This morning we arrived bright and early into the port of Huatulco, Mexico. It was pretty much a non-event for me because I planned on spending minimal time ashore and maximum time poolside. I was just here 3 weeks ago and there are only so many places to visit. The beach was an option but it was pretty crowded with a bunch of locals along with 2 cruise ships…. Also, they don’t have Diet Coke in Mexico just Coke Light which I don’t really care for that much. The Azamara Journey was along side us on the pier. I sailed to Bermuda on the Journey in 2007. Anyway, I went ashore and toured around for a while and looked into a couple of shops and headed back to the ship. It was nice going out on the upper decks without a lot of people around. This cruise has close to 1400 people onboard and that makes for a very crowded and rather unpleasant outdoor experience on sea days. Fortunately this voyage is only 14 days long…. Then there is the Norovirus… I haven’t mentioned it in a while. It is still with us. We are still in code red. With so many people onboard and the food service protocols that are put in place during a code red it makes for some long lines in the Lido. They apparently can’t seem to get rid of the virus. The passengers aren’t much help. I still see people leaving restrooms without washing there hands…. Where do these people come from? Great cruise experience? Not at all…. I don’t see myself doing this long a voyage again with Holland America. The Grand Voyages are OK but the others….. not good. I am really tired of this Norovirus adventure. I just want this cruise to be over. That’s a heck of a way to enjoy a cruise. One other issue… the security at Huatulco was a bit humorous. I took a photo of the security boat along side. There were 3 security officers onboard but you can only see one… correct that, one with the leg of another sound asleep. The 3rd is in the covered area asleep. Perhaps they are luring in potential terrorist by feigning sleep. I provide a closeup of the leg…..