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Old 04-20-2014, 04:55 PM   #886
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The view looked great and well worth the climb!!!
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:18 PM   #887
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The view looked great and well worth the climb!!!
It really was well worth working our way up to the top. The view was really nice - much better than the photos.
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Back 2 backs are awesome!
But have you looked into the Fantasy Eastern, which leaves on Aug 29? I tell you it is a great cruise - and your friend Teresa is on board as well. (You did sail together didn't you?) Teresa and her husband are already sailing with us, so why not have a group that's just a tad larger?
That Aug 29 Eastern is in 2015, right? You have so many trips planned that I have a hard time keeping up with you!

I could probably do Aug 2014 instead of the B2B I'm hoping to stretch my 3 day in Sept 2014 into. For 2015 at this point we are doing a Royal Caribbean cruise in April, cheating on Mickey. It does feel a bit wrong, but the itinerary and schedule work well for us. We are planning a Vegas trip in Sept 2015 because Barry wanted to stay on dry land. If our plan A doesn't work out for some reason, I will definitely consider the Aug 29 cruise. I would love to cruise with all of you guys (Hi Teresa! ), but I am afraid, Karin, that you have booked my favorite cabin already.



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It was nice looking to have the pool and a part of the beach (if you paid for entrance) right there and people took advantage of it. The pool was clean and nice and since the pool on board is not really big, I guess it is a big draw to do a little shopping and a little swimming.

You had to pay for the beach in Costa Maya? Our excursion went through the port area so fast we didn't get to see anything! I was glad we were on a ship excursion because we barely made it back in time for all aboard. Costa Maya is one port where I sure wouldn't want to miss the ship.

I would probably go ashore again in Costa Maya if a cruise I was on happened to go there, but it would most likely be on another Disney sponsored excursion. I am fine with doing things on my own in a lot of places but Costa Maya is not one of them, I'm sorry to say.
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Those views of the ship are beautiful! Just lovely seeing it from all the different perspectives!
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That Aug 29 Eastern is in 2015, right? You have so many trips planned that I have a hard time keeping up with you!

Yes, that is for 2015 - I forgot you were looking for 2014.

I could probably do Aug 2014 instead of the B2B I'm hoping to stretch my 3 day in Sept 2014 into. For 2015 at this point we are doing a Royal Caribbean cruise in April, cheating on Mickey. It does feel a bit wrong, but the itinerary and schedule work well for us. We are planning a Vegas trip in Sept 2015 because Barry wanted to stay on dry land. If our plan A doesn't work out for some reason, I will definitely consider the Aug 29 cruise. I would love to cruise with all of you guys (Hi Teresa! ), but I am afraid, Karin, that you have booked my favorite cabin already.

So you are cheating on Mickey in 2015. Hm, well, I guess he might forgive you if you come back to cruise with him again in the near future.
But IF by any chance you consider a cruise in 2015 Tom and I would love to have you on this cruise and I bet Teresa does too.
Oh, and as far as your favourite stateroom goes - we went back to OUR favourite - 10626!


You had to pay for the beach in Costa Maya? Our excursion went through the port area so fast we didn't get to see anything! I was glad we were on a ship excursion because we barely made it back in time for all aboard. Costa Maya is one port where I sure wouldn't want to miss the ship.

Yes, one of the beaches you DID have to pay. I am not sure about the pool in the middle of the plaza, but the beach had a sign that you needed to pay first.
Oh, my, missing the ship in Costa Maya Not a nice thought. I would not mind missing it at CC though.


I would probably go ashore again in Costa Maya if a cruise I was on happened to go there, but it would most likely be on another Disney sponsored excursion. I am fine with doing things on my own in a lot of places but Costa Maya is not one of them, I'm sorry to say.
It looked like a nice easy port to explore yourself, and I guess it would have been if the town outside the plaza had not been DEAD. I was quite happy that both Western Caribbean cruises we are booked on are NOT going there - one goes to Key West instead, the other one to Falmouth.

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Those views of the ship are beautiful! Just lovely seeing it from all the different perspectives!
The ships never fail to amaze me. They are so beautiful and even though we have already spent so much time on them, there is always something that wows me. You are going to have a blast with your camera.
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But IF by any chance you consider a cruise in 2015 Tom and I would love to have you on this cruise and I bet Teresa does too.
Oh, and as far as your favourite stateroom goes - we went back to OUR favourite - 10626!
I checked today and somebody already has our room for the Aug 29, 2015! I'm not sure how that was allowed to happen.

Hopefully, next time you are in WDW we will be able to come down and meet you there.

I forgot to mention that while we are cheating on Mickey in 2015, I am sure we won't stray far ! No worries, Mickey, we weill be back real soon!
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Love the pictures. That view is quite nice. The greens to one side and the ocean blue to the other!
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I checked today and somebody already has our room for the Aug 29, 2015! I'm not sure how that was allowed to happen.

NO!!! That is YOUR stateroom.
I know, these go fast. When I looked for another cruise a while back, they were all gone long before cruise time.


Hopefully, next time you are in WDW we will be able to come down and meet you there.

I hope you will be "home" in summer of 2015. We will only half half days during Tom's birthday trips.

I forgot to mention that while we are cheating on Mickey in 2015, I am sure we won't stray far ! No worries, Mickey, we weill be back real soon!
As long as you come back to Mickey - oh, and I will NOT tell him that you are cheating on him.

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Love the pictures. That view is quite nice. The greens to one side and the ocean blue to the other!
The view was really nice, it was just so sad that the rest of the area in Costa Maya did not have much to offer. It would have been nice if the "town" up where the pyramid was would have been bustling.
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Great view and fun pictures of the ship! Can't say that your review makes me want to visit Costa Maya anytime soon though!!!
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Great view and fun pictures of the ship! Can't say that your review makes me want to visit Costa Maya anytime soon though!!!
The view was nice, and as we know the ships are awesome - Costa Maya? Not so much.
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Day 14, August 20

A once in a lifetime experience – Costa Maya - Part 5

Tom had some kind of dark beer and we sat in our favourite spot overlooking the ocean and sipping our drinks.



Once we had finished our drinks we played Goofy’s crazy golf





and soon it was time to head to the back of the ship to see some latecomers come back and finally it was time for us to sail away from Costa Maya.









On the way back to our stateroom we picked up some chips and a few cookies



and again we picked some beverages out of the fridge



and then sat out on the veranda and nibbled our snacks. We had emptied the Fish Extender again and were in awe with the generosity people were showing













before getting ready for dinner. Neither of us was very hungry after all the snacking and the lunch we had had, but we wanted to try and see what was for dinner that day.

To be continued ............
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Cool FE gifts!!!
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Beautiful pictures from sail away.

I love those shot glasses. How cute!
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Could not actually see us, but we were part of the late comers coming back to the ship. Thank Goodness we were on a Disney sponsored excursion. There were probably 8 busses of us and we all got back late from the Mayan ruin excursion.
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The FE gifts look great!!! Wondering what was for supper ??????
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