- Dec 31st, 2009 - Jan 11th, 2010
- Mexican Riveria Cruise
- (cruise is Jan 2nd - 11th)
- San Diego, CA; Cabo San Lucas Mexico; Mazaltan, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Manzanillo, Mexico; Ixtapa, Mexico and back to San Diego, CA
After a day at the zoo, it was to Old Town San Diego to visit the shops and eat dinner. We chose O'Hungry's $5 meals. Very good and very cheap. After that it was off to Cafe Coyote's for their flavored tortilla's. Different is all I will say. Overall - a News Years Day to remember.
Our first port of call - Cabo San Lucas. At this port the ships must dock out in the bay and you tender into the marina. We had prebooked online the whale watching on Zodiac boats. The cost was $63 per person but is a great way to get up close and personal. Before the boat ride - it is tradition to make a stop at Senor Sweets for our favorite ice cream. Then off for whale watching. On this trip, not only did we see whale, but we also got to see a huge school of dolphins jumping all around us. What a beautiful day in Cabo.
Puerto Vallarta was our next port of call. Below you will see the new arches that were built after PV lost their others in Hurricane Kenna on Oct 25th, 2002. We took the local bus to town and walked the boardwalk next to the ocean. So beautiful. Then it was off to an internet shop before we headed to our prebooked excursion of ATVs. We had booked with Shoretrips for $79 for a single and $98 for a double. We had used them before with great results but this time was different. The ATV ride itself ws great. But the tour was suppose to be 4 hours. We were only with them for 2 1/2 hours. Of this time we were stopped at one place for a bathroom break (4 of us) for almost 25 minutes. Then we went to a Bar that had a Tequila Brewery (not really) but remants of one, and that was over 1/2 hour. The main purpose was for you to spend your money eating and drinking there which we didn't need to do since we were on an afternoon tour and had lunch already. Very disappointing and never again.
With all the ports of calls visited - it was a couple days at sea. The first three photos are Micah and Chelcy at dinner and professional photos they had made. Awesome.
With Royal Caribbean - you have alot of sporting activities you can compete in. And we did alot of them racking up medals and prizes. In the first photo you will see Micah and Chelcy with all their medals and prizes. (Bob and I had alot also) Below that photo are photos of some of the many activites we all competed in.