Travel from Hobby airport to Kemah a day early, close to terminal took over 2 hours and $80+ on I45. This was twice what we expected at 3pm on a Saturday. Traffic was bumper to bumper the whole way. Perhaps the cab driver took advantage of our situation. We pulled up multiple other routes on Google but he did not change his route. The return to the airport from the port only took 35 minutes on the Princess shuttle so clearly something was askew.
Check in was simple and quick after we arrived at the port around noon. We were boarding by 1230 and able to go directly to our room. Our luggage also arrived quickly.
We were in room A603 on the Aloha deck. The room certainly needed updating and the shower had the flimsy curtain rather than the enclosed shower doors seen on NCL and Celebrity. The bathroom smelled of urine or sour laundry which we try to overlook as we are on a ship with special plumbing.
In Belize we did a 1.5 hour city/country tour. There really was nothing to see. Very poor, dirty city. We walked through the old town right by the cruise port and it was dirty and depressing. Other parts of Belize may be beautiful but this area is not. We had beautiful weather every day.
We only walked around in Cozumel, no excursions. We walked from the ship to the historic part of town. Quite a trek but doable. We did opt to take a taxi back for $8 as we were hot and tired.
Easy access from Kemah, Texas where we stayed the night before at the Holiday Inn by the boardwalk.