I am taking a friend on a cruise. She has never been on one before. (I've taken 4 different Carnival cruises). She doesn't have much time off work - so we are limited to a 3 day cruise. I can't decide whether to do the 3 day Bahama one or the 3 day Ensenada one. I've been on both - but I really don't remember a lot about the excursion options - or even the shopping. (Just a bad memory; didn't spend it all inebriated or anything, lol).
Which do you think would be the best first experience for her?
I'd also be interested in hearing any comments on the best way to spend the day in either Nassau or Ensenada.
I believe the Fantasy is currently being refurbished so it will be in prestine condition. I will be in the bahamas in October. I plan to go the the Altantis hotel. I've read about it here on the boards and it sounds kind of interest. I suggest coming to Florida - but then again I live here, but it is gorgeous!
I agree with Harry. Basically it would really depend on where you are located. If you are out west than by all means do a Mexician Riveria cruise and if you are on the east coast do the Bahamas thing. It just isn;t worth wasting all that airfare on a three dayer to me. <G>
Unfortunately I'm in Indiana - and neither option is within driving distance - and air fare is about the same for both - though I've set up alerts re: the air fare to try to catch a cheap price. I agree about it not being worth the flight cost for a 3 day - and it's such a shame to do the flight and then only a 3 day cruise - when a 7 day cruise isn't that much more - but she just doesn't have the vacation time to be able to go on a longer one.
Thanks for the tip on the Ensenada wine country tour.