Parking - drove from Oklahoma. Dropped off all luggage with porter and drove to EZ CRUISE parking. Short quick shuttle ride. We each had a small carry on roller bad with a single change of clothes and toiletries for a shower. This system has worked for years.
Embarkation - we arrived at about 1:00 pm and encountered a 15 minute line to provide our passports and get our ship cards. This was quick and easy. They then had us take a seat in the terminal. This was unusual for Galveston terminal. Normally you just walk on the ship after getting your card. We sat in those seats for about 40 minutes and waited to board. We boarded in groups of about 40. Seemed strange.
Room - R216 - Rivera deck inside cabin forward (very forward). There were only about three rooms more forward than us. The room was fine until we encountered rougher seas. The nose of this ship really moved up and down a lot. Too rough for my wife. We will be mid ship next time. Found the room to be smallish and the bathroom to real smallish. We had to ask for an ice bucket and our room steward did a decent job of cleaning the room and a fair job of keeping ice in the room. We also had to ask for robes. They were marked one size fits all but my size 8 wife was over exposed and my XXL frame .....lets just say it was airy.
R216 small forward inside room. Too far forward if you encounter choppy seas. Really suggest being more mid ship. Bathroom is tiny.
Stay on the beach next where the ships docks. No need to take the ski lift. It is a 5 minute walk to the beautiful beach with numerous lounge chairs and cold frozen drinks.
Get off the ship only if you are on an excursion. This place is nasty and dirt poor. Cave tubing is a once in a lifetime experience.
Cozumel has everything. Shopping. Scuba. Snorkel. Beaches. Crazy boat rides. Submarines. Etc etc