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Old 10-06-2005, 11:54 AM
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Hi everyone, I'll be cruising next May with my boyfriend (we're both early 20's), his parents and my parents (all in early 50's) and I'm looking into excursions now and need some help. The ports of call are Ohos Rio (Jamaica), Grand Caymon, and Cozumel. I think in Grand Cayman we are going to go to Stingray City and snorkeling with Moby Dick Tours (only $30 a person). In Jamaica maybe just Dunn River Falls? In Cozumel, something like ATV, Jeep, or Dune Buggy rides around the area, to the beach and to the ruins. I really want to see the Mayan ruins and ride something fun If anyone has stopped at these ports and were on some great excursions, please let me know!

Also, we're sailing May 13-20th, if anyone else is cruising with us, let me know!

Thanks!!
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:16 PM
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The excursions you are considering are al good -particularly Stingray City in Grand Cayman.
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Old 12-17-2005, 05:27 PM
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I would suggest Captains Marvins in Grand Cayman (Google them). They are a little more than the one you found, but they were FANTASTIC! We did a beach break in Cozumel, but it appears that club is now closed. Do visit Pancho's Backyard and get a "very happy"
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Old 10-16-2006, 12:53 PM
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Amy & Chris,

I am sure many of the stingray company excursions are great, but we have become a big fan of Capt. Shawn Ebanks with Ebanks Watersports. They have something unique in that you can go to stingray city plus other places to snorkel, etc on Waverunners. A really different type of experience and one we would highly recommend. You can also do the regular trip on their boat. It is easy to get a hold of them at www.ebankswatersports.com.
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Hello Amy & Chris!!

We're planning to sail on the Conquest next May also!! Not sure who or how many will make the trip with us yet...but good to hear from someone else who will be on the ship! It will be a graduation cruise for my daughter. She will have her degree in elementary education. We are really looking forward to it!!

But first we are sailing on the Ecstasy, November 27 - December 2.....can't wait!!
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Uh Oh...Amy & Chris....I just noticed, you will be on the Triumph...not the Conquest! Same ports, same week...different ships! Oh well...we can still talk about excursions!
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Just as a suggestion, if you haven't already, book through a website, instead of the ship. Triump is a wonderful ship, but you an save money by booking through a website. Unfortunately, I can't remember who I used earlier this year, but I booked my through a cople places, and we had a wonderful time on tours, etc. at some of those ports. Just a suggestion, if you decide to climb Dunns River, make sure you know what you are doing. The reason I say this is two ladies went separetly on those climbings, and one came back with a broken finger, another with a bad toe, that got messed up, and they almost had to cut it off when she got back to the states.
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You'll have a blast on thsi trip. In my opinion, Duns River Falls is the only thing worth doing at Ocho Rios. Take some "water shoes" along. We caught a water-taxi from the pier to the falls which was a lot better than the bus ride. On our first visit to Cozumel, we took the Jeep tour w/island cookout and had a blast off-roading around the island.We did book the jeep tour thru the ship since it got back real close to departure time.
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Unless you are more comfortable having everything planned in advance, don't worry about not planning anything until you get there. I have always gotten better deals on car rentals, tours,etc. by looking when I got there rather than booking ahead. After meeting new friends on the ship someone will always say "I wish we hadn't booked our trip because that idea sounds better." Its nice to have the flexibility. Just my opinion.
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