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Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Possibly the Vacation from Hell

We made the best of it... but this year's vacation was... weird.

Here's my review of one of our shore excursions on Carnival.com:

Progreso is a DUMP

Please take my word for it, take a cruise that does not stop in Progreso. This whole town was a dump.

BUS RIDE: The bus ride to the beach went through impoverished, unsafe areas. The destination beach is right next to a military base, so the bus goes past guard shacks with guards armed with automatic weapons. Not a safe-looking area!

BEACH: Once at the beach, the staff was nice, but the beach was dirty, the buildings were worn down, and the place looked like a dump. The water was so disgusting. Standing in the water, when I looked down, I couldn't even see my hands. The bottom was so gross it felt like standing in sewage. Either that or my feet got cut by shells. The music was so atrocious I actually had to get up and move because it was so loud and obnoxious.

FOOD & DRINKS: The food was cold and terrible, and the drinks were weak. Service was great, but for what? Flat coke, cold, hard taquitos and cold nacho cheese?

PLEASE do not take this excursion. It is a total waste of money!

Case in point, I have no photos to upload to this review because the place was nasty!

NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY: The bar that was located directly outside the ship had a huge sign offering free tequila shots for your bra or panties! This was where you were expected to wait to get on the bus!

No, I do not recommend this shore excursion.

HA! We rented our house in Mexico in a little town that was next to Progresso. I concur that it is a dump but we scored some good fish at the market there. We tried eating out there too and it was really bad too. Cooking in was a much better option.
Spike   Thursday, November 17, 2011
Definitely sounds like a place to avoid.
LGrant   Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thank goodness we didn't go to Progresso. We had an experience on a Carnival cruise to Nassau, a place that I wouldn't recommend to anyone.
BeanCounter37   Thursday, November 17, 2011
We learned not to take the excusions offered thru the cruise lines.
dannie   Thursday, November 17, 2011
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