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When it comes to vacation pictures, you can’t take too many! With all the new digital cameras available, and the rapidly dropping cost of memory cards, it costs almost nothing to take hundreds or even thousands of of photographs while on vacation. I haven’t had any regrets over vacation pictures I have taken, but I have had regrets over pictures that I haven’t taken, or have turned out to be blurred. Following our last cruise, I wish I had taken pictures of the menus. I wish I have taken pictures of the guards in Panama. I wish I had taken more pictures of the whole trip. The pictures each capture a little bit of the whole experience. An individual picture might not be special, but when grouped with other pictures help to show the environment. Try to capture the sights and sounds of your travel! Also with these new digital cameras, you can take video as well.
You probably don’t want to print all of the pictures, but they can be put together into a slide show. With software such as Sony Vegas Movie Studio DVD, all of these photos can be put together into a slide show with music, and effects to capture the excitement of your vacation. An excellent example of what can be done with vacation pictures can be seen in the Islands Of Liberty video made by Jason AKA Gatorclaw. He has combined his vacation pictures and video, along with music, and just a little bit of effects to make the video slide show interesting. If watching what he has done in his videos doesn’t inspire you to take more pictures, nothing will!

Jamaica is an interesting place. The locals are known for being kind of aggressive. Stories I have heard include people doing things to get you to take a picture of them, and then if you do, they begin demanding that you pay them. We didn’t run into this scenario, but the locals were noticibly more aggressive than other places I have been. We were warned that it was dangerous to wander outside the main port area by ourselves.
Dunn’s River Falls is a classic stop on many excursions, and involves climbing 600 feet up a water fall. It is a lot of fun, and as long as you are in decent shape, it is not too demanding.
We did the Sanara Sail Snorkel & Dunn’s River Adventure, which took us on a tri-hull catamaran. We snorkeled for a while, then climbed the falls. The rum punch they gave us was strong. I think they just added the punch for a bit of coloring.

Here are the ones listed in the Carnival shore excursions book. Not all excursions will be available for every cruise, or during every time of year. Other cruise lines probably offer the same or similar excursions.
Excursions can either be booked through the cruise lines ahead of time, or while on ship. Booking the excursions directly with the operators is also an option. This can save you money, but involves risk if there is a problem.

ATV Adventure (3 hours)
Bob Marley Bus Adventure (5 1/2 hours)
Brimmer Hall Estate & Dunns River Falls (5 1/2 hours)
Certified Two-Tank Dive (2 hours)
Chukka Cove Beach Horseback Riding (4 hours)
Chukka Cova Canopy Tour Adventure (4 1/2 hours)
Zip-lining through the Laughlans River Gorge.
Cool Runnings Sail & Dunn’s River Falls (3 hours)
Coyaba River Garden & Dunn’s River Falls (3 1/2 hours)
Dunn’s River Falls & Dolphin Touch Encounter (5 hours)
Dunn’s River Falls & Dolphin Cove (5 hours)
Dunn’s River Falls & Dolphin Swim (5 hours)
Dunn’s River Falls Jeep Safari (5 hours)
Mountain To Sea Ride & Snorkel Adventure (3 1/2 hours)
Ocean Kayak To Dunn’s River Falls (3 1/2 hours)
Ocho Rios Highlights & Garden Tour (4 1/2 hours)
Ocho Rios Snorkel Adventure (2 hours)
Party Boat & Dunn’s River Falls (3 1/2 hours)
Rafting On The Martha Brae (5 hours)
Gently float down a 3 mile stretch of river on 30 foot bamboo rafts.
River Tubing Safari (3 1/2 hours)
Sailing To Dunn’s River Falls & Beach (5 hours)
Sanara Sail Snorkel & Dunn’s River Adventure (4 hours)
Shaw Park Beach Break & Dunn’s River Beach (5 1/2 hours)
Relax on a beach for 2 1/2 hours, then climb the falls.
Sun Dancer Yacht Cruise (2 1/2 hours)
Super Yacht San San (3 1/2 hours)
The Enchanter Garden & Dunn’s River Falls (3 1/2 hours)
The Spirit Of Ocho Rios (4 1/2-5 hours)
A tour that visits many sites around Ocho Rios.
Ultimate Jamaican Adventure (5 3/4 hours)
Ride a horse, river tube, and hike.
White River Kayaking (3 hours)
Wild Oats Afternoon Sail (2 hours)
Wild Oats Chapagne Falls (4 hours)
Breezes, Runaway Bay Golf Club

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