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Old 02-19-2013, 11:50 AM   #286
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Just booked our air yesterday! Pretty much set with everything now...just waiting for online check-in for BBB and a few excursions.
What excursions are you guys planning on doing?
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:30 PM   #287
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What excursions are you guys planning on doing?
I think it will mainly depend on the exact lengths of the stops ... It seems that Cozumel and Costa Maya have different shore times depending on the cruise ...
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:40 PM   #288
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I think it will mainly depend on the exact lengths of the stops ... It seems that Cozumel and Costa Maya have different shore times depending on the cruise ...
I'm wondering which ones will be the best for young kids actually. DCL excursions will stay in the time frame allowed so that's good. No worries there.
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I'm wondering which ones will be the best for young kids actually. DCL excursions will stay in the time frame allowed so that's good. No worries there.
According to the info in my booking, we only have pretty short shore times in Grand Cayman (especially as it's on a tender) and Costa Maya ...

Port Canaveral, Florida--4:00 p.m
At Sea
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands*11:30 a.m.4:45 p.m
Costa Maya, Mexico1:00 p.m.5:30 p.m
Cozumel, Mexico 8:00 a.m.5:30 p.m
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Castaway Cay9:45 a.m.4:00 p.m
Port Canaveral, Florida7:30 a.m.--
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:59 PM   #290
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I'm thinking the Turtle Farm excursion on Grand Cayman would be fun for my son. For the other two we will do beach excursions. Would live to do the ruins but I've heard it's hard on smaller children.
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I'm thinking the Turtle Farm excursion on Grand Cayman would be fun for my son. For the other two we will do beach excursions. Would live to do the ruins but I've heard it's hard on smaller children.
We did the Turtle Farm on our first WC cruise in 2010. My kids were 5 and 8 at the time. They loved it! And so did we.....just didn't like the turtle soup!
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I agree, the only thing deterring me from going to the turtle farm is the fact that it is an actual farm... It will make me sad knowing they are going to kill the turtles :-( so no turtle farm for me!
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:38 PM   #293
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We did the Turtle Farm on our first WC cruise in 2010. My kids were 5 and 8 at the time. They loved it! And so did we.....just didn't like the turtle soup!
Ummm...there's no way I'm eating turtle soup! Lol! Especially not after seeing the turtles!
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I agree, the only thing deterring me from going to the turtle farm is the fact that it is an actual farm... It will make me sad knowing they are going to kill the turtles :-( so no turtle farm for me!
Oh I didn't think of that!!!! I guess that's the point of the farm. We will do something else probably.
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Their reasoning behind it makes sense (farm turtles rather than wild turtles being killed) but it is still too sad for me!
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:40 PM   #296
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What excursions are you guys planning on doing?
We're thinking of doing a Dolphin push and pull swim...my son wants to do that with our granddaughter. I have done the stingrays on Cayman, but I know my granddaughter will love that one. Other than that, we'll do a beach day. Thinking of doing the Deluxe Family Package on Castaway Cay...has anyone done that...seems worth it to me.

Not sure the Turtle Farm would work for us.
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So...Due to issues with me getting the days off work so close to the new year, my wife and I are not going to be on this cruise. We had to reschedule to a cruise later in the year. Hope you all have a fantastic time!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sorry to hear that! I was looking forward to meeting both of you. Enjoy your cruise as well!!
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Do we have someone that is setting up the FE group? I would volunteer, however since I have absolutely NO experience in dcl and fe's I am probably not the best person to set it up! If someone wants to volunteer that'd be great...we obviously have nothing but time :-)
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Do we have someone that is setting up the FE group? I would volunteer, however since I have absolutely NO experience in dcl and fe's I am probably not the best person to set it up! If someone wants to volunteer that'd be great...we obviously have nothing but time :-)
There's not a whole lot to it. It's way easier to organize on FB because you can create documents for everyone to see and they can add themselves. Just go and create a doc on FB that has ppl's names, disname, cabin number, number of ppl in the cabin, and ages of each person in the cabin. For kids it helps if ppl indicate if it's a boy or a girl. Some ppl also like to know what ppl's favorite characters are so you can ask ppl to list that too. Before the cruise everyone can print the document and take it with them (I just select, copy, and paste it into a word document if I can't print from there...can't remember if that's a possibility). Sometimes ppl turn the document into a spreadsheet and then you can save it to your computer and print it off that way. After that ppl just decide what they are going to do.

There are general FE's (just deliver whatever you want to ppl), candy FE's, post card FE's (postcard from where you live, write a quick note on it and deliver), and scrapbook FE's (deliver scrapbook stuff to each other...super fun on the Hawaii cruise...Hawaiian themed items, etc.). There are examples of what we did on our Hawaii cruise. I only participated in the candy and postcard groups to cut down on the number of cabins I had to deliver to. There are many other types of groups. I just don't know about them.

I am not participating in the main FE this cruise but if you want me to create a doc to get everyone started on FB I can do that. I would prefer to exchange items between one or 2 cabins with young kids to keep it simple for me but will help you guys in any way I can.
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