Stayed at the Hampton Inn, on the Seawall. Nice hotel, clean, good breakfast and across the street from Walmart.$45 reserved us indoor parking at Galveston Park N Cruise. very convenient not having to wait for a shuttle, since it was just a five minute walk from the ship. At terminal around 10:30 and we were sitting poolside by 11:30. Our room was 8261 was just forward of the atrium on the starboard side. From our room we could hear the music and noise from the main lobby. It didn't really bother us ,but it might some people. The room was the smallest sq.footage we have had in the 3 cruises we have done. Furnishings were dated, but clean. Marco our steward was helpful, efficient and friendly. The lines for the buffet were the longest we had experienced on a cruise. We liked our waiters for the 8:15 seating in the dining room and thought the food was better than in the buffet, but after the third night of it taking almost two hours, we quit going and braved the buffet. We used room service once, for lunch. It was good, but it was hard to get though to order. Liked Progreso, very relaxed. Snorkeled with Eagle Ray Divers in Cozumel. Best snorkeling excursion we have ever done! This was our first 5 day cruise and will most likely be our last. Seems you just leave and are back again.Time in port was so short, we wouldn't do this cruise again. We think we got what we paid for and were happy with our cruise. Went ahead and bought a future cruise certificate. Easy, peasy getting off carrying our own luggage, husband coming back in 10 minutes with car to pickup me and luggage.
Smallest sq footage cabin we have ever had with a balcony. Room dated, but clean. Can hear music and noise from main lobby on the 4th floor. Good location to gym and spa.
We enjoyed progreso. Bought a few things from a store that sold handmade Mayan product that went toward Mayan education. Had a massage, then walk down the beach to were it was quieter in front of Flamingos Seafood Restaurant. Found chairs and shade order something to drink and swam in the Gulf. Very relaxing. Felt very safe. Large, friendly police presence.
We scheduled our 3 reef snorkeling excursion with Eagle Ray Divers before we left home. They exceeded our expectations! Our guide Tony was enthusiastic about showing us everything he could. Always checking to see how we were doing, if we were tired, reminding us to relax and float with the current. For most of the first 2 reefs there was only my husband and I snorkeling in the area, sometimes we would see scuba divers down at the bottom of the reef. We saw a large variety of sea life, including large turtles, two different types of rays,eels and sharks. We would find ourselves in large schools of fish. Lunch at the Money Bar restaurant was included, which was a great location and delicious. With the Triumph in port such a short time we were afraid we would not be able to get a good snorkel trip in, but with Eagle Ray we were able to and get back in good time. Tony stayed with us through our lunch and then got us a taxi from the Money Bar to take us back to the ship. We plan to return to Cozumel and go with Eagle Ray again.