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Old May 25th, 2001, 03:10 AM
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Will I need any adaptors for electrical equipment (dryers, camcorder battery charger, CD player) on the cabin? I use 50/60 Hz, north american equipment.
How are conditions for eldery persons on Cancun's Calica port?
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Old May 26th, 2001, 11:40 AM
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Newbie:
If you are traveling any of the major cruiselines operating out of North America, (Carnival, RCI, HAL, Princess, Celebrity) you will have standard 110V power in the cabin. I would suggest bringing a powerstrip or multi-plug. There is usually only one or two outlets in the main part of the cabin.

In regards to conditions for the ederly at Calica. The ship does dock at Calica. It is not a very pretty docking area, basically a large gravel pit. Access to and from the ship is fairly easy. It is a $10 cab ride to Playa Del Carmen and just a few hundred yards to Xcaret. Taxis are plentiful at the dock. I will say that just off the pier, the area is compacted sand and gravel which could make using a wheelchair a little tricky. If you use a taxi or book an excursion you should have little problem and not a lot of walking.

Have a great time.

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Old May 27th, 2001, 06:52 PM
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I am a little bit confused at your subject heading.

As Mike says, Calica is a gravel pit.

Many cruise lines tender at Calica (or Playa del Carmen) on the way to Cozumel.

Tendering is not fun for the elderly or infirm regardless of the port.

No problems with your electrical equipment.

The idea of taking a small power strip or cube tap is excellent.

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Old May 31st, 2001, 11:59 PM
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Pamda and all, the Valtur Prima is a cruiseship sailing from Montego Bay on a Caribbean cruise that includes Cuba. The name was intriguing and I vaguely remebered that it was a ship. Indeed, it's the formeer Stockholm of Andrea Doria fame. It's registered in Naples now, is 16,000 tons of pure, classic liner. It's been rebuilt from the hull up. Yo can still see the ghost of her former name on the hull. Since this ship is normally not marketed to Americans, but Europeans, it's highly unlikely that you will find standard American style electric plugs. Either take converters or contact the company that sold you the cruise and find out exactly wht kind of electricity you will be dealing with.

Carole
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