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  1. Tasha

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    We returned from our cruise today and I am glad to be home/sad to be home! We had a great time and visited Cozumel and Progresso. In Cozumel we did an Amazing Race Style Adventure and were given clues at each stop on a sort-of self-guided tour. In Progresso we went to a beach resort and just enjoyed the beach/pool for the day.

    For those of you who were wondering about cruises:

    There are plenty of things to eat in all different styles - we ate dinner in the main dining room each night where it was a little bit dressy most nights (no shorts or tank tops, collared shirts on men, no bach flip-flops, dressy capris were fine) with one formal night that ran the gamut from a church dress to full cocktail gowns to that bridesmaid dress she swore you could wear again ;)

    Entertainment - there was plenty to do on the boat including shows with singing/dancing, game shows (lots of fun!), karaoke, comics, putt-putt, spas, the casino, and much, much more. We spent very little time in the room and had a good time on the boat. The one thing I didn't like was that there were no adults only pools and I don't enjoy listening to kids scream or being kicked/ran into in the pool - we actually never got in the pool on the boat because they were all full of kids all the time.

    Excursions - I loved Cozumel and the race was fun, but if we went again I would not book any excursion - there was plenty to see/do and it was much cheaper than booking it through the cruise line. Most of the people did not really enjoy Progresso, so I would book either the ruins (if you are interested in that and enjoy walking/the heat :cool:) or the beach resort excursion. There just wasn't much to do there, the beach near the port wasn't that great, and the market was not any different than any other market that sells trinkets from Mexico.
     
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  3. tcherjen

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    My husband and I are thinking about going on a cruise. I have read there are so many things to do and can't wait. So some quick questions: On the formal night what did your husband wear? I am debating on whether to buy my husband a new suit or what. Did you get a balconey room, or do you think a window would suffice? :)
     
  4. HannahB2

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    We are in the process of booking a cruise for November. What cruise line did you use?

    BTW ... we went to Cozumel in March and it is sooo beautiful there!
     
  5. Tasha

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    We had a window room and were perfectly happy with it - you really don't spend much time there and there are plenty of places to sit outside on the boat if you want to. My husband wore khaki pants with a button down shirt and I wore a tea length dress. Most of the men wore khaki pants and button down shirts, very few wore suits or tuxes.

    We were on Carnival sailing out of Galveston and Cozumel was great! We are thinking of going for a week next time :2up:
     
  6. tcherjen

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    I think we would be happy with a window too. Good to know that I don't have to buy him a suit. I was worried about the formal night. I won't be booking till September for a November cruise. Nothing like last minute, but I am still saving. I am super excited...
     
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    I have been on 6 cruises and we had a balcony on all but one. I will only go if I can have a balcony. Ya I know, my hubby says I'm spoiled but to bad! I love getting up in the morning and sitting out there in my jammies having coffee and danish. It is so peaceful. And at night I love sitting out on the balcony with my hubby sipping a tall cool cocktail or a glass of wine. Very romantic. And I love sleeping with the doorwall open and hearing the ocean. A balcony is a must for me!!!
     
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    Glad you had such a great time. We all deserve petting and pampering.

    We cruised several years ago on Carnival, we ended up on as far as you could be at the front of the ship. Well, that was o.k. but when we went to dinner, the dining room was on the opposite end. We booked it through Expedia, got a good deal, but when we arrived they asked we if wanted an upgrade? Well, yeah. The other room was going to be small w/only 1 window.

    One of our ports of call was Cozumel & we were bused to the "Isle of Passion" where they shoot the Corona beer commercials. It was absolutely beautiful. I don't remember how much extra it was but they we had a great lunch and all the marjaritias you wanted there.

    We did an all inclusive at Cancun resort this past week and the food was so beautiful, two-person jacuzzi in the room, beautiful balcony, infinity pool... it was really paradise. No kids either! We left the resort only one time to do some shopping in town, but the prices at the resort were just as reasonable as they were in town. The best place to buy jewelry is on the beach from the sweet peddlers. We could have done a zip-line and some other tours to Chichen Itza but found the resort so comfortable we couldn't leave.
     
  9. TeacherNY

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    Are there any "adult only" cruises out there? I am a teacher for goodness sakes!!! I don't want to go on VACATION with SCREAMING CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Ms. I

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    QUESTION: Is NCL (Norwegian Cruise Line) the only cruise line where it's completely dining on your own any time you want? The thing I hate most about cruises is eating w/ strangers at a specific time.

    Tasha, glad you had a great time! :) I wish I could go on a cruise once a year! I'll be able to soon!
     
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    My two daughters and I will be dancing on a cruise next summer!!! Our dance studio is providing the entertainment in two shows on a Carnival Cruise to Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas!!!!!!
    I'm so o o o o excited!!!

    It'll be my third cruise and I would recommend saving your money and getting an interior room. You never spend much time in the cabin anyway.
     

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