Visiting two of our favorite ports!

Key West, Florida

Actually located closer to Havana, Cuba than Miami, this island is at the southernmost tip of the United States. With Palm-lined streets and unbelievable architecture, this subtropical paradise was once home to Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Robert Frost and Jimmy Buffett.

Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean without ever leaving the states! Take a cab and go shopping, walk down Duval Street to stop in for some live entertainment or grab a bite to eat. Need more direction? Book an excursion for snorkeling, diving, site seeing or visit two of Key West’s best attractions, the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum and the Key West Aquarium. Whatever you choose, you are in for a treat as Key West has something for everyone!

Cozumel, Mexico

RCI_Cozumel, Mexico15055_CZM_1464If you enjoy white sand beaches and clear Caribbean water then Cozumel is the port for you! Although only 28 miles long and 10 miles wide, Cozumel is Mexico’s largest island.  Located off the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel is rated as one of the top 2 diving destinations in the world for its incredible coral reefs and soft, white sand. This popularity is credited to Jacque Cousteau when he brought attention to the island in a series of documentaries he made in the 60s.

The question you will have to ask yourself when planning your day in Cozumel is not, “What is there to do?” But instead, “How will we do it all?” If you are active and looking for some fun, Cozumel offers unbelievable Snorkeling, Diving, Sailing, Fishing, Kayaking, Horseback Riding and much more.


Perhaps you’d like to take the day and experience the most exciting and largest Eco-Park in Latin America, Xcaret. Filled with botanical gardens, a monkey park, restored Mayan ruins, museums, awesome beaches, natural pools and even underground rivers…you won’t be disappointed spending the day at Xcaret.

Ever wondered about Mayan culture? Visit the Maya archeological site of San Gervasio, which once was the place of worship for the goddess Ixchel, the deity of fertility, medicine, and weaving. Take a guided tour through the ruins, through the lush jungle and spot an iguana or two, while learning the details of this beautiful site.

Cozumel is home to many locally owned and fantastic restaurants and shops filled with warmth and rich traditions. Whether lying on the beach, learning about the magic of the ancient Maya or taking part in an adventure of a lifetime, you will be swept away by what Cozumel has to offer!






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