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  1. Another option that would possibly work well for you is to book a private driver through Rony's tours. It is only $80 for a private driver/guide. They would be able to take you wherever you wanted to go including West End or West Bay, and give you a scenic tour on the way. The only drawback would be if you were docking at Mahogany Bay, as the meeting point is a bit of a walk. They also stopped at a local grocery store so we could buy some Honduran coffee at a good price. It's nice to be in control of your own excursion for the day.
  2. I did this the last time in Cozumel: https://www.shoreexcursioneer.com/cozumel/chankanaab-marine-park-dive-statues-reef-cave.html My friend and I shared a taxi, and he was able to buy admission to Chankanaab and enjoy the beach while I was diving. After the dive, we were able to explore the rest of the park together.
  3. It's not fancy, but to help me find my room easily and show a bit of personality. I buy wall stickers from Dollar Tree. Some of them have quotes on them and some are cute pictures. I save the wax paper that they come on, restick the sticker to it at the end of the cruise, and use it again next time (yes, I know I'm frugal). One example is this:
  4. If you are just looking for a clean low-key place to stay, I have stayed at the Super 8 near NASA a couple of times. https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/houston-texas/super-8-houston-nasa-webster-area/overview. There are a few restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, and it would be a short Uber/Taxi to and from NASA.
  5. I usually split the seafood platter with a friend and sometimes add a bowl of gumbo. The first time I went was because of a Restaurant.com discount certificate, but now its my go-to place. When new cruisers come to Galveston with me, I bring them here and they have all been happy with my choice. Seafood Platter*    /    $17.99 * (4) Fried Shrimp, (3) Oyster, (2) Crab Ball, (1) Tilapia Dinner served with any two sides below: Fries, Hushpuppies, cole slaw, spicy boiled potatoes, or bean relish, Substitute dinner salad for 99¢.
  6. Some cave tubing tour providers such as cavetubing.bz do not make you carry your tube all the way up the trail.
  7. We like to eat at Shrimp N Stuff. It is a very unpretentious restaurant that serves yummy seafood. The Bishop's Palace is a historical mansion that was very interesting to tour. The various types of woods used in the construction and decoration are quite impressive.
  8. Yes. It was a van and should accommodate 6, but it may be easier if you drop everyone off with the luggage and then return the rental car and shuttle back by yourself. I think it is only about a 10 minute drive from the port to the Kennedy Blvd. location and this would allow you to avoid handling the baggage twice. Just my opinion.
  9. You will be fine with Rony's. I have used them twice and have had good experiences both times. The vendors along the beach in the West Bay (Bananarama) can be annoying, but a "no thank you" will usually suffice.
  10. Unless you are very cold-natured, it should be fine. I usually cruise in Jan-Feb and the weather is often very nice.
  11. We used Enterprise about a year and a half ago. Picked up at the airport, dropped off at Kennedy Blvd. We were quickly shuttled to the cruise terminal. Overall, very easy and convenient. Cannot help with the post-cruise experience. We just got off the ship, went to the aquarium for a few hours (they stored our luggage), and then took an Uber to the airport.
  12. I would love it if you would leave your post here and then post a link to it on the Princess boards. Since you are "Loyal to Royal," it will be interesting to see your experiences while cruising Princess.
  13. Cavetubing.bz has a cave tubing excursion for $35. It includes transportation from the cruise terminal, a jungle hike, cave tubing, and a Belizean lunch with a drink. I've used this company three times and have always felt like I got my money's worth.
  14. Would this work for you? I don't know about the snorkeling prospects there, but it looks like there is a sandy beach entry into the water. https://www.boddentours.com/beachbus.htm
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