7 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip) Sail Date: May 07, 2011 Ship: Carnival Elation Cabin Type: Oceanview Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 6 years ago
The ship was very well maintained. The colors were poorly choosen, but that is my only complaint. The staff was wonderful!! The activites were great. The food was amazing. They truly seem to try their best to give you a great vacation.
We did an excursion in Grand Cayman. We went to the Turtle Farm, Hell and stingray sandbar. We trully liked that excursion. The place is very beautiful and alot to see. The guys that took you out to see the stingrays were very good. They catch them and allow you to hold them and take your pictures (with your camera) and are very good hosts (they expect tips so just keep that in mind). Turtle Farm was very interesting. Just an experience we would recommend atleast once.
We did an excursion through the cruise line for snorkeling, sailing and beach party. Went on the Fury company boats (Nassua/ #4). Amazing excursion!! The hosts on the boat couldn't have been any better. They also had a lady on board that was taking pictures that were available to buy after lunch. We would recommend this excusion, company and boat to anyone who asks and actually have already begun to spread that word. We took a boat to the snorkle spot and were in the water about an hour maybe an hour and a half. They had a few guides in the water incase people needed help and the boat was never too far away if you had a problem. Then they took you to a private beach with different water activities (trampolines, slides, kayakes, floats, etc.). They provided you with beer, mairgaritias, or water the entire time and that was inculded in the price. They had a grill on the beach with burgers for sell. After about an hour at the beach the take you back to port. Great experience!!
We got off the cruise and took a taxi/shuttle to the beach. It stopped at a shopping place first, so we got off thinking we could see if we liked the shops and if not get back on and continue our ride. No we had to pay for our ride their and then pay another taxi to take us to the beach. Once at the beach we had to pay to get in. We never went more than a minute without someone asking us to buy something. We stayed maybe an hour on the beach and payed a taxi to take us back to the boat. Every place we went and every taxi we got in asked us to buy some pot. We never felt safe. The place was just nasty. Nothing to see where we went. I will say we talked with people on the boat afterward that had booked an excursion through the cruise line and enjoyed it. I would never recommend Monetego Bay to anyone!!!
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