Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cruisin', Part II

Our cruise itinerary included two “Fun Days At Sea” and four port stops. Our first full day was at sea and we did a whole lot of nothing. Therefore, hardly any pictures got taken and nothing to share.

The second day we tendered at Grand Cayman. Grand Cayman is supposedly famous for turtles and stingrays and a town called Hell? Or at least that was what I concluded after reading the shore excursion options. But since we just wanted something relaxing and cheap, we took a cab to the nearby 7-mile beach instead. It was fun – we got to play in the water and bask in the sun. No waiting, no lines. A great day! Later we walked around the shopping area near the port a bit before heading back on the boat.
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Our next port of call was Roatan and it was right about then that our complaint session started. The area where we docked was nothing but duty free shopping and trinket shops. Totally commercialized. The beach directly accessible from the port was overcrowded with people since there were two other ships that docked there that day. To get anywhere, like a popular beach with snorkeling, we had to pay top $$$ for the cab ride. Not only that, we saw on the map that to get to other places that were further than the said beach, it was actually cheaper! I am not sure if I am explaining it well here, but it was basically one giant rip-off.

So we decided not to be victims and just went back on the boat and had the whole pool to ourselves!
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Up next: the rest of the ports!

3 comments:

  1. Zip Lock + ID ≠ Good IdeaApril 16, 2011 at 2:25 AM

    Wait, did we lose our IDs yet? I can't remember. Oh well, I knew we shoulda stayed on the damn boat. Then again, we needed new IDs anyways to go with our new address!

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  2. From what I've read about Roatan recently - sounds like you made the right choice! The boat and the pool look fabulous!

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  3. @ Zip Lock: No, that was at the snorkeling excursion in Belize...aka...the most awful excursion ever.

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