My husband and I are taking the same cruise in April. I would love to hear about what you did at the ports of call--what you might recommend or stay away from. I had the same question about the ruins. I have been to Tulum already and it is breathtaking, but I was wondering about Chaccoben--pictures I have seen look great.
This will be our first cruise. Any comments on how it goes for you would be appreciated. Have a wonderful time in Feb!
We are eager to hear how you enjoyed Chacchoben. We, too, are going to Costa Maya and Cozumel and were planning to tour Tulum or Coba from Cozumel, but hate to spend the entire day off the island, since everyone raves about how great Cozumel is. There doesn't seem to be much to see at Costa Maya, so one of their ruins might make more sense.
I am crusing also for the 1st time and going to Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Freeport. If you go to cruisecritic.com and go to the message board, there is all types of information you can obtain. Ports of call board, 1st time crusier board, oh geez, just anything. You click on it and people right in everyday and a lot of them. This board doesn't get as many hits as that one does. Anyways hope it helpful. It has sure helped me. All sorts of topics talked about for cruising.