Ok, we won’t actually be “on the road” again, but we are planning another adventure and wanted to share it with all of you. While I believe you can be successful selling a product that you are unfamiliar with, I think you can be a much better consultant if you are familiar with the product.
Over the years we have taken cruises on a variety of cruise lines – Disney Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess Cruises. I feel that when you cruise a different line, you can learn the differences about the lines better than by taking classes and webinars. As much as I prefer Celebrity Cruises and Disney Cruise Line, I know they aren’t for everyone. Knowing what the others are like, I can better assist my clients to select a cruise that is right for them.
With this in mind, we have booked a new cruise – this time on Carnival Cruise Line. We will be sailing this summer on the Carnival Dream on an Exotic Western Caribbean sailing. This cruise will take us to Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan and Costa Maya.
Here are some photos from John Heald’s Blog of the ship.
We plan to explore the ship more on our day in Cozumel since we have been to Cozumel a few times. In Belize and Isla Roatan, we will be snorkeling, of course!
That leaves Costa Maya. We aren’t especially interested in the shore excursions offered by Carnival so are looking to do something on our own. For those of you who have been there, what do you recommend?
Costa Maya has a nice reef very close in. Make it a beach day. Pick one of the oceanside resorts, line up a beach chair and ask for the snorkel boat to come by. They’ll pick you up, take you snorkeling, and drop you back off. I went to one on the main drag (made reservations via email). Another group went off to a more private beach/spa resort located further down the beach.