Last stop, Cozumel. I think every Caribbean cruise makes a stop at Cozumel. Must be some kind of law.
Tulum is a beautiful site and I highly recommend going to see it.
We opted to go to the Tulum ruins. A Mayan Indian Site that is partially restored.
Click here for additional information about this site.
Don’t think this supposedly Mayan Indian Princess liked having her photo taken. Maybe I didn’t tip her enough?
We entered the ruins through this wall. Yes, this is one of the few Mayan ruins that is walled. It is believer that is was more to keep the Working Class out of the Royal Gardens than an actual defensive fortification.
This guy didn’t mind having his picture taken. Maybe he was even posing?
But this one was camera shy. Headed for the window.
Does this window look a bit off kilter? It is. It is aligned with the equinoxes. Seems the Mayan were great astronomers.
Was this a tunnel under the wall so the working class could invade the royal garden? Is there Mayan treasure burred here? Probably not! Actually have no idea what it is.
The Tulum Ruins are a great example of Mayan Indian architecture.
Do I really have to stare at this for a 45 minute bus ride?
Oh, well, guess I’ll have some fun with it! Hope it wasn’t waterproof magic marker and he doesn’t wake up!
How do you fix a broken light in a Mexican tour bus? Do you replace it? No. you just put a Band-Aid on it!
Every tour seem to include a Beach Stop and lunch at some place you would never stop on your own and rightful so. Tour lunches are best passed by.How effort would it have taken to rake up this dead seaweed? Oh, forgot, al the workers are in the US raking up seaweed on Padre and Galveston beaches.
I was thinking how much the limestone here looked like the Hill Country in Texas so decided to snap a photo. Little did I suspect that an Asian tourist was taking a break behind a tree, I only hope she did not think the holes in the limestone were an Asian toilet!
A little about the ship itself
It’s hard to realize the size of these cruise ships until you look up at them. Then it feels like you are in NYC between skyscrapers.
We had the requisite towel animals, but only two. Guess our animal maker h was busy.
We had some storms. Pouring rain when we left Galveston but it cleared up before we got to Jamaica.
Even though there was a lot of wind the ship was pretty steady.. No great Rock & Roll’en
Is this a cruise ship? Maybe this is what you get when you book on eBay?
A bit too adventurous for me.
Looks like a city street. It’s the main promenade of the ship. Shops and restaurants.
Welcome to the buffet
Many of these oil towers were present as we left Galveston. At night it looked like we were next to shore with many tall buildings.
Overall, I would rate Royal Caribbean good for shows and okay for dining room food. Low for buffet food and tours.
If you take a tour, insure that it goes to the attraction you want to see and does NOT include a beach stop or a lunch.
If you want a beach tour, get an all-inclusive one that does not include anything else.
Every tour we went on that included an attraction and a beach stop, we did not have sufficient time to see the attraction and then spent hours sitting on dirty, crowded beaches. The lunches were really bad! Get lunch on your own. Just my opinion. Others may disagree.