Ahh... Cozumel, Mexico. A little island off of the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, this is a beautiful natural area packed full of nature, history, and fun!
In case you missed our other Cozumel post, you will definitely want to click right here to see the fun underwater snorkeling photos that Matt took on their excursion!
For the rest of you that are all caught up... on with the show!
I hung out with my parents and Matt's mom during the day, and we explored the port area and did some shopping!
It was a beautiful day!
The shopping is what you'd expect from a typical cruise port.. lots of colorful souvenir shops with endless knicks and knacks.
The shopping area at the port takes on a more 'traditional' mall appearance, but don't be fooled.. the street hawkers are in fine form!
I learned a new Spanish word... Taxi!
Sorry, I know that wasn't funny.
What is funny is that all of those words are similar in both Spanish and English, yet "parking" translates to "estacionamiento"
I'm easily amused.
This picture makes me laugh so hard.. the expression on my dad's face as my mom is woo'd by a shop vendor. My dad knows his bank account is in trouble!
I know.. why the heck would we go to Starbucks when we're in Mexico? Well, one little sign on the door pulled us in... FREE WI FI! We had to stop in, get a caffeine fix, and check in on all of our people (2 and 4 legged varieties) back home.
I will never get over the color of the water in the Caribbean!
Stopping for a few family photos before heading back to the ship.
So many colors! We were so ready for a gorgeous day after all of the clouds and rain on this trip!
When we got back to the ship, we met up with Matt and his dad who were nice and pink from their fun morning in the water and sunshine.
We quickly made a beeline for the Adults Only pool decks (do not pass Go, do not collect $200, etc etc...) and schmoozed there until dinnertime.
We noticed a Carnival cruise ship in the distance and realized it was going to travel right through the swatch of light on the water from the setting sun.
What To Do In Cozumel?
From shopping and schmoozing to snorkeling and sightseeing, there are lots of options for your day in Cozumel! Head on over to Disney's Cozumel Website for information on port excursions as well as a little more info about the island itself.
This is part of a blog series detailing our super fun family trip, a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Fantasy! Click Here to see more posts!
Does the adult pool area on the Fantasy have two pools? Looks a little different than the Dream. DH and I are looking at this cruise for the fall!
Hey Kendra! On Deck 11 (next to Cove Cafe) there is the same pool that you can find on the dream, the Quiet Cove pool. There's also a smaller pool on Deck 12 shown in the second to last photo in this post. The main difference between the Dream and the Fantasy is the Satellite Falls area on Deck 13, which has another wading pool and LOTS of cushioned seating - adults only! There's a picture of it here: http://www.browniebites.net/disney-fantasy-cruise-western-caribbean-costa-maya/ it's my favorite part of the Fantasy!
Hope you enjoy your cruise if you guys decide to book for the fall!
Looks....EXACTLY as I remember it. B-e-a-u-tiful