July 18, 2019

July 12, Cozumel, Mexico

As always, Cozumel is busy. Besides The Harmony, The Liberty of The Seas and two Carnival ships are at the international pier. There are probably a couple more ships at the downtown pier.

After a quick breakfast of pancakes at Johnny Rockets, I plan to head into town. Just a slight problem. The safe won't open. It just keeps beeping and displays "error".

My third call to maintenance. First for the flooded shower, and then the next day the head wouldn't flush., and now the safe.

Security arrives within 5 minutes and the safe is quickly opened. I verify it now works and head to breakfast. I will bring something back for Gail, she is too sick to make it to beakfast on her own.

To ensure that the pancakes are hot I ask that they microwave before serving.  It works, the pancakes are warm enough to melt the butter.

Soon I am on my way into town. I wander the shops looking for a decent price on a certain brand of vanilla for my daughter. I will tell her this was the only reason I took this trip, but she knows better.

I settle on $12.00 USD. Much better than the $30.00 USD for the same brand in Costa Maya.

Some pop corn, one of my favorite snacks, and a bloody mary at Senior Frogs before I head back to the ship. Shopping mission completed before noon.

They have built a new security checkpoint here, or maybe I just don't remember. ID check, xrays, or manual pat down in my case, and I am on my way.

I meet Kelly and Ann on the way down the pier, they are headed out for lunch. Her cold is pretty much gone, but she has a lingering cough.

Lobster is on the menu tonight, but I don't see any being served.  I settle on the cheese tortelloni. Gail manages some baked fish. Right after dinner she heads to bed for the night.

Back in the Diamond lounge I meet a neighbor from my community in Clermont. I also learn some of the diamond plus benefits have disappeared. Specifically access to the suites lounge and coastal kitchen that was available on some ships.

It is also being rumored that a pedestrian bridge is being built from NCL's private island to cococay so they can pay to use the facilities. Personally I am very doubtful.

I visit with Ann for awhile while listening to Kelly do his Neil Diamond set. No longer staying up to close the bar, I am asleep before 11.

The seas remain under 6 feet. The skies clear of storms, and the temperatures in the upper 80's.

Tomorrow is a sea day as we cruise back to Port Canaveral.

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