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bikerbarbarita's Port Reviews of Cozumel, Belize City, Roatan, Grand Cayman
Carnival Liberty cruise in February 2014
Member Name: bikerbarbarita
Cruise Date: February 2014
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Western Caribbean
Member Review: bikerbarbarita's Carnival Liberty Review
Cozumel
Mayan Ruins Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

The boat to go to Playa De Carmen was late leaving the dock. Got to Playa De Carmen and got on a bus. About 1/2 hour into the ride we stopped at a rest stop. The tour guide stated that the bathrooms at the ruins were not good so we were stopping here for better bathrooms. Turned out to be a tourist trap for 45 minutes. There was a gift shop there. The bathrooms weren't bad. Ultimately 13 buses all stopped there at the same time so it got quite crowded. When we finally got to the ruins, my husband checked out the bathrooms and it turned that they were not that bad.

The ruins were beautiful - they had actually changed since I was there in 2000. There were new pathways and green grass and more trees. Turned out they actually rebuilt some of the fallen ruins. There was a Mayan Market at the entrance to the ruins. Able to negotiate prices.

Very rushed when we got back to the dock to get on the cruise since everything was running late from the delayed departure.

When we spoke to the people on the cruise ship about our disappointment, they were not very accomodating to listen to us.




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Belize City
Canopy Zipline Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Took forever to get off the ship then had to endure a 30 minute ferry ride to Belize City.

During the tour of the city, we were quite surprised with the dirtiness of the city. There was trash everywhere. There were empty lots full of trash. Very disappointing.

Took over an hour to get to the zip line and cave tubing sites. Stopped at a small rest area before getting to the sites to use the bathroom.

Staff at both adventures were very nice and very accommodating. When we finished we stopped back at the same rest area where we were fed a native meal and free rum punch - both were yummy.

Once again we were rushed by the time we got back to the dock - less then 20 minutes to shop around before we had to catch the last ferry back to the ship.




Cave-Tubing Adventure Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Took forever to get off the ship then had to endure a 30 minute ferry ride to Belize City.

During the tour of the city, we were quite surprised with the dirtiness of the city. There was trash everywhere. There were empty lots full of trash. Very disappointing.

Took over an hour to get to the zip line and cave tubing sites. Stopped at a small rest area before getting to the sites to use the bathroom.

Staff at both adventures were very nice and very accommodating. When we finished we stopped back at the same rest area where we were fed a native meal and free rum punch - both were yummy.

Once again we were rushed by the time we got back to the dock - less then 20 minutes to shop around before we had to catch the last ferry back to the ship.




City Tour Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

Took forever to get off the ship then had to endure a 30 minute ferry ride to Belize City.

During the tour of the city, we were quite surprised with the dirtiness of the city. There was trash everywhere. There were empty lots full of trash. Very disappointing.

Took over an hour to get to the zip line and cave tubing sites. Stopped at a small rest area before getting to the sites to use the bathroom.

Staff at both adventures were very nice and very accommodating. When we finished we stopped back at the same rest area where we were fed a native meal and free rum punch - both were yummy.

Once again we were rushed by the time we got back to the dock - less then 20 minutes to shop around before we had to catch the last ferry back to the ship.




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Roatan
Beach Day Rating: Not Rated

West Bay Tours was absolutely amazing - Marco was our tour guide. Very informative and personable. He would stop along the way and offer us tidbits of information about island life. We would even pull of the road for longer stories or to let us take pictures. He stopped at a local market so we could do some shopping with the locals.

Took us to a semi private beach where we paid a small fee to use the facilities offered - the one down fall to this area was that the locals bothered us constantly offering to sell us their wares. Did book with a local to take us snorkeling.

Awesome experience - this turned out to be our favorite stop.




Island Tour Rating: Not Rated

West Bay Tours was absolutely amazing - Marco was our tour guide. Very informative and personable. He would stop along the way and offer us tidbits of information about island life. We would even pull of the road for longer stories or to let us take pictures. He stopped at a local market so we could do some shopping with the locals.

Took us to a semi private beach where we paid a small fee to use the facilities offered - the one down fall to this area was that the locals bothered us constantly offering to sell us their wares. Did book with a local to take us snorkeling.

Awesome experience - this turned out to be our favorite stop.




Snorkeling Rating: Not Rated

West Bay Tours was absolutely amazing - Marco was our tour guide. Very informative and personable. He would stop along the way and offer us tidbits of information about island life. We would even pull of the road for longer stories or to let us take pictures. He stopped at a local market so we could do some shopping with the locals.

Took us to a semi private beach where we paid a small fee to use the facilities offered - the one down fall to this area was that the locals bothered us constantly offering to sell us their wares. Did book with a local to take us snorkeling.

Awesome experience - this turned out to be our favorite stop.




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Grand Cayman
Port Rating: Not Rated

Very pretty.

Went to a private beach and did some snorkeling. Then went back to the port to do some shopping.



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