Difference Between My Experience on Royal Caribbean, Vision of the Seas vs My Experience on Ten Celebrity Cruises


With Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Celebrity Cruises being sister brands, both separate divisions of Royal Caribbean International, people often ask what the difference is between the two brands.   Quite often the pricing between the two companies can be very similar.   Some Royal Caribbean ships, like the Oasis, Allure, and Quantum are often price higher… [Continue Reading]

Chacchoben Mayan Ruins from Costa Maya Provide Highlight of Cruise


We thought we had seen the best of the ruins in Belize and couldn’t imagine visiting a more impressive sight, but the Chacchoben ruins near Costa Maya provide our group with the highlight of our cruise.
We booked the tour through the Shore Excursion Group with their return to ship and satisfaction guarantee, with the actual… [Continue Reading]

Chankanaab National Park including Swim With Manatees and Dolphins, Cozumel, Mexico


Chankanaab National Park, a popular tourist attraction in Cozumel, features a man made beach, reef snorkeling, an archeological replica display, Mayan village, zip lines and several interactive marine experiences.   One of the ladies in our cruise group had booked the Swim with the Manatees experience through the Shore Excursion Group website, but had not read all the… [Continue Reading]

Belize’s Altun Ha through Shore Excursion Group


As was the case in Roatan, I booked my shore excursion for Belize City through the Shore Excursion Group, which offers the 100% satisfaction guarantee and a return to ship guarantee.  We had six ladies from our group on this excursion plus several others from the ship who were not in our group.   This… [Continue Reading]

Bistro on 5, Amazing and Unique Dining Experience


Like all the other venues on a Celebrity cruise, the Bistro on 5 offers an amazing dining experience.   We were lucky enough as back to back guests to be offered a complementary lunch at this venue during our turn around day.   At the regular price of just $5 per person, it is well worth the… [Continue Reading]