Nick, computer instructor
on the Star Princess
October 24 - December 5, 2004

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Cozumel derives its name from the Mayans who believed the island to be a sacred shrine. In Maya, Cuzamil translates to "land of the swallows," a reflection of the indigenous birds that grace the landscape.

Spanish explorer Juan de Grijalva made a peaceful stop on the island in 1518. The visit was followed a year later by the infamous Hernán Cortés who  proceeded to destroy many of the Mayan temples. By the time Cortés left Cozumel, the ancient civilization lie in ruins.


The Star Princess docked next to Carnival Glory along with several other ships at this island off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

There were eight cruise ships in Cozumel's port that day
Cozumel has a nice shaded Town Square surrounded  by shops and restaurants
 But they are doing major construction on their Main Street
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