September 2016 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Western
We needed some time away from being caregivers and this cruise fit the bill. It was also my wife's bithday in the middle of the cruise week so the timing was perfect. We were familiar with 2 ports but not Roatan or Costa Maya. Both turned out to be interesting stops. Costa Maya showed how the cruise companies can develop a closed area and confine the business to their own shops. Outside of the closed areas the poverty was quite eveident.
Roatan would be a place to explore on a separate vacation. It was nice to be there but we are the type to explore on our own.
Belize was a typical Central American small city and Cozimel was Cozimel!!!