Horse Beach Riding Rides Carnival Cruise Ship
Welcome to my Horse Riding Carnival cruiseship page.

I have spent 50 years bullriding and training horses and when I learned how inexpensive and relaxing cruising can be I decided to create this page to spread the word to other rodeo and horse folks about the benefits of cruising as well as creating a GROUP to get the best discounted prices.  My buddy Gary (pictured above) is your Horse Riding host on every one of these trips.
WHY Cruise? First off, livestock guys and gals need down time to let their muscles relax and recooperate. BUT, even when you are on vacation at home your still carrying haybales, buckets, checking on livestock (worrying) etc. Cruising allows your mind to almost completely turn off both the mental and physical stress of tending to livestock or ranch duties. The only thing you have to do is relax and enjoy yourself cruising to your destination where horses on the beach, jungle and ocean await you. These horses are well cared for with onsite vets who take care of them like family.

Secondly, people seem to naturally bond by sharing an ocean going experience and by day 2 most everyone is greeting each other in hallways, nodding to one another in restaurants etc. Speaking of FOOD its everywhere and ALL FREE! Even room service is 100% free. All types of deserts and healthy non spicy food as well as spicy international foods. Their is also lots of entertainment on board inlcuding a world class comedy club, dance clubs, video arcade, Las Vegas style shows, track, putput Golf, Shuffleboard, basketball courts, 14th floor viewing platform, 7 HOT TUBS, large pool AND a long windy SUPER SLIDE! Unlike other ships this one you can walk all around the outside of the ship on many levels of balconies. Speaking of balconies superb dining on the back of the ship off either of three large dining balconies.
PRICING NOTICE - We will update prices on this page whenever we get notifications of price drops or special offers to our group such as PACK and GO for $190. Meaning if you can leave in 48 hours you can hop on the ship for just $190 +tax (see cruise dates and prices in yellow box below)
PORT FEE & GRATUITY -  It really is CHEAP to cruise but you should be aware all cruise ticket prices will add on a PORT FEE which is around $75 (they pay that to the port) so if your ticket is $150 the final price on your charge card will be $225. The only other thing to be aware of at check in they will put a hold on your card for $100 (per cabin) in anticipation of any beer or gift store items you might buy with your ship card while on board (see blue card upper left of page). This simply transfers $100 onto your ship card to use instead of carrying cash around ship.
NO PASSPORT REQUIRED -  Passports are NOT required on this cruise. All you need to board is a drivers license, birth certificate and your boarding pass. If you have a passport you can use it instead of your drivers license but it is not needed. When you checkin you will be given a SIGN and SAIL card (see the blue card in the upper left corner of this page) that becomes your passport when you leave the ship into Mexico and used to reboard the ship. This card is the ONLY card carried by thousands of cruise visitors every day into Mexico, this card is recognized by local officials and any govt agency you might come in contact with during your excursion trips into Progresso and Cozumel.
If you read the NO PASSPORT statement required above it will make more sense when you look up in the left hand corner and see the card attached to the lanyard. This is the card you get at checkin. It is called a SIGN and SAIL card. You open your cabin door with it and it and only it can be used for purchases on the ship. Dont worry, ALL FOOD, water, assorted juices and tea are free on the ship but Beer and Soda are extra and requires the attendant to swipe your card. You can also use this card to get stuff at the ship store such as toothpaste, suntan lotion, jewelry etc. They have some really nice duty free stores on board. The sign and sail card keeps you from having to carry around cash or credit cards as most people are in bathing suits so this is a really secure way to have cash but not worry about losing it.

Speaking of Lanyards (see card holder upper left) at checkin all you are given is the card and most people are scrambling to find a lanyard when they get on the ship as most people bring their own. If you want to have a Horse Riding Lanyard like the one above it helps you find other horse folks on the ship and allows them to spot you as well. Plus tons of other merchandise and info shown further down this page can be grabbed by reading the ON BOARD CRUISE ASSISTANT listed below in the cruise dates section. IT IS ALL ABOUT THE LANYARD: You might think its no big deal and you will just carry your card in your pocket but once you get on the ship a strange thing happens... gold, silver and diamonds stop being the talk of the ladies and are replaced instead by WHAT lanyard your wearing! If you have something unique everyone wants to know where you got it, what you do etc. It becomes a great conversation starter to meet new people. PLUS this will introduce other people on the ship to the Horse Riding Excursions and get more people to ride with you. The more the merrier on these jungle and beach rides.
Call 800-819-3902 extension 82798


PRICE NOTICE! call for prices. When we book most trips they are $289 a person but month to month the rates change. Sometimes they are $460, sometimes $250 and other rare times $200 but they always get higher the closer to sail date.

To book or check current rates CALL 800-819-3902 extension 82798  tell the agent (Miriam). You can choose early 6PM or late 8PM dining times. You can eat all day anytime but these times are in the big fancy restaurant where the staff serves you and offer a much better meal option.

Fancy dining room is not like it sounds. You can wear any shoes (no sandles), any shirt (no tanktops) and hats allowed except for dress up night which happens one time on board and even then you can wear slacks and a tshirt if you like. Most people wear a button up shirt and very very few people wear a tuxedo and look out of place.

To book or check current rates CALL 800-819-3902 extension 82798  tell the agent you want to be at the Gary Couch table

Your Own Cruise Assistant - if you have questions about the ship, activities, things to do, how to get to them or want advice on offshore excursions I will be on the ship to answer any questions. I travel on this specific ship many times each year and enjoy passing on travel tips unique to this ship such as use buffet dining in rear of ship and carry your tray through rear doors and you will find yourself dining 8 stories above the ocean on a large relaxing balcony that most dont figure out till their second trip on this ship. Additional tips such as in progresso go to the red sand bag tent when coming off the ship and ask for Maria. Her girls give an amazing massage on the beach under a canopy for just $20 an hour! HORSES? Fantastic horse rides through the jungle in Cozumel ending with meals provided in cabana on the beach OR you can choose horse rides on the beach, in the ocean or take a horse drawn carriage through the streets of Cozumel. TONS of horse related things to do in Cozumel.
THINGS TO DO in MEXICO - once on the ship you may want to attend the excursions presentation showing you all the excursions available plus a desk with tons of color brochures to pick and choose your day trips when the ship docks at one of two ports on this trip. The info packet we send you will contain all the options and which ones we recommend and why. Although they are ALL well managed, very safe and a blast we prefer things like horseback riding through the jungle and massage under canopy tents on the beach. Your welcome to go with me on any these trips knowing your getting the best bang for your buck. While I recommend doing all these trips once you only get a limited amount of time in Cozumel before boarding the ship to sail to Progresso therefore I give you the most detailed information possible to choose which horse events you want to do while in town.
WORRIED ABOUT BEING SEASICK? - I get a little motion sick doing certain normal things on shore so you can imagine the first time I cruised how worried I was about getting sick but was amazed cruising had no effect on me (other than relaxation). These ships are so HUGE that even four foot waves have little effect on them and most waves at sea are small 1 foot or smaller so 90% of the time you forget your even on a ship till you notice a window and see the ocean outside. Even if you are one of the very few who get seasick they have a tiny patch that is stuck behind your ear and the few who need this patch end up having a great time on the ship.

Carnival Cruise Ship Photos Gallery
These were taken on our most recent cruise
Elation Cruise Ship Water Slide
Elation Cruise Ship Water Slide 
Elation Carnival Balcony Dining
Elation Carnival Balcony Dining
Elation Carnival Cruise Great Vistas Overlooking Cozumel
Elation Carnival Cruise Great Vistas Overlooking Cozumel 
Elation Carnival Cruise Ships Cozumel Port Docks
Elation Carnival Cruise Ships Cozumel Port Docks 
Elation Cruise Ship Pool Deck Area
Elation Cruise Ship Pool Deck Area 
Elation Cruise Ship Mexico Dock and Beach
Elation Cruise Ship Mexico Dock and Beach 
Elation Cruise Miniature Golf 14th Floor
Elation Cruise Miniature Golf 14th Floor 
Elation Cruise Beautifull Views Approaching Progresso Port
Elation Cruise Beautifull Views Approaching Progresso Port 
Elation Has 2 Basketball Courts on Top Deck
Elation Has 2 Basketball Courts on Top Deck 
Elation Cruise Ship Dance Club
Elation Cruise Ship Dance Club  
Elation Cruise Ship Fine Dining Stairway
Elation Cruise Ship Fine Dining Stairway 
Elation Cruise Restaurants Buffet Food Court
Elation Cruise Restaurants Buffet Food Court 
Elation Carnival Cruise Dining More Food Areas
Elation Carnival Cruise Dining More Food Areas 
Elation Cruise Pool Sunbathing Waterpark Deck
Elation Cruise Pool Sunbathing Waterpark Deck 
Elation Cruise Island Beach HorseRiding Trip
Elation Cruise Island Beach HorseRiding Trip 
Elation Cruise Ship Horse Swimming Rides
Elation Cruise Ship Horse Swimming Rides  
Elation Cruise Ship Horses on Beach Cozumel
Elation Cruise Ship Horses on Beach Cozumel 
Elation Cruise Ship Horse Buggy Rides Downtown
Elation Cruise Ship Horse Buggy Rides Downtown 
Elation Cruise Adults Only Serenity Deck Area
Elation Cruise Adults Only Serenity Deck Area 
Elation Cruise Ship Beach Massage Progresso
Elation Cruise Ship Beach Massage Progresso $20 hour 
Elation Cozumel Atlantis Submarine Excursion
Elation Cozumel Atlantis Submarine Excursion 
Elation Cozumel Submarine Excursions Captain
Elation Cozumel Submarine Excursions Captain 
Elation Cozumel Stingray Petting Swimming Area
Elation Cozumel Stingray Petting Swimming Area 
Elation Cruise Swimming with Stingrays Beach
Elation Cruise Swimming with Stingrays Beach 
Elation Cruise Swimming with Dolphins Cozumel
Elation Cruise Swimming with Dolphins Cozumel 
Elation Cozumel Stingray Swimming Excursion
Elation Cozumel Stingray Swimming Excursion 
Elation Cruise Snorkle Diving Excursion
Elation Cruise Snorkle Diving Excursion 
Elation Carnival Cruise Turtles Diving Trip
Elation Carnival Cruise Turtles Diving Trip 
Elation Carnival ParaSailing Cozumel
Elation Carnival ParaSailing Cozumel 
Elation Cruise Mini Submarine Solo Rides Cozumel
Elation Cruise Mini Submarine Solo Rides Cozumel 
Carnival Elation Cruise Ship Mayan Ruins Excursion
Carnival Elation Cruise Ship Mayan Ruins Excursion 
Elation CruiseShip ATV Trips Rides Jungle
Elation CruiseShip ATV Trips Rides Jungle  
Elation Carnival Cruise Ship Onboard Gym
Elation Carnival Cruise Ship Onboard Gym 
Elation Carnival Fun Ship Onsite Gym Sports Deck
Elation Carnival Fun Ship Onsite Gym Sports Deck 
Elation Cruise Ship Beautifull Sunsets  
Elation Cruise Ship Beautifull Sunsets 
Elation Cruise Ship Viewing Decks 14th Floor
Elation Cruise Ship Viewing Decks 14th Floor 
Elation Cruise Ship Dominos Card Games Balcony
Elation Cruise Ship Dominos Card Games Balcony 
Elation Cruise Beautifull Ocean Cruising Sunsets
Elation Cruise Beautifull Ocean Cruising Sunsets