The ruin tour out of Manzanillo sounds like it might be worth a try. Taking a cruise out of Galveston would be great, half the travel time for us instead of leaving out of Florida. A few years back we thought about taking a crusie out of New Orleans but then the hurricane hit so we had put it off, maybe in the next year or so. I would really like to hear about what you think of La Paz since that has been on our list as well. I think my other half would really like to fish the Sea of Cortez. I have been to Ensenada 3 times and that was 2 times too many but we had loads of fun anyway. We are leaving out of San Diego on the the 18th of October. The only 9 day crusie the Spirit has going.