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Fun at the Royal Caribbean Cruise Port - Cozumel, MX
October 12, 2019 by Ronda

June of this year, The President abruptly halted cruises to Cuba. Of course we were upset, because it would have been our first family trip there, but there was nothing we could do about it. We could still travel to Cuba by plane, but our cruise was already paid for. Whomp, whomp!

It was to be my children's first cruise, and I didn't want to disappoint. The ship's itinerary was changed from Cozumel and an overnight 2 day stay in Cuba, to Cozumel and a day in Costa Maya. Definitely not what we were hoping for, but once we found out Royal Caribbean offered the option of cancelling and receiving a full refund, or a 50% discount on our trip cost...we chose the latter. Heck yeah!

Although I've been to Mexico before, they haven't. I looked forward to the kids clubs, and knowing I didn't have to do the cooking, cleaning, or entertaining. Our trip would be my break.

To be honest, I would have NEVER selected Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas otherwise, but it was the only ship on the RC going to Cuba at the time we wanted to visit. It's much smaller than any other ship I've been on, and older. But, I saw good reviews for it, and I'm so glad I did not change my mind about going. It was awesome, my kids loved the kids/teens clubs, and the food and entertainment were great. I hope to travel on it again.

Arrival in Mexico:

They did not want to visit the Mayan Ruins, no tours, or excursions. I had my mind set on visiting Mr Sanchos since reservations were still available, but after getting off the ship and seeing what was right at our fingertips, we all decided it wasn't necessary.

There are restaurants, shops, and activities in that area. I was worried we'd be bored coming off the ship, but staying on the port was actually enjoyable. I was interested in walking around the many shops to see what souvenirs I wanted, but they just wanted to go into the water...and that's exactly how we spent our time there.

Here are some photos from our time in Cozumel:

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The area is a tourist trap. As soon as you get off the ship, Senor Frogs is right there...in your face, but that wasn't on our list of to-dos since we have them here in FL. There is also Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.. Prices are as expected, quite a bit higher than we've seen locally. A 16 oz bottle of water was $5. Yikes!

The beach, the greatest thing if you ask my children. The side we were on initially (behind Senor Frogs) is extremely rocky. Lots of little rocks, some sharp, and pretty easy to cut your foot if you aren't careful. We've seen two people cut themselves. We liked that area because we can sit in the water. The area next to Bubba Gump was nice and sandy, but too deep for my little one.

There are two inflatables in the water. One is a trampoline and the other is like a seesaw, but for multiple people. Everyone sits on a pole and holds onto the handles. Difference is, riders rock the inflatable until there is only one rider remaining.

The port area also has multiple photo prop areas. The most unique (in my opinion) being the seat where there are fake shoes you put your feet in and a briefcase, with a quote from Forrest Gump.

If you decide not to do anything more than visit the port, don't worry, you can still have a good time.

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