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Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
Joined: 10/12/2016
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About lizziesstuff

I am a mother of 3, with 5 grandchildren, and remarried to my now, best friend. My husband and I went on our 1st cruise together for our 1st anniversary, and we absolutely loved it! We both look forward to many more future cruises together, with and without other family members.



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Norwegian Getaway

October 2016 - Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Western

What a Wonderful Experience!

I love this experience!! Highlights: Dining in a good variety of restaurants, nice variety of activities & shipboard events, friendly staff, 4 awesome ports! Can use improvement:  Main bars were very difficult to get a drink (it helps if you visibly tip in cash on top of the 18% built into your cruise). The only adult pool was closed for about 24 hours due to someone vomiting in it (should have been flushed out and running a lot sooner); I would have given the cruise 5 stars if it wasn't for those 2 problems. The staff - almost all of the staff seemed to love their jobs which made for a positive feeling all the way around. Shore excursions -  Roatan, Honduras we went Scuba diving, and that was amazing. In Belize, we took the NCL tour of The Belize Zoo with the Holler Monkey experience, and that was ok, we wished there was a little more substance to the tour, for what we paid for. In Costa Maya (Mahahaul), we went to the Dzibanche Mayan Ruins which you can climb on many "pyramids" and ruins, and that was really informative and fun (it was worth taking a 2 hour drive each way to climb on and explore the ruins). In Cozumel, we went on the Dolphin adventure, which also included swimming with the manatee, a sea lion show, a lunch, unlimited beverages and transportation. We also snorkeled there for an extra charge for the equipment rentals. This day long adventure was my favorite! Downside: The shore excursions were maybe an hour or in some cases, 2 hours too short, so we always felt rushed. All in all, I would definitely recommend this cruise, we are already planning our next cruise!!

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Cozumel, Mexico - Wished we could stay much longer! There's a lot to do there! We did the "all day, all-inclusive dolphin/manatee/sea lion tour"...make sure you haggle prices, especially on the photo CD of the dolphin swim (we paid a lot less than they originally asked).
Belize City, Belize - Make sure you use outside venders for your tours & it's ok to haggle can save a lot of money!
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico - Loved the Mayan ruins tour with "Native Choice Tours", it's a long day but worth it if you like history. If you don't want to go far, there is plenty to do without leaving the port, including a huge pool with restaurants , bars & shopping.
Norwegian Getaway Norwegian Getaway - A cash tip of $1.00 in the busier bars seems to get you a drink MUCH faster!! Also, make sure you make reservations for the shows and be sure to go to the front of the line when you do, (we almost missed a show not knowing this and waiting in the standby line).

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