Cozumel

The “island of the swallows”
Dense forests and windswept beaches
Xcaret: a Yucatán theme park

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Cozumel

The land of the swallows

A forty-kilometre-long island directly off the coast from Playa del Carmen, Isla Cozumel is a renowned cruise-ship call: nearly every day, up to ten cruise ships dock at one of the island’s three dedicated piers, all just south of the only town, San Miguel.

A holiday to Mexico with MSC Cruises will present you with restaurants, souvenir shops and jewellery stores, all along the malecón (Av Rafael Melgar) in downtown San Miguel


If you fancy a museum, the attractive Museo de la Isla de Cozumel has small displays of the flora, fauna and marine life of the island, as well as a good collection of Maya artefacts and old photos.


If you’re not a diver, there’s a certain appeal in wandering the relaxed inland blocks of San Miguel, away from the piers, spotting Maya ruins and birds (the Maya called the island cuzamil – “land of the swallows”) in the dense forests and being the only person on the windswept eastern beaches. 


Midway across the island, San Gervasio is the only excavated Maya site on Cozumel. With several small temples connected by sacbeob, or long white roads, it was one of the many independent city-states that survived the fall of Chichén Itzá, flourishing between 1200 AD and 1650 AD. As part of a larger nature reserve the site is worth a visit for the numerous birds and butterflies you can spot early in the morning or late in the day. 


Another place to visit is Xcaret, a surprisingly pleasant theme park: it offers all the Yucatán’s attractions in one handy place, with a museum, a tropical aquarium, a “Maya village”, a beach, some small authentic ruins, pools and more than a kilometre of subterranean rivers down which you can swim, snorkel or float. On the other hand, neighbouring Xplor is dedicated to ziplines and other outdoor adventure.

Must see places in Cozumel

  • Cavern of Chac Tun

    Cavern of Chac Tun

  • Xcaret Natural Adventure Park

    Xcaret Natural Adventure Park

  • An ATV jungle ride

    An ATV jungle ride

Discover our excursions

31 results found

  • 3 REEF SNORKELING BY BOAT

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

    COZ21

    Come on board for a Caribbean sightseeing & snorkel adventure and enjoy a leisurely day at sea. Sit back relax and enjoy getting to know this Caribbean island paradise. From your ship’s pier, you’ll cruise out into the turquoise waters en route to three distinct reef locations where you’ll have three varied shipside snorkel adventures. You’ll receive snorkel gear, life vests, and full instructions so even beginners can join in. Gear up and follow your PADI certified guide through the crystal clear waters and over colorful coral reef formations as you explore exotic fish and marine life and experience the mysterious underwater world. Tour includes one bottle of water. Snacks, soda and beer (after snorkeling) are available for purchase on the boat. Please note: Minimum age to participate is 8 years old. Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years old. Only biodegradable sunscreen is allowed to be used due to reef damage caused by normal sunscreen. Due to the active nature of the tour, women who are pregnant are not allowed to participate nor are guests in wheelchairs or with physical disabilities who would have difficulty climbing a ladder in and out of the water, or with cardiac or respiratory conditions such as asthma or with back/neck injuries, diabetes or epilepsy or those under medications such as anti-depressants, lithium, beta blockers and base vein constrictors.
    • Possibility of swimming

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Duration
      3:30 h

    • Adults$55.00Price per person

    • Children$52.00Price per person

  • AMERICA’S CUP REGATTA

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

    COZ52

    Before the race you will attend a briefing, during which we will give a little history of the America's Cup and select the teams. Skipper will brief you about what you can expect and give you training in your specific crew position. After the teams have been selected, a coin is tossed to determine which boat you will be racing on. Unfortunately, we can't promise you a certain boat. Back at the compound, there is a boutique which carries replica crew t-shirts, caps, skippers polo shirts, Tilley Hats, etc, and a fantastic full color action photograph of you racing in your first America’s Cup. Please note: Minimum age to participate is 12 years. The tour takes about 2½ to 3 hours depending on wind and sea conditions. Guests should bring soft soled shoes and light clothing. If hats are not tight fitting we suggest they are stored below deck. Sunglasses are recommended.
    • Drink included

    • Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health

      Difficulty Level
      Strenuous

    • Duration
      3 h

    • Adults$95.00Price per person

    • Children$89.00Price per person

  • ATV AND BEACH ADVENTURE

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

    COZ42

    After leaving the ship, the trip kicks off with a drive to the old Mayan town of El Cedral, the place from which your all-terrain vehicle tour will begin. You can then enjoy the beautiful views of the lush green forest before exploring a Mayan cave system, a sinkhole and a small Mayan ruin. All told, your off-road experience will take about 2 hours before you reach one of the island’s exclusive beaches. Feel free to stay at the beach for some rest and recuperation, or – weather permitting – take part in an optional 45-minute snorkelling trip that will let you meet and greet the fascinating underwater wildlife. Your exhilarating ATV tour comes to a close with your return to the port and your ship. Please note: guests must be at least 18 years of age, weigh no more than 320 lbs. and must present a valid driving licence to take part in the tour. The tour is not suitable for pregnant women and guests suffering from pre-existing back/neck problems, heart conditions or epilepsy. Open-toed shoes must not be worn. You are recommended to wear swimwear and clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and/or dirty. The minimum age to participate as a passenger is 10 years old, supervised by a parent/guardian who takes full responsibility of the passenger.
    • Snack included

    • Possibility of swimming

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Duration
      4 h

    • Adults$79.00Price per person

    • Children$72.00Price per person

  • BOTTOM FISHING BONANZA

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

    COZ32

    Enjoy Cozumel Bottom Fishing, with your family and friends! This tour is perfect for the youngsters and young at heart. Let us show you some of the easiest methods for fishing in the beautiful warm waters of the Caribbean. Trust the Captain and Crew to find the best concentrations of fish. Relax and enjoy the Caribbean breeze, fishing the trip away. Your half day trip includes 46ft. specialized fishing vessel, rods, reels, bait, tackle, soda, beer, purified bottled water and fishing permits. After receiving the safety and proper bottom fishing instructions by your English speaking guide, you will begin your fishing adventure. You will be constantly served and assisted by the crew and guides on board. Tight lines and great fishing! Please note: Fishing is only available on a catch and release basis.
    • Snack included

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Duration
      3:30 h

    • Adults$79.00Price per person

    • Children$72.00Price per person

  • CAVERNS & UNDERGROUND SNORKEL & SHOPPING IN PLAYA
    DEL CARMEN

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

    COZ48

    Take part in an amazing experience, snorkeling in the cool waters of a cavern cenote and exploring the mysterious interior of an ancient Mayan cave! Then explore colourful downtown Playa del Carmen with free time to lie on the beach, go shopping or have lunch (not included). Take a short ferry ride from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen where you’ll meet your friendly guide and the adventure begins! Go back in time as you explore the Cavern of Chac Tun and discover its striking stalactite and stalagmite formations. Follow your guide through vast caverns and small niches, as you delve deep into the earth to uncover secrets of ages past and hear fascinating stories of the Mayans who first ventured here. You’ll also have the unique opportunity to snorkel in the stunningly clear waters of the cavern’s cenote where you’ll be surrounded by the cave’s underwater formations. Head back into vibrant downtown Playa del Carmen where you’ll have approximately 1½ hours of free time to explore this fun filled tourist destination. Discover a long stretch of fabulous white sand beaches alongside streets with excellent shopping and dining. You’ll find everything from Mexican blankets to diamond bracelets as well as restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world. Go at your own pace – just meet back up with your guide at the designated time and you will be taken back to your ship by ferry. Please note: Transfer by ferry to Playa del Carmen lasts approximately 45 minutes and could possibly be rough depending on the sea conditions. Minimum age to participate is 8 years old. Due to the active nature of the tour, women who are pregnant are not allowed to participate nor are guests in wheelchairs or with physical disabilities, with cardiac or respiratory conditions such as asthma or with back/neck injuries, diabetes or epilepsy or those under medications such as anti-depressants, lithium, beta blockers and base vein constrictors. After the tour guests might have some time to spend at leisure in Playa del Carmen until the scheduled ferry time to return to Cozumel.
    • Drink included

    • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Moderate

    • Duration
      6:30 h

    • Adults$59.00Price per person

    • Children$55.00Price per person

  • CLEAR-BOTTOMED KAYAK & BEACH SNORKEL COMBO

    ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

    COZ12

    Discover the beauty of the Caribbean from a totally new perspective while you skim over the coral reef in a clear-bottomed 2-person kayak – a completely dry, yet still wholly immersive experience – and also have a chance to go snorkelling and spend some quality time at the beach. You will set off on your kayak tour at the Uvas Beach Club and paddle through the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, all the while being able to observe the wildlife below thanks the kayak’s transparent keel. An amazing underwater world of colourful tropical fish and fascinating coral reef formations will unfold right before your eyes. The next leg of the tour will then give you an opportunity to put on your snorkelling gear and take a closer look at the fascinating world and its many colourful inhabitants under the sea. All that activity can only mean one thing: time for a rest. On returning to the gorgeous beach and its facilities, you can simply relax and work on your tan, go for a swim or cool off under a shady umbrella. 2 drinks and a selection of fresh fruit will be served free of charge, but those with a bigger appetite could order food from the restaurant at additional cost. In the end, you can choose either to return to the ship when the transportation departs, or stay on for longer and use taxi vouchers (issued on request) for your return trip a little later. Please note: the tour is not suitable for pregnant women, guests using a wheelchair or with pre-existing heart, respiratory, back/neck problems. For reasons of safety, guests suffering from asthma, heart problems, diabetes, epilepsy or taking prescription medications such as anti-depressants, beta blockers, lithium and vasoconstrictors are requested to refrain from snorkeling. Please ensure your sunscreen is fully biodegradable as normal sunscreen is prohibited from use due to the damage it causes to the reef. Guests must be at least 6 years of age to take part in the tour, at least 8 years of age to snorkel and at least 18 years of age to drink alcohol. The kayak is limited to a max. weight for both passengers of 425 lbs.
      • Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health

        Difficulty Level
        Strenuous

      • Duration
        3:30 h

      • Adults$69.00Price per person

      • Children$59.00Price per person

    • COZUMEL GOLF

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

      COZ44

      Cozumel hosts a Nicklaus design 18-hole championship golf course. The course totals 6,734 yards from the back tees, incorporating the natural habitats of the island. Built around Cozumel's native trees, red mangroves, and natural wet lands the Cozumel Country Club preserves ecologically sensitive areas. The fully stocked pro shop is stocked with top of the line merchandise, and offers Nike and Taylor Made rental clubs. Please note: Guests must be at least 18 years old to participate in this tour. Tour ticket includes: Round Transportation by taxi, green fee, share cart and practice range balls. Clubs and shoes available for rent.
      • Limited seats

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • Duration
        5 h

      • Adults$152.00Price per person

      • ChildrenNot available

    • DUNE BUGGY & SNORKEL

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

      COZ26

      Rev up your engines and get ready for a beautiful adventure as you drive a Dune Buggy convertible along a paved road, through the pristine tropical environment along the Caribbean coastline of Cozumel! Drive your buggy (4 guests per car) to the southern tip of Cozumel Island past the breathtaking blues of the Caribbean and the mysterious greens of a tropical jungle. We will snorkel inside Cozumel’s underwater national park in an offshore beach snorkel geared for the whole family. You will receive safety briefing and the friendly guides will teach the ins and outs so you too can enjoy this wonderful activity. After this we will continue on to the eastern side of the island for a wonderful beach break. Here you will swim have fun in the sun and enjoy a Mexican Buffet Lunch. You will then hop back into your Buggy and head to a Mayan village, to see how they used to live and to learn some of their traditions, visit a tequila taste testing venue and taste different varieties of this Mexican tradition. Another day, another adventure you won’t soon forget! When it’s all over you’ll drive back into town where you may either return with the tour to your ship or be let off in downtown Cozumel to do some shopping on your own. (Return taxi fare not included. Option available as time allows, depending on tour return time and the ship’s departure time). Please note: Minimum age to snorkel is 8 years old. Guests must be at least 21 years old and present a valid driving license. All cars have shift gears. Four (4) guests per car. This is an Alcohol Free Tour: a designated driver from each jeep will need to be selected and will not be able to participate in the tequila tasting. Guests who do not want to snorkel can remain on the beach and enjoy free time. Only biodegradable sunscreen is allowed to be used due to reef damage caused by normal sunscreen. Due to the active nature and rough terrain of the tour, it is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with cardiac and respiratory problems, such as asthma, or with back/neck injuries, diabetes or epilepsy or those under medications such as anti-depressants, lithium, beta blockers and base vein constrictors, or guests with limited mobility or wheelchair bound.
      • Lunch or dinner included

      • Possibility of swimming

      • Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health

        Difficulty Level
        Strenuous

      • Duration
        5 h

      • Adults$89.00Price per person

      • Children$79.00Price per person

    • EXPLORING COZUMEL BY JEEP & SNORKEL

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

      COZ27

      The best way to discover Cozumel - EXPLORE EVERYTHING! Take a journey all the way around the island in a Jeep Wrangler (4 guests per car) and discover the most beautiful, interesting and exciting aspects of Mexico’s largest island in this one of a kind Jeep Tour with Mayan Town Visit, Beach Break, Lunch and Snorkel Excursion. Drive your Jeep (4 guests per car) through the town of San Miguel and into the jungle interior where you’ll explore the island’s first Mayan settlement, the village of El Cedral, take a short tour of a Tequila Hacienda, learn about history and culture surrounding this most famous and traditional Mexican product and have a tequila tasting. Unearth the fascinating history of Cozumel’s first Mayan inhabitants and the Spanish conquistadors who followed, as you visit the site of its first catholic church, built next to a 2,000 year old Mayan ruin. Feel the freedom of adventure as you journey along the eastern, undeveloped coast of the island, between the breathtaking blues of the Caribbean and the mysterious greens of the tropical jungle. Now get in gear for a glimpse beneath the surface of the sea. Your tour includes an off shore beginner’s snorkel experience and an opportunity to discover the colourful tropical fish and delightful array of sea-life Cozumel has to offer. PADI certified guides will provide snorkeling gear, safety tips and instruction before leading you out to explore the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. Take a break and enjoy a Mexican lunch and free time for fun and games on the white sands of our private beach. When time’s up, hop back into your Jeep and head back to your ship. When your tour is complete, you may choose to return to the pier or be let off in the downtown shopping area and return to the ship by taxi at your own expense. (This option is available as time allows, depending on tour return time and your ship’s departure time.). Please note: Minimum age to snorkel is 8 years old. Guests must be at least 21 years old and present a valid driving license. All cars have shift gears. Four (4) guests per car. This is an Alcohol Free Tour: a designated driver from each jeep will need to be selected and will not be able to participate in the tequila tasting. Only biodegradable sunscreen is allowed to be used due to reef damage caused by normal sunscreen. Due to the active nature and rough terrain of the tour, it is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with cardiac and respiratory problems, such as asthma, or with back/neck injuries, diabetes or epilepsy or those under medications such as anti-depressants, lithium, beta blockers and base vein constrictors, or guests with limited mobility or wheelchair bound.
      • Lunch or dinner included

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • Duration
        5:30 h

      • Adults$95.00Price per person

      • Children$89.00Price per person

    • FURY CATAMARAN

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

      COZ09

      A sun-kissed slice of paradise on the island of Cozumel in the Mexican Caribbean is just what the doctor ordered to let go of the stress that everyday life tends to breed. A catamaran featuring stair-access to the sea, freshwater showers, a spacious shaded lounge area, a capacious sun deck, a bar and two toilets will take you to the first of your tour activities: snorkelling in the warm water of the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea. You’ll then set sail along the beautiful Cozumel coastline to reach a private beach – one of the finest on the Yucatán Peninsula – to enjoy the many attractions of Fury’s Aquapark, including paddle surf boards, kayaks, a water trampoline, water mats and the amazing Platinum Aqua Glide slide (weather permitting). But the beach is equally ideal for simply relaxing in a beach chair or lounging in a hammock under a shady coconut tree. The classic party tunes played during your return sail are sure to put you in a dancing mood before get back to your ship at the end of your outing. Please note: children must be accompanied by a paying adult throughout the tour and under their constant supervision at all times. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with asthma, cardiac disease or any other medical condition.
      • Drink included

      • Possibility of swimming

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • Duration
        3:30 h

      • Adults$62.00Price per person

      • Children$55.00Price per person

    • HORSEBACK RIDING ADVENTURE

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

      COZ29

      This is one of the horseback tours that you have been waiting for! You will be greeted on the pier by your bilingual guide and taken in air-conditioned transportation to the ranch and your awaiting horse. After a safety briefing and riding instructions, you will be matched up to your horse according to your riding experience; this tour is for all levels of riders – novice to expert. Your guide will lead you to an unforgettable experience where you will travel through land and time as you learn about the Mayans, one of the oldest and most mysterious civilizations, eternal legends of the Mayan culture, replicas of Mayan ruins and ancient idols will come to life as you go across into the tropical forest. Then you will return to the welcome station to enjoy complementary beverages before being transported back to the pier. Please note: all guests are required to sign a release form before participating on this tour. Min. Age to participate 12 years old & max. age to participate 65 years old (children between 12 and 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult). Height: min. 4 ft. / weight: max. 220 lbs.; pregnant women, and people with recent neck or back injuries, are not allowed to participate in this tour. All guests are required to wear closed-toe shoes.
      • Drink included

      • Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health

        Difficulty Level
        Strenuous

      • Duration
        4 h

      • Adults$92.00Price per person

      • Children$85.00Price per person

    • PADDLE BOARDING & SNORKELLING ADVENTURE

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

      COZ68

      Combine a chance to enjoy two gentle water sports with time to relax on the beach on this entertaining half-day tour, which begins with a short taxi transfer to Stingray Beach. You’ll be met by your guide and first given instruction in paddle boarding, a sport that originated in Hawaii. You can choose whether to ride your paddle board either standing up or sitting down, letting you make your 45-minute jaunt around Cozumel’s gorgeous shoreline as comfortable as you wish. Next up, you’ll be issued with snorkelling gear prior to following your guide into the water. Feast your eyes on the beautiful coral formations, shoals of tropical fish and dozens of other marine creatures that call the reef their home before you return to dry land and move on to the beach club. Facilities include changing rooms, a photo shop and a water trampoline. Enjoy a cold drink at the club, watch hermit crabs race and check out the club’s green iguanas and green parrots, two endangered Cozumel natives that you’ll have a chance to hold and pet. When it’s time to leave, you can choose whether to return straight to your ship or be taken into town to go shopping or check out one of the many restaurants and cafés. Please note: guests must be at least 12 years of age and strong swimmers to take part. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult throughout the tour and under their constant supervision at all times. Guests are recommended to wear swimwear under their clothes, high-factor sunscreen and to bring a change of clothing and a towel. Guests opting to head into town at the end of the tour will be responsible for their own transportation back to the ship at possible additional expense not covered by the price of the tour. Care must be taken to ensure guests return to the ship in good time. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with back, neck or knee injuries.
      • Drink included

      • Possibility of swimming

      • Limited seats

      • Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health

        Difficulty Level
        Strenuous

      • Duration
        3:30 h

      • Adults$55.00Price per person

      • Children$49.00Price per person

    • PALANCAR SNORKEL & BEACH COMBO

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

      COZ40

      Navigate through the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea and enjoy the adventure of snorkeling at Cozumel’s National Marine Park, one of the best snorkel sites in the world, Palancar and Colombia reefs! You will drift snorkel and discover its exotic variety of fish, the magnificent coral formations and colorful marine life this spectacular reef has to offer. PADI certified dive masters will provide you with professional equipment and advice you on how to fully enjoy your experience in this natural wonder. After snorkeling and while you enjoy a scenic boat ride, complimentary beverages will be gladly served for your refreshment as you will be taken to the finest Beach Club in Cozumel: Playa Mia Grand Beach Park®!! At the park you will have included national open bar, snack lunch, hammocks, swimming pool, lounge chairs, volleyball co& soccer court, ping-pong tables, trampoline, huge board games, kids club & playground, restrooms & dressing rooms, kayaks, paddle boats, sailboats, water trampoline, water bicycles, floating mats, iceberg Water Mountain, shopping center, underwater Mayan City & much more! Let loose in the amazing new Water Park. Explore Buccaneer’s Bay Kids Area; a lagoon pool full of fun activities such as water-canons, pirate ship, water sprays & animal slides; relax with your favorite cocktail at the Oasis Island Pool & make a splash on the 200- foot long twin twister waterslide. Please note: Minimum/maximum age to participate is 10 and 70 years old. Due to the active nature of the tour, women who are pregnant are not allowed to participate nor are guests in wheelchairs or with physical disabilities who would have difficulty climbing a ladder in and out of the water, or with cardiac or respiratory conditions such as asthma or with back/neck injuries, diabetes or epilepsy or those under medications such as anti-depressants, lithium, beta blockers and base vein constrictors. All children 12 years of age and younger or non-swimmers must be accompanied and supervised one-on-one by a parent or legal guardian. Any visitor having a skin disease, lesions or infections, open sore or inflamed eyes, cold, nasal or ear discharge, communicable disease, even a mild case of diarrhea or who has any considerable area of exposed sub-skin tissues, open blisters, cuts, or/and is wearing any kind of bandage or band-aid are not permitted in the pool. The water park and attractions are offered in the modality of first-come-first-serve basis. The kids using the Buceneer’s Bay Water Toys must have a Maximum Height of 1.20m or 3 feet 11 inches of height. In addition kids may have a Maximum weight of 60 kg, 132 pounds. Shoes of any kind are not allowed. Guests must have a minimum height of 1 m or 3 feet 3 inches to participate in the Twin Twister Waterslide. Guest’s maximum weight is 114 kg. or 251 pounds to participate in the slides. Expectant mothers, small children under 42”, non-swimmers, persons under the influence of alcohol or while impaired by medications, persons with limiting physical conditions, or with previous or current neck, back, joint or heart problems are not allowed to enter the ride.
      • Snack included

      • Possibility of swimming

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • Duration
        5 h

      • Adults$55.00Price per person

      • Children$49.00Price per person

    • SCOOT COUPÉ CARIBBEAN ISLAND DRIVE

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

      COZ47

      Get set to experience a unique adventure that will see you drive a 2-person, 3-wheel scooter – a so-called Scoot Coupé – that looks like a miniature soft-top car. Driving instructions will be provided in English and helmets issued by a professional guide before you form a convoy and head out on the open road to explore the scenic island of Cozumel. Look forward to great views on your way to the north of the island, where a photo stop will be made at a special monument to the blending of different racial groups through marriage and procreation – called mestizaje in Spanish or miscegenation in English – that stands proud just in front of the beach. The next leg will then take you to the island’s booming hotel district and a luxurious beach club for some free time to relax, sunbathe or go for a swim. The third stop on the tour will be the downtown area, where you can then explore at your leisure, go for a walk or do some shopping in the mall. The tour comes to a close with your return to the port and your ship. Please note: guests must be at least 12 years of age to participate and at least 21 years of age and must present a valid driving licence to drive a Scoot Coupé. The tour is not suitable for pregnant women and guests suffering from back or neck problems. Max. weight limit for both guests per vehicle is 400 lbs. Helmets will be provided and must be worn. The tour price is based on a per-vehicle rate (max. two persons per vehicle, incl. driver); go on your own or take a companion along for free. The tour can only be booked by one person per vehicle, with the price being charged to that person’s credit card. The tour price cannot be divided among multiple participants, it can only be charged to one account. If you are taking a companion, you only need to register their name with the ship’s shore excursion office after embarkation.
      • Possibility of swimming

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • Duration
        3:30 h

      • Adults$152.00Price per person

      • ChildrenNot available

    • XRAILS TO JADE CAVERNS

      ACTIVE & ADVENTURE

      COZ43

      Enjoy an exciting new way to discover the heart of Cozumel’s jungle. These all Terrain Xrails are fully automatic, can seat up to 2 passengers and offer you the safest ride and bring out the fun and joy of the off road trails surrounded by lush jungle on your way to Jade Caverns system. At this Botanical Oasis you can encounter rare species such as Orchids, Vanilla and Palm trees before you are awed by the rich Stalactites formations decorating the entire Cavern. Dive into its fresh emerald waters and relax in this magical exotic place before you continue back on the Xrails for a 45min ride back to the starting point of the tour. Please Note: Minimum age is 16 years to drive. Driver must present a valid driver's license. Pregnant women and guests with back/neck injuries, heart conditions or epilepsy may not participate on this excursion. Closed-toe shoes are required. Bring cloths you can dirty and bathing suites.
      • Shooting videos and/or taking pictures is not allowed or subject to fee

      • Limited seats

      • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Moderate

      • Duration
        3:30 h

      • Adults$89.00Price per person

      • Children$79.00Price per person

    • COZUMEL HIGHLIGHTS & SHOPPING

      CITY TOUR

      COZ10

      Situated just off Mexico’s south-eastern coast, the island of Cozumel presents a winning blend of culture, history, scenery, fabulous beaches and great shopping opportunities. In short, it’s got the lot – and you can explore some of its most attractive features on this half-day tour. Your outing begins with an air-conditioned coach ride to your first stop: the Discover Mexico Park, a complex that represents some of Mexico’s most iconic landmarks in perfect scale models. After visiting the park’s museum, complete with a special video experience room. Continue your journey to a unique place for a sensory experience at The Mayan Cacao Company where you will learn about the history of the Chocolate, its manufacturing process and you'll also participate in a demonstration with a delicious tasting at the end. Then you’ll move on to Cozumel’s oldest settlement at El Cedral, a former hub of Mayan civilisation and the site of Mexico’s first Catholic church service. With views of untamed beaches to enjoy as you round the island’s southern tip, you’ll then head for your fourth destination, the natural limestone bridge of El Mirador. View, photograph and even walk over the unusual rock before moving on to a wonderful “tequileria” to see how tequila, Mexico’s national drink, is made. The traditional process starts with the indispensable agave plants and ends with the finished product, of which you can then savour a sample. Your last port of call will see you travel to the heart of Cozumel for a chance to do some shopping. You’ll be free to decide whether to return to the ship using the transport provided at the appointed time or remain in town for longer and return at your own expense. Please note: The tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with mobility problems or using a wheelchair. Guests are recommended to bring high-factor sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and some cash to cover the cost of any additional purchases as well as to wear comfortable walking shoes and light clothing.
        • Duration
          4:30 h

        • Adults$55.00Price per person

        • Children$49.00Price per person

      • EXPLORE PLAYA DEL CARMEN, BEACH & LUNCH

        CITY TOUR

        COZ71

        A full day of exploring the magnificent Mayan Riviera awaits you on this fun-filled tour with stops at Playa del Carmen, a heavenly tropical beach. A mouth-watering lunch is naturally also included on this day-long tour to ensure your every need is taken care of. After a short ferry crossing to Playa del Carmen, your bilingual guide will assist you in exploring this charming place and also hand out your own personal “survival kit” consisting of a map, a shopping guide and a shopping bag. The friendly, cosmopolitan ambience of this true beach town, its fine sand beaches and amazing azure blue sea are simply captivating. Be sure to stroll down “Fifth Avenue”, a hugely popular pedestrian zone near the sea with an array of international restaurants, trendy bars and nightclubs just as exclusive boutiques, clothing stores and jewellery shops. Then it’s off to a truly fantastic beach for some well-earned relaxation: feel the gentle breeze cool your body, swim in the ocean, sit under an umbrella while sipping a cold drink, work on your tan or simply admire the picture-perfect views of paradise all around you. Then it is time to recharge your energy with a delicious lunch in a local restaurant. To round off your day on the Mayan Riviera, the final leg of the tour will give you an opportunity to explore a shopping area at your own pace before meeting up again with your guide for the walk back to the pier and your ship.
        • Lunch or dinner included

        • Possibility of swimming

        • Limited seats

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          8 h

        • Adults$85.00Price per person

        • Children$75.00Price per person

      • LIVING HISTORY – MAYAN TRADITIONS AND ISLAND TOUR

        CULTURE AND HISTORY

        COZ51

        Discover the history and culture of the Mayan people during a visit to a traditional Mayan Village, then see the natural beauty of Cozumel as you circle the island aboard your comfortable air-conditioned motor coach. Cozumel has long been home to the Mayan people, dating back over 1,000 years when it was an important stop in the ancient trade routes as well as the center of worship for the Goddess of Fertility, Ixchel. Descendants of these first inhabitants have populated the island since then, and many of their ancient traditions remain strong even today. During your visit to the Mayan Village you will see traditional, thatched-roof Mayan houses, medicinal gardens, cooking techniques, and ceremonies as well as learn about the myths, histories and beliefs of the Mayan World. After your tour of the village, you will travel across the island to the eastern shore for stunning views of the island’s undeveloped coastline. Travel past ancient black rock formations protruding from the sea, evidence of the island’s beginnings beneath the ocean. You’ll see beautiful white-sand beaches, tropical low-jungle vegetation and of course, the iridescent waters of the Caribbean. Finally, you will travel through the more modern hotel district as you complete your circle of the island and return to your ship’s pier.
        • Drink included

        • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Easy

        • Duration
          3 h

        • Adults$59.00Price per person

        • Children$55.00Price per person

      • SAN GERVASIO MAYAN RUINS & BEACH COMBO

        CULTURE AND HISTORY

        COZ37

        Discover Cozumel Island, explore Mayan ruins and enjoy a wonderful beach, a perfect combination for your outing. You will be greeted at the pier by your guide and then board your air-conditioned motor coach for a short drive to the ruins of San Gervasio, the sanctuary of the goddess Ixchel the main Mayan entity in the island. Your guide will walk you through and explain all details about the millenary Mayan culture and the vestiges left here for you to admire. Then get back onboard for a scenic ride around the island, past stretches of empty white sand beaches, limestone formations and beautiful Caribbean water on your way to the beach club. Walk on the white sandy beach, relax in a lounge chair or hammock, join in a game of volleyball or swim in the beautiful Caribbean water. Please note: There is a government tax of US$5-8 on the use of video cameras in the ruins. No tripods and/or professional video cameras are allowed.
        • Drink included

        • Shooting videos and/or taking pictures is not allowed or subject to fee

        • Possibility of swimming

        • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Easy

        • Duration
          4 h

        • Adults$69.00Price per person

        • Children$59.00Price per person

      • TEQUILA SEMINAR AT DISCOVER MEXICO PARK

        CULTURE AND HISTORY

        COZ34

        Turn yourself into a proper tequila connoisseur on a tour to the wonderful Discover Mexico Park, one of Cozumel’s premium attractions that also houses the Jose Cuervo® Tequila Facility. After the short drive to the park, you’ll be met by the Maestro Tequilero to begin your spirited seminar. Not only will you learn all about the origins, distillation process and different kinds of the famous fermented agave juice, but you’ll also have a chance to sample a variety of the very best tequilas along with a snack of handmade tortillas plus six authentic Mexican salsas. Your visit at the facility ends with a lesson in making a perfect Margarita, after which you’ll have time to stroll through the park. As a showcase dedicated to illustrating Mexican culture and history, the park provides a fascinating insight into this vibrant country. One of the park’s latest attractions is of the acrobatic kind: the gravity-defying performance of the ancient Mexican voladores ceremony. Performed by the hugely talented Papantla Flyers, the amazing show lends a whole new meaning to the term pole dancing. Your tequila-fuelled tour then draws to a relaxed close with your return drive to the ship. Please note: in accordance with local law, the minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years old; this is also the minimum age to participate in the excursion. Wheelchair bound guests who wish to participate should inform the Excursions’ Office at least 48 hours beforehand.
        • Lunch or dinner included

        • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Easy

        • Duration
          2:30 h

        • Adults$62.00Price per person

        • ChildrenNot available

      • TULUM MAYAN RUINS

        CULTURE AND HISTORY

        COZ23

        Come experience the world famous, magnificent ruins of the walled city of Tulum…the only Mayan city built right on the crystal blue Caribbean Sea! After a short ferry ride to Playa Del Carmen, your guide will take you to an air-conditioned motor coach for a scenic and informative drive to Tulum. Once there, your guide will escort you through the ruins giving a complete narration along the way. See restored temples and some of the mysterious hieroglyphic writings still visible today. Visit the temple of the frescos famous for the detailed carved figures and original paints. And, perched on the edge of the Caribbean and rising high above all of the other ruins is “el Castillo” with its breathtaking view of the blue water below. A light box lunch is included. Please note: Transfer by ferry to Playa del Carmen lasts approximately 45 minutes and could possibly be rough depending on the sea conditions. Transfer by bus to Tulum is approximately 1 hour each way (with a 20 minute comfort stop on the way). Optional transfer by tram to the ruins from the parking lot at Tulum is at guests’ expense and risk. There is a government tax of US$5-8 on the use of video cameras in the ruins. No tripods and/or professional video cameras are allowed. Tour is not recommended for guests with mobility problems or wheelchair bound.
        • Shooting videos and/or taking pictures is not allowed or subject to fee

        • Snack included

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          7 h

        • Adults$95.00Price per person

        • Children$89.00Price per person

      • TULUM RUINS & LUNCH AT THE BEACH

        CULTURE AND HISTORY

        COZ53

        Don’t miss this great chance to combine a cultural visit to the ruins Tulum, a pre-Columbian walled Mayan city that perches precariously atop high cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea, with some thoroughly relaxing “me time” at a local beach club. The tour begins with a short ride by tender to Playa del Carmen, where you will then board an air-conditioned coach for the pleasant drive to Tulum through stunning landscape. Your bilingual tour guide will not only provide information about the island on your way to the walled city, but will also bring the ruins to new life with all the facts and figures of this amazing cultural heritage site as you make your way around the ruins. See restored temples, one of which is particularly famous for its frescos, original paints and detailed carved figures. The most prominent of the ruins is undoubtedly Tulum’s ancient Castillo, or fortification, which towers over all the other buildings and affords breath-taking views of the Caribbean Sea. Leaving Tulum behind, you will then be taken to a local beach club where you can enjoy a buffet lunch while enjoying the view of the beautiful white sand beach. Your return to the ship marks the end of your tour. Please note: Transfer by ferry to Playa del Carmen lasts approximately 45 minutes and could possibly be rough depending on the sea conditions. The Mexican government has imposed a tax on the use of video cameras in the ruins of between US$5 and US$8. Neither tripods nor professional video equipment will be permitted. This tour involves a 1-hour coach ride each way. Guests can optionally take a tram from the car park to the ruins, but do so at their own expense and risk.
        • Lunch or dinner included

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          7 h

        • Adults$112.00Price per person

        • Children$102.00Price per person

      • XCARET ECO PARK

        CULTURE AND HISTORY

        COZ16

        Experience Xcaret – the most exciting and largest Eco Park in Latin America! This eco-archaeological park offers many exhilarating activities in a tropical jungle setting on the Caribbean Sea. It is pure fun and enjoyment in a natural setting. As you get off the ferry in Playa Del Carmen, your guide will take you to your transportation for a short ride to Xcaret. At the park, your guide will assist you on where to go, what there is to do, answer your questions and point you in the right direction. Then, you are on your own to explore and experience the park. Choose from the museum, a bird sanctuary, stables, botanical gardens, aquarium, restored Mayan ruins, a replicated Mayan village, beautiful beaches and natural pools. Even take a swim in an underground river with life vest included. Please note: transfer by ferry to Playa del Carmen lasts approximately 45 minutes and could possibly be rough depending on the sea conditions. The price of the tour includes use of a life vest for swimming in the river; if required, snorkel equipment can be hired at additional expense. Optional activities are available at additional costs. Swimwear, biodegradable sunscreen, a hat and change of clothes are recommended.
        • Possibility of swimming

        • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Moderate

        • Duration
          8 h

        • Adults$112.00Price per person

        • Children$102.00Price per person

      • DOLPHIN PREMIUM ENCOUNTER WITH ALL INCLUSIVE FOOD &
        DRINKS

        NATURAL WONDERS

        COZ45

        Start your 'once in a life time experience' in the world's most beautiful dolphinarium! Located in the heart of Cozumel's shopping area, it is the only place in all the Caribbean where you can interact with bottlenose dolphins in the safety of calm ocean coves. Dig in to unlimited food and drinks, snorkel with tropical fish in our natural aquarium, and venture onto the ocean for kayaking and paddle boarding, all at no additional cost. Your adventure begins with a short taxi ride to Dolphinaris. Before entering the ocean cove, each participant is briefed by a knowledgeable professional trainers about the dolphin's behaviour as well as the basic guidelines of the program. Following, you'll view a brief dolphin presentation where you will be introduced to some of the extraordinary dolphins' behaviour. The program is conducted on a submerged platform and is a very hands on program, allowing you, in a controlled and safe setting, to get an up-close and personal anatomy lesson on dolphins as well as learning about dolphin behaviour and adaptations they have made to the environment. You'll receive a kiss and a pectoral fin shake. To relax after an action-packed dolphin swim, take full advantage of everything Dolphinaris Cozumel has to offer. Stop by the palapa restaurant for lunch with the family and cool off with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Kids and adults alike will love Serenity Cove, a safe inlet with snorkel equipment where you can swim through an underwater aquarium filled with tropical fish, rays and starfish! Looking for something more adventurous? Head out to the ocean for fun-filled activities like kayaking and paddle boarding on the Caribbean Sea so you can view the dazzling water from a great vantage point. Please note: Guests less than 4 feet tall must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We recommend wearing your swimwear and to bring a towel. Guests are recommended to bring swimwear and a change of clothing, but must refrain from wearing either jewellery or sunscreen as these may damage the dolphins’ sensitive skin. Only biodegradable sunscreen is allowed. Camera and videos are not allowed in the dolphin area, but guests can take pictures from the restaurant and bar area. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair bound guests, or guests with back/neck injuries. Pregnant women are not permitted to participate to this tour for safety reasons. The Dolphin Premium Encounter program, food, beverages, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and round trip transportation are all available under the all-inclusive plan, while photos, video, souvenirs and lockers have an extra cost. Minimum age to participate to the encounter is 5 years. Minimum age to snorkel is 8 years old. Minimum age for kayaking 10 years old, minimum age for Paddleboard is 10 years old. Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years old. All water activities are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
          • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

            Difficulty Level
            Easy

          • Duration
            3:30 h

          • Adults$95.00Price per person

          • Children$89.00Price per person

        • DOLPHIN SWIM & RIDE WITH ALL INCLUSIVE FOOD & DRINKS

          NATURAL WONDERS

          COZ22

          Start your “Once in a life time experience” in the most beautiful dolphinarium in the World! Located in the heart of Cozumel’s shopping area, it is the only place in all the Caribbean where you can swim with dolphins in the safety of still ocean coves. Experience the excitement of riding on a dolphin belly in our unique “Dolphin Swim & Ride” program. Dig in to unlimited food and drinks, snorkel with tropical fish in our natural aquarium, and venture onto the ocean for kayaking and paddle boarding, all at no additional cost. Your adventure begins with a short taxi ride to Dolphinaris. Before entering the water you will enjoy a Dolphin behavioural presentation where you will be introduced to some of the extraordinary dolphins’ behaviour. The first part of the program is conducted on a waist deep water submerged platform. You will then proceed into the deeper water of our natural ocean coves to swim and touch the dolphin in its own environment where then, you will come face to face with a dolphin as you grasp the dolphin’s fins and the dolphin pulls you across the surface of the water on a Belly Ride. You will also have the opportunity to get a kiss, pectoral fin shake and caress the dolphins. Following this, you will be able to use your mask to see how this beautiful animal swims and glides through the crystal waters of Dolphinaris. To relax after an action-packed dolphin swim, take full advantage of everything Dolphinaris Cozumel has to offer. Stop by the palapa restaurant for lunch with the family and cool off with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Kids and adults alike will love Serenity Cove, a safe inlet with snorkel equipment where you can swim through an underwater aquarium filled with tropical fish, rays and starfish! Looking for something more adventurous? Head out to the ocean for fun-filled activities like kayaking and paddle boarding on the Caribbean Sea so you can view the dazzling water from a great vantage point. Please note: All children must be accompanied by an adult and must be 4ft tall. All participants must know how to swim. Guests are recommended to bring towel, swimwear and a change of clothing, but must refrain from wearing either jewellery or sunscreen as these may damage the dolphins’ sensitive skin. Only biodegradable sunscreen is allowed. Camera and videos are not allowed in the dolphin area, but guests can take pictures from the restaurant and bar area. This tour is not recommended for wheelchair bound guests, or guests with back/neck injuries and is not permitted for pregnant women, for safety reasons. The Dolphin Swim & Ride program, food, beverages, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and round trip transportation are all available under the all-inclusive plan, while photos, video, souvenirs and lockers have an extra cost. Minimum age to participate to the swim interaction is 10 years. Minimum age to snorkel is 8 years old. Minimum age for kayaking 10 years old, minimum age for Paddleboard is 10 years old. Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years old. All water activities are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
          • Possibility of swimming

          • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

            Difficulty Level
            Moderate

          • Duration
            3:30 h

          • Adults$129.00Price per person

          • Children$115.00Price per person

        • EVERYBODY LOVES RAYS!

          NATURAL WONDERS

          COZ65

          Next to a whole host of other aquatic wildlife, the calm waters off Cozumel are frequented by scores of southern stingrays, a marine dweller known to display an endearingly friendly disposition towards humans. And if you’d now like to get up close and personal with these cute critters yourself, all you have to do is join this entertaining tour. Begin with a 5-minute taxi ride to Stingray Beach, then learn how to stay safe in the water and finally head for the saltwater enclosure to meet the lovable “sea kittens” in person. As you wade into the water, groups of stingrays will naturally begin to flock around your legs – they know there’s food to be had and you’re the source. After feeding the rays, you’ll move on to a larger protected section of Stingray Beach, the snorkelling area. Once you’ve got your gear on it’s time to experience the marine wonderland live and direct. You’ll find the water is alive with stingrays, brightly coloured parrot fish, starfish, crabs, needlefish and even the occasional octopus, a true master of underwater camouflage. You’ll also have time to spend on dry land at Stingray Beach’s Seaside Club. Enjoy a complimentary drink and do try out the water trampoline – a firm favourite with kids of all ages. Your brief return journey to the ship then brings your tour to a close. Please note: guests must be at least 4 years of age to take part in the tour. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for pregnant women and guests with pre-existing back/neck injuries, cardiac or respiratory conditions. The price of the tour includes water/soda as well as use of snorkel equipment and storage facilities. Guests are recommended to bring a beach towel, biodegradable sunscreen and a hat. The rules governing use of the water trampoline must be strictly observed. In the interest of both guest and animal safety, using cameras will not be permitted during the encounter portion of the tour. Photo CDs of your “Everybody Loves Rays!” experience are available for purchase. Some of the proceeds from CD sales go towards increasing the scientific knowledge base regarding stingrays as well as towards a conservation and breeding programme for endangered species like the Yucatán parrot, the green iguana and Cozumel’s only coral nursery programme.
          • Drink included

          • Limited seats

          • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

            Difficulty Level
            Moderate

          • Duration
            3 h

          • Adults$55.00Price per person

          • Children$49.00Price per person

        • SEA TURTLE SNORKEL

          NATURAL WONDERS

          COZ46

          Join us on an exhilarating Sea Turtle Snorkel experience at the Riviera Maya’s only Sea Turtle natural sanctuary at Akumal Bay. Akumal is located 30 min. south of Playa Del Carmen and its pristine tranquil waters are no deeper than 6-8 feet deep protected by a barrier reef where the Logger Head Sea Turtles enter daily to feed on its sea grass and are very peaceful and friendly. Snorkel for up to 50 minutes taking this unique opportunity of viewing the turtles from 3-4 feet distance in their natural habitat, surrounded by the abundant marine life you can encounter at the bay, such as manta rays and many exotic fish. After this unique experience we invite you to enjoy a white sandy beach for about 2 hours where a lunch buffet and open bar await you. Please note: Transfer by ferry to Playa del Carmen lasts approximately 45 minutes and could possibly be rough depending on the sea conditions. Guests suffering from epilepsy, heart or asthma conditions cannot take part in this excursion. For preserving the Sea Turtles, only Biodegradable Sun Tan lotion can be used. No physical contact is permitted with the Sea Turtles or other wild marine life. After the tour guests might have some time to spend at leisure in Playa del Carmen until the scheduled ferry time to return to Cozumel.
          • Lunch or dinner included

          • Possibility of swimming

          • Limited seats

          • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

            Difficulty Level
            Easy

          • Duration
            6 h

          • Adults$95.00Price per person

          • Children$89.00Price per person

        • PHOTO SAFARI & BEACH EXPEDITION

          SCENIC ROUTE

          COZ66

          Pack your beach bag, grab a camera and get set to explore some of Cozumel’s most secluded beaches and snap pictures at numerous photo stops. The tour will take you to the Punta Sur Eco Reserve, a vast protected area on the island’s eastern side, where you can put your skill as a photographer to the test. The park is also home to the Celarain Lighthouse, which you can climb for fabulous vistas of the Caribbean and the crocodile sanctuary from the top. Moving on, you’ll then head for one of the island’s very best beaches, a hidden gem with beach amenities such as beach chairs, umbrellas and snorkel equipment for your use, all included in the price of the tour. You’ll have about 1.5 hours at this spellbinding spot, plenty of time to sip a complimentary drink, go for a swim and soak up the tropical sunshine. Your return trip back to your ship will then give you further opportunities to capture Cozumel’s outstanding natural beauty on film. Please note: guests are recommended to bring a camera, a towel, high-factor sunscreen and cash/credit card for any additional purchases as well as to wear swimwear under their clothes. Guests with mobility problems or physical disabilities are requested to take the off-road nature of the tour into consideration before taking part.
          • Drink included

          • Possibility of swimming

          • Limited seats

          • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

            Difficulty Level
            Moderate

          • Duration
            4:30 h

          • Adults$69.00Price per person

          • Children$59.00Price per person

        • DELUXE BEACH BREAK

          SEA & SUN

          COZ33

          Are you looking for a memorable experience while sunbathing on the white sandy beaches and swimming in the turquoise crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea?! At Playa Mia Grand Beach Park® you can find it all!! This excursion will take you to the ideal place for a fun and a relaxing worry free day at the finest beach club of Cozumel!! Enjoy a comfortable air-conditioned bus ride transportation to and from Playa Mia®, unlimited national open bar, exquisite self-service international buffet and over 20 attractions and services will be available to you such as: access to the underwater Mayan city, shopping center, beach umbrella, swimming pool, hammocks, lounge chairs, volleyball & soccer court, bungee trampoline, ping-pong tables, kids club & playground, kayaks, paddle boats, sailboats, water trampoline, water bicycles, floating mats, and the amazing iceberg water mountain. Let loose in the amazing new Water Park. Explore Buccaneer’s Bay Kids Area; a lagoon pool full of fun activities such as water-canons, pirate ship, water sprays & animal slides; relax with your favorite cocktail at the Oasis Island Pool & make a splash on the 200- foot long twin twister waterslide. Please note: The venue is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with beach wheelchairs. Beach wheelchairs are offered on a first come first served basis. Wheelchair bound guests who wish to participate should inform the Excursion Office at least 48 hours prior. All children 12 years of age and younger or non-swimmers must be accompanied and supervised one-on-one by a parent or legal guardian. Any visitor having a skin disease, lesions or infections, open sore or inflamed eyes, cold, nasal or ear discharge, communicable disease, even a mild case of diarrhea or who has any considerable area of exposed sub-skin tissues, open blisters, cuts, or/and is wearing any kind of bandage or band-aid are not permitted in the pool. The water park and attractions are offered in the modality of first-come-first-serve basis. The kids using the Buccaneer’s Bay Water Toys must have a Maximum Height of 1.20m or 3 feet 11 inches of height. In addition kids may have a Maximum weight of 60 kg, 132 pounds. Shoes of any kind are not allowed. Guests must have a minimum height of 1 m or 3 feet 3 inches to participate in the Twin Twister Waterslide. Guest’s maximum weight is 114 kg. or 251 pounds to participate in the slides. Expectant mothers, small children under 42”, non-swimmers, persons under the influence of alcohol or while impaired by medications, persons with limiting physical conditions, or with previous or current neck, back, joint or heart problems are not allowed to enter the ride.
          • Lunch or dinner included

          • No guide available

          • Possibility of swimming

          • Wheelchair and disabled-friendly tour – Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.

          • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

            Difficulty Level
            Easy

          • Duration
            5 h

          • Adults$69.00Price per person

          • Children$59.00Price per person

        • SPECTACULAR SHORE SNORKEL AND CHANKANAAB BEACH PARK

          SEA & SUN

          COZ57

          Spend a few relaxing hours off the ship in one of Cozumel’s most beautiful locations, the Chankanaab National Park, an enchanting beachfront area and protected marine reserve. With only a short drive from the cruise terminal to begin your tour, you can then enjoy the all-inclusive facilities and attractions of the park, among which snorkelling in the shallow beachside waters is one of the most popular. Gear up and indulge in an adventurous swim through the shoals of multi-coloured fish that call the reef their home, but also look out for various underwater statues that form part of the marine reserve. Further attractions in the park include free sea lion shows, the Blue Lagoon inland coral reef, a Crocodile Pond and a lush botanical garden with replicas of Mayan archaeological finds, a reproduction Mayan village and the Hacienda Antigua, the perfect spot to sample different kinds of tequila. While at the park, you’ll be free to use the beachfront Palapas (a kind of thatched gazebo), showers, changing rooms, beach chairs and hammocks. Best of all, the time you return to the ship is decided entirely by you, leaving only one thing for you to do: enjoy yourself to the fullest. Please note: guest must be at least 8 years of age to snorkel, but no age restrictions apply to visiting the park or participating in the tour as such. Guests are recommended to bring swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and a hat as well as cash or a credit card to purchase food/drink. While a minimum stay of 4 hours is recommended to get the most out of the park, you are free to head back to your ship whenever you choose by taking advantage of the return taxi service included in the price of the tour.
          • No guide available

          • Possibility of swimming

          • May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing

            Difficulty Level
            Moderate

          • Duration
            4 h

          • Adults$52.00Price per person

          • Children$49.00Price per person

        • SEASIDE CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP, TASTING & WINE PAIRING

          SOMETHING SPECIAL

          COZ69

          Had it not been for the ancient Aztec and Mayan civilisations, one of the world’s favourite sweets may never have achieved global domination. The treat is, of course, chocolate and this tour promises to acquaint you with every step of the complex process needed to turn the seeds into the rectangular bar you know and love. Original Mexican recipes for chocolate drinks and foods differ markedly from their modern-day counterparts in that they contain no milk, an addition that only came much later. After your transfer to Ocean View Terrace, a welcoming chocolate drink leads into the demonstration of the chocolate-making process, which includes an opportunity to grind up some traditional Mayan ingredients to make your very own chocolate bar. Various chocolate-based foods, such as Mexican mole, will then be available for tasting, after which you’ll find out which wines best complement the sweet treat. Think of the hit you’ll be next Valentine’s Day and learn how the delicate aromas of wine can help to bring out the complex flavour profile of chocolate. Then you’ll have time to pay the on-site shop a visit, where a huge variety of chocolate-based products – even including shampoo! – awaits you before you either return to the ship or continue on into town. Please note: guests must be at least 8 years of age to take part. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult throughout the tour and under their constant supervision at all times. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with any kind of nut allergy. Pregnant women are not allowed to participate in this tour. Guests opting to head into town at the end of the tour will be responsible for their own transportation back to the ship at possible additional expense not covered by the price of the tour. Care must be taken to ensure guests return to the ship in good time.
          • Snack included

          • Limited seats

          • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

            Difficulty Level
            Easy

          • Duration
            2:30 h

          • Adults$69.00Price per person

          • Children$59.00Price per person

        The excursions in the program above are intended to provide MSC Guests with an idea of the different tours that can be arranged in each port of call; this program is merely a guide and confirmation of each excursion and its description and prices will be made during your cruise.
        Shore excursions programs and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour.

         

        Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment. The guides are guaranteed in English. Only for South America cruises, the guides are guaranteed in Brazilian Portuguese. Narration in other languages depends on the availability of guides. Please note that the final language of the tour will be confirmed on board during the cruise.

        Mexico

        Under the shade of a sombrero
        Under the shade of a sombrero

        One of the world’s great civilizations, Mexico is a great cruise destination with its melange of Mesoamerican cultures, modern indigenous tribes and Spanish traditions; it’s a vibrant modern economy too, the biggest in Latin America after Brazil.

        Mexico’s landscapes are just as diverse, from the shimmering blue coastline of Baja California and the iconic cactus-strewn deserts of the north, to the Mayan villages and gorgeous palm-smothered beaches of the Caribbean Sea. You can climb volcanoes, watch whales, swim underground and tour tequila farms during your holiday to Mexico.

        And sprinkled throughout you’ll find richly adorned colonial churches, giant ancient pyramids and a sophisticated cuisine that has little in common with the world of nachos and burritos. Despite the inevitable influence of the US and close links with the rest of the Spanish-speaking world, the country remains resolutely individual. The music that fills the plazas in the evenings, the buildings that circle around them, even the smells emanating from a row of taco carts: they all leave you without any doubt about where you are.

         Many first-time visitors are surprised to find that Mexico is far from being a “developing” nation: the country has a robust economy, the world’s fourteenth largest, a remarkably thorough and efficient internal transport system and a vibrant contemporary arts and music scene.

         
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