Disney Cruise Line is providing guests a way to truly experience the culture, beauty, and cuisine of Cozumel, Mexico. When you sail to the Western Caribbean, you and your family can discover the beautiful vistas of this island, located off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Here is a look at some of the unique cultural traditions you can experience with Disney Cruise Line’s Port Adventures.
Painting Your Own Alebrije
An Alebrije, made popular in the early 1930s, is a brightly colored piece of Mexican folk art sculpture. On this new port offering, guests are invited to create their own alebrije with the help of a skilled Mexican alebrije artist. Participants will take home their newly created mythical creature as a souvenir of their time spent immersed in Mexican tradition. Guests will also be able to explore the Museum of Popular Arts inside Discover Mexico Park and see their collection of exotic alebrije creations.
Mystic River and Turtle Snorkel
Discover the unique rock formations of the Mystical Underground River, which developed over thousands of years. Guests will be astounded at the true natural beauty of this unique Mexican destination. Then dive into an underwater adventure in the tropical waters of Tulum. During this exciting exploration guests will discover colorful reefs and swim with tropical fish and green sea turtles in their natural habitat.
Chocolate Making and Wine Tasting
There’s not a lot that ranks higher than chocolate and wine. This adult-exclusive port adventure takes guests to Stingray Beach to learn the ancient traditions of Aztec and Mayan chocolate making. Create chocolate from scratch using age-old techniques and taste a variety of chocolate creations typical to Mexican culture. To top off this experience, wine will be perfectly paired as guests enjoy the picturesque views of the Caribbean Sea.
Salsa and Salsa
Turn up the heat, both in the kitchen and on the dance floor, with this salsa making and salsa dancing experience. Dancing chef instructors will teach an energetic cooking class where guests will learn the art of making various salsas and traditional margaritas.While tasting your creations with cheesy quesadillas, enjoy all-you-can drink lime and strawberry margaritas. Once done with the meal, the dancing chefs will walk guests through a fun salsa dancing class before heading back to the ship.
All of these exciting port adventures are available on the island of Cozumel during the 7-night Western Caribbean sailings aboard the Disney Fantasy. Some of these sailings also include the popular Star Wars Day at Sea! The Disney Magic sailing from Miami will also offer a day at Cozumel during it’s 5-night Marvel Day at Sea sailings.
The Disney Cruise Line offers amazing ways for guests to experience the true culture and traditions of the cities that they visit. Which one of these port adventures are you excited to try?
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