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Old December 23rd, 2006, 02:32 PM
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I was just curious if their were any laws or rules in mexico that maybe a cruise passenger should know while there?
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 04:16 PM
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I was just curious if their were any laws or rules in mexico that maybe a cruise passenger should know while there?
As in most places of the world, you'll have no problem if you show due respect to those whom you meet, are honest in your business dealings, and refrain from voicing opinions about that country's politics and political leaders. Even in countries that respect free speach, there's usually a strong sense that political affairs are domestic issues and thus not the business of foreigners. If you are going to a destination for the first time, though, it's always good to take at least a short excursion from the ship before exploring on your own. On most of the tours, the guides will tell you about the lay of the land -- including any areas that you would do well to avoid -- and any significant local custims, which you don't want to cross, and significant differences in culture of which you should be aware. Such awareness can help you to avoid awkward or even dangerous situations.

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There is nothing out of the ordinary that a person would get harassed for. That is to say if you follow laws like you would at home you should have no problems. If you are there to have a legal fun time, do some shopping, see some sights you will have no problems.

If you involve yourself in questionable behavior such as drugs, prostitution, outrageous public drunkenness, etc you open yourself to possible bad circumstances. Again those instances are rare and happen only to those who put themselves at risk.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 11:26 PM
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DO NOT drive a car in mexico without mexican insurance -- forget about your insurance from home--get mexican insurance

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pretty good answers on this site...another detail would be half naked bathing or tanning, it is not against the law but against the mexican culture and not seen well. Cars, yes, make sure you have license and insurance, if something happens, make sure you talk to the CHEF and be respectful, talking to subordinates takes much time since they most wait for you to pay them under the table. Excessive drinking in public and a possible "discussion" or "fight" with locals is a really bad recommendation...you are on their turf not the US! Experience their great hosipality and respect!
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I was just curious if their were any laws or rules in mexico that maybe a cruise passenger should know while there?
One major difference - Mexican justice operates on the assumption of guilt until proven innocent rather than vice versa as in the US. The best bet is to keep a low profile and not go looking for trouble.

Mexican justice system, while getting better, is still highly flawed and sometimes corrupt. Living in San Diego, we see examples of this all the time. See this link: http://web.amnesty.org/pages/mex-070207-action-eng
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Agree with all the pp just obey the laws and stay out of trouble.

The bottom line is your in a foreign country. Dont abuse it and be respectful!

Have a good time but not too good of a time, lol!

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There's usually a pretty good discussion of this kind of thing on the ship before getting to the port. Go to the information meeting or watch the replay on your TV. They tend to tell you the things that previous cruisers might have gotten in trouble over.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 03:26 PM
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Yes, getting the insurance if you rent a car is a MUST. Also get the ZERO deductible.

Had a friend in Cozumel that was hit from behind. It was about an hour before the ship sailed....and because he had zero deductible insurance the whole thing was settled in about 30 minutes.

I have never rented a car, but he was telling me that they have some ODD custom for left hand turns.

He said if you are on a road and want to make a left hand turn...you don't just put your blinker on and wait for oncoming traffic to clear....he said that you are suppose to pull completely off the road onto the right shoulder and wait for traffic to clear....and then make your left turn.

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