Day 6 of my previous cruising blog
by Linda Johnson | Published: Jan 11, '14
For those of you still following my week at sea, I hope these blogs give you some idea what to expect!
Day 6: Cozumel
Cozumel is my favorite port in the Caribbean. It’s an easy island to drive around, and once you are away from the big city, the coastline is gorgeous. Along the southern part of the island, the coast looks a lot like that of Hawaii.
Jan and I rented a car from Dollar Car Rentals and I took the driver’s seat. I prefer the new road better than the highway. Even though one must drive a bit slower, the road is adjacent to the coast. There were lots of blowholes and beautiful beaches along the way to our favorite lunch stop at Playa Bonita. We were greeted by the manager Javier. I am amazed that he always remembers my name. The guacamole is fresh and tasty. We ordered the fish platter for the entrée, which is big enough to share and we each had a delicious mocktail. The calamari, shrimp, octopus, and fish fillet were fresh and scrumptious. Playa Bonita sits on the sand with the ocean below it. We were the only ones in the restaurant most of the time so were able to leisurely enjoy the crashing waves and the nice breeze.
After lunch, we continued driving around the island until we found a massage parlor. The massages were relaxing, but not the best we have had in Cozumel. We shopped and walked around the Artisan’s Craft Market before returning to the ship about 5pm.
On board, we attended the ‘70s Name that Tune game and took first place, winning some cruise line logod wallets. We opted for the Windjammer for dinner. I prefer the Windjammer to the dining room because you can serve yourself and be in and out within 45 minutes. It’s informal and has a good view from the windows in the back of the ship. The ice show was a good way to end the evening. My step count for the day is at 12,230, my worst day yet.
Today’s tip: On day six, I recommend that you check your onboard bill. It seems like there often are errors and this gives you time to get it fixed before the cruise is over.
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