Intro self

Hello everyone

I have booked my first cruise.  My best friend and I will be sailing on Carnival Paradise to Cozumel and Roatan in Nov 2017.  We are both introverts, by the way, in our late 40s.  

As far as activities, nothing high adrenaline.  Plus, if I have to wear safety equipment to do the activity, then I'll pass.  This will be as low budget as possible.

We have been talking this weekend about figuring out which excursions we want to do.  And I have a question.


 For any of the Roatan excursions, I read over the past passenger comments on Carnival website and their biggest complaint was about the cramped vehicles.  Are there any of the Carnival excursions we can do where the vehicles are comfortable?  Or is it a hit & miss proposition?

Thanks in advance for your assistance.  I'm sure that I'll have more questions as it gets closer to the time.

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Welcome!!! If memory serves me correctly they pull in to Mahogany Bay, we just walked around the the complex there.

Interesting that 40 year old introverts would book a cruise on Carnival. Hint, no one on the ship, knows who you are, or cares. Let yourself open up. Enjoy the parties, the clubs, the bars. Allow a little silliness into your lives. It's CARNIVAL. The party ships. Just relax and have a great time. I'm not saying be a total di€k, just have some fun.


oh, welcome to the site. Feel free to ask anything. Someone will have an answer. Possibly even the correct one

Welcome, and enjoy your cruise!!!

Carnival excursions have independent operators, so I doubt they could guarantee a specific vehicle type or know for certain how spacious it would be.

The only way I can think of to be sure of vehicle type or spaciousness would be to book excursions independently of the cruiseline. Personally, I wouldn't recommend this for first time cruisers.

Welcome - enjoy your cruise!

Good morning and welcome to the forum! Hope you have a great cruise!


Welcome to the forum. Rather than book you excursions before you sail, I might suggest that you wait and talk to the shore tour desk once you are on board. Tell them of your concerns and see what the might recommend. You might also meet some fellow passengers that you want to do an excursion with. Relax and enjoy yourself, there is always mini-golf on the ship. It requires no safety equipment, and the movement of the ship levels the playing field.

Please, return and tell us what you think about your experience.

Welcome to the site. If you hang around here long enough, you won't be introverted any more.

We too when we go to Roatan just walk around the dock area and then go to the beach.

You would be correct. We were hoping to do something else first. So unless we get any better ideas, we'll just lay out on the beach for awhile, then try to find something to do on the ship.


Thanks for your advice. Hopefully we can find the fine line between not overdoing it and not under-doing it. So that we can create positive lasting memories.

We are both well aware of the risks involved. As of now, we'll just spend time at the beach by their port and buy souvenirs.



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