Randy and Rose

Joined June 2016Living in: Peoria, United States
  • Day20

    Peoria, Arizona

    January 30 in the United States

    We are back.
    We were on two very different ships and had a wonderful time on each of them.

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  • Day20

    THE VERDICT!!!

    January 30 in the United States

    After almost 3 weeks on both ships here is the verdict:

    Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas exceeded our expectations. Our Junior Suite was very large and tastefully decorated. You felt that you were at a resort, not on a ship. It was amazing how they managed 6700 passengers. The huge production shows and entertainment were unbelievable.

    Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer is the most luxurious ship we have ever traveled on. Our aft suite was beautiful. The choice of restaurants and food were at the highest level. The entertainment for a ship of this size was terrific. Each night we had a variety of quality shows.

    So.....IT’S A DRAW!

    We totally enjoyed each ship. Depending on ones priorities you should have a great time on whichever ship you choose.
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  • Day17

    The Regent Wave

    January 27 in Mexico

    It’s not a wave in the ocean!
    The ultimate in bathroom cleanliness.
    You wave 👋 at the door and it opens for you to go inside. Wave 👋 again at the door and it opens for you to go out.
    What will they think of next?

  • Day16

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    January 26 in Mexico

    We drove 1 hour through the jungle to the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins. Along the way our guide spoke to us about the Mayan people, both past and present.
    These excavated ruins were discovered in the 1970s. The ruins of Chacchoben date back 1500 years.
    We did an extensive tour of the site with our guide explaining how each structure fit in with Mayan society.

  • Day15

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    January 25 in Belize

    We docked at Harvest Caye, a 75 acre private cruise ship destination with water sports and a shopping village.
    We had a 50 minute catamaran ride to the “real Belize”. We then boarded school buses and drove through several villages along unpaved bumpy roads. We saw typical Mayan houses and learned about their history and way of life.
    We viewed extreme poverty and wondered what the contribution was from the Harvest Caye resort to the infrastructure of the surrounding area.
    We stopped at a small village market. The people were friendly and the children adorable.
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  • Day14

    Santo Tomas, Guatemala

    January 24 in Guatemala

    We rode an old trolley from the port through various neighborhoods into the town of Puerto Barrios. Our guide gave us the history and folklore of Guatemala.
    Originally the big industry was the export of bananas but now its coffee with 85% of the production going to Starbucks.
    The country is very poor with a lot of slums, yet the people were very friendly
    This tour included free Guatemala beer that was in an “interesting” cooler. We passed.Read more

  • Day13

    Roatan, Honduras

    January 23 in Honduras

    We docked at the Mahogany Bay Cruise Center. We toured on our own, visiting the West End village and market.
    Popular souvenirs are mahogany and cedar wood carvings crafted by locals.

  • Day11

    Regent Seven Seas Explorer

    January 21 in the United States

    This is the most beautiful ship we have ever been on. The elegant finishes and decor make you feel like you are in a six star luxury hotel.
    Throughout the ship you are overwhelmed with crystal chandeliers, marble, carved wood paneling and crown molding. The furnishings come right out of Architectural Digest.

  • Day11

    Key West

    January 21 in the United States

    We toured Key West on the Conch Train. It is the southernmost point in the continental US.
    We viewed new town which was built up in the 1950s, then crossed into old town with it’s historic homes and many, many bars.
    After getting off the train, we had a guided tour of the Harry S. Truman Little White House. While many of the restored rooms were simple, it was quite interesting to hear about the events in them which spanned 175 days of his presidency. Sorry but no photos were allowed.Read more

  • Day10

    Getting Off And Getting On

    January 20 in the United States

    There were some crowds disembarking from the Harmony but it was not as chaotic as we thought it might be. Our car service picked us up at the Ft Lauderdale Port and drove us to the Port of Miami.
    When we arrived at our Regent ship we were surprised to see that the area was empty. We waited about one half hour to board in a comfortable lounge with snacks and drinks. As we boarded the Seven Seas Explorer we were greeted with champagne and then had lunch.
    This was the first time we booked an aft suite. It is very comfortable and we really enjoy our deck and the views.
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  • Day9

    Central Park

    January 19, North Atlantic Ocean

    Central Park is one of the “neighborhoods” on the Harmony. You walk through an open outdoor area filled with 12,000 live plants and trees. There are winding paths and sitting areas going by restaurants and shops. It was a quiet and relaxing environment and hard to believe you were on a ship with 6700 people.

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