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Digital Postcards from Oceania Riviera

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And so to Continue the itinerary of Riviera's Mayan Mystique cruise.

 

Day 7 saw us arrive on the island of Roatan and berth at Mahogany Bay...

 

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We had pre booked a 'private' island tour for this visit and were met by our driver/guide...

 

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I intend writing a full review of the day in Roatan later in the week - time permitting.

 

Day 8 was back to Mexico and the island of Cozumel.

 

Again we had a ship's excursion here, a little bit different this time...'Cozumel by Jeep and Snorkel'...

 

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Yes, we were the drivers and we circumnavigated the island, stopping to snorkel, visit a Tequila hacienda for a tasting session, and take in some great coastal scenery...

 

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Our final port of call was George Town on Grand Cayman and here we decided firstly to chill out on Seven Mile Beach...

 

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There were 5 cruise ships at anchor off George Town which kind of made the town a little busy.

 

But hey, this was cruising America at play so why not join in we say so having exhausted the sun, sand and swimming we headed for what appeared the most popular bar in town, Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville...

 

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...and secured a prime spot on the balcony...

 

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A fab spot, great people watching and great music and atmosphere.

 

The final day was a sea day as we headed back to Miami and disembarkation ready to fly home.

 

This was a superb itinerary with none of the 8 ports having been visited before. (At least not on a cruise ship - we had visited Key West on a Florida driving holiday some years back)

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Love Key West. Not been for a few years but its on my list to go back, and after reading this Grand Cayman is now on the list

 

Good morning Bumble Bee.

 

Yes, Key West was great and a typical easy to visit cruise port...

 

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And of course George Town can equally be great fun. The thing I really like about both is the difference in attitude between the American cruiser and British cruiser.

 

In Grand Cayman the Brits would generally be moaning about the prices and gratuities added to the drinks bills.

 

The Americans are there to have fun, enjoy themselves and just get on with it.

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