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Old January 20th, 2011, 06:03 PM
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Old January 20th, 2011, 07:01 PM
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We didn't get off DREAM in Belize. Embarkation was so slow and confused and muddled. It was backed up several decks. We say the line and said forget it - we're going to the pool!


While the article focusses on price; I suspect logistics has something to do with it. The ships are designed with enough tenders of the right size to get everyone off, safely and effectively. It seems a was to have the "means" and not be able to use it, "and" have to pay a hefty price per head. Belize should up the fee for the ships to stop, but I suppose the little guy would never see any of that money. Seems like an add deal for the cruiselines to have struck in the first place.

I remember watching an episode of house hunters international which was shot in Belize and the interview the old president who was so proud of the cruiseline project.
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I am not in the least bit impressed with the way that Carnival has handled this situation.

I hope this can be resolved to everyone's satisfaction. If not, I am perfectly content to fly to Belize for my next Scuba trip.

I always laugh to myself when people say I won't even get off the ship in Belize, it's a worthless port. There's so much to do there, but if you're not into shopping, none of the good stuff is located within the Tourist Village. There's a wealth of fun to be had there.

I can't wait to go back! I just don't know if it will be on a cruise ship or not though. It looks like Carnival's holding the cards. We'll see how they decide to handle it.
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I had a wonderful visit in Belize two weeks ago. Tenders worked fine. Tour to Lamanai was wonderful. Friends that went on cave tubing loved it.

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I thought I read somewhere that they are building a pier in Belieze? Is it true, is it started yet?
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I thought I read somewhere that they are building a pier in Belieze? Is it true, is it started yet?
I don't know where they would build pier. The water is so shallow inside the reef that it wouldn't make sense to build a pier. I guess they could build one somewhere else along the coast.

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We have been twice to Belize and I would definitely like to go back.

Marc, they are supposed to be building a pier and have supposedly started on some of the work to build up the land area where it is to go but don't know really haw far along they are.

I think that if Carnival cancels enough ships from Belize the price for the tenders will end up coming down when the boat operators see how much money they are losing and also the excursion and shop people. They have gotten use to the money that comes in with the ships.
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