We departed mid Jan. The boarding process was very quick quick and easy.
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The ship was very clean and fairly new,total passengers about 1600,
about 600 crew. This is Italian style, I loved the food and the food servers were exceptional. The cruise itself was a bit boring there activities were pretty lame,and the always played the same songs to
jump to (macaraini,jump jump) it got old fast.The evening shows were
so so. The cruise director was boring.Imagine no shuffle board on this
ship. The first stop was Key West for about 4 hour. There is not much to do in key west except shop. If you have been there once that is enough.
On to Plya Del Carmen you had to have an organized tour in order to
disembark here and thats to bad because it is a beautiful place. In order to spend any time on Plya you have to take a ferry over and back from Cozumel.So we stayed in Cozumel went downtown for a couple of hours and then to the beach. They have some nice hotels that charge to use there
facilities for the day cost runs from 10.00 per person to 25.00 per person, we ended up at the Reef Club 25.00 per person included using all
facilities and a buffett all of your drinks, snacks,towels,beach chairs,
showers, 2 pools, snorkel gear all included, water sports rentals ava.
It was the best place for the money, the beach was beautiful.Next stop
was Ocho Rico Jamaica I like Jamaica I like the attitude of the average people, if you take a cab tour make sure you tell the driver you want to see the sights and not shopping. The Dunes River Falls was beautiful
but get there early because after 10am it is just jammed packed with
people. The public beaches are fantastic,we went to a public beach
with a restaurant, it was very nice and the food and drink was reasonable
and very good. The last stop was Grand Cayman the shopping was expensive.
The tour showed expensive homes and the turtle farm. Could have been longer for the money about 20.00 per person.Seven mile beach was gorgeous.
But use the public beaches and bring a cooler. If you a hotel facility
the are usually jammed packed and expensive, 5.00 for a coke 5.00 for a
beer, 5.00 for a beach chair 5.00 entrance fee 5.00 for a beach umberella.
The Grand Cayman experience was expensive 4 people day at the beach about
200.00. When you book space the best place is next to elevators , gives easy access to the entire ship,the water pressure is better at the center of the ship,and the movement is less.The rooms were very nice and fairly spacious.The one thing I didn't enjoy was listening to all the announcements in five different languages.