Key West, FL & Cozumel, Mexico
There are 4 main piers in Cozumel. The downtown Ferry Pier is used for passenger ferries to Playa del Carmen and sometimes for cruise ship tenders. Punta Langosta, the International Pier (SSA) and Puerta Maya are the three cruise ship piers. Punta Langosta is the closest pier to downtown and you walk through the Langosta Mall to get to the streets. Puerta Maya was totally redone after getting wiped out by the hurricane but is the fartherest from town. It would not open again until Oct 2008. Puerta Maya does have its own shopping as you get off the ship. The International Pier is in between the two piers. This day, were docked at the International pier. This meant, jump off the ship and go to the closest internet shop. (which so happen to be just a little up the sidewalk)
On the left is a view from the ship into our pier area and on the right is the pilot boat coming out to pick up the Mexican pilot that pulled our ship away from the dock. Local pilots pull the ships away from the dock area and then they are picked up by a pilot boat. Below you will find some photos taken while on the ship.
These two photos above are of our cabin.
This was definitely a short cruise. Our first time going less than 7 days. But, it is only the beginning of our trip. Next, catch our flight to Nassau in the Bahamas for a week at the Atlantis - time sharing called Harbourside. It is one of our favorite places to go but also expensive. But we have learned that buying groceries and cooking in our unit is a must. We do get all the benefits of being at the Atlantis which makes it so worth it. So hang on as we continue this trip at the Atlantis.