Hey all! I just booked my first cruise out of Galveston, tx. I am planning on buying some excursions for the port calls.......any ideas? I have heard that there are some locals that give better pricing and service in the cities themsleves.
Thanks for the help!
PS More feedback on sneaking booze on the ship would also be appreciated.
Welcome to CruiseMates, and we do love Austin. We just did the Ecstasy out of Galveston in Jan. We bought the Merida City Tour through the ship for Progresso. It was just OK. They took us to town and we saw some old churches, govmt. bldgs etc. Not much to do in Progresso. Cozumel is another story. There are too many things to do there. We rented a Jeep, and toured the island on our own. It was a blast. You can find tour companies at the port. They are very good, and honest, and you can save quite a bit of cash. Let us know what you enjoy doing, and there are many here with lots of suggestions, and insight.
Gary & Rox "554 CES Red Horse" "USAF" Fantasy 2-96 Glory Western 2-07 Ecstasy 01-08 Ecstasy Feb. 1st. & Feb. 6th. 2010 B to B Freedom 12-12-10 Freedom 09-24-11 Triumph 09-10-12 Triumph 09-15-12 Triumph 09-23-13 Triumph 09-28-13
It is legal take one bottle of wine per 21 year old passenger on the ship. Anything else is prohibited (Don't forget the corkscrew). You can put booze in your checked luggage but they will take it if it is found. For me it's just not worth the hassle.
In Cozumel check out Paradise Beach. Cab is about $13 for up to 4 persons. No admission to the beach. Bar, restrooms, food, and not too expensive booze available. Plenty of taxis to get back to the ship.
Progresso...Not much there for me. Some people have been to the Ruins and enjoyed that. Don't do the Corona Beach Excursion. You can take the free bus to the end of the pier and get the same thing.
Rember if you are doing excursions on your own and are not back onboard the ship at the required time they will leave you.
One thing to remember, when you leave the ship for a non-Carnival excursion or day in port.....bring the day's Capers with you and your cell phone. On the back is contact information for Carnival if something should happen. They may or may not wait on you, but you've got a better chance of it if you let them know what's happened.
Thanks for sharing all these pictures with us. I really enjoyed looking at them. We haven't been to Uxmal. It looks very interesting and impressive. We have been to Chichen Itza which is AMAZING, and is a tour offered from Progreso.