Carnival Splendor Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Third Mate

7+ cruises


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5

Cruise # 13

Sail Date: June 12, 2016

Reviewed: 4 months ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Inside

Enjoyed hanging out on 7 mile beach in Cayman Islands.  Don't pay for an excursion unless you do the sting ray experience.  Dove off the beach and saw a small green turtle, moray eel, and lots of tropical fish.  In Ocho Rios, climb the falls but don get a "guide".  You can walk around the area where guides are and walk/climb up the falls yourself without holding hands with strangers.  If you don't dive in Cozumel, rent a car and go to Chakanab (sp?) Park and dive off the shore.  You can swim over to the Dolphin cages and they will come right up to you. Take a ziplock baggie full of cruise ship sausages from breakfast to feed the tropical fish. When you leave, drive around to the other side (windward) of the island and stop at the various bars along the way.  Save time to let the women shop in town for Silver jewelry and barter as low as you can. Start to walk out of the store to get them to give you your price.  If you run out of "libations", buy a bottle and empty it in a ziplock baggie (not the one you used for the sausages) and place it in your shorts.  Don't buy anything in Grand Cayman - too expensive for EVERYTHING.

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Keep your bags with you at departure to get off early. Enjoy breakfast in the dining room before leaving. Comedians were great, the adult shows were outstanding. Don't bring an iron, they will confiscate it and not give it back until the day you leave.

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