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Hot Nail October 28th, 2010 12:30 PM

Shore excursion help/ideas!
The lovely wife and I will be heading to Colon Panama and Costa Rica on our 8 day Carnival Freedom cruise in January. We are in our mid 30's and like exciting and adventurous excursions. Any suggestions for those two ports! Thanks in advance.;)

BigStickKenobi October 29th, 2010 12:55 PM

Anything that has Ziplining. Nothing else compares, i promise. Not even dolphin swimming.
Thanks and good luck!

Cruznut2 October 29th, 2010 03:54 PM

I did this cruise on Liberty in 2007. I loved it. In Costa Rica we went on the white water rafting tour. It was fabulous!!! Loved every moment. There is a nice clean dressing room to change and shower in. They will also serve a great lunch made up of local dishes. Beer and soft drinks can be purchased. Not sure if there were mixed drinks or not. There are photographers that take photos of the rafts at different points along the river. Absolutely the best tour I ever did.
In Panama I did the Panama City tour and it was booooooooooooooooring!! The restaurant they chose for lunch was awful and the food was inedible. I wish I had done the train tour as I heard many people rave about it. I did enjoy going to the locks at the canal and watching as a ship passed through.
I had been to cozumel many times and did not leave the ship on this tour. I wanted to do the jeep tour but had to pass as I do not drive standard.
Whatever tours ou choose have a great time.


Hot Nail October 29th, 2010 07:14 PM

Thanks for the advice. We had hoped for the whitewater rafting but the local guide I contacted said he has not had enough interest to book a group yet. Cruznut, which tour company did you use for the whitwater rafting tour? I think we may try the ziplining if the ww trip can't be worked out. I did ziplining at another stop a few years ago and we had a blast. Btw, it seems line has less people on line compared to the last few it just me. It just doesn't seem like threads get the same amount of hits as the used to over the last few years. Thanks for all the advice, Bill

cruised1014 October 30th, 2010 02:30 PM

We did the cruise Sept 26th 2009. You will love this ship and the food and shows are excellent. You will see a warning on your Carnival Capers newspaper the night before getting to Limon Costa Rica. Carnival strongly
suggests that you take a tour at this port. Crime and muggings are very common here. So we took the Rainforest tour $89.50 per person. Two hours on a boat down river with Crocs, monkeys swinging through the Rainforest.
It was great and ice cold beers too. Two couples were mugged and lost all there jewelry, passports, cash credit cards. Make sure to go on a tour. Colon Pamama is a Port. Shipping containers
everywhere and a very dirty place. Take a tour. We are booked for December
on the Freedom but Eastern, San Juan, St Thomas, Antigua, Tortola, and Nassau. 5 Ports instead of 3. Have a really great Cruise I hope this helps. Enjoy. Ed

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