looking for advice on excursions!

Hello all! We are cruising in may, jamaica, grand cayman and cozumel. We are not "tiny" people, and are looking for excursions that don't "turn away" plus size people! I have read some of the dolphin encounters are "under 250 lbs", I'm not sure why this matters, no one will be sitting on a dolphin lol, Does anyone have any advice on the "boat tours" with stingrays and open waters. We can swim well, but the "ladders" on and off the boats is more of what I am asking about! Are they sturdy? Which ones have "nicer" stair like steps into the water??

Tags: Caribbean - Western Grand Cayman George Town plus size excursions

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In Jamaica I would recommend the Bamboo VIP Beach Club. Nice comfortable place where they roll out a lot of food and a continual stream of drinks served to you while you watch the water lap the beach.

In Grand Cayman we took a Tastes of tour which visited the rum cake factory, the 7 fathoms rum distillery and the the local brewery all supplying many samples.

Cozumel has a nice beach club I understand or if you have the time a bus tour down the road to the ruins at Tulum.

We dont do dolphins(King of the Hill La Grunta episode), we live 6 miles from the beach, so water excursions are BORING to us. We just stay on the ship and drink. If we feel frisky, we rent a harley.(a no no by Carnival standards) Use to be Carnival had motorcycle excursions in Cozumel and Alaska, but they dropped them for water stuff, if it were not for the ship, we would give up cruising..to us now, the ship is our excursion! Bring back the motorcycles!!!!

Port days are the best time to be on the ship Big Smile

We have done the EL Cid hotel in counsel. The top ten if Ochoa Rios and a amphibious bus in the Cayman, that might not be offered anymore. Wife has pretty several mobility issues but was able to get up the 3 steps to the bus

what happens on the ship during port days? interested to know because we are trying to decide if we want to do an excursion

We also are not tiny people, so this is a great question

Take a look at Fury Catamaran excursions in Cozumel. Their cats have stair-steps. They do snorkeling and beach breaks (possibly among other activities).

Some ships might have trivia or games going on. Usually not much happens but the pool, bars, eateries, spa , etc. are open (often not all bars or eateries). The casino and shops are closed. It is less crowded, so deck chairs can be available. Also, the crew often does maintenance on the ship when in port, so some areas may be unavailable.

NOTHING.....the ship is 2/3 empty...its a joy...bars, pools, hot tubs...just check to see what restaurants are open, and when...sometimes the hours change for port days...your dailies will tell you..

Port days on the ship- activities are still ongoing, spa reduced prices and the ship is not so crowded so you get to enjoy some perks (chairs near the pool, lido food court, serenity deck) without the lineups.

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