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Old June 24th, 2007, 01:22 PM
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I'm a 1st timer cruiser. Sailing on the Ecstasy November 3rd, 5 day cruise. Anyone out there on this same cruise?

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No, but I sailed the Ecstasy last year on my 1st Cruise. You will have a great time. If you have any specific questions just let us know. There are many Texas and Louisiana cruisers on these boards that have sailed the Ecstasy.

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Thanks for your reply. I'm going alone, what excrusion did you take?
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I will be about a month behind you with my friends and family group of about 12 people. It will be our second cruise but the first time on the Ecstasy and I can't wait! I know you will have a great time and I will be looking forward to hearing all about it.

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We booked all of our excursions through Carnival and booked them while on the boat...had a lot to learn since we were first time cruisers. But we did not feel cheated and we had a great time at each port. We had a group of 18ppl in 8 cabins ranging in age from 13 to 60.

Cozumel port #1...the oldest guests just took a (large) cab ride aound the island - they got lucky and had a great cabbie who was basically a tour guide and showed them historical sites, hurricane damage, etc. they enjoyed it tremendously and it cost less than $20 total; my DH took the two teenagers on the Horseback riding excursion then went to Carlos & Charlies to wait for the rest of us - they had a good time but the teenagers enjoyed the tequila shot more than the horse riding ; the rest of us (all adults) did the Deluxe Sail and Snorkel which gave us sail time, snorkel time, beach time, buffet lunch, and free drinks good choice for first timers.

Progreso port #2...the older gen and a couple of 30-somethings did the cab ride thing again since it was a hit in Cozumel - again it was cheap and they got to see alot of Progreso and Merida; the youngest couple and the youngest teenager did the Carnival Kayaking excursion - they enjoyed it but said it was too short and left them looking for what else to do in port, they ended up back on the ship and two took a nap ; the rest of us did the Merida city tour and Mexican Rodeo --- LOVED IT! Had the BEST sorbet you could ever imagine while in Merida, had some shopping time while in Merida and visited a few historical buildings then off to a ranch to eat a Mexican Buffet (many loved the lime soup so try it although it sounds yuk), watch folkloric dance recital, then a Mexican Rodeo. I would do that one again in a heartbeat.
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Not with you but have been on her a few times. Great ship.
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