Cruise Ships in Port – Attraction or Destination?

Every cruise ship offers port stops. Either one day or multiple different stops. From my experiences on Cruise ships, ports should be considered simply as an attraction rather than pretending you are visiting an actual destination.

One of the spots we stopped was in Cozumel, Mexico. As fun as it was, it was NOT Mexico.

Cruise ships in port

This was one of my favorite things to do. Simply stare at these insane cities in the sea.


Sombrero fun for everyone.


This was one of the touristy things that hundreds of other cruise guest took pictures of or posed with.


Take your pick at any number of fun bars where you get to spend even more money.  And eat more.


More sombrero fun.


Mexican art – more expensive if you buy it in NY.


Now I definitely know I’m in Mexico.


This was the best part of the cruise – serious family bonding.


Cruise Ships in Port – Attraction or Destination?


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Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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