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Old November 27th, 2005, 09:21 AM
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Default New Years' caribbean cruise on Zaandam

Looking forward to our first cruise, and we're taking the whole family. Grandma (73), Mom (47) Dad (49) daughter (14) and son (15). We're stopping at Key West, Belize, Costa Maya, and Cozumel. Any suggestions for "must sees?" Restaurants, sightseeing, shopping, we'd like to do some snorkeling. Also looking for tours with a minimum of walking for grandma.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 05:28 PM
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Take grandma on the Conch Train in Key West, and the Island Drive in Grand Cayman. Minimal walking, and both very enjoyable.

Snorkel at Chankanaab State Park in Cozumel, and when you're done, try to find LA CHOZA (3 blocks east of McDonald's) - their cheese chile rellenos are amazing, and they have an salsa that is orange in color, but very spicy - never seen anything like it, and it's DE-LI-CIOUS!!!

Don't let grandma loose in the t-shirt stores in Key West..... too many LEWD t-shirts. She may not be able to handle it

Costa Maya is a shopping port - there's nothing to do there except eat and shop. There are no tours, and the beach is a joke. There's plenty of places to sit, too, and a big pool with a swim-up bar.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 08:54 PM
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Looking forward to our first cruise, and we're taking the whole family. Grandma (73), Mom (47) Dad (49) daughter (14) and son (15). We're stopping at Key West, Belize, Costa Maya, and Cozumel. Any suggestions for "must sees?" Restaurants, sightseeing, shopping, we'd like to do some snorkeling. Also looking for tours with a minimum of walking for grandma.
Thanks for any ideas!
Janice

Janice - are you sure you are going to Cozumel? HAL has substituted Costa Maya for Cozumel on our Xmas cruise as the docks have been wiped out from the hurricane/s. We received a letter in our docs informing us of this change.

I would suggest that "Grandma" take a pillow to sit on if she takes the Conch train ride. Believe me those seats are hard and very uncomfortable for people our age. I had a numb bu*b, for a few hours after that train ride.

When is your cruise and what ship are you going on?

Have a great time.
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