I am looking at a cruise for our family and only 3 fit the dates available. I am looking at carnival due to dollars. Does anyone have an opinion.
these are all 5 day
Progresso & cozumel on Triumph
cozumel & Calica on Elation
1/2 moon cay & Nassau on Fascination
the photos and discriptions all look beautiful but you can't really tell by that.
The Triumph now goes on the Western Caribbean route, which includes Cayman, Cozumel, Roatan, Costa Maya and Belize. Best cruise ever - snorkle in Cozumel or Roatan, Cayman activities are varied and excellent, Costa Maya is for Maya ruins, and Belize - lots of tours but zipline and cave tubing are the top combo tours. Major Tom in Belize can recommend a full cruise itinerary for you as he did for us - he's at firstname.lastname@example.org and a pretty well established professional bunch, from what we experienced (some of our group did go to a Maya Ruin called Altunha.
Half Moon Cay is wonderful -- if you like a day at the beach! That is what it is, a great beach and pretty much nothing else.
Being from California, it is not much of an attraction for us. If you are from Ohio or Minnesota it is probably a slice of Heaven ..
Cozumel is a tourist port par excellance. There are many many touristy things to do there, from beaches to swimming with the dolphins to sitting in a bar, and of course shopping shopping shopping. If a bustling tourist port is your thing, you will like it there.
As always, it depends on what YOU are looking for in a cruise.