Disney Magic Western Caribbean Day 5 – Cozumel

Today’s port was Cozumel, which we have been to before.  Prior to the trip, we had not made official plans here, due to the fact we were not sure if we would actually be coming here due to the Swine Flu warnings.  Instead we were just going to “wing it”. Yesterday I had talked to Brian (in the band) about recommendations for Cozumel.  He and his wife mentioned a place called “Caribe”, that would try out. Trevor decided that he would rather stay on the ship, rather than go ashore, so after breakfast Jennifer, Brandon, and I headed out to do a little shopping.  Then to meet the rest of our group at Margaritaville so the kids could play in the water, on their advertized “water trampolines”. It turns out that “water trampolines” means floats tied to a rope, to Margaritaville.  So as soon as we got a table, we …keep reading …

Disney Magic Western Caribbean Day 4 – Grand Cayman

My favorite part of any vacation is experiencing something new.  Thus far in the cruise this has not been the case.  But, today’s port-of-call is Grand Cayman, which we have never been to. Our day started out with a late breakfast in the Top Sider’s buffet before meeting up for excursion in one of the lounges.  Today’s adventure will be a two stop snorkeling tour which would take us to a reef and a shipwreck. We tendered to to docks, and were lead to our snorkeling boat, which was about 4 blocks away.  There were about 35 people in the snorkeling group, which was much smaller than snorkeling excursions we’ve been on, on Carnival. The excursion operators were the best we’ve ever had (short of Reggie’s Cave Tubing in Belize).  They really made the trip fun, and not like they were simply herding cattle from point A to B. Our …keep reading …