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Old 11-13-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Awesome, you will have loads of fun.

In Grand Cayman, I did this thing alone, that was so fun. I met up with a shuttle that takes you to this amazing resort. From there, you ride a jet ski with about 5-6 other jetskis. You get to go as fast and fun as you want. They drive you to Stingray city, where you snorkel with the stingrays. After this, you ride out further, where you anchor your skis and snorkel above a small reef. From there, its full speed ahead to the resort. It was sooooo much fun!

I booked it through grandcaymancruiseexcursions.com
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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sounds fun! I though about doing stingray city, but changed my mind. I think I just want to tour the city and relax with my friends at a beachside restaurant they are going to.



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Awesome, you will have loads of fun.

In Grand Cayman, I did this thing alone, that was so fun. I met up with a shuttle that takes you to this amazing resort. From there, you ride a jet ski with about 5-6 other jetskis. You get to go as fast and fun as you want. They drive you to Stingray city, where you snorkel with the stingrays. After this, you ride out further, where you anchor your skis and snorkel above a small reef. From there, its full speed ahead to the resort. It was sooooo much fun!

I booked it through grandcaymancruiseexcursions.com
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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I liked doing it with this tour, because it was off the beaten path, there are literally thousands of people on boats doing it.

You will have fun. Bring ur money, its expensive there
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:09 PM
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Location: I'm not sure, TX
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I just remembered that you do have the option of self debark at the end of the cruise. Basically, you can keep your bags with you instead of putting them outside the last night of the cruise. When they make the call for those doing self debark, you get to leave and not have to deal with the cattle call that is baggage claim.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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oh, thanks "pfw"- That would be great! i would just rather have my stuff with me. I'll check and see what they say about self-debarking, disembarking??




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I just remembered that you do have the option of self debark at the end of the cruise. Basically, you can keep your bags with you instead of putting them outside the last night of the cruise. When they make the call for those doing self debark, you get to leave and not have to deal with the cattle call that is baggage claim.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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right, that's one of the few things I am not looking forward to is being "herded" everywhere. I really like to branch out on my own, but I think the majority of people want to do water activites or stingray city, etc. I'm just doing a casual city tour and relax on the beach until time to go back to the ship, I hope I have time to grab a nice late lunch!!



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I liked doing it with this tour, because it was off the beaten path, there are literally thousands of people on boats doing it.

You will have fun. Bring ur money, its expensive there
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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what about stamps? how do I mail postcards from the different ports? do they accept US stamps or do have to I buy specail airmail stamps? I don't know if I'll have time to find a post office in port.
thanks!
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Old 11-13-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Buy your stamps for each port of call at the ships purser desk. Then put your mail in the ships mailbox and they take care of the rest. The purser's know the correct postage you need for where ever you're at.
If you miss that day's or that ports mailing time, then the mail goes out at the next port.
The only problem we find is that you usually arrive home way before your mail gets to it's destination.
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Old 11-14-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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thank you "nitram"! great tip!! I'm having the hardest time posting anything on cruise critic, so I gave up. thanks for everyone putting up with my questions here!!


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Buy your stamps for each port of call at the ships purser desk. Then put your mail in the ships mailbox and they take care of the rest. The purser's know the correct postage you need for where ever you're at.
If you miss that day's or that ports mailing time, then the mail goes out at the next port.
The only problem we find is that you usually arrive home way before your mail gets to it's destination.
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Old 11-14-2008, 04:07 PM
pfw
 
Location: I'm not sure, TX
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Sorry that you are having troubles over at CC, it is such a great site to get information from. It might be better that you are having issues though. That way you don't spend lots of time on the site like I do. Even though I don't have any cruises booked currently I'm on the site multiple times a day.

I think you've told us but I don't remember, what Carnival ship are you on?
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