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Old March 3rd, 2006, 11:30 AM
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Default Ochos Rios..Cool Runnings vs Sundancer Yacht..pros/cons?

Cool Runnings vs Sundancer Yacht...compare?pros/cons?
Hi to all..
which do you think is the better choice....cool runnings or sundancer yacht cruise to the falls?

I am NON athletic, like to relax and have fun, and I dont much like shore excursions <grin> I really do not want to ride around in a van or cab...
want to go to falls by boat, come back and hang out at margueritaville and shop at the shop center there, maybe sit on beach a little

Also...any massage on beach or any spa/massage/salon place at the port there?? when in mexico had a nice massage and would enjoy something like that again....

my other option would be a day pass to a hotel, but not sure how good ochos is for that, I will be on this as a "single", with another gal as my roomate so "couples" resort is out..therefore I thought getting to the falls by water might be my best bet ...thanks in advance

Pros/Cons/compare the two ways to go via water? cool runnings vs sundancer..thanks

Cool Runnings
Enjoy the warm Jamaican party atmosphere on board a sleek sailing trimaran.
On this excursion you will:

* Relax and enjoy the beautiful Jamaican coastline.
* Soak up some sun and fun during the 25-minute ride to the famous Dunns River Falls.
* Have ample time to climb the 600-foot waterfall with the video crew.
* Relax on the beach and soak up the Jamaican sun.
* Enjoy complimentary fruit and rum punch during your return.

Note: Red Stripe beer is available for $1.00 per bottle.


Sundancer Yacht Cruise

Explore Jamaica’s beautiful shoreline, as you sail past beautiful homes and resorts and some of Jamaica’s most exclusive white sand beaches.
On this excursion you will:

* Listen to the sound of island music as Sundance Bonanza drinks or non-alcoholic Bonanzas flow freely.
* Learn the famous Soca and Reggae dances.
* Stop at Dunn's River Falls for that unforgettable climb of your life.

Imagination...5/8-5/13...Grand Cayman/Ochos Rios
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Old March 6th, 2006, 02:36 PM
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We did the Cool Runnings excursion a few years ago and it was great! We didn't climb the falls though (hubby has a bad leg). The party really gets going on the sail back.

We're not that fond of Jamaica, so if we do anything next time we go, it will be via water. I just love the catamaran excursions! It's so relaxing to be out on the water like that...guess that's why I love to cruise.

Can't comment on the other one.

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Old March 10th, 2006, 04:33 PM
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I can not comment on the other one, but Cool Runnings is done well and very fun. I have done it twice. It was the second time I did it that I realized how good of a job they do compare to the other excursions I have been on.

Drink the punch they pass out and you wont care about the price of the beer.

I know you are not athletic, but try to climb as much of the falls as you can.
Climbing the falls has been one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had on a cruise trip. As long as you can walk independantly and you are in decent health, you should be able to climb the falls without much trouble.

19 cruises total on all different lines including RCCL, NCL, Celebrity, Princess, Holland America and Sea Dream. Our 20th Cruise is October 2007 on the Mariner of the Seas.
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