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    Royal, Carnival
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  1. Another vote for Paradise Beach. Here's my review of it from March 2019 that included my husband & sons (9&12): In Cozumel we took a taxi to Paradise Beach (PB) ($15 each way). PB does offer an all inclusive rate now that they tried to sell us but I had researched a head of time and knew that with the kids we were not going to eat & drink enough to cover that price ($63/adult, $44/12-17 yr old, $38/5-11 yr old). Instead I paid the $3/person cover charge and $10 food/beverage minimum. We also paid the $18/person charge for the fun pass (ocean waterpark, kayaks, etc.) The kids and hubby had a blast in the water park, esp. launching each other off the one jump inflatable. Tip…have someone hold the inflatable while the other person gets on so it doesn’t tip over! We watched many people struggle before my husband helped them out. We really liked how these water toys had pads next to them to made getting on them much easier. There was a worker who would go out to check the air in them & kick people out who didn’t purchase the wristbands. I had hoped to use the kayaks too, but the wind picked up & I wasn’t comfortable trying them so be prepared for that. We also used the pool after we had had our fill of ocean water & loved the gigantic size of it. Chairs were readily available by both the beach & the pool. Banana boat rides & parasailing were also available although we didn’t try them. When we were ready to go back to the ship plenty of taxis were available. I’d definitely return to PB again!
  2. Hey I think I have what you're looking for! My 10 year old is ready to part with his inflatable RCCL ship! I would love for your son to have it. Email me & we can exchange details. manor_ja@yahoo.com
  3. Like another poster mentioned noise can be an issue. I was in a cove balcony on the Vista, right across from the Harbor Family Lounge. Although the balcony was nice, the noise I heard at night kept me up all night long...never again.
  4. Do you mind sharing information about the bar hop?
  5. Thanks for the tip. It looks like the Harmony is also there that day.
  6. I'm going on the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas in Feb. 2020 and we stop at Roatan, Honduras. From what I've read, we will dock at Coxen Hole. Is this a pier or do we have to use tender boats? Is there much to do around the dock? I'm interested in doing a tour with Ronny to see the sloths and to go snorkeling. Does anyone know how far of a drive it will be? Thanks so much!!!
  7. Would you mind sharing what you paid? Sounds just like the kind of trip I'd like to take. Also, what ship were you on? I'm doing Royal Caribbean next Feb. and was wondering how difficult the tendering is.
  8. I got the package for $49/day per person for our Feb 2019 Harmony cruise. I'm not a big drinker so I'm not sure I got my "money's worth". I believe my husband probably came out a little bit ahead. One thing that I did really like though was knowing that I wouldn't have a huge bill at the end of the cruise. With the drink package you already know & have paid for your drinks before stepping onboard the ship. We also took advantage of the premium liquor instead of house pour in our frozen & mixed drinks.
  9. I believe there were 7 ships in port this same day. We were in Cozumel from 10-8 & I believe we got off the ship around 11 and headed over to PB then and stayed until around 3. It was pretty quiet for the first few hours and then got busier after that. My beach pics probably don't look too crowed though because I purposely tried to avoid getting lots of people in the pictures.
  10. Yes, we were at a table for 12...they just sat 10 people there. We had the early dining so we were in a different dining room than what anytime dining uses, but they should be pretty similar!
  11. It's tougher when the kids get that age, but I think your daughter will find plenty to do on this ship for a 5 night itinerary...7 nights might be a little bit long, but 5 should be just fine! I told my kids that if they were bored that just meant they didn't need to come on the next cruise with us:)
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