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Old 09-08-2012, 04:34 PM   #46
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Do you think there will be time to do the ruins in Costa Maya? It says the tour is 4-4 1/2 hours and we are only in port for 4 1/2 hours.
The port times on DCL's site give the all aboard time, and the departure time is usually 30 minutes later. As Jeff said - if they offer the excursion, there will be enough time.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #47
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Thanks Nancy, didn't know that.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:15 AM   #48
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Disney wouldn't offer the tour if there wasn't time. But I guess I'd be concerned that they may shorten the amount of time at the ruins in order to be sure to make it back to the ship.
I read that David and Ivan's Native Choice Costa Maya tour shortens it to fit Fantasy's schedule by doing more educational lecture on the bus instead of at the ruins site. Meaning, less time at the ruins site.

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:05 AM   #49
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I read that David and Ivan's Native Choice Costa Maya tour shortens it to fit Fantasy's schedule by doing more educational lecture on the bus instead of at the ruins site. Meaning, less time at the ruins site.
I toured with David and Ivan in 2005, and they were great. However, I was more comfortable booking the ship's adult tour to the ruins this time around.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:04 PM   #50
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We're doing the Grand Cayman Island Tour. It's a 2 hour tour. I hope to be able to at least see 7 mile beach after our tour. I would think that since the Rum Point tours are 5 hours, we'd have time after our 2 hour tour to take a cab to the beach (I hope!!).
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Old 09-10-2012, 05:11 PM   #51
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We're doing the Grand Cayman Island Tour. It's a 2 hour tour. I hope to be able to at least see 7 mile beach after our tour. I would think that since the Rum Point tours are 5 hours, we'd have time after our 2 hour tour to take a cab to the beach (I hope!!).
We took that tour last Oct. There's plenty of time to do something after.

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We took that tour last Oct. There's plenty of time to do something after.

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We took that tour last Oct. There's plenty of time to do something after.

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How much walking was involved in this tour?

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Walking at the Turtle Farm, at Hell, and that's about it!! Lots of sightseeing on the van.

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Has anyone ever booked the 2 tank scuba excursion? DD and I were thinking about that one and the Grand Caymen dive.
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Has anyone ever booked the 2 tank scuba excursion? DD and I were thinking about that one and the Grand Caymen dive.
I'm no longer diving but I have done dives in these ports in the past. Grand Cayman is perhaps the easiest dive with great visibility and lots to see. Dives in Cozumel are very good also, being drift dives where the current carries you along.
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We won't have much of a morning in Grand Cayman, as we are there from 11:30-5:15 (all aboard is at 4:45)! Grand Cayman is a tender port, and when a ship arrives in port that late in the morning - everyone wants off the ship at the same time.
Remember, for those who book an excursion through DCL, you are given priority on debarkation ... especially if you book an excursion with an early departure.
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Didn't know that - sweet!
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The thing I like about DCL excurions - if your excursion is running late, DCL is responsible for making sure you get back to the ship - either by having ship wait, or providing transport to the ship.
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We're doing the Grand Cayman Island Tour. It's a 2 hour tour. I hope to be able to at least see 7 mile beach after our tour. I would think that since the Rum Point tours are 5 hours, we'd have time after our 2 hour tour to take a cab to the beach (I hope!!).
Technically, DCL indicates Rum Point is 5 - 5.5 hours (11AM - 5:30PM), but I believe we are scheduled to be in port from 11:30AM - 4:45PM (conflicting times).

I am not sure how far away 7 Mile Beach is located from the port. If it's not a very short distance, you MIGHT want to consider asking if the tour can drop you off at 7MB upon termination (assuming they are in that vicinity).
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