don't book an excursion from Carnival. Any guestimations on waiting times?
Along with this, what is self-assist debarkation???
If the ship leaves the port at 5pm, what time do you generally have to be on board? I've heard 3:30pm, is this correct? Ship time or port time? (So confusing)
And finally, can you bring your own drinks, beers, etc., to the beaches in PDC?
wooooo! thanks for any info you can help me out with.