I liked the cave tubing in Belize but I would rather have snorkeled on the reef. Kids wanted to cave tube- don't get me wrong, it was great. I would have taken a snorkel excursion offered by the cruise line that had a boat pull right alongside the ship. The tenders were a pain.
Cozumel: we took a taxi to Chankanaab Park. Then we hung out in Cozumel. It was great, but I was traveling with four kids- three ports- so I wanted one day that was low maintenance. If I had been with my older kids only, or an adult, or had only two ports of call, I would have done something a little more aggressive.
We did the snorkeling in Belize and they brought their boat right up to the ship. It was Alot of fun and it turned into the Major party boat on the way home but the island is TINEY and I mean really TEEEEENEY~! There were three boats of people there and barely room for everyone to sit their booties down on shore. We are visiting Belize again in April but we are going to go cave tubing.
We went to Paradise Island in Cozumel(different from Paradise Beach) and we loved it. The island was clean and beatiful and they had an awesome homemade mexican buffet for lunch. The only drawback was it wasn't long enough. They did pinata's with mexican candy in them for the kids and unlimited alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks were included. The excursion was 5 hours and it did give us plenty of shopping time back at the port. We are considering going there again in April.
Carnival Freedom June 2009
Crown Princess March 2009
Carnival Glory January 2008
Naviagator of the Seas Mar 07
Sovereign of Seas Oct 06
Carnival Glory March 2005
Nordic Empress 1996
swimmers must have gone to an island in Belize. Belize, the country, is not an Island. It really depends on where your excursion is going. I thought that all ships docked in Belize City, which is not on an Island.
We are going to try the Shark Ray Alley tour from our ship. Decided to book on board because of the distance travelled by small boat and time frame, don't want to miss the cruise ship on return. Gives some swim time, some shore time, seems like good variety.