Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Princess Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 10th, 2002, 08:32 AM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 400
Default Excursions in Mexico

Hi everyone. As I posted below my husband and I are taking our first cruise in August on the Grand. We are trying to decide what excursions to do. We noticed that there aren't very many offered in Costa Maya? Any ideas on what we should do? Also, can anyone recommend an excursion in Cozumel? We are looking at the Gerviso Ruins and the Mexican Folklore show but are open to ideas. We would prefer an excursion that only lasts a half day so we have time to shop and explore on our own.

I also saw the post on liquor - how strick are they on the Grand about bringing liquor aboard? Does the liquor do okay on the plane in your suitcase?

Thanks
Mandy
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old July 10th, 2002, 02:41 PM
Sandie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Excursions in Mexico

Hi Mandy~
We did the same trip on the Grand this past January. My suggestion on Costa Maya is to rent a taxi service (number of them waiting when you get off the ship) and have them drive to a nice beach in a nearby town. Bring along a beach towel and just relax. This is a new stop for Princess and its rather undeveloped, but my group loved swimming in the warm water and lounging on the beach with a Corona in hand.
We smuggled some wine onboard in our carry on luggage and the Princess attendant x-raying our bags did see them and smiled. They should be pretty relaxed about you bringing a few. Wouldn't recommend hauling a case though!! (-:

Enjoy your cruise!!

Sandie
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 11th, 2002, 10:04 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 2,266
Default Re: Excursions in Mexico

Mandy,

"Also, can anyone recommend an excursion in Cozumel? We are looking at the Gerviso Ruins and the Mexican Folklore show but are open to ideas. We would prefer an excursion that only lasts a half day so we have time to shop and explore on our own."

I can't say that Cozumel is the best destination for shopping (you will find much better shopping right across the street from the tender pier in George Town, Grand Cayman), but I respect your preference. The Mexican Folkloric Show is excellent and the Mayan ruins at San Gervasio are definitely worthwhile. These ruins are not as extensive as those at Tulum, but they are much more significant because the island of Cozumel is holy land in the Mayan religion.

Unless you want to go on a snorkeling or beach excursion, the alternative would be to take either the excursion to the Mayan ruins at Tulum or the excursion to the archeo-ecological park at Ex Caret. Both of these trips are worthwhile, but they require a full day which would defeat your objective of having time to shop and to explore on your own. If you do decide to take the tour to Tulum, though, be sure to bring a large (liter) bottle of water from the ship for each person in your group and to drink frequently while in the park to prevent dehydration.

Have a great cruise!

Norm.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mexico Excursions vaughnetta Carnival Cruise Lines 2 February 27th, 2006 07:44 PM
excursions in Mexico Norton Princess Cruise Lines 6 December 8th, 2005 02:48 PM
Excursions in Mexico - should we? Linda Burnett Shore Excursions 5 January 19th, 2004 12:27 PM
Mexico Excursions sbrady88 Mexico 6 November 21st, 2003 01:14 PM
Mexico excursions sbrady88 Shore Excursions 3 October 5th, 2003 05:37 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:15 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1