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  1. Great “live” blog. I can’t share your enthusiasm for Columbus, though. We thought it was easily the worst show we’d ever seen on a ship.
  2. Can't belive they haven't found SOME use for the vacated Rita's space
  3. cbnsoul

    Costa Maya Water Park

    We mostly just stayed in the kids area and around the regular and cenote-style pool. My wife did one of the slides while my son and I waited. You actually take an elevator up to the top of the slides which I thought was interesting. There’s a nice lazy river that we did together. The line got really long as they didn’t have a lot of innertubes though it made for a nice, uncrowded ride.
  4. I know this doesn’t directly answer your question but thought I’d chime in. We went to Tabyana and loved it. It’s a pretty basic facility but the beach was beautiful and the best snorkeling is directly in front. The food was included and very good - burgers, BBQ chicken, etc. drinks were extra but good (although a little string for our taste!). There is Security to prevent the locals selling goods from coming onto their property so they stroll back and forth along the shore. The highlight of my whole trip was walking the beach and watching the vendors come by!
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    Costa Maya Water Park

    We went to the water park in November 2018 while on Symphony. It’s very nice with several slides and pools and is in excellent condition. We got there early and beat most of the lines (except for the locker rental in the main building which was S-L-O-W). We primarily sat by the pool and kids splash area. Food options appeared to be limited to one buffet restaurant that was expensive so ,we ate back at the cruise terminal. Overall we spent about 3-4 hours there. We will do it again in our next trip but pair it with the zip lines, at least for my wife.
  6. Huh, we have watched the competition on both the Harmony and Symphony and both were at the Sports Pool. I didn't know they ever had it at the Aqua Theater.
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    Tabayana Excursion

    We just did the Tabyana without snorkeling excursion last week and had a great time. The groups left on separate buses with those with snorkeling going first. Our bus left maybe 10-15 minutes later and by the time we arrived, those with snorkeling were already in the water. It appears that they have one guide from Tabyana take 3-4 people out at a time and show them the highlights. You are also free to snorkel on your own whether or not you booked the snorkel option. There are rental locations on each side of the beach and through Tabyana as well. My wife was considering snorkeling and a Tabyana guide ended up coming to us in our chairs and asking if we would like to go. She ended up deciding to do it (at no cost other than tip) and it was just her and the guide and she said the snorkeling was fabulous. The beach is very nice and you can easily walk down to look at the other beach clubs, many of which have excursions through RC. There are vendors but security at Tabyana (and seemingly the other beach clubs) prevent them from leaving the shoreline. I thought it was quite entertaining watching the different vendors come by and was actually a highlight of the trip! Lunch was supposed to be 11:30-1:30 but they pretty much try to get everyone to come at 11:30 when it opens. Departures from Tabyana were roughly every 30 minutes starting at 1, I believe. The buses they used are the "mini" sized, holding about 15 people and would often fill quickly. We just missed the 2 pm bus because it was too full so waited around for the next one. Even people arriving 15 minutes early missed the 2:30 bus since ours was so full. Just something to keep in mind.
  8. We just signed up to be on the Symphony for Thanksgiving week (so excited that I might get to see Matt!). I was wondering if there is a "special menu" (ie turkey) on the Chops menu, for either lunch or dinner, on Thanksgiving day? I have looked but can't seem to find an answer anywhere.Thanks
  9. cbnsoul

    Wandering at Falmout (without any tour)

    Been to a lot of ports in the Caribbean and I’d say the entire town is “shady streets”. I wouldn’t recommend going out alone.
  10. So, prior to our last cruise in March, I was given the option prior to choosing a room or category (can't recall which) to choose either a non-refundable or refundable deposit. Now all I get is the non-refundable option. I assume that's all anyone is getting meaning I have to call if I want the refundable deposit? Thanks
  11. Looking to book a flight out of San Juan for an upcoming Freedom cruise and the portions are either 11:45 AM or 7:15 PM. I'd really prefer the morning flight and was wondering if we'd have enough time to get to the airport if we did express walk-off option taking our luggage with us. I have heard that security and check in at SJU can be really slow so that makes me a bit concerned. I can't find any Cruise Compasses posted for Freedom from San Juan so am not sure when debarkation occurs or if taking luggage off yourself is even an option as it is in Port Everglades. Any help is appreciated!
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    Nassau timing

    The Paradise Island Ferry Terminal would be a LONG walk though the 10 minute drive time is probably ly about right. You can also take a water taxi but they operate on less of a schedule.
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    johhny rockets

    We were on the Harmony in a Boardwalk room last month. Theres a letter in your room that you are supposed to show the wait staff that informs them you are in a Boardwalk room so are not charged. JR does t take reservations. Although it was mild to moderately busy at times, I only saw a line to check in once which was at lunch on the first sea day.
  14. cbnsoul

    Johnny rockets on Anthem?

    Boarded Harmony today and the price was up to 9.95 as well.
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    Seasickness to Tulum ruins?

    We took the tour to Tulum in June and crossed in what I’d say are mild to moderate seas and several people were either vomiting or looked like they were going to. They passed out barf bags on both trips. Good advice is to be by the window downstairs or outside upstairs