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bigjohnwvu's Port Reviews of Roatan, Belize City, Costa Maya
Norwegian Dawn cruise in January 2014
Member Name: bigjohnwvu
Cruise Date: January 2014
Embarkation: Tampa
Destination: Western Caribbean
Member Review: bigjohnwvu's Norwegian Dawn Review
Roatan
Island Tour Rating: Not Rated

After extensive research we booked a private driver through Victor Bodden Tours. Tex met us at the port and we were off to our wonderful Roatan adventure. This was our first trip to Roatan and Tex tailored our tour to meet our wants and desires. His love of Roatan and his knowledge helped us get a feel for the local culture, see sites that might otherwise have been missed, purchase coffee where he went with us to make sure we were safe and to make recommendations, took us to Tabayana Beach where we enjoyed lunch, drinks and snorkeling and got us back to the ship in ample time. I would highly recommend Victor Bodden Tours and the private tour as well as Tex.




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Belize City
Lamanai Mayan Ruins Rating: Not Rated

We booked a tour of the Lamanai ruins through NCL. We typically prefer to book our tours independently but were aware that we would be travelling a long distance and wanted to make sure we got back to the ship on time. We travelled by bus for about an hour and then by boat for about 45 minutes before arriving at the Lamanai site. The tour was well done with guides knowledgeable and informative. Highly recommend. This tour was one of the reasons we booked this cruise.




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Costa Maya
Port Rating: Not Rated

Maya Cahn is a wonderful experience. We have done a number of excursions in a number of ports. We always manage to have a good time and leave enriched but Maya Chan will stand out as one of the best excursions and favorite destinations ever. We were met outside the cruise port where a taxi was arranged to transport us to Maya Chan. The ride was a little long and arduous but once we arrived it was well worth the wait and ride. Maya Chan is a slice of paradise and the owners Mark and Jane worked to make sure that every guest felt special and pampered We were greeted with a rum punch and a basket of chips with pico de gallo and guacamole (both freshly made). My wife is allergic to raw onion and they made her a bowl of guacamole with no onions without batting an eye. We snorkeled, lounged in our private palapa, enjoyed a massage on the beach, feasted on a wonderful lunch, had great drinks including the aged tequila and were transported back to the ship. Mark and Jane took excellent care of us and we would consider another Western Caribbean cruise just so that we could visit Maya Chan again. One of the best excursions ever and recommend this highly.



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