Cruise director is Jen again. I agree that she is great. You can find the complete list of all the cruise directors on John Heald's main page - all the way to the bottom is a link for Cruise Directors.
To all other who do not like Progreso: I agree that it is hard to figure out why Carnival goes hAsere.
But I have done an excursion that is inexpensive and educational and fun. Take the free bus to the bus lot. Ask about the exursion that is a beach break, Salt Flat/Flamingo/ and Xcambo visit and ask for the guide Charly. It is only $15 per person. You will go on a 10 -12 passenger van and you will not have to wait long. Xcambo is a very small Mayan ruin and the approx 40 minute visit is very educational and such a short time will not bore you. The salt flats are quite interesting too and then lastly you are off to the beach break. If you want food and drink, it is a $20 charge. The food is decent and the beer is typically Sol served in a plastic cup, or they have frozen drinks and soft drinks. They negotiate well and did not charge for any of the kids on our van that day and we were about 50/50 kids and adults. You will be at the beach about 1-1/2 hrs. I've done this trip twice and its the best trip I've done in Progreso. And then don't forget to tip Charly because he does a good job of telling you about the history of the area. Tell him Lois sent you.
PREVIOUS CRUISE ADVENTURES:
1) Feb 14-19, 2011: Ecstasy: Galveston to Progreso-Cozumel, SR:U6; 2) Sep 3 - 8, 2011: Ecstasy: Galveston to Progreso-Cozumel, SR:R58;
3) Nov 6 - 12, 2011: Conquest: Galveston to Grand Caymans-Cozumel, SR:8440; 4) Mar 4-11, 2012 Magic: Galveston to MoBay-Grand Cay-Coz, SR:11268
5) May 6-13, 2012 Conquest: New Orleans to Key West/Freeport & Nassau, SR 2474 OV; 6) Aug 18-23, 2012 Triumph: Galv to Progreso/Coz, SR 7433
7-8) Dec 13 & 17, 2012 Triumph: Galveston to Progreso/Cozumel, B2B, SR 2456 & 8212; 9-10) Feb 16 & 21, 2013: Triumph: Galveston to Progreso/Coz, B2B, SR2444 & SR 8427 Platinum; 9-10) Apr 18 & 22, 2013: Triumph: Galveston to Progreso/Coz, B2B, SR2202 & SR 7258 Platinum
9) Apr 21, 2013: Magic: Galv to Jam/GC/Coz, SR 9277; 10) June 8, 2013; Triumph. Galv to Progreso/Coz, Platinum; 10) June 13, 2013: Triumph; Galv to Coz, SR 9294, Platinum; 11) Aug 18.2013: Magic: Galveston to Jamaica. GCI, Cozumel, SR10275
FUTURE CRUISE ADVENTURES:
Dec 12, 2013, Triumph to Cozumel
Aug 12 2014: Miracle to Alaska