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radtechmom's Port Reviews of Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Labadee, Cozumel
Freedom of the Seas cruise in July 2012
Member Name: radtechmom
Cruise Date: July 2012
Embarkation: other
Destination: Western Caribbean
Member Review: radtechmom's Freedom of the Seas Review
Ocho Rios
Dunn's River Falls Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Our combination tour began with boarding a bus with our guide, Camille and bus driver Joe. The bus ride from Falmouth to the falls was almost an hour. But Camille made the ride fun and enjoyable. We have been to the falls before and know that it can be difficult for people as it can be a bit strenuous. Don't forget your water shoes! They try to sell you an expensive dvd with pictures they take as you climb or a video - but they ask 40.00- which is a bit much. Take your own water camera - much cheaper!

Zip-lining Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
From Dunn's River Falls, we were taken to the zipline. They provided a good chicken, rice and coleslaw lunch in a covered pavillion which was very good. From there, we were harnessed with equipment. We were driven up to the starting point - but had to hike about 10 minutes down through the woods - can be difficult for people that are unsteady - the zipline was fun and went through about 6 ziplines altogether. Our guides were great and very helpful. After we were finished, we had another 10 minutes of hiking. We would do this again! Wear closed toe shoes!

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Grand Cayman
Horseback Riding Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
We booked the Honeysuckle beach ride. We have ridden previously and thought that riding on the beach would be great. It was ok - except the horses looked rather old and the saddles well worn. The horses simply walked nose to tail and although I wanted to gallop or trot in the water, that never happened. I found it to be boring since the walking pace of the horse was that of a snail. It was so hot - it would have been nice for them to have some cold water available when we were finished.

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Port Rating: Not Rated
We have been to Labadee previously and love this beach to sit back and relax. Don't forget your water shoes - there are sea urchins in the water and you don't want to step on one! My husband and son did the Dragon Coaster -which they enjoy. There are various things to do - just be careful walking past the markets - they can be a bit aggressive trying to get you to buy their things. Royal Caribbean provides a barbecue lunch which was very good.

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Island Tour Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Our guide, Martin met us at the pier and took us to Discover Mexico Park. He gave us a tour of the museum which he talked about different Mexican cultures and outside were small replicas of various types of temples. He would take our cameras and took up close pictures of the temples to make it look like you were climbing it - he was fun and informative. From there, we drove a short time to Chankataab park. This was a beach area that you could, from a fee - swim with dolphins, scuba dive, or snorkel. We did the snorkel and enjoyed it very much. There were areas in the water marked for different things to look at while snorkeling. An outdoor restaurant was available to get something to eat - we loved our nachos, fajitas and quesadillas. There is a garden to walk through - not flowers - just tall green trees or bamboo - but I enjoyed it.

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