|Third Annual Kryon Cruise ~ September 1- 8, 2002 ~
Ship: "Voyager of the Seas" COZUMEL PHOTOS
Photos by Lee Carroll and Gary Liljegren
|Lots of nice photos!
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|Information: Cozumel is Mexico's largest island, nestled just 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Cozumel measures 28 miles long & 10 miles wide, and is world renown for it's dazzling white sandy beaches and the remarkable clarity of the multi-hued azure Caribbean ocean in which it rests. The climate is subtropical & the people native to Cozumel are of Mayan descent.
|(above) The unmistakable colors of Mexico greet you in this quaint, cruise-ship port of Cozumel|
|(above) These two Royal Caribbean cruise ships will together provide over 5,000 people to this port today alone! This pier serves both.|
|(above) Everyone must pass through this port shopping area if they are going to get into town. Note the ships through the trees.|
|(above) Ah, señor! How about something cool? Gary Liljegren, looking a great deal like a local, enjoys a Coke.|
|Xcaret: The photo directly above, and all those below, are of this theme park located only 45 minutes form Cancun and 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen. For more than ten centuries it was a great ceremonial center. Today is an incredible archeo-ecological park. We admired over 1000 years of history in its Mayan pyramids, ancient underground rivers, and the beauty of nature. In the underground river we enjoyed an unforgettable experience, floating throughout the crystal clear water, passing trough the Mayan village, wells, and pre-Hispanic caverns, there are shafts of daylight and exits and places to relax. The park also provides you with a life vest. This was a great experience!|
|(left) Beautiful tropical birds are everywhere! (above) This underground river is the big feature of this park. Taking over an hour, you can float gently through this lush canal, much of it underground, through many tunnels and caverns. This was the highlight of the day!|
|(right) - In a shot taken by the "river photographer," you see our tour group floating by...
(left to right) Lee, Barbra, Peter, Connie, Michael, and right under Michael, Robert doing his Mayan dancer imitation.
|The surrounding photos show many of Xcaret's great lagoons and dolphin areas. The fountain to the right is the one at the main entrance. It was sooo hot that we just wanted to stand under it!|
|(above) I wonder if this dolphin trainer speaks Spanish to this mammal? I think, sî.
...very smart dolphins, who understand many languages, huh?
|(below) Actual Mayan ruins were there to be examined and photographed. The energy here was amazing!|
|(above) Yes, it really is this beautiful! This is the coastline... breathtaking!|
|(above) Like two visiting behemoths, these two ships tower over the passengers that they are receiving at the end of the day. Take a look at the size of the people (you can barely see them)! It was like two 10-story buildings side-by-side.
Voyager of the Seas is on the left. Rhapsody of the Seas, a smaller version, is on the right.