On a 5-day cruise, there are typically two ports of call. Cozumel is usually one of those two ports. Multiple cruise ships on the same day in this port are common.
Our first 5-day cruise, we stopped in Cozumel from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our next five days, we stopped from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fun times in Cozumel over the years:
Just relaxing on the beach:
Cozumel is notorious for pier runners – people who have not kept up with the time to get back on board and are trying to make it back before the ship leaves.
Will the ship leave you? Yes, it will. Once we were on a cruise and met a couple who missed their ship because their phone switched to local time, and they didn’t realize that it was no longer matching the ship time. Our captain was gracious enough to let them board our ship.
All they had was their beachwear, so they had to buy clothes in the shop. Our ship was going back to Tampa. Their ship was going back to Port Canaveral a day earlier than ours was set to arrive in Tampa. Consequence – they had to decide if they wanted to fly home (California) from Tampa and have their belongings shipped to them or rent a car and drive to Port Canaveral, get their belongings, and then fly home. Not an easy choice, and we never knew what they decided. Expensive mistake.
If you want to see some pier runners in action, YouTube has several videos for you.
These are our Cozumel port photos from this trip:
First week –
Second Week –
Chocolate and vanilla flavors both originated in Mexico.
Between the Atlantic and the Pacific coasts, Mexico has 5,778 miles of shoreline.
Mexicans drink an average of 43 gallons of Coca-Cola annually.
Over 60,000 registered taxi cabs operate in Mexico, making it #1 in the world for the largest national taxi fleet.
There are 42 active volcanoes and thousands of dormant volcanoes scattered throughout Mexico’s landmass.
On Valentine’s Day in 2009, nearly 40,000 Mexicans came together to set a new Guinness World Record for the number of people kissing at the same time.
Corn was first developed and cultivated from a type of Mexican wild grass more than 5,000 years ago.
Tequila is only produced in one place in the world — the Mexican state of Jalisco.
Cozumel, Mexico is one of eleven municipalities in the state of Quintana Roo. It is located 37 miles south of Cancun, and 12 miles off the mainland of Mexico.
The Maya are believed to have first settled Cozumel by the early part of the 1st millennium AD
There are many ruins found on the Island of Cozumel. Most were built in the Post-Classic period (100-1500 A.D.).
The first Spanish expedition to visit Cozumel was led by Juan de Grijalva in 1518.
Cozumel means the island of swallows.
Scuba diving is still one of Cozumel’s primary attractions, mainly due to the coral reef on the western shore of Cozumel. These coral reefs are protected from the open ocean by the island’s natural geography.
Cozumel is featured as one of the primary settings and filming locations of the 1984 film, Against All Odds.
Trivia provided by Wikipedia.