Thank you for the information! It seems like the cruise people I have spoken to on the phone don't really know much about the destinations! In your opinion, how risky would it be to do the excursion ourselves? I have a fascination with The mayan ruins, and I would prefer to explore them with out a group if it's possible. Can you get your own boat and then a taxi to the site or would this be really pricey? We are most interested in going to the ruins that are closer so that we wont be out so far! Btw, we are going on the Valour ship and I saw that you have been on that one. Did you have a good experience? We're pretty new to all of this!