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DrSch's Port Reviews of Roatan, Belize City, Cozumel
Crown Princess cruise in January 2013
Member Name: DrSch
Cruise Date: January 2013
Embarkation: Galveston
Destination: Western Caribbean
Member Review: DrSch's Crown Princess Review
Roatan
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
We used Roatan Sun Splash for our excursion here.

Roatan Sun Splash Dune Buggy and Snorkeling was the highlight of our vacation.

First things first... working with Steph via email to set it up was great. She responds well, is excellent at providing information, and makes you feel like you are important to her as a customer.

Once you get off the ship in Roatan, and walk up and over the hill to where the vendors are allowed to stand, they were easy to find. Picked us up in a minivan and brought us to the first stop for the dune buggy ride.

The dune buggy ride was awesome. You get to see all parts of the island, up into the hills, down to a beach, through the rain forest... Amazing sights in and of themselves. Then you arrive at the mud pits and are offered the option to go nuts and get dirty.. and dirty we got!!

When they say bring old clothes you don't care about.. they are serious.. we were covered.. and laughed harder and longer than we had in a long time.

From there it's down to the beach to clean up, and then over to a resort on the beach for lunch if you want to eat.

After that we returned to the Dune Buggy tour area, where James was waiting for us. We jumped back in the van and off to snorkel.

What was nice about this snorkel trip, is that they brought us to their local house / pier. From there we went out to a lobster sanctuary, where there were loads of tropical fish, huge lobsters, barracuda, and lots of amazing conch shells. This was not a tourist trap area, and we didn't see anyone else snorkeling anywhere. No we didn't get to pet dolphins or stingrays, but then again we didn't want to. We enjoyed being out there alone with the fish and the lobsters.

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Belize City
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Did Princess's tour to the Lamanai Mayan Ruins.

Not usually a fan of Princess excursions as they are typically over priced and over crowded. The same tour offered by Princess was offered independantly for 50 per person less, however, there were several ships in port this day, and I had heard that it's a good port to be left at due to tendering and traffic. So for peace of mind, we ended up on the Princess Excursion.

Due to the nature of this trip, the number of people is limited, and that made it a bit less crowded than usual. All in all, it was a decent day.

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Cozumel
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Had plans to go snorkeling at Cozumel, however due to heavy rain and winds small crafts were not allowed to go out of port, so we were stuck in port at the shops and bars, which I am sure made Princess happy since we had to spend our money there.

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