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Old 10-13-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
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Wonder Navigators Western Caribbean Oct 5-12

I just scanned and emailed them, so not sure how long it will take to have them uploaded here. I can answer questions if anyone has any.

It was a fabulous cruise for us. We did a 4 night Bahamas cruise in Jan 2010 with a 1 year old, so we spent most of the time in the room and didn't see any shows or go to any dining rooms, so this was a totally new experience for us and we loved it so much we rebooked onboard for Alaska next year!

We did an excursion on our own in each port. Hilton in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Royal Palms Cabana on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. Punta Sur in Cozumel. Each one got better. I have names of drivers/companies I can recommend and prices if anyone has questions.
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I would be interested in more info about your excursion in Grand Cayman
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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I would be interested in more info about your excursion in Grand Cayman
We booked a cabana at the Royal Palms Beach Club on Seven Mile Beach. We took a taxi there and back. $4 each person each way. We pre-booked the cabana ahead of time at www.royalpalmscayman.com You can see the cabanas and webcam views on their website. It was $100 for cabana and they asked you to spend $50 in food/drinks. Our burgers were about 11 a plate and sodas were $2. They have a changing room, bathrooms, and outdoor showers. We arrived at 8 am and stayed until 2:30. Beach was empty until about 10 am. Saw lots of fish, caught a live conch, swam out a ways to get a picture of the Wonder. Was was about 84 and clear. Soft white sand. Would definitely recommend. Saw several crew members there. One told us to take bread and feed the fish which we did. Our waiter was there, but we never saw him.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:27 PM   #4
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From the water


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Our cabana
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Thanks for the idea about the Royal Palms! I can't wait to read your navigator!
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Oh... and I'd love the leads for the excursions/ drivers etc! That would be so helpful!
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we are going this Saturday. 5 Days! If you could post your info on Cozumel that would be great.

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we are going this Saturday. 5 Days! If you could post your info on Cozumel that would be great.

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Oh... and I'd love the leads for the excursions/ drivers etc! That would be so helpful!
For Jamaica we used Louis Forbes (876) 481-2391 email: wrightforbes@yahoo.com He drove us to/from the Hilton. We told him when we wanted to be picked up and he was there waiting. Was very informative and gave us a nice narrated tour on the way to the hotel.

For Grand Cayman we just grabbed a taxi at the pier. They tried to put us on a bus that they would take when more people arrived, but we insisted we wanted a private taxi and didn't want to wait to see if anyone else showed up. $4 per person there. On the way back there was a bus waiting at the hotel, so we just rode it. Also $4 per person. We booked the cabana directly at www.royalpalmscayman.com

For Cozumel we booked through Tours Plaza. www.toursplaza.com We had Gerry as our driver. Was nice and informative. They had a $10 coupon when we went, so it was $97 for 3 hours and $25 for each additional hour. I pre-booked 3, but it took almost an hour to get to Punta Sur (I think he could've driven a little faster because he sure did when we had to get back). Any way, they take a credit card deposit when you book online and you pay the balance in cash at the end of the excursion. I didn't bring a lot of cash, so I only had enough to pay for 1 extra hour. The beach was so secluded and beautiful we could've stayed all day!
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For Jamaica we used Louis Forbes (876) 481-2391 email: wrightforbes@yahoo.com He drove us to/from the Hilton. We told him when we wanted to be picked up and he was there waiting. Was very informative and gave us a nice narrated tour on the way to the hotel.

For Grand Cayman we just grabbed a taxi at the pier. They tried to put us on a bus that they would take when more people arrived, but we insisted we wanted a private taxi and didn't want to wait to see if anyone else showed up. $4 per person there. On the way back there was a bus waiting at the hotel, so we just rode it. Also $4 per person. We booked the cabana directly at www.royalpalmscayman.com

For Cozumel we booked through Tours Plaza. www.toursplaza.com We had Gerry as our driver. Was nice and informative. They had a $10 coupon when we went, so it was $97 for 3 hours and $25 for each additional hour. I pre-booked 3, but it took almost an hour to get to Punta Sur (I think he could've driven a little faster because he sure did when we had to get back). Any way, they take a credit card deposit when you book online and you pay the balance in cash at the end of the excursion. I didn't bring a lot of cash, so I only had enough to pay for 1 extra hour. The beach was so secluded and beautiful we could've stayed all day!
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