5-Day Cozumel/Progreso from New Orleans
Enjoy 2 stops during your 5-day break - Cozumel & Progreso (Merida), Mexico, if stunning beaches and turquoise waters are what you seek, this delightful vacation is just the ticket. Cozumel is one of Carnival's top destinations, and millions of folks cruise there every year.
But now, with Cozumel Plus, here's your chance to experience this spot in a way many never get to. Cozumel Plus adds Progreso, Mexico, from there you can experience the wondrous Mayan ruins which in turn gives you a whole day in Cozumel !
Carnival Valor your Ship !
Your high seas hero Carnival Valor is here to rescue you from ordinary vacations and whisk you away to leisure, fun… and amazing destinations.
On your way you'll find onboard food spots designed to regale your palate, like BlueIguana Cantina and Guy's Burger Joint… plus the downright indulgent Scarlett's Steakhouse. Let yourself be swept away to RedFrog Pub or Alchemy Bar for a drink, or get a little carried away rooting for your favorites at SkyBox Sports Bar.
Kids can get caught up in all the excitement of being kids, hanging with others their age at Carnival Valor's three supervised youth spaces. Or they can join the wacky, wonderful Dr. Seuss bunch for character story-time (and more!) at Seuss at Sea. And pretty much anyone, young or slightly-less-young, will be thrilled by our 214-foot long, four-deck-tall Twister waterslide.
On the entertainment front, Playlist Productions takes tunes you know and presents them in song-and-dance, up-on-stage spectacular shows. And speaking of shows that transform… Hasbro, The Game Show turns childhood board game faves into large-scale competitive fun for the whole family.
Your Itinerary - Cozumel/Progreso
- Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico.
Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures.
Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties.
Progreso (Merida), Mexico
Progreso (Merida), Mexico, this beach paradise is simply 20 minutes from downtown Merida, a straight drive or a simple bus ride to the downtown area and just a 3 minute walk from the beach. You can take a boat trip on the "ria" and admire hundreds of flamingos and up to 320 species of birds.
From Progreso go see Chichén Itzá is a world-famous complex of Mayan ruins on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. A massive step pyramid known as El Castillo dominates the 6.5-sq.-km. ancient city, which thrived from around 600 A.D. to the 1200s. (2 hr bus ride - map)
Or see the Dzibilchaltún Mayan ruins which is only 30 minutes from the port. As mayan ruins go this one is not necessarily the most amazing, however it is unique in some of its architecture, has a great museum attached and even more great is an onsight cenote that you can swim in right at the base of a pyramid (map).
The island of Cozumel off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula continues to be known for its fantastic fishing, snorkeling and diving opportunities. And despite the growth of tourism in recent years, the island and its only town, San Miguel, retain much of their original warmth and charm.
Explore the Tulum Mayan Ruins, Tulum is a must visit during your stay and is considered by many as the most beautiful of the Mayan Ruins sites around Cancun.
You would rather commence your cruise stress-free.
Imagine the feeling of missing a train or a flight let alone your seven-day cruise vacation. Even if you don't hit traffic, flight delays or a plague of other travel complications, watching the clock until you step foot on the gangway is not a relaxing way to kick off your trip.
Don't start your cruise panicking about missing the ship when your flight is delayed or canceled. If you're flying, arrange to arrive in your port city one or two evenings before, and start your vacation with a nice dinner and leisurely breakfast before heading to the terminal. In general, leave plenty of wiggle room in your itinerary.
Even Cruise Critic members in the airline industry have weighed in. "As a former flight attendant for 22 years, I can't count how many times I saw passengers miss cruise ships on embarkation day!" commented Lynn. Well worth the expense of arriving a day early and seeing a bit of the port city.
If you leave home with exactly enough time to get to the port for the tail end of embarkation, you're asking for trouble.
Hotel: $ 175 $350 (with parking & free airport shuttle)
CityPass: $ --- $234 (all-inclusive pass to 20+ attractions)
Total: $ 175* $584 (taxes NOT included, all prices subject to change ** )
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