DIY Shore Excursions in Cozumel and Grand Cayman

Save money by easily doing your own shore excursions in  Cozumel and Grand Cayman The Carnival Paradise departing from the Port of Tampa does four and five day cruises and calls into Cozumel on the four day itinerary and adds Grand Cayman to the five day runs. Other cruise ships that include these two ports … Continue reading DIY Shore Excursions in Cozumel and Grand Cayman

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Snorkeling off Corona Beach, Cozumel, Mexico: The Underwater Shots

Underwater shots of Snorkeling at Corona Beach, Cozumel, Mexico I have already done a full day itinerary for a DIY shore excursion when I took these pictures. You can find the full story on Cozumel here. Sometimes we take an underwater camera when we travel and sometimes we forget them. This time we were lucky … Continue reading Snorkeling off Corona Beach, Cozumel, Mexico: The Underwater Shots

Cruise Ship Review: Carnival Paradise

First Carnival Cruise since 2007: Review of the Carnival Paradise If you've cruised before you've heard the jokes about Carnival.  And even if you haven't cruised, you've probably heard them.  I personally hadn't ever had any issues with any Carnival cruise I'd taken over the years.  I know people aren't taking the cruise to listen … Continue reading Cruise Ship Review: Carnival Paradise

A Snorkeling Adventure and Walk in Nassau, Bahamas

An Excursion on your own in Nassau, Bahamas Nassau is a fairly popular port and for more reasons than its geographic location. There is no shortage of things you can do if you put your mind to doing a little hunting. Sure, like most ports, there are people selling you trips and adventures and taxi … Continue reading A Snorkeling Adventure and Walk in Nassau, Bahamas

Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl Review This review is on a seven day sailing from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Ocho Rios, George Town, and San Miguel de Cozumel that took place 16th December 2012. It is always nice to know what background a reviewer has had so let me say I've cruised on Carnival, Holland, Royal, Costa … Continue reading Cruise Ship Review: Norwegian Pearl

One Excursion you should pass up in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios, Jamaica While we were cruising on the Norwegian Pearl, my partner mentioned to me several times about a horseback riding experience he had in Mexico that was incredible.  We usually do not take the shore excursions but there was one promoted on our next stop of Ocho Rios by Chukka, the tour operator, … Continue reading One Excursion you should pass up in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

East side beaches and bars on an island tour of Cozumel Mexico

Island Tour It is fairly cheap to hire a driver for your own two or three hour island tour of Cozumel.  For USD 60-90 you should be able to get someone.  As with a lot of things in Cozumel, it is all negotiable.  We used a licensed white taxi and the driver couldn't have been … Continue reading East side beaches and bars on an island tour of Cozumel Mexico