Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cruising: My Favorites

Best on shore excursion:

  1. Dunn's River Falls, Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Phil Lafayette
  2. Zip-Line Canopy Tour, Roatan, Honduras
  3. Jet Ski, Coco Cay Island, Bahamas: Royal Caribbean [Sorry, no pictures.]
  4. Sting Ray City, Grand Cayman Island: Native Water Sports
  5. Stewards Cove Snorkeling, Bahamas: Swimming with the sharks
  6. Tubing White River, Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Phil Lafayette
  7. White Water Rafting, Limon, Costa Rica
  8. Panama Canal Excursion, Colon, Panama
  9. White Knuckle Thrill Ride, Key West, FL.
  10. Gatorland, Orlando, Florida
  11. Three Reef Snorkel, Cozumel, Mexico
  12. Mayan Cave Tour, Belize
  13. Port Calica, Mexico: Lagoon Snorkeling, Ceynote Snorkeling, Swimming with the Sea Turtles, Zip Line
  14. ATV Jungle Adventure, Cozumel, Mexico
  15. Jungle Queen River Boat, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  16. Ruins of Tulum, Cozumel, Mexico

Best Entertainment:

  1. Holiday [Carnival]: Multi talented Cruise Director was surprisingly talented. Great floorshow and comedians.
  2. Freedom [Carnival]: Great floorshow and comedians.  Big Screen TV on Promenade Deck

Best Food:

  1. Sovereign of the Seas [Royal Caribbean]: The buffet seemed to always be open, variety & flavor
  2. Shockies, Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Jerk Pork, Chicken and Festival Bread
  3. Jungle Queen River Boat, Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Chicken, Ribs, Cole Slaw [not to thrilled with the Shrimp though]
  4. Rays Rum Point, Grand Cayman: Hot Wings and Fries
  5. Freedom [Carnival]: But do you not have a burger on the room service menu?
  6. Triumph [Carnival]

Best Bingo:

  1. MS Holiday [Carnival]: c’mon Becka… When this girl inevitably makes Cruise Director the world of Bingo will suffer a great loss, and I’m not just saying that because We won on the first three days of the cruise.
  2. Freedom [Carnival]
  3. Sovereign of the Seas [Royal Caribbean]
  4. Triumph [Carnival]

Best Casino:

  1. Sovereign of the Seas [Royal Caribbean]: Live dealer at the Texas Hold’em table, daily hold’em tournament.  Carnival and their electronic ‘Poker Pro’ is more like staying home and playing on the internet than being in a Casino.

Best Ship:

  1. Sovereign of the Seas [Royal Caribbean]
  2. Freedom [Carnival]
  3. MS Holiday [Carnival]
  4. Triumph [Carnival]