Now that I have you excited about the ship itself, I want to mention a few things about each port that we are visiting. I was pleasantly surprised with all of them, as Royal Caribbean has made huge efforts to keep the ports clean, safe and welcoming to everyone.
First stop — Labadee, Haiti
Now I know what most of you are thinking … Haiti? That’s an interesting choice of port.
Well, Royal Caribbean has bought this area and made it its own. It is really amazing what the cruise line has done with it, and it was honestly my favorite port on the cruise. It’s clean, it’s very well kept and there are A TON of things to do.
You don’t feel like the entire boat full of people is right where you are at all. I was able to do the zipline activity that they call Dragon’s Breath Flight Line. It is the longest flight line in the world over water. It was amazing! Book in advance because the spots fill up fast!
Next stop — Falmouth, Jamaica
Again, Royal Caribbean has made the port of entry a very welcoming and clean area. If you don’t feel like going far, you can literally get off the boat, have a bite to eat of the local food, do all your shopping right there and be back on the ship in no time.
If you do plan to venture out, there are many things to choose from. Some of the activities that come recommended are: Dunns River Falls, any of the Chukka brand activities, and if you are up for sightseeing, I was able to experience the Hope Plantation Tour and had “high tea,” which was a great taste of the culture and history.
Last port — Cozumel, Mexico
Cozumel has not changed much since the last time I was there. It is a busy place, and this is definitely the place to save your money for shopping.
If you have been there, done the shopping and area looking for something different to do, a fun adventure that I have done in the past was renting a jeep and driving around the entire island.
There are plenty of fun places along the way to stop for photos— small stands to sample local food, small beaches, etc. The island is also well known for its snorkeling and diving if you are an experienced swimmer/diver.
I hope that I have given you some good insight on what is to come in November. I’m so excited for USANA to experience this amazing ship and all it has to offer. The food was great, the entertainment is awesome, and there are so many things on this boat that I’m sure I didn’t even see everything!
Get registered today and come experience the Allure of the Seas with me!!
See you onboard!
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