Last port day of this cruise. I’m not sad though because we still have one more fun day at sea.
Day six of our seven day western caribbean cruise was spent in the port of Costa Maya, Mexico.
The port in Costa Maya reminded me of a mash up of Cozumel and Belize. Shopping and a few touristy bars.
Cruisers could enjoy the port swimming pool.
We browsed the shops and purchased a few souvenirs before heading back to the ship.
We couldn’t believe how clear the water was that day. You could see right to the bottom. We spotted a big school of sheepshead.
Here’s a shot looking back to the port area and rock beach.
Complementary trolley service was available to the three ships in port that day.
Once back on board we headed up to the Lido Deck for lunch at Pasta Bella.
I’m obviously addicted to this lasagna. I may try and recreate it at home. It was traditional noodles filled with beef brisket, spinach, sweet potato and cheese which was then topped with more mozzarella cheese and drizzled with a pesto and olive oil. The entire slice was served on the most amazing tomato sauce. I had it for lunch…4 of the 7 days we were on the DREAM. I need an intervention.
Let’s not forget about dessert either…coconut cake, chocolate raspberry pie, citrus napoleon and rum cupcake.
After lunch was more trivia at Sam’s Piano Bar.
And then some exploring on both the forward and aft pool decks.
Costa Maya was the shortest port day. Passengers had to be back on the ship by 1:30pm. so that the captain could start our long trek back to Port Canaveral.
I kicked my feet up with a mojito as we pulled away from Mexico for the last time.
Goodbye Costa Maya!….
Nap time! A few hours after we left Costa Maya we ran into the only bad weather of the entire trip. It rained…but just for a little while.
We decided to catch the motown themed show that night in the Encore theater.
The show was decent, but I definitely enjoyed the previous night’s show better.
Dirty Belvedere Martini before dinner? Don’t mind if I do. I’m not driving.
I started off right with a roasted eggplant appetizer.
And for the main course, my husband and I had the best chateaubriand. Not wild about the peas but the meat was perfection.
My daughter opted for the spanikopita with cous cous stuffed pepper and said it was very tasty. This would have been my second choice.
Dessert was baked Alaska which was underwhelming. I ended up giving my slice to my husband.
The wait staff treated everyone to a rendition of Psy’s Gangnam Style.
And then we headed off to bed.
This marked day six of our seven day cruise with Carnival. To catch up on where we’ve traveled so far on our Western Caribbean Cruise check out:
Special thanks goes out to Carnival for hosting my family and I on this cruise. All opinions are my own.