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Do This: Cave Tubing in Belize

16 Jan

A woman recently stopped me after she saw my ‘Blue Grotto Travel’ car magnet. She had booked a Spring Break family trip to Belize and was wondering what to do while there. My reply was simple- Cave Tubing! It is a popular shore excursion among cruisers- and it’s no wonder why!

My party and I booked through Cave-Tubing.com and could not have had a better time. While other cave tour groups were over-crowded (we saw over 20 people linked together by their tubes at one point), we were a nice small group of about 8. Smaller tour groups mean easier management and more time for FUN! Plus, afterwards you get to try a Belizean tamale and purchase a nice “Butt’s Up” souvenir tee. During my extensive research I also discovered that they had the best price for the tour as well. Our guides were really nice and we even got a chance to “cliff jump” afterwards, They really knew all of the ends and outs of the cave and the area. Don’t worry- they will always remind you to keep your “butt’s up” during cave tubing.

The pictures I took during cave tubing didn’t come out so great (my underwater/waterproof camera was an epic fail on this trip, plus the caves are dark!).

Carnival Liberty

8 Aug

 

I recently set sail on the Carnival Liberty. The first word that comes to mind when I think about this ship is: Clean. I do mean clean in its simplest form. The common areas were clean, the staterooms were clean, the gym and spa were clean. My suitemate and I came back to the room to shower and noticed our shower head was missing! I quickly found an attendant outside who deeply apologized because they had just been sanitized! How many hotels do you know of that routinely sanitize their shower heads? We were impressed. Not to mention grateful for a ship with a seven-day itinerary who took pride in deep cleaning at every chance.

Beyond the cleanliness, we enjoyed wonderful food (eat in the dining rooms for the best food and service), activities, and entertainment (the adult only comedy shows were great!). I must mention the steak house. It is well worth the $35. Do not eat lunch before having dinner at the steakhouse!

It would be near impossible to touch on all of the areas of the cruise, but I will try! We visited Belize, Roatan, Cozumel and Grand Cayman. In the mean time, if you have any questions, I’d love to answer them. Post away!