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gtrnr's Port Reviews of Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan, Costa Maya
Carnival Dream cruise in April 2012
Member Name: gtrnr
Cruise Date: April 2012
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Western Caribbean
Member Review: gtrnr's Carnival Dream Review
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Great shopping. I really enjoy NCL ships able to dock right downtown whereas Carnival docks 2 to 3 miles out, but it's not a bad walk if you don't want to take a taxi. Good exercise.

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Belize City
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
We took an aquatic wonders and beach time tour. A tender picked us up and took us to a "submarine" like boat where we were able to observe corral and fish for about 45 to 50 minutes along probably a 400 yard route. Afterwards we spent 70 minutes or so on a nearby sand box island. This island was probably only an acre in size so nothing dramatic. But it was fine a beach. The water was easy to swim in and you could purchase drinks, snacks.

The boat ride to and from the ship was about 35 minutes each way.

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Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
For this one we visited Maya Cays with a lunch included. This had a very nice beach area for snorkeling as well as swimming. They had several varieties of animals - parrots, monkeys, bobcats, and other birds to look at as well as recreations of a Mayan temple. All very nicely done.

Lunch included an option of barbecue chicken or sea bass, along with salad and potatoes. I had the sea bass which was good.

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Costa Maya
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
We had both done excursions from Costa Maya so just looked around the shopping area. Not a lot there although you can swim in a pool or on the beach. Senior Frogs has lots of libations for sale.

So we mostly enjoyed having the ship to lay out wherever we wanted to.

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