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Feb 3, 2014 - eDay 3

Wow this was a big day. We had a tour of Bob Marley's Nine Mile on our schedule and planned to head out to Dunns River Falls afer that. We took some bob marley shots in the bar before our tour, I wasn't sure about it after the taxi ride up the mountain, my stomach was iffy. Our tour guide lived up to his name "Crazy" and was highly entertaining! We learned about what it means to by a true "Rasta". We decided to take on the falls without a guide and hike up the falls ourselves. It was a lot of fun but after I realized I ripped my toenail...

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Feb 1, 2014 - Arrival to Heaven

We arrived early and were greeted with Champagne and given a tour while waiting for our room. The resort is truly beautiful and well kept, the staff is friendly and incredibly attentive. We got our bracelets which tell the staff what your VIP status is. We kept looking at everyone's bracelets and wondering what all the colors meant. It was a little hard to get used to going to any restaurant or bar and leaving without paying! Our room was small but nice, it didn't take long to make ourselves at home :)

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Jan 31, 2014 - First Day

We arrived in Jamaica in a drunk like state induced from sleep deprivation. After nearly 12 hours of flight time and something like 14 hours of layover time, 12 of that sleeping with the bums at the Chicago airport. Our first night was to be at Toby's Resort, a small hotel near the airport, to pass a day till we could get to our true destination, the Royalton, aka heaven. Still, tired as we were we couldn't just pass up a chance to explore a little. We decided to walk through town to the beach, we were instantly recognized as easy prey,...

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Apr 14, 2013 - 7 day caribbean cruise - Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and Cozumel

We arrived in Montego Bay, Jamaica on the 3rd day of our cruise. We decided that we would take a shuttle bus to Doctor's Cave Beach where we would just relax for the day. The beach was beautiful and the water was 3 different colors of blue. The Jamaicans that were on the beach trying to sell us stuff were very polite and respectful and I was very grateful to not have aggressive sales people approaching every 5 mins which is what I was afraid of. After the beach we walked up the street to Margaritaville, where we enjoyed a fun lunch before...

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Dec 11, 2012 - at sea

12-11-2012 At Sea – a very rough sea. Last night we experienced an even more tumultuous ocean, we continued to rock and roll all night. When the sun rose it was not any better, in fact it got worse. I definitely did not bring my “sea legs” with me! It is quite comical as everyone is falling around as though they spent way too much time drinking a little too much. The process of walking goes like this. Hang onto the railing against the wall, wait until the sea calms down a little and then you run quickly down the hall getting as far as you...

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Dec 10, 2012 - Montego Bay, Jamaica

12/10 – Montego Bay, Jamaica We docked in Jamaica at about 7:30 a.m. The island has beautiful beaches, azure waters, and is somewhat mountainous. The US dollar is freely used here and English is the official language, therefore it was easy to be a tourist for the day. Also, the Jamaicans are a very friendly people. A beautiful morning led to what I consider an oppressively hot & humid day, and this is their “cool” month! These conditions “forced” us to return to the ship & air conditioning before 1:00. Most of us took a taxi ride in a small...

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Panama Canal Cruise

Apr 13, 2010 - Preparing for sunshine

I love it when the onset trip anticipation relieves me of my other mortal worries :D As I prepare for my graduation trip to Jamaica, I am reminded of the last time I was on those beautiful shores. It must be just about 3 years since I've been on vacation outside of my home country, and to be honest - I can't wait to get out of here! My previous trip to Jamaica was but a short glimpse (cruise ship stop) and gave me a quick flash of the country. We were situated in Ocho Rios last time, but now I'm preparing to visit Montego Bay. The trip is...

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The Ebb and Flow

Oct 7, 2009 - Jamaica

We reached Montego Bay Jamaica on the third day of a cruise. We docked on our side of the ship, so Sauncee and I got to see from our balcany. Jamaica is a beautiful mountanous country. We were there once before in 2007 and really enjoyed our stay. We met a young lady in 2007 and have kept in touch. She and her family met us at the dock to spend the day with us. Her name is Camda and she met us with her mother and stepfather. Camda and her family took us to a market to do some shopping for gifts. The market was a fun experience. Our...

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HUFF STUFF

Feb 17, 2009 - Montego Bay, Jamaica

The cold front was beginning to blow itself out and all available weather forecasts called for 5-6 foot seas and 20 knot winds for the crossing between Grand Cayman and Jamaica, not a completely smooth ride, but not uncomfortable. After the first ten hours of 10-12 foot head seas and 30 knots of wind with 24 hours left to go, I began to doubt the accuracy of the forecasts. Conditions like this are not necessarily dangerous for a boat like Silverheels II, but it is uncomfortable and makes even the simplest tasks far more difficult than they...

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Nov 18, 2008 - Mo'Bay Yeh Mon!

Ok so up until now the weather was pretty beautiful, about 32 degrees and sunny, but by the time we started to head to Jamaica it was getting overcast and not so sunny. We all got up at the regular time, went to breaky at the Windjammer, got exceptional seats at the window but well it was raining??? What’s’ with that? So it looked like we may have to pack our raincoats. It is still pretty warm though. We were able to watch as we pulled into Montego Bay, many of the market people were getting wet up on the dock and were yelling as they were...

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Oct 23, 2008 - Departure from Sangster International Airport

It's with mixed emotions that we pack up and get on our way. That was a week that sure went by fast! As a group, we are 18 suitcases lighter, though, than upon our arrival. That certainly feels good. And knowing that those suitcases will be put to good use as storage drawers is also a good feeling. Hopefully we've lightened someone else's load.

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Oct 17, 2008 - Sangster International Airport [MBJ] - Arriving in MoBay . . .

Headed from Pearson International airport into Sangster International airport in Montego Bay . . . We're going through customs and looking for our driver, Rannie. He will take us from North Coast on a three hour van ride near South Coast into the rural area on the coastal plateau. Going through customs was interesting, to say the least. We were queried a lot about where we were staying and with whom. Then the BIGGEST HURDLE and disappointment. . . We wondered what we were "in for" when we heard Marlon's name called over the PA system. As it...

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