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submarinecruiser's Port Reviews of Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan, Grand Cayman
Carnival Legend cruise in September 2012
Member Name: submarinecruiser
Cruise Date: September 2012
Embarkation: Tampa
Destination: Western Caribbean
Member Review: submarinecruiser's Carnival Legend Review
Cozumel
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
We didnt do any excursions here. We went into the port area and did some shopping and went back to relax on the ship and enjoy the pools all to ourselves. It would be nice if they would create a beach right by the pier like in Roatan. The water is so nice here but we didnt feel like getting in a cab and going to a beach down the road.

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Belize City
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
We did the Range Rover Cave Expedition here. I highly recommend this excursion! The family loved seeing the jungle up close and personal and I loved driving a right hand drive stick shift military surplus Range Rover through the jungle. First we rode up the river in a boat for about 30-45 minutes, we saw a Morelets Crocidile up close and several beautiful birds and big iguanas.

Then we jumped in the Range Rovers and drove on some rough gravel roads, the local highway and about then 20 minutes of major off roading to another stopping point. From here we walked across a pretty substantial suspension bridge and hiked about 20 minutes up to a cave system used by the Mayans, during the hike our guide pointed out several local plants and their uses and explained how badly the jungle was damaged by hurricane Richard.

The cave requires bending and stooping so if that is not your thing you can wait by the cave entrance for the rest of your group to finish.

We hiked back out the way we came to have our light lunch which consisted of locally grown fruit, soft drinks, water and rum punch if you desired. There was a lady there selling lunch plates for $5 that consisted of Iguana, red beans and rice, fried plantains, and coleslaw. That was money sell spent, I had to go back for more once the kids got a taste of it. We were then herded onto a motorcoach along with our rum punch and driven about 30 minutes back to the cruise terminal in Belize City.

This is the part that really bothered me, we were bombarded by people peddling items aggressively, one lady even started braiding my daughters hair as we were walking into the cruise area. I had to physically remove her hands from my daughter.

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Roatan
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Roatan- We ziplined with Clip n Zip directly across the street from the cruise port area. It was a great first time zip line for the wife and kids. Now we know everyone likes it so we can try some more places. The guides were great and the location couldn't have been more convenient, we felt 100% safe the entire time. The excursion started at 10:00 and we were back on the ship eating lunch by 11:30.

After lunch we headed down to Mahogany Beach until it was time to get back on the ship for departure. This is a beautiful beach area, we had a wonderful time enjoying the clear water and nice cool sand. Roatan is a place I would like to visit and stay for about a week. This is a beautiful island and the people were very friendly. The only reason this is not a 5 is we wish the port visit was longer!

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Grand Cayman
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Grand Cayman- No planned excursions here. We got off the tender and took a right to walk to Edens Rock Dive shop and do some snorkeling. For $14 per person we got the normal snorkel gear and ventured out a few hundred yards to Edens Rock and the Devil's Grotto. We saw several species of fish, though the snorkeling here is still not as good as the first time I was there 14 years ago, they have had several hurricanes that have been hard on this particular area as far as snorkeling goes. You will see fish but you have to be patient and go out a bit further.

We did some light shopping as we walked back to the terminal area, we really love the little outdoor market they have set up a few blocks from the terminal. We have always found something locally made here.

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