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Old 01-21-2013, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Did I make a mistake selecting West. Cab?

This will be our first cruise and our first trip to the Caribbean. I really struggled with eastern vs. western. What we are most interested in doing is snorkeling and enjoying the water. Don't care about shopping or dining or seeing ruins. Did I make a good choice?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Any Disney Cruise is a great cruise ! I am sure you will have an amazing time. Then you can book your Eastern Cruise on board and save 10% ! Have a great time.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You'll be fine and even have more opportunity to enjoy the water with an additional port day on the Western route. Cayman has great snorkeling, and you can even snorkel with sting rays if you prefer. Cozumel also has some very nice beaches and snorkeling. In Costa Maya, take a taxi to the nearby fishing village and enjoy a beach day.

The trip is really what you make of it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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In Costa Maya, take a taxi to the nearby fishing village and enjoy a beach day.

The trip is really what you make of it.
What is there to do besides the beach at the nearby village ?
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What is there to do besides the beach at the nearby village ?
Not much other than eat, drink, and get massages.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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What is there to do besides the beach at the nearby village ?
Stay on the ship and get discounted spa treatments. Costa Maya also has some dolphin excursions, if you're up for that. (Personal/political note: Please don't)
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:04 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks. I feel good about my choice. Looking forward to snorkeling in Cozumel and Grand Cayman. Have decided to stay on ship when we are at Costa May and do spa - lovely!
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We have done both and loved each one!!!! You will love snorkeling at grand cayman!!!!! Have a blast and enjoy paradise!!!!!
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My daughter and I had a great time snorkeling in Cozumel and Grand Cayman in November. You will love it!
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I chose the Western for the great snorkeling opportunities. My DH and DS were very pleased.
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you made the right choice imho.

We took our first cruise in October, going to the Western Caribbean on the Magic. Port Adventure at Grand Cayman and we did the Aquaboat and Snorkel Adventure. We had a BLAST! The tour guides were great and let us explore around the waters.
Then at Cozumel we did the Dune Buggy and beach snorkel. Also had a great time. At Cozumel it rained cats and dogs, but we still had an awesome time, the two guides were also awesome and funny. It was pretty cool to snorkel in the rain, underwater it was even better. We were not interested in shopping or anything else too. I never snorkeled before, and now I am hooked!
I think either one is a great choice. Also, like another poster said, you could always book your next cruise on your current one and get a discount.
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We cruised a Western Caribbean on the Fantasy for Halloween 2012. We went to Maya Chan on Costa Maya & it was our FAVORITE part of the trip. Although the water is not as clear as it is in Cozumel they took us out on Kayaks & then we snorkeled a little bit. The price was GREAT!!! It was $140. for our family of 4 & included our cab fare, wonderful food & all of our drinks. It also included the sand castle contest for the kids & even a trophy at the end!!! The kids were also given sand toys, we had water floats & the Kayaking & snorkeling was included too. I can't say enough good things about Maya Chan Beach Club; it was definatly the best deal for the money. (not booked through Disney, just fyi). It it small & simple but very private & uncrowded. I plan to create a trip report website & will share our photos & information when I get around to it. For now you can find information on Maya Chan at: Costa Maya Beach Resort, Costa Maya Chan Beach Resort - Majahual, Mexico
They have special things going on for the Disney ship guests. Good luck deciding & enjoy!!!
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