Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Practical Advice > Shopping!

Shopping! Recommendations for the best places to shop.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old January 8th, 2013, 11:25 AM
Maine Cruiser Maine Cruiser is offline
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Maine, USA
Posts: 2
Default Guitar Purchase in Cozumel?

Visiting Cozumel in March aboard Oasis of the Seas. I'm interested in purchasing a guitar while on this cruise. Does anyone have any thoughts? Prices in Cozumel compared to the states? Stores? Inventory? Any help would be appreciated.
Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2013, 07:16 PM
Donna's Avatar
Donna Donna is offline
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 27,231
Send a message via AIM to Donna

I have no idea about buying guitars in these ports, but before you go, price them in your neck of the woods so you have something to compare to. Also, when in Cozumel be sure to know the difference in US dollars, they sometimes try to pull a fast on on you. There are times, when you can purchase items cheaper right at home....just make sure you will be getting a good deal, etc.

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2013, 10:33 AM
Marsdude's Avatar
Marsdude Marsdude is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 763

Here is a link to an article that recomends a store called:

Instrumentales Musicales

Here is the link: Cozumel Cruiser Shopping Tips

As a guitar player myself I would counsel caution. I have owned several guitars and IMHO it really doesn't make any sense to buy a cheap guitar if you are going to play the thing on a somewhat regular basis. Even a beginner really needs a somewhat decent guitar.
Reply With Quote
Old January 12th, 2013, 05:26 PM
Phil&Liz's Avatar
Phil&Liz Phil&Liz is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,979
Send a message via Yahoo to Phil&Liz

There is a site called locogringo that has a forum section like this. There are lots of folks who live/work in the area that can help.
The Original Phil & Liz

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher

Never take an idiot travelling, you can always pick one up when you get there. Billy Connolly

I Didn't Come here and I ain't Leaving.
Willie Nelson

9/01/2013 Carnival Legend
2/16/2014 BC 7

Bill Murray
20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please don't let Kevin Bacon die.
Reply With Quote
Old January 13th, 2013, 07:19 AM
Surfguyxxx1's Avatar
Surfguyxxx1 Surfguyxxx1 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Palm Bay FL and Princeton NJ
Posts: 692

Don't forget that you have to bring the guitar home too so you might have added expenses $$$$$
Empress -10/04
Inspiration -09/05
Mariner-05/06 & 10/09
Oasis Inaugural Cruise-12/09
Monarch-03/10 & 07/10
Mariner; RSS- 10/12
Jewel-12/12 b2b
Enchantment- 01/14
Legend-TA- 04/14
Freedom OTS-10/14
Infinity, 05/2015

S. Caribbean; Serenade; RC; 12/23/2015-01/04/2016
Australia; Celebrity Solstice 11/27/2016
Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2013, 12:27 PM
Maine Cruiser Maine Cruiser is offline
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Maine, USA
Posts: 2

Thanks to everyone that took time to answer my question. I have visited the recommended link to the store and plan to make the trip there. I must admit that once informed that I was planning to drag a guitar along on the cruise, my wife ...., well, I'm lucky to still be walking.

I did purchase an older Yamaha fg-75 with the intention of taking it along, but still undecided if it's worth the effort to drag it along. Perhaps I'll take a week vacation from playing too.
Reply With Quote
Old March 23rd, 2017, 10:05 AM
chplayvn chplayvn is offline
Junior Member
Welcome Newcomer
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1

thank, it's helpful information
Reply With Quote


buy, buying, cost, cozumel, cruise, guitar, guitars, gutar, instrumentales, musicales, port, shop, shops, store, stores

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Guitar on Board speedman420 Carnival Cruise Lines 6 January 4th, 2009 10:21 PM
Bringing a guitar? Adrian Ask CruiseMates Staff 13 April 20th, 2005 02:54 PM
guitar duct_tape_pro Teen Cruisers 4 November 11th, 2004 08:08 AM
YAY! NEW GUITAR! duct_tape_pro Teen Cruisers 11 October 2nd, 2004 11:20 PM
guitar countthestars420 Teen Cruisers 15 May 28th, 2004 11:19 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:00 PM.
design by: Themes by Design