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Old 08-21-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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PCC 4.0 Excursions

I'm a planner. Kevin has harassed me about the planning in advance I did for the first podcast cruise. Anyway, I was looking at the excursions for this cruise. The Tulum ruins tour is interesting, but it seems to take the entire time we are in port. I know that if it is a sponsored tour by DCL they won't leave without us, but I wonder how rushed we will be on that tour.

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Old 08-21-2011, 08:22 PM   #2
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Greg and I went on a cruise that stopped in Cozumel years ago. We went to Chankanaab and we'll be going there again! It was a short cab ride from the ship (you could see the ship from the park) and we had a great day snorkeling and walking around. The wildlife was neat, iguanas just hanging out here and there.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...Peninsula.html

I know there was an excusion to Tulum, I seem to recall people saying it was quite a distance and took most of their day.

I was excited to see that 4.0 included a stop in Cozumel. Not only did we have a nice time at Chankanaab, we also managed to do a little shopping, bought a diamond that became my engagement ring! I have very fond memories of Cozumel
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:53 PM   #3
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Hi Kim,

I feel like I performed my "thread-killer" function on your request.

So here is info I found on shore excursions, including the Tulum shore excursion:
http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruis...rt-cozumel.cfm

hope this helps - Lois
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I haven't thought about shore excusions yet...I know I want to get off the ship, but that's about it.
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The first time I went on a western Caribbean cruise (in 2005 on RCI), I booked a ship excursion to Tulum. However, when my sister had to cancel at the last minute, I cancelled that excursion because I thought I would be "ruined" out from visits to Mayan ruins in Costa Maya and Belize. I ended up with no plans in Cozumel, and just walked around town a bit. Because I planned nothing, that's exactly what I did - and Cozumel was my least favorite port.

I won't make the same mistake on the Fantasy, and I intend to book a tour to Tulum. I am not interested in the beach or shopping, and an all-day excursion is fine with me.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:12 PM   #6
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Will likely just do a little shopping. DD might do excursions, but I've become less adventurous. And with DS .....
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The more I think about it, the more I think I may not get off the ship except for Castaway. The only thing I might get off the ship for is a dolphin encounter. I did one on my first cruise several years ago and loved it. The other things don't have much of a lure for me. Tulum takes just too much travel time. I want to RELAX. A book and a drink by the pools sounds perfect to me right now. Maybe a little knitting. A real vacation.

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This is our first Western cruise too and choosing excursions has been confusing.

Thanks Lois and Jess for the heads up about Tropicante! We were completely undecided about Costa Maya- but this sounds like the perfect thing to do!

In GC we are planning to take DCLs island tour just to get the lay of the land.

Still undecided about Cozumel, but we have a couple more days to think about it.
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I read the descriptions from the shore excursions and I don't think there will be anything good for with my limited mobility. Even the island tours require significant walking. Sounds like I will be enjoying these ports from my balcony.

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I read the descriptions from the shore excursions and I don't think there will be anything good for with my limited mobility. Even the island tours require significant walking. Sounds like I will be enjoying these ports from my balcony.

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We're not planning on excursions. [Carol's right, they're not very disability-friendly - esp for wheelchair-bound folks, like DS.].

We'll just make a quick trip off ship at Cozumel to go shopping.
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I read the descriptions from the shore excursions and I don't think there will be anything good for with my limited mobility. Even the island tours require significant walking. Sounds like I will be enjoying these ports from my balcony.

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I'll be by the adult pool with a drink with your name on it, Carol.

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I read the descriptions from the shore excursions and I don't think there will be anything good for with my limited mobility. Even the island tours require significant walking. Sounds like I will be enjoying these ports from my balcony.

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My recollection of Cozumel (from probably 15 years ago) is that the ship docks there and there is a shopping venue right at the dock. That may give you an opportunity to get off the ship.
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Thanks everybody. I wasn't complaining (well maybe a little) - just stating what I thought of the shore excursions.

I am quite certain I will have on or off the ship. Looking forward to sharing that Diet Coke with many of you.

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My recollection of Cozumel (from probably 15 years ago) is that the ship docks there and there is a shopping venue right at the dock. That may give you an opportunity to get off the ship.
All the docks in Cozumel butt up against fairly extensive shopping options.
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