sutton - Answered a Question by sleath (23 Dec 07 07:57)

Us dollars accepted at all these places.we went on this cruise in november with o/v.ship failed to get into port at ocho rios&cayman islands due to thruster & berthing problems.hope you have better luck than we did.

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moor - Answered a Question by sleath (23 Dec 07 11:51)

Went to Panama as part of OV transatlanic crossing in November and did the Panama Canel trip by FERRY it was a long day but well worth it, as we went through the largest locks and into the Pacific ( although you get lunch on the ferry I take some rolls or cakes etc from the OV ) there are free soft drinks on the ferry Take low value US dollers few 20s and 10s 5s and 2s All the details are on Action Ashore on OV web page and many people book before they sail, you donot pay till you are on board as trips are charged to your onboard account and you can change your mind if you want too Have a gret time, we di.

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Tanya Hyde - Answered a Question by sleath (29 Dec 07 21:04)

US dollars are accepted small denominations are best. The only trip ,if you wish to do it, that I would recommend booking with the ship is for PANAMA Canal. Other than that all can be done independently. You wil find many taxis available at all ports. Montego Bay offers a shuttle bus into town, or the beach at $4 each way. Doctors Cave or Aqua Sol, formerly Walter Fletchers Beach are both close, all beaches have an enterance charge of $5. At most ports you will find "travel agents" who will offer you trips at a fraction of the cost of what the ship will offer. PROGRESSO is brilliant for this! The same can not be said of PEURTO LIMON. So called "travel agents" are found inside the port, they are nothing more than middle men.All they do is put you into a taxi. Arrange any trip that you wish to do directly with the taxi drivers (red cars). They charge $25 per hour for the taxi (ie up to four people). Not only will the drivers be better off for this so will you! Have a fantastic time, wish it was me.

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Sleath - Answered a Question by sleath (06 Jan 08 22:11)

Thanks everyone who replied to my questions re Ov cruise to Panama etc. The trip on the train alongside the Panama canal seems very expensive is it worth the money or would the ferry be better. thank you.

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