We tendered at Cozumel as expected. And it went smoothly. I was pretty shocked that the pier was entirely gone. Had to have been some major waves to tear up a concrete pier like that. I could not see any work being done at all on it.
I had gotten a sore throat the second day and decided to skip the snorkeling. They have really raised the taxi fares since my last visit. Went downtown to the square for some shopping between the showers.
Downtown looked like it did before, the streets were really crowded as we counted 7 ships in port. Met our friends at Hard Rock for a Corona and fresh squeezed lime juice. The prices on the streets were much higher than they use to be for T-shirts, rugs, etc. Had a good time, and conquered my fear of big birds by letting a Parrot stand on my shoulder and take a sunflower seed out of my mouth! I hope I did not get bird flu!
The time changes were so screwy this time, no one knew what time it was. We had the fallback for EST the first night. Well they decided to change the time on the ship for Cozumel CST. I have cruised to Cozumel several times and they have never done that. They had always went out of their way to say to stay on ships time EST!
The Halloween costume finale ended up being at 12AM instead of 11. The bartender on lido said they had changed the time, but his computer terminal had EST on it. He could not explain it. The Capers that day said to change the time again. It was nuts. Went to casino after the costume contest and they were closing as was not busy and they said was 2AM, went to Disco it was busy and they said it was 1AM! All I can figure is since they just recently moved the Elation, maybe they don't have their act straightened out about the time. I leave my watch on EST like I have always been told to do on previous cruises. So we cheated ourselves an hour on Cozumel.
The Halloween costumes were hilarious, and I was surprised at how many people dressed up and all the effort they put into it. It was really fun.
Dining room service was really fast and accurate. The food was great. I had late sitting and only slight dissapointment was the Lobster must have had late sitting too, meaning you could tell it had been in water a long time.
I left my S&S card twice in slots, and had to have a new one made. It was pretty funny after, but I was panicking for a few moments. It actually worked to my advantage because it sat in one of the machines awhile and racked up a bunch of points. They were super at the desk, and laughed at me the second time, they changed my folio # again and made sure no one had bought any drinks on me.
This was one of my most fun cruises, sore throat and all. Best staff that I can recall, having past cruise friends with us, It just made for alot of fun. Just went too fast.
I did my comment card with sincere praise.
OK, to make up for only a 5 day this year I have my eyes set on the Liberty 8 day out of Ft. Lauderdale next year