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Carnival Triumph - May 12, 2007

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A May 2007 trip to Ocho Rios by saythankyou

Island Village Photo, Ocho Rios, Jamaica More Photos
Quote: 7 day Carnival Cruise on the Carnival Triumph.

Carnival Triumph - May 12, 2007

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Overview

Beach on Grand Cayman Photo,
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In Cozumel, be sure to make a stop at Margaritaville. You can listen to the music of Jimmy Buffet while eating good food and drinking a strong blue margarita!In Grand Cayman, make sure to try some Tortuga Rum Cake. Of course, the highlight is the "try before you buy" attitude...and most shops have samples of every flavor available. Beware, the cake is strong and you don't want kids eating this. They pour the rum on after the cake is cooked, so it is not baked out.In Jamaica, the most beautiful homes can be found in the hills. Keep your eyes out for these. There are also areas of extreme poverty. Be mindful and respectful...and go home appreciating what you have.Quick Tips: Whe...Read More

Carnival Triumph

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Story/Tip

Elevators midship Photo,
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The embarkation process was relatively smooth. The whole process was about 40-45 minutes, but it was split into three different stations. You first had to register (even with your Fun Pass in hand), get your Sail & Sign card and then you had to go on the ship to register your Sail & Sign card with a credit card. After that, you were able to get to your room.We went to check out our room and found it was a good size – it appeared larger than our rooms on the Jubilee or on the HA MS Amsterdam. We were on the main deck, where most of the cabins are located, and we had an ocean view. Our luggage arrived soon after we got into our room, but we were upset to find out that someone broke our D...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 21, 2007

Margaritaville Cozumel

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Restaurant | "Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville"

Margaritaville Cozumel Photo, Cozumel, Mexico
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Jimmy Buffet fans all over the world rejoice! Margaritaville Cozumel is nonstop Jimmy Buffet music combined with good food and drinks right along the beach.If you are looking for a good time, but you don't like the crazy, teenage antics of Carlos & Charlies or Senor Frog's, head straight to Margaritaville. The view is fantastic beause they're right on the ocean. In fact, bring your snorkel gear. Customers can walk from the deck right out into the ocean. They even have a floating island for those who want to sunbathe.The food is reasonably priced at an average of about $14-$15USD per entree. We ordered Calamari, Conch Fritters and Shrimp Fajitas for the two of us and had plent...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 21, 2007

Margaritaville Cozumel
Rafael E. Melgar 799
Cozumel, Mexico
01 987 872 7206

Fratelli La Bufala

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Restaurant

Fratelli La Bufala Photo,
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Fratelli la Bufula is a 2007 Zagat rated restaurant. The name is literally translated to Brothers of the Buffalo and it makes a lot of sense. On the menu are buffalo meat and buffalo mozzarella. Their menu follows typical Napolitan food, but they specialize in pizza.On this visit to Miami Beach, we split a pizza and an appetizer with some pizza left over. Including two soft drinks, we spent $40 pre-tip.The appetizer we shared was called La Filatina. It was made up of two pieces of bread, Buffalo Mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, basil, and oregano. It was extremely messy, but was quite good.The pizza we ordered was called Monachina and it was simply tomato sauce, buffalo ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 21, 2007

Fratelli La Bufala
437 Washington Ave.
Miami, Florida 33139
(305) 532-0700

Island Village

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Attraction | "Island Village on the Beach"

Island Village Photo, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Island Village on the Beach is an open-air shopping market that is within five minutes walking distance of the port. You can find arts and crafts in Island Village, but the main ware seems to be silver and gemstone jewelry. There is also a “Rum, Roasts, and Royals” store that sells liquor and high-end Jamaican coffee. To get an idea of price, JaBlum coffee sells for $8USD for a four-ounce package there. Island Village caters to the tourists and presents a safe-feeling shopping atmosphere. Unlike some other open-air markets in Ocho Rios (like the market at the exit of Dunns Falls), no one will pull on your clothing to get you to enter their shops. The trade-off is that the prices are a ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 21, 2007

Island Village
Turtle River Road
Ocho Rios, Jamaica