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    Anywhere in the Caribbean

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  1. Have been to both Chichen Itza and Tulum - both are nice and interesting... Tulum being smaller. With the tours from the cruise terminals both are a long drive. We are doing the Native Choice Chochoban next week in Costa Maya with the kids - they haven't seen any ruins and I liked that the ride is only about 45 minutes and its a half day tour.
  2. Thanks - i will take a look at some of those...looks like 8 ships will be in port that day - so guess everything will be busy!
  3. We will be coming there in about two weeks on Royal Caribbean... Can anyone recommend an excursion possibly thru Royal for a family... we plan on doing a ruins tour at another port...our kids are 14 and 11. Looking for something fun, but not one where we have to spend an hour or more getting there and coming back to port...possibly even something for just a half day excursion...
  4. We are flying into Ft Lauderdale and our cruise leave out of the Port of Miami - we are planning on staying one night in Ft Lauderdale before the cruise. We will arrive around 3 PM - so do not have time for touring...basically need a comfortable and clean room with some place to eat dinner within walking distance in a safe area. It is me, dh, ds (14) and dd (11)...we currently have two options booked, so looking for which one you would recommend: La Quinta Inn and Suites Ft Lauderdale Airport - free airport shuttle, around $140 a night, and scheduled shuttle to Miami Embassy Suites Ft Lauderdale - pay for taxi, around $180 a night, and scheduled shuttle to Miami So LaQuinta would save about $50 and it looks like we could walk to restaurants - but unsure of the area...and I know Embassy Suites gets recommended here alot... what would you suggest I keep? thanks!
  5. So might change hotels as I can get a decent price at Embassy Suites in Ft Lauderdale... but curious how much a taxi is to get there from the Ft Lauderdale airport... deciding if I should switch hotels or keep the LaQuinta I have booked...
  6. Thanks, I did google map search before and looks like we can walk to places...just wasnt sure if it was easy to walk to or not so was looking for people's experience. We are flying in late afternoon, so just really need a decent place to sleep and somewhere to eat dinner:) Thanks for the feedback!
  7. Has anyone stayed here? Thoughts? Is it close to some place we can walk to for dinner? It seems to have good reviews and it has an airport shuttle, we will then get transportation to our cruise in Miami...Thanks!
  8. Just looking for feedback on this hotel? Is it near restaurants and somewhere we can get a case of water within walking distance? We fly into Ft. Lauderdale and deciding where to stay for one night before we leave out of the Port of Miami... Thanks!
  9. Hello - we are cruising on the SYmphony out of Miami on November 23rd... due to flight prices we are flying into Ft. Lauderdale. (4 of us) My plan is to get a hotel in Ft Lauderdale and then go to the port in the morning. I am looking for a hotel close to a grocery store and restaurants so we can walk to in a safe area. Looking to keep the hotel around $150 - $175... Can anyone recommend a hotel in Ft Lauderdale? We would possibly be up to staying in Miami, but figured FT Lauderdale would be cheaper. Thanks!
  10. Looking to do maybe a half day ruins tour (me, dh, dd(11), and ds(14)) - Thinking Chacchoben may be our best choice. Any recommendations besides booking through the cruise line?
  11. Does anyone have any recommendations for any of the tours royal offers in Roatan, Cozumel or Costa Maya? (Or ones we should avoid) Thanks!
  12. There are 4 of us - me, dh, and two teenage kids...We are going out of the Port of Miami for our cruise. We are flying into FLL and home out of MIA - I have some questions that maybe people can help with: We fly in the night before, is it better to stay in Ft Lauderdale or Miami the night before? What is the best option to get to the port the morning of the cruise? (I have seen talk about SAS, uber and some hotels that offer transportation) We are looking for a hotel around $150 and cheapest option for transportation if possible. Next is when we get back and need to go to Miami airport - what is the best transportation to use to get there. Thanks!
  13. I have 2 kids and at the time of sailing they will be 11 and 14... will the allow my 11 year old (who will be 12 in 2 months after) do the Navigators Kids program with my 14 year old?
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