April 26, 2013 | By Gina Kramer | Comments Off on Never Should Have Left Belize
Hours of chaos at the Port of Galveston and big disappointments in Cozumel and Honduras had antiochsteveo
already planning his next trip to Belize, while cruising Royal Caribbean International
‘s Mariner of the Seas
. A nearly three-hour boarding time put a damper on the mood, but that was quickly overturned by good food and new friends.
The adventures began in Roatan, Honduras, where a lackluster scuba diving company and limited opportunities to shop in the village were both major letdowns. The next day, Belize was not only a breath of fresh air, but also the experience of a lifetime. Hugh Parkey’s Belize Adventures left antiochsteveo saying, “I’d fly to Belize to dive with them any day of the week.” Finally, revisiting Cozumel, he had higher expectations. But a team of diving instructors who failed to… well, instruct, came as an unpleasant surprise.
Shows, comedy skits and a delicious but pricey menu — especially for anyone craving cocktails — made days at sea rather enjoyable. But deja vu set in when the ship docked back in Galveston. A lost bag of souvenirs and one migraine later, antiochsteveo’s next stop: Port Canaveral, Florida, and back to Belize.
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