We have been to Cozumel many times so this time we decided to go to the shops at the port and then go back to the boat. The shops at the port are the same basic Mexican shops setup for the tourist. The Carnival dock also had a big duty free shop that you had to walk through first before you got to the little mall with the shops and a couple restaurants.
This was our first time to Progreso and probably the last time to Progreso if I can help it. First off, the place where the ship docks is 5 to 10 miles from the actual town out in the ocean. There is a shipping dock and the ship dock. There is a small shopping area that is just for the people getting off the ship because it is so far from shore. I heard from other passengers it is the same shops that you found in Cozumel. There is a free shuttle to the town if you want to go but 15 -20 minute ride. No Thanks!! So we just stayed on the boat. I want to get off the boat and start doing my thing not take a long bus ride to town. We just stayed on the boat and had fun for this day.