sandraar

sandraar

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Joined 11/2014

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Westerdam

May 2015 - 7 Night Alaskan Explorer With Glacier Bay (Seattle Roundtrip) Cruise on Westerdam

Star Princess

October 2014 - 10 Night Mexico (San Francisco Roundtrip) Cruise on Star Princess

A rare opportunity to cruise the Sea of Cortez

My husband and I selected this cruise because of the itinerary and the opportunity to have six relaxing days at sea. The Star Princess and her crew did not disappoint. For those of us still in the working world, there is nothing better than enjoying ocean breezes, sunrises and sunsets and myriad options to engage or disengage during sea days. And, once we rounded the Baja peninsula our adventures began. We are huge fans of visiting World Heritage Sites and this cruise offers several to choose from in Cabo San Lucas, La Paz and Loreto. The shore excursions were excellent and I heard no complaints from other passengers on the ship. The phrase I kept hearing was how much this cruise exceeded passengers' expectations. The Baja Peninsula is drop-dead gorgeous and the water temperature of 80 degrees is perfect in October for those of us who went snorkeling at every opportunity.

The crew was young and vibrant and there was more to do do than we had time for. My only suggestion would be to opt for the "any time" dining. We selected the late seating and found it conflicted with many activities we wanted to participate in on the ship. Go and enjoy. We will definitely be taking this same cruise again.

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Norwegian Jewel

January 2014 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Jewel

Serenade of the Seas

December 2010 - 6 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan roundtrip) Cruise on Serenade of the Seas

Celebrity Summit

February 2009 - 7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Summit

Maasdam

August 2006 - 7 Night Canada & New England Discovery (Boston to Montreal) Cruise on Maasdam

Caribbean Princess

December 2005 - 7 Night Classic Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip) Cruise on Caribbean Princess

Vision of the Seas

March 2004 - 7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Vision of the Seas

Zuiderdam

December 2002 - 7 Night Western Caribbean New Year's (Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip) Cruise on Zuiderdam

Cruise Tips

Loreto, Mexico

My favorite port! Old time small town Mexico with the kindest and friendliest people. No pushy street vendors and several places to sit down and sip a drink. The shore excursion to snorkel at Coronado Island was spectacular. A nearby coral reef provided homes for eels, trumpetfish, needlenose fish and so much more, plus there is an amazing nature trail to allow you great vantage points of the bay. r

La Paz, Mexico

Snorkeling at Gaviota Island and Balandra Bay and with Sea Lion pups and their moms. Fantastic!! Next time we will participate in the whale shark encounter.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Pushy street vendors is a real turnoff for me. This is our third visit to this port so we did not take a shore excursion--next time we will book one rather than walk the town.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Got to visit the Boca de Sierra World Heritage Site to Zip Line, Rappell, rock climb, strap on to a commando bridge throughout spectacular scenery of ravines, clear mountain streams and canyons.

Star Princess

Star Princess

Order room service breakfast on those mornings when you have an early shore excursion. The international cafe is our favorite for lunch--light, healthy food choices. The sun deck adjacent to the serenity spa is the perfect quiet place to read your favorite novel and be away from the crowds.

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