Our itinerary included four stops: Roatan in the Honduras, Harvest Caye in Belize, Costa Maya in Mexico and Cozumel, Mexico. We had the first day at sea and each of the four following days we stopped at a port, ending with another at sea day. Three of the four ports were fairly pasteurized, ports created for the cruising industry. Beautiful spots that did allow for excursions and sightseeing but nothing quite like the port in Cozumel. This was at the city centre, you walked off the ship into the real lifestyle of the community. For those who wanted authentic, then this was their stop. Lots to see and do.
For those who didn’t care to sightsee, that was me this trip, the ship offered plenty to do onboard. We even found a bowling alley. There was something for everyone, movies everyday, live action game shows, dance lessons, yoga lessons, the whole gamut. So if you were disappointed you had no one to blame but yourself!
For this vacation, I had decided to throw caution to the wind and live a little. To try and break out of the humdrum that I have become and make my own fun. I figured what better place to do it than on a ship with strangers you never have to see again! I had packed my suitcase for just about any eventuality, took way too much stuff, and sadly needed little of it. Unfortunately getting sick undermined my whole plan. I think there is at least one lesson here – don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do today, life is unpredictable, nothing’s guaranteed, and so on.
Regardless, the sunshine was awesome. Add some heat to that and it was super awesome. As we settle into winter weather here in Canada it can be quite overcast and gloomy and the sunshine scarce. It was a nice treat to spend a week with brilliant sunshine and the warmth of the sun’s rays on my skin.