Tag Archives: Mexico

Aquarium Bar in Cozumel

Cozumel is full of little beach bars near the cruise ports. Most ships also offer a wide variety of shore excursions both on the island and on the mainland. When we stopped there on Holland America Veendam we walked around … Continue reading

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Cozumel Cruise Ship Ports

There are 3 cruise ship docks in Cozumel. Carnival has its own dock called Puerta Maya. Ships from any of Carnival Corporation’s cruise lines can go to the 4 berths there. The nearby International Pier, which is the oldest pier … Continue reading

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Chacchoben Mayan Ruins

Due to unexplained technological difficulties, Holland America Veendam arrived in Costa Maya 2 hours late. Norwegian Pearl and Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas were already at the dock. The Pearl appeared significantly plainer than when we cruised on it … Continue reading

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Costa Maya Cruise Ship Port

Costa Maya is an engineered cruise ship port, meaning it is not a dock in a pre-existing town, but rather a port area built specifically for cruise ships and their passengers. It has quite an extensive shopping area with lots … Continue reading

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Chankanaab Park in Cozumel

Cozumel has no shortage of things to do when cruise ships come to port.  We’ve stopped there on quite a few cruises and always found something different to do.  This Mexican island has much more to offer that we haven’t … Continue reading

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The Ever-Growing Van Tour in Puerto Vallarta

Sailing into Puerto Vallarta, we had an excellent view from the Constellation Lounge on Celebrity Infinity. From a distance we could see Carnival Miracle already docked there. The other side of the little inlet across from the other ship looked … Continue reading

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Cozumel Beaches On Your Own – Sky Reef

Cozumel is always one of my favorite ports. The beautiful aqua blue water in some areas stays so clear you can see the bottom even when fairly deep. The second largest coral reef in the world, the Meso American Reef, … Continue reading

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Cruising to Cabo

When cruising into Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with no plans it’s pretty easy to find something to do right at the port. Commonly called Cabo, Cabo San Lucas sits at the southern tip of  Baja California, which is separated from … Continue reading

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Cozumel Cave Snorkel

On a windy December day the MSC Divina pulled into the dock in Cozumel, Mexico. Cozumel Island sits off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, an area of Mexico dependant on tourism as its main industry and thus well guarded … Continue reading

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Cozumel, Mexico

Just off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula sits the island of Cozumel.  The name comes from Mayan words meaning the land of swallows.  At about 30 miles long and 9 miles wide, Cozumel is Mexico’s largest island.  It has … Continue reading

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