These were posted on Facebook already, but here some higher-quality versions for anyone who’d like to see them. I attempted panoramic photos at every port … the final Port Everglades one was a bit too sunny to reassemble.
Once we left Cozumel, we were left with a day at sea, and a stop at Princess Cays, which is Princess’s own little beach area attached to the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. We didn’t have much interest in that final port, so our main goal for the rest of the cruise was relaxing and exploring and enjoying what the Crown Princess had to offer. She’s a vast ship (as you can see by the photo of the piazza, left), and Princess certainly does its best to make sure you’re never bored on board!
One of the first things that attracted us to the Western Caribbean cruise was a stop in Cozumel. Not for Cozumel itself, mind you, though it holds a certain weirdly connected appeal (the trumpet on the linked tune is played by yours truly, tune by my friend Jim Balcerek). No, what we were intrigued by were the Mayan ruins on the mainland at Tulum, to which a shore excursion was offered … which we booked at least a month before the cruise.