From: xCo on
Looking for advice on Western Caribbean shore tours for August. This is
what I'm considering so far but cant decide on the Costa Maya Tour. Any
advice or recommendation appreciated

Labadee Haiti - Discover Haiti Coastal Cruise
Costa Maya Chacchoben Mayan Ruins or Kohunlilch Mayan Ruins
Cozumel Tulum Mayan Ruins Express

Thanks



From: Ari Silverstein on
On Sat, 3 Jul 2010 10:49:44 +1000, xCo wrote:

> Looking for advice on Western Caribbean shore tours for August. This is
> what I'm considering so far but cant decide on the Costa Maya Tour. Any
> advice or recommendation appreciated
>
> Labadee Haiti - Discover Haiti Coastal Cruise

You didn't say what cruise lines you are going on. RCI does a very
nice buffet with local yokel music on their island. Unless they have
cleaned up the charity-seekers, expect to be bombarded with requests
for handouts. It is a poor country.

> Costa Maya Chacchoben Mayan Ruins or Kohunlilch Mayan Ruins

Kohunlich is more impressive and you can climb around but it is a
longer ride.

> Cozumel Tulum Mayan Ruins Express

Tulum has always been crowded and your ability to climb the ruins is
limited. We always rented a car it's a good island to do that as all
roads go around the island, no getting lost :)

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From: Kurt Ullman on
In article <89du50Fs5vU1(a)mid.individual.net>,
Ari Silverstein <AriSilverstein(a)yahoo.com> wrote:

> On Sat, 3 Jul 2010 10:49:44 +1000, xCo wrote:
>
> > Looking for advice on Western Caribbean shore tours for August. This is
> > what I'm considering so far but cant decide on the Costa Maya Tour. Any
> > advice or recommendation appreciated
> >
> > Labadee Haiti - Discover Haiti Coastal Cruise
>
> You didn't say what cruise lines you are going on. RCI does a very
> nice buffet with local yokel music on their island. Unless they have
> cleaned up the charity-seekers, expect to be bombarded with requests
> for handouts. It is a poor country.
>
We were in Labradee in Feb and there were no requests for handouts.
If you went to the Straw Market the vendors were aggressive, but that is
to be expected.

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and name it after the IRS.
Robert Bakker, paleontologist
From: Sue Mullen on


Ari Silverstein wrote:

> Tulum has always been crowded and your ability to climb the ruins is
> limited. We always rented a car it's a good island to do that as all
> roads go around the island, no getting lost :)

I would do a ships excursion to Tulum, not go on your own. If you are on
a ships excursion and get back late, the ship will wait for you. If you
rent a car and have car trouble, the ship will not wait for you. Some
ports it pays to go on your own, but this is not one of them.

sue
From: John Sisker on
"Sue Mullen" <kjmullen(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
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>
>
> Ari Silverstein wrote:
>
>> Tulum has always been crowded and your ability to climb the ruins is
>> limited. We always rented a car it's a good island to do that as all
>> roads go around the island, no getting lost :)
>
> I would do a ships excursion to Tulum, not go on your own. If you are on a
> ships excursion and get back late, the ship will wait for you. If you rent
> a car and have car trouble, the ship will not wait for you. Some ports it
> pays to go on your own, but this is not one of them.
>
> sue




Well said Sue, could not have phrased it better myself. The practical
aspects of a ship sponsored shore excursion sometimes come into play more
than just trying to save some money by going private. Standing on the shore
watching the ship sail off into the sunset is not a chance I would take - or
even recommend. All in all, a very good suggestion. Likewise, as questioned
by another, since Labadee is a private island owned by Royal Caribbean
International, that pretty much narrows down to what cruise line we're
talking about here.

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