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Friday, January 23, 2015
Cozumel, a walk around the Tourist Zone
Friday, January 23, 2005
We docked in Cozumel this morning
and passengers began to disembark as early as 7:00am. In case you haven’t been here before, Cozumel
was discovered by Spanish explorer Cortez in 1519. It’s actually Mexico’s largest island (30mi
long and 10mi wide) and is located in the Yucatan peninsula. It is also Mexico’s most popular tourist stop
along with Cancun.
Mary Alice and I were not in a
hurry to get off. We had a nice breakfast
in the Horizon Grill on the 15th deck. Then I grabbed a camera and off we went down
the pier to the tourist shopping area which has really been improved since we
were here last year.
There are new shops along with
some of the familiar ones. Of course
there are still hawkers outside the shops gesturing, calling and promising a
great deal to get you inside. We walked
around and saw a mini-park with a cool new fountain and there were many nice,
breezy sitting areas all over the place.
People watching can sometimes be hilarious!
If you want to see Mayan ruins,
enjoy a Caribbean beach, see an ecological/archeological theme park or the
Chankanaab National Park, or go snorkeling and diving, boating, even go down
104 ft in a submarine and observe sea life, and finish up with a folkloric show
with lively mariachi music, Cozumel is for you!
This guy can make you a bracelet with your name in 5 min.
After the “obligatory” cold
drinks and chips and salsa, we walked back to the Emerald Princess and topped
our morning off with an iced coffee in the International Café.
Oh by the way, they are building
another permanent pier to accommodate more cruise ships. Cozumel is looking forward to a bright
We leave later this afternoon to begin
sailing north back to Houston where we arrive Sunday morning. But who wants to
talk about the end of a cruise!
So for tonight we join Michel and
Chantal to shake hands with the Captain at his reception for “frequent cruisers”!
It’s Lobster/Prawn night on the menu so we’ve been eating light in preparation.
It’s been a great cruise and we’re glad you came along by reading the
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