This was our first cruise and this was the third port of our trip. The tour guide and bus driver both were amazing. I have been on this app for a few weeks now and I have to say this, This is an awesome tool for first time cruisers or potential cruisers, they can read reviews and they can asks questions. I have noticed that there are people here who think they are above the first timers or those who are getting started. I think it's cool if you've been on twenty or more cruises, but that doesn't make you better than anyone else here, just makes you more experienced at cruising. Then there are those people who are here telling people what a bad experience they had on one of the excursions or on the ship. I am sorry that you had a bad experience and I respect your opinion, but give your bad experience and leave it at that. Don't tell others they shouldn't do something based on your bad experience, because what you find a bad experience someone else could enjoy. I see A LOT of people posting negative experiences on shore with locals, " they bombard you trying to sell you stuff", you are on a tourist island coming off of a ship. Just like here in the USA, if you don't want to buy something, politely say No thank you and move on. *but remember you traveled to their country to vacation and enjoy their country. I experienced my first cruise last year and I was so excited to see the other countries and their culture. I remember on the Jamaica port, they sent a memo as well as an announcement over the ship PA about securing your belonging and not taking unnecessary belongings... When I exited the ship, I was a little nervous about this port. But to my surprise I would meet some of the nicest people I have ever met, and they opened their country to my family and myself. We all enjoyed this port and our excursion was a bus tour of the area and we learned a lot about the culture and we were welcomed. I noticed that there was no issues with a persons race and I noticed that EVERYONE on our excursion was comfortable and no one felt out of place. I read comments or post here and people say things that lead me to believe that they were looking to find a reason to be negative about something. Bottom line, this is your vacation and we all take vacations to get away from our normal day to day. Enjoy yourself and relax! "This is your experience, make it the best experience YOU want it to be."
About Ocho Rios, Jamaica
With its swaying palms, glistening white beaches, and sophisticated resorts, Ocho Rios is a favorite vacation spot. For a splendid view, visit Shaw Park Gardens, overflowing with fragrant flora and refreshing waterfalls, or enjoy a refreshing trek through Dunn's River Falls one of the most celebrated attractions of the Caribbean.
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If you don't have an excursion booked, walk to the left along the water to a private beach. It's $3 per person, but it was very large, not at all crowded, there's shade and the service was fantastic. The public beach was super small, crowded and there was no shade. Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate. We took the same glass bottom boat tour as other guests on our ship. They paid like $50 per person and because they were trying to fill the boat, we got it for $10 per person once we got off the ship!!
Visited: Jun 03, 2017
3 of 59 shore excursions in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
River Boarding & Beach Adventure
River Tubing Safari & Beach Adventure
Authentic Jamaican Cooking Experience
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