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Friday, October 30, 2009

Day 7-8

Day Seven was all day at sea as we headed home...
Back to San Pedro in the early morning hours.
That's all folks!
The End
(someone wake up Kenny)


Day Six

Cabo San Lucas on the very southern tip of Baja California.
Pretty sure he is not the Masseuse, but he takes your $25 US

On the tender, returning to our ship. That's a Carnival cruise ship in the pic.

It's quite a popular destination spot -- lots of folks arrive via their boats/yachts.

We have some friends from the Bay Area that have lived there for 10 years or so -- they currently have a jazz club (all be it very small) right on the marina/water front.

It's a busy place!

Day Five

Puerto Vallarta, our favorite Port/Town. The small, but beautiful Church.

He picked his spot!

A chihuahua Dog, in Mexico =)




Walking home from school

Leaving the PV Marina


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Day 4

Mazatlan ('Place of the Deer'): Is a thriving commercial seaport and a working city.
If you enlarge this pic, you'll see hundres of vehicles, parked at the port. Hundreds and hundreds of vehicles are imported to this port for Mexican domestic market while others are shipped overland to United States and Canada.

The local Police Department - bikes and motor bikes are the best way to get around town!

The City, as seen from the ship.

Rugged hills and an island welcome you into the port.

There is a marina cafe at the port/terminal area. This fellow got up from one of the tables outside, removed his T-Shirt and walked/dove into the water and came up with traps of some sort. Perhaps 'very fresh' shrimp or crab for the cafe?

The port terminal had an inspection of sort sort this day.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Storm at Sea

It wasn't much of 'high seas' but you could feel the movement on the higher decks (not in our cabin at all) -- but the rest of the time you can hardly feel any movement at all. Just lasted a couple of hours.

Day 2-3

Explored the ship on Monday and Tuesday (instead of going into Cabo on Tuesday, we continued to sail to Mazatlan to avoid storm Patricia. Then picked up Cabo on our return.)

The ship has a rock-climbing wall (no, we didn't), ice skating rink (yes, I did - it's rather small - stock picture above), inline skating track (yes, but didn't last long), minature golf (we're both about equal, not bad actually), sauna/steam room (I last longer than GOUB) along with a full Spa Area (extra $), lots and lots of places to eat (including a Johnny Rockets - 50's style and a 3-deck high main dining room) and casino, along with the usual entertainment. There is a Sports Deck and teen's only center and organized activities for younger folk, too. There are multi pool decks -- including family pools with fun activities and adult pool which is very quiet.

The Royal Promenade (stock pic above) is about 350' indoor mall featuring indoor pubs, shops, cafes, ice cream parlor and bars. The Promenade is 4 decks high with 'atrium-view' inside cabins (shown above in a stock pic) that provide a unique window (unique for inside cabins) that allows viewing down onto the promenade -- which is also where they have parades. There are scenic glass elevators that go up 13 decks.
Last pic is taken from our taxi in Puerto Vallarta of the ship. We were the only ship in town in PV.
Next: A couple of shots from our balcony on Tuesday afternoon when we hit a little rough waters -- it only lasted a couple of hours. Other than that, it was smooth sailing and sunshine the whole trip.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Day One

Sunday, Oct 11 - Boarded. Our Cabin is #9618, a Jr. Suite , pretty much midship, 'on the bump'
(the design of the ship 'bulges' out slightly and cabins located there are suppose to be slightly larger and from the balcony you have the ability to see better fore and aft). Great location -- right off the stairs/elevators. We're on deck 9.
First pic is a stock shot of the jr. suite. Then an outside shot showing 'the bump'. Next two I took from our balcony which shows how it bumps out a little bit.
Tomorrow is all day at sea -- so we'll explore the ship. Stay awake, Kenny!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cruising' James

We started out by spending Friday and Saturday nights in San Pedro.
There are always cruise ships coming and going (that's the Sapphire Princess ship in the top picture) and there
is a Marina nearby.

Sunday we board The Mariner of the Seas.
138,000 Tons, 16 decks high, 3114 passengers.

More to follow....stay tuned!


Saying ByeBye