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SurferLou's Port Reviews of Ocho Rios, Costa Maya, Cozumel
Norwegian Epic cruise in March 2014
Member Name: SurferLou
Cruise Date: March 2014
Embarkation: Miami
Destination: Western Caribbean
Member Review: SurferLou's Norwegian Epic Review
Ocho Rios
River Rafting Rating: Not Rated

Loved the tubing! This was worth the cost. We were on the river for over an hour, and enjoyed the beautiful Jamaican scenery.

Zip-lining Rating: 2.0 out of 5+

If you combine the zip line with anything else, you get a very abbreviated zip line experience that I didn't think was worth it. You get three zip stations, two of which aren't very high off the ground and relatively short.

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Costa Maya
Port Rating: Not Rated

The Costa Maya port is a giant tourist trap. If you want to get to know the area, take a short cab ride to MaThis was our favorite excursion of the cruise. You get picked up by an open air bus brightly painted orange and black. Your guide will share his knowledge of the surrounding area during the trip to a private ranch. You get to ride tandem mountain bikes for about a half mile to a Mayan cenote, which is basically an underwater cave. Those who choose to enter get to experience what Mayan's considered a therapeutic treatment. Then it's back on the bikes and to the bus for a short trip to a private, secluded beach where you can relax, swim, lounge in a hammock while the guides prepare a simple lunch of chicken fajitas with tortillas. The beach is gorgeous and worth the price of the excursion alone.

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Port Rating: Not Rated

The port of Cozumel is a zoo that represents a tropical Tijuana, complete with shops, and vendors promising you a "good deal". Just outside, there's even a Starbucks, and Hooters, with outrageous prices (which explains why the menus are posted in pesos not dollars so tourists have no idea how bad they are getting ripped off) If none of this bothers you, then you'll love the port of Cozumel.

If you'd prefer something different, book a cab ride to one of the beach resorts, like Nachi Cocom, and you will have a nice, quiet, and relaxing day at a beautiful beach.

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