For the 11 May 02 Western the confirmation sheet shows the following:
Depart Port Canaveral 5PM
Key West 12:30 PM - 10 PM
Grand Cayman 7:30AM - 5:45 PM
Cozumel 10:30Am - 11:00 PM
Castaway Cay 9Am - 5PM
Port Canaveral 8:30 AM
WOW!!!, that was a fast response. The cruise is a long way off for us, but we just got back from a 3-day Wonder and needed some cheering up. We booked the 1/18/03 Magic (Western) thru DU just yesterday. I can't wait for all your trip reports.
OK, since some of your are well into your planning, you might be able to help me with this one. Which Atlantis Submarine Tour to take. The one in Grand Cayman to the famous Cayman Wall Reefs or the one in Cozumel to Chankannaab (second largest reef in the world). Which raises the question, what is the first largest?
I guess that best way to answer your question over which submarine tour to take is to determine if there is anything else you want to do at one of those two islands.
For example, our family is looking forward to taking the tour of the ancient ruins/pyramids of the Incans (I think it's them). That's at Cozumel. Therefore, if we want to do the submarine tour, it would have to be at the Cayman Islands.
Your best bet is to wait until the list of excursions are released by DCL and then decide. You may find something else you'd prefer to do besides the sub tour.
I just got off of the Magic on 1/26 and on the tv, they had some promo shots of the Western Cruise and the proposed excursions:
From memory, they showed:
Key West -
see where Earnest Hemingway walked and lived
a Kayak excursion
Mayan Ruins, looked like Tulum
Submarine - looked more like the See and Sea in St Maarten and not a full submarine. It's more like a boat with a deck and when you get to the reef, you go below the deck for a short period and view the reef thru glass panels, then return to the deck.
horse drawn carriage tour
Swim with the Stingrays
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