Trip to Mexico on Carnival Triumph

I’m so excited to share about our amazing honeymoon trip to Mexico on Carnival Triumph! I’m mostly talking about our experiences when we got off at port more so than the time on the ship itself. Our port destinations were Cozumel and Progreso with a side trip to Merida.

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It’s been a bit since our honeymoon trip to Mexico on Carnival Triumph. Thankfully, at one of our port stops, I bought this little piñata for our Christmas tree. It is perfect for bringing back memories of our time together in Mexico every year when we hang it on the tree. And, of course, the Spanish teacher in me couldn’t resist a sweet little piñata!

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I also found this sweet little reindeer. I’m not sure exactly what drew me to it, but he really, really wanted to journey to the States. I could just feel it. The ornaments are made out of that special Mexican style clay pottery. They are very delicate, and I was so happy when they actually made it all the way back home unharmed.

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The honeymoon was the first time The Hubs or I had ever been on a cruise, and we had an immensely grand time.

We ate way too much at the fancy dinners every night. The pool area in the afternoons was pretty sweet. There was no shortage of activities to do on the Triumph ship and at the ports. I only got sick once the whole time which was a total score for a motion sick person like myself. The waters were quite smooth all except for the Thursday afternoon toward the end of the trip.

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The one activity we both agreed upon at a port stop was ziplining. I wasn’t scared on the actual cables, but I was terrified climbing up the tall wooden tower. It seemed so rickity to me, and I just knew it was all going to fall down any second, taking us with it!

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The Cozumel port was just as consumerist as I expected. We had a nice afternoon there, but the more authentic vibe of the other areas speaks to me more so than Cozumel.

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I bought my ornaments in the cute little store you see in the background of this photo. And how sweet is my new bag?! We did the zip-lining earlier in the same day which is why my hair looks so crazy!

On another day, we arrived at the port of Progreso, which is the port city in the state of Yucatan in the Gulf of Mexico. From there, we took a bus to the nearby town of Merida (about 40 miles away or so) to eat and go shopping. I loved the quaint little shops we found there. We toured the Governor’s Palace and surrounding area in downtown Merida. Although I don’t have any pictures of the inside, there are some spectacular murals in there.

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It was so cool visiting all of the artisan shops. This guy was making blankets, and I wanted to buy every one of those beauties that the shop sold!

And then there were all the guys and gals selling hats and more blankets in the streets. The textiles addict in me was raging!

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I only wish we had longer to explore Merida. There are so many cool things to do in that area, such as visiting the Chichen Itza ruins or exploring the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya (Maya museum).

I would highly recommend a honeymoon trip to Mexico on Carnival Triumph. We had the best time!

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9 comments

  1. Life Loving says:

    What a couple of adorable ornaments. I love your reindeer, he’s so cute. I love picking up souvenirs when we travel. It’s lovely to look back on them in years to come and think of those fond memories you’ve made there.

    The ziplining looks really fun. I love things like that. We’ve got something called Go Ape near us. It’s basically high ropes and zip lines. It’s the best day out.

    Sally @ Life Loving
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    • The Gifted Gabber says:

      Thanks, Sally! At first, I thought he was a cow for some reason! I had even called him a cow in my blog post originally! My hubby read the post and sent me a text telling me it wasn’t a cow. Haha…not sure how I got that wrong for five straight years!! 🙂

  2. Karen W says:

    Love your ornament. We also went to Mexico for our honeymoon, back in 2005. We returned this past summer to celebrate our 10 year anniversary and I also bought a special ornament while we were there. I wrote the year and event on it, and it hung next to our wedding photo ornament on our tree this year.

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