PCC 5.0 - Shore Excursions

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  1. brer_rabbit

    brer_rabbit Mouseketeer

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    Hi all

    I've seen people start to talk about their shore excursions on a couple of other threads so thought I'd start a thread where people could say what they've booked. It will hopefully help those who've already booked find out if any other DISers are on the same excursion and might give some ideas to those who have yet to decide :goodvibes

    So I'll start it off:

    Cozumel
    Cozumel Highlights, Ruins and Discover Mexico Cultural Park — Adult Only Departure

    Grand Cayman
    Grand Cayman Island Tour — Adult Only Departure

    Falmouth, Jamaica
    Green Grotto Caves with Lunch
     
  2. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

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    Cozumel - Visiting MEGA :yay:

    Grand Cayman - Shopping in Downtown :thumbsup2

    Jamaica - Not leaving the secure area. :scared:
     
  3. brer_rabbit

    brer_rabbit Mouseketeer

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    Now I'm intrigued - what's Mega?! :)
     
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  5. Batgirl67

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    Here is what we have so far:

    Cozumel: Cozumel HIghlights, Ruins, tequila Discover Mexico Cultural Park - all ages departure

    Grand Cayman: Grand Cayman Island Tour -all ages departure

    Falmouth: Nothing planned yet, may just stay at Port

    Cheers!
     
  6. mdvlprof

    mdvlprof DIS Veteran

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    :thumbsup2 Almost forgot about MEGA. Road cut-outs were really non-existant, so taking DS there was a chore. But nice, once we got there.

    Not even going ashore at GC. Haven't been to Falmouth, but like you, not leaving main area.

    I'm cruising for the company, not for the itinerary.
     
  7. mdvlprof

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    MEGA is like a Super Walmart - Mexican style. Or like Feira Nova [if you've been to Portugal].
     
  8. wdwscout

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    These are ours:

    Cozumel- Tequila Tasting Tour (at Discover Mexico Cultural Park)
    ** We've done this before and I highly recommend it**

    Grand Cayman- just shopping in the port area, then a spa day for me!

    Falmouth- nothing excited us, but we thought we should get off anyway. We are doing the High Tea at Good Hope Estate.
     
  9. kuzco-like

    kuzco-like Earning my ears

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    I'm looking for advice from experienced cruisers. This is my first cruise and my first time visiting these places. And I'm a solo traveller. Do you think I should book a shore excursion at each port, or just explore? And is it safe to explore alone? Someone mentioned a "safe zone". What is that and does each port have one? Thanks in advance.
     
  10. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

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    If you do not go on the official cruise line tours, then I would recommend going ashore with others and not stray from the main tourist area.

    Each port has a "secure" area where only cruise line passengers and authorized people are allowed. The "secure" area in Jamaica has a mall type atmosphere with shops and restaurants.
     
  11. mdvlprof

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    On your own.....
    An organized tour [either DCL or non-cruise]. Shop in port areas. Do not go off by yourself. Make friends and hang with them.
    ***
    First cruise, we went on cruise-line tours, shopped at stores in port area, went with a group of people [safety in numbers].

    As we got more comfortable cruising, we did non-cruise tours or got a taxi and did our own tour. Now, we wander off on our own if it's somewhere we've been before.
     
  12. brer_rabbit

    brer_rabbit Mouseketeer

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    This is my first solo cruise too! I've booked my excursions with DCL so that I'm not on my own and all I have to worry about is enjoying the tour!

    One of the things I'm looking forward to most on the podcast cruise is that there will be lots of people to hang out with both on and off the ship :thumbsup2
     
  13. kuzco-like

    kuzco-like Earning my ears

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    Thanks for all the replies. I was unsure because I had read in other places to be careful to not over book.
     
  14. kuzco-like

    kuzco-like Earning my ears

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    Well, brer-rabbit, it looks like we'll be on the Cozumel tour together. I decided to do the dolphin + turtle encounter on Grand Cayman, and I couldn't resist the Bobsled + Dunn's River Falls on Jamaica. I thought that the chairlift up to the top might have a nice view.
     
  15. bzelf

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    After looking at DCL offered for shore excursions, I wanted to do something a little different. After reading a thread on Cruise Critic about excursions in Falmouth, someone mentioned taking a food tour.

    So we booked food tours in each of the ports:

    Cozumel - Cozumel Chef Food Tour
    Grand Cayman - Cayman Food Tour
    Falmouth - Falmouth Food Tour

    Looking forward to this!
     
  16. brer_rabbit

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    Yay - looking forward to meeting you :goodvibes
     
  17. kuzco-like

    kuzco-like Earning my ears

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    Likewise. I can't believe it's coming up in fewer than 70 days!
     
  18. TickledPinkRabbit

    TickledPinkRabbit Earning My Ears

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    We booked:

    Cozumel: Three reef snorkeling
    Grand Cayman: Family beach day at Tiki beach
    Falmouth: Chukka Zipline & River Tubing
     
  19. easyd

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    Woohoo! Booked excursions and Palo for one night. This is my first cruise, and so excited!

    Cozumel
    Cozumel Highlights, Ruins and Discover Mexico - Adult Only

    Grand Cayman
    Atlantis Submarine Expedition

    Jamaica
    Green Grotto Caves with Lunch

    See you there, Rob! :wave2:

    EasyD
     
  20. Lindaland

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    Another first time solo cruiser here! :wave2: I had no idea what to book so I only picked 2 ports for excursions...

    Cozumel - Salsa and Salsa (it was the unlimited margaritas that got me!)
    Jamaica - Art studio tour (thought it would be fun to make something while there)
     
  21. kuzco-like

    kuzco-like Earning my ears

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    Lots of us on the Cozumel tour. Looking forward to meeting you all. Hopefully we'll run into you, too, Lindaland.
     

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