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Cozumel Island, Mexico (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

Cozumel is Mexico's most famous tropical island resort and is located off the coast of the Playa del Carmen on the Yucatan Peninsula. Every year hundreds of cruise ships ferry travelers, honeymooners, and adventure seekers alike from all over the world to this beautiful Caribbean island. Ancient Mayan ruins and natural reefs compliment Cozumel's immaculate coastline. You don't even need to travel far from the port to walk along the island's near-perfect beaches or explore its lush tropical landscape.

Where the Ship Docks

Three piers serve cruise ships passing through Cozumel. The primary docking terminal lies at Punta Langosta, located on the shores of the island's only city, San Miguel de Cozumel. But the International Pier and Puerta Maya to the south of Punta Langosta also see plenty of cruise ship traffic throughout the year. No matter where you arrive and disembark for the day, Cozumel's prime attractions are very accessible on foot, or by taxi, which is the most useful way to get around the city.

What to See and Do

If you happen to be in the mood for an adventure, look no further than the San Gervasio Mayan ruins only a few miles east of San Miguel. In fact, Cozumel is home to many ancient Mayan landmarks that are over 2,000 years old. But the San Gervasio ruins take the prize as the largest ancient structures left standing on the island. The Plaza del Sol is another attraction you have to see while docked in Cozumel. This retail complex provides cruise ship travelers with plenty of opportunities to find the perfect souvenir. Locally known as 'zocalo', Plaza del Sol houses shops, which sell jewelry, clothing, handcrafted products as well as other memorabilia. One of the most popular activities on the island is the Palancar Reef. From San Miguel follow the shoreline south on the Rafael E. Melgar Boulevard in order to find Cozumel's world-renowned snorkeling and diving waters. Water sports like sailing and surfing have a strong following as well on the island's long, pristine beaches. You can take part in all kinds of outdoor activities while on Cozumel. For example, Chankanaab National Park services over a million visitors each year. Both snorkeling and diving, especially into the infamous underwater Chankanaab Caves, are very popular activities in Cozumel.

Eating/Drinking

While there are a number of restaurants within walking distance of the cruise ship terminal, a short taxi cab ride into the heart of San Miguel can give you a better feel for the wide range of dining options. Mexican and Caribbean cuisines are the most common ones. Cozumel's fresh seafood is very popular and is a major attraction in town and out on the beach.

Getting Around

Once you set foot on Cozumel, many of the island's best amenities are located within walking distance from the dock. But a large number of visitors opt to get around the island by taxi. If you happen to be the adventurous type, you can rent a vehicle for the day. But it is advised that first time visitors stay close to San Miguel since many of the island's inland rural roads are isolated and may be in poor condition.

Miscellaneous But Important

While the official currency is peso, most shops accept (even prefer) US dollars. Also, almost all shops have English speakers in case you don't know Spanish. There is also a calling station (located at Plaza Orbi - Local 1, Av. Rafael E. Melgar 27) that you can use for Internet or for making an international phone call.

 
Cruise travelers having a great time on beautiful beaches of Cozumel.

Cruise travelers having a great time on beautiful beaches of Cozumel.


There are many places where you can buy souvenirs, do some shopping and/or enjoy a great meal.

There are many places where you can buy souvenirs, do some shopping and/or enjoy a great meal.


Relaxing afternoon in Chankanaab National Park in Cozumel.

Relaxing afternoon in Chankanaab National Park in Cozumel.


A couple is enjoying the beautiful day in Cozumel.

A couple is enjoying the beautiful day in Cozumel.

 

Cruises to Cozumel Island, Mexico


7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 19, 2014 N/A N/A $699 $1,549 Caribbean Princess April 19, 2014
April 26, 2014 N/A N/A $1,034 $2,399 Caribbean Princess April 26, 2014
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Elation
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 19, 2014 $479 $529 N/A $1,169 Carnival Elation April 19, 2014
April 28, 2014 $429 $479 N/A $1,059 Carnival Elation April 28, 2014
5 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 19, 2014 $479 $549 N/A $839 Carnival Paradise April 19, 2014
April 28, 2014 $449 $489 N/A $749 Carnival Paradise April 28, 2014
May 3, 2014 $479 $539 N/A $779 Carnival Paradise May 3, 2014
May 12, 2014 $479 $539 N/A $899 Carnival Paradise May 12, 2014
May 17, 2014 $499 $539 N/A $889 Carnival Paradise May 17, 2014
May 26, 2014 $649 $729 N/A $1,119 Carnival Paradise May 26, 2014
May 31, 2014 $679 $779 N/A $1,159 Carnival Paradise May 31, 2014
June 9, 2014 $809 $879 N/A $1,209 Carnival Paradise June 9, 2014
June 14, 2014 $859 $949 N/A $1,209 Carnival Paradise June 14, 2014
June 23, 2014 $679 $749 N/A $1,209 Carnival Paradise June 23, 2014
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Liberty
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 19, 2014 $649 $739 N/A N/A Carnival Liberty April 19, 2014
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Allure of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 20, 2014 $669 $599 $899 $1,349 Allure of the Seas April 20, 2014
May 4, 2014 $829 $849 $869 $1,329 Allure of the Seas May 4, 2014
May 18, 2014 $939 $999 $1,149 $1,699 Allure of the Seas May 18, 2014
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Carnival Dream
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 20, 2014 $709 $839 N/A N/A Carnival Dream April 20, 2014
May 4, 2014 $699 $779 $909 $1,309 Carnival Dream May 4, 2014
May 25, 2014 $1,369 $1,429 $1,429 $1,679 Carnival Dream May 25, 2014
June 8, 2014 $1,359 $1,459 $1,479 $1,729 Carnival Dream June 8, 2014
June 29, 2014 $1,409 $1,529 $1,589 $1,769 Carnival Dream June 29, 2014
July 13, 2014 $1,409 $1,579 $1,689 $1,869 Carnival Dream July 13, 2014
July 27, 2014 $1,289 $1,389 $1,449 $1,629 Carnival Dream July 27, 2014
August 3, 2014 $1,219 $1,299 $1,349 $1,549 Carnival Dream August 3, 2014
August 17, 2014 $1,109 $1,289 $1,269 $1,529 Carnival Dream August 17, 2014
September 7, 2014 $569 $729 $859 $1,879 Carnival Dream September 7, 2014
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Carnival Legend
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; George Town, Cayman Islands; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 20, 2014 $709 $789 $889 N/A Carnival Legend April 20, 2014
April 27, 2014 $649 $729 $849 $1,229 Carnival Legend April 27, 2014
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 20, 2014 $629 $739 $949 N/A Carnival Conquest April 20, 2014
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Epic
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 20, 2014 $299 N/A N/A N/A Norwegian Epic April 20, 2014
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Tampa, FL
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Departure: Tampa, FL
Arrival: Tampa, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Tampa, Florida; Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Tampa, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 20, 2014 $249 N/A N/A N/A Norwegian Dawn April 20, 2014

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