My family first visited Cozumel, Mexico nine years ago on our first Caribbean cruise. Since then, we have been back on three different cruises – all Carnival sailings.
There was a time when I thought that Cozumel was largely a cruise stop. However, I have learned over the years that it is much more. It is a very popular Mexican tourist spot for families, singles and couples.
Cozumel, Mexico is known for great beaches, deep sea diving and snorkeling. It is said that over a million tourists visit this Mexican island each year.
As I said earlier, the island is also popular with cruise lines. You can find all the top Caribbean cruise lines with itineraries that include Cozumel. If fact, the island has three different piers to welcome cruise liners, many of which offer year-round cruises to this hot tourist spot.
To get to Cozumel on a cruise ship, you need to book a Western Caribbean cruise. Our last visit to the island was July 2012 on a Carnival Paradise cruise, which also called at Grand Cayman. We did a tour of the island, checking out the interior, seeing how the people live and get around, watching people play with iguanas and visiting one of the many beaches on Cozumel.
If you are interested in taking your family on a cruise ship vacation which includes Cozumel, Mexico, you can find several sailings leaving from ports in Florida, as well as from New Orleans and Galveston.