My wife and I are taking our first cruise on 11/30 on the Voyager. We were told to book ahead for the excursions that we really want. I've read the pros and cons about booking with the cruiseline or with private vendors and I've decided since this is our first cruise that I'll book through the cruiseline. I've got a couple questions/concerns I'm hoping you all can help me with.
1. Do I want to book an all-day excursion or should I book a shorter excursion? Are there things to do in and around the port? For example I'm looking at the Shark Alley snorkel w/ lunch excursion in Belize. It's a 7 1/2 hour excursioin, which just seems like a long time to me. Any reviews on that excursion?
2. In Cozumel we're looking at either the Catamaran sail/snorkel or the Passion Island escape. Any reviews on these?
3. One of the toughest decisions we have to make is the Grand Cayman excursion. From everything I've read, we definately need to do Stingray City. The two options I'm looking at are the Snorkeling and Stingray City combo (which is only 3 1/4 hrs) or the Snorkeling, Stingray City, Beach party combo (which is an all day thing...7 hours). Do I really want to spend 7 hours on that or is there other things to do in the Grand Cayman port?
4. Two other options I'm looking at for Cayman is the Cocatoo Catamaran excursion (any help/information would be appreciated) and the Atlantis Submarine trip.
We're just so excited about our trip, but it's almost overwhelming how much there is to do. Thanks in advance for any and all advice you guys give.