A river cruise is often one of the most luxurious ways to travel. World-class cuisine, immersive shore excursions and even private butler service are not uncommon on-board river cruise ships. But what if you’re on a tight budget? Is it possible to find an affordable river cruise on a shoestring? Absolutely!
This past December we took a cruise on the Norwegian Dawn from Tampa through the Western Caribbean. One of the ports of call was Costa Maya, Mexico, which is also known as Mahahual (the name of the actual town). This cruise port offers access to a number of interesting excursions in the southern area of the Yucatan such as snorkeling, relaxing on the nearby beaches, and of course visiting the nearby Chacchoben Mayan Ruins.