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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


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; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 2, 2015 N/A N/A N/A $1,149 Carnival Elation March 2, 2015
March 7, 2015 $649 $699 N/A $1,029 Carnival Elation March 7, 2015
March 16, 2015 $609 $629 N/A N/A Carnival Elation March 16, 2015
March 21, 2015 $649 $689 N/A N/A Carnival Elation March 21, 2015
March 30, 2015 $609 $659 N/A $1,089 Carnival Elation March 30, 2015
April 4, 2015 $559 $609 N/A $989 Carnival Elation April 4, 2015
April 18, 2015 $429 $489 N/A $809 Carnival Elation April 18, 2015
May 2, 2015 $429 $464 N/A $819 Carnival Elation May 2, 2015
May 11, 2015 $459 $494 N/A $849 Carnival Elation May 11, 2015
May 16, 2015 $489 $524 N/A $879 Carnival Elation May 16, 2015
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
March 2, 2015 $469 $529 N/A $809 Carnival Paradise March 2, 2015
March 7, 2015 $519 $579 N/A $859 Carnival Paradise March 7, 2015
March 16, 2015 $489 $574 N/A $1,189 Carnival Paradise March 16, 2015
March 21, 2015 $499 $549 N/A $1,109 Carnival Paradise March 21, 2015
March 30, 2015 $579 $649 N/A N/A Carnival Paradise March 30, 2015
April 4, 2015 $579 $649 N/A $1,029 Carnival Paradise April 4, 2015
April 13, 2015 $439 $499 N/A $779 Carnival Paradise April 13, 2015
April 18, 2015 $439 $499 N/A $1,079 Carnival Paradise April 18, 2015
April 27, 2015 $439 $499 N/A $779 Carnival Paradise April 27, 2015
May 2, 2015 $459 $519 N/A $779 Carnival Paradise May 2, 2015
4 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Carnival Ecstasy
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Key West, Florida; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 2, 2015 $399 $409 N/A $709 Carnival Ecstasy March 2, 2015
March 9, 2015 $389 $439 $619 $739 Carnival Ecstasy March 9, 2015
March 16, 2015 $399 $409 $609 $709 Carnival Ecstasy March 16, 2015
March 23, 2015 $379 $419 $599 $709 Carnival Ecstasy March 23, 2015
March 30, 2015 $449 $499 $679 $799 Carnival Ecstasy March 30, 2015
April 6, 2015 $439 $479 $719 $779 Carnival Ecstasy April 6, 2015
April 13, 2015 $319 $369 $579 $669 Carnival Ecstasy April 13, 2015
April 20, 2015 $249 $369 $589 $669 Carnival Ecstasy April 20, 2015
April 27, 2015 $319 $369 $549 $669 Carnival Ecstasy April 27, 2015
May 4, 2015 $329 $379 $559 $679 Carnival Ecstasy May 4, 2015
4 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Magic
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 5, 2015 N/A N/A N/A $1,149 Carnival Magic March 5, 2015
4 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Liberty of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 5, 2015 N/A N/A $823 N/A Liberty of the Seas March 5, 2015
March 19, 2015 $404 $517 $704 $944 Liberty of the Seas March 19, 2015
April 2, 2015 $393 $449 $599 $1,004 Liberty of the Seas April 2, 2015
April 16, 2015 $344 $419 $577 $697 Liberty of the Seas April 16, 2015
April 30, 2015 $337 $442 $599 $914 Liberty of the Seas April 30, 2015
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Freedom
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Galveston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; Montego Bay, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Galveston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 7, 2015 $1,009 $1,109 $1,339 $1,999 Carnival Freedom March 7, 2015
March 14, 2015 $899 $999 $1,149 $1,699 Carnival Freedom March 14, 2015
April 11, 2015 $599 $699 $879 $1,349 Carnival Freedom April 11, 2015
April 25, 2015 $599 $699 $879 $1,349 Carnival Freedom April 25, 2015
May 9, 2015 $729 $849 $1,029 $1,469 Carnival Freedom May 9, 2015
May 23, 2015 $839 $969 $1,189 $1,629 Carnival Freedom May 23, 2015
June 27, 2015 $1,049 $1,219 $1,469 $1,909 Carnival Freedom June 27, 2015
July 11, 2015 $1,049 $1,219 $1,469 $1,909 Carnival Freedom July 11, 2015
August 15, 2015 $849 $979 $1,199 $1,639 Carnival Freedom August 15, 2015
August 29, 2015 $629 $749 $929 $1,369 Carnival Freedom August 29, 2015
10 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Costa Luminosa
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Grand Turk Island; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 7, 2015 $999 $899 $1,099 $1,449 Costa Luminosa March 7, 2015
14 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Roatan, Bay Islands; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 7, 2015 $1,439 $1,599 N/A N/A Caribbean Princess March 7, 2015
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Houston
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Departure: Houston, TX
Arrival: Houston, TX
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Houston, Texas; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Houston, Texas
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 7, 2015 $699 N/A $1,149 N/A Norwegian Jewel March 7, 2015
March 14, 2015 $599 $799 $999 $1,199 Norwegian Jewel March 14, 2015
March 21, 2015 $599 $679 $829 $929 Norwegian Jewel March 21, 2015
March 28, 2015 $549 $649 $849 $949 Norwegian Jewel March 28, 2015
April 4, 2015 $499 $629 $839 $989 Norwegian Jewel April 4, 2015
April 11, 2015 $529 $899 $999 $1,049 Norwegian Jewel April 11, 2015
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New Orleans, LA
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Departure: New Orleans, LA
Arrival: New Orleans, LA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: New Orleans, Louisiana; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; New Orleans, Louisiana
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 8, 2015 $849 $879 $899 $1,049 Norwegian Dawn March 8, 2015
March 15, 2015 $899 $949 $1,099 $1,279 Norwegian Dawn March 15, 2015
March 22, 2015 $679 $929 N/A $2,099 Norwegian Dawn March 22, 2015
March 29, 2015 $579 $829 $1,029 $1,199 Norwegian Dawn March 29, 2015
April 5, 2015 $549 $799 $949 $1,249 Norwegian Dawn April 5, 2015
April 12, 2015 $529 $779 $979 $1,049 Norwegian Dawn April 12, 2015

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