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we're also on the 14th march cruise.. first time cruisers.. travelling with two kids.. 6 & 2.. not long now
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Aw, man! Two more weeks for me Have a wonderful time! I understand that they got a new CD last week; Goose. Will you let us know how you liked him? Thanks!
I believe Goose is the regular CD on Splendor, Stephanie was filling in for him while he was on vacation for a month.
Who needs a vacation if you work and live on a cruise? (HAHAHHA)
I wonder if he just changed cabins for a few weeks?


I have never cruised with Goose as the CD, i've heard mixed reviews...but the CD doesn't make or break my cruise. I will return with a full report.
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You must be as excited as us! I think we have just about everything packed. We are so looking forward to this!!!

Wakedreams are you flying in to Long Beach? We are driving.

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We are flying in tomorrow and staying overnight on the Queen Mary.
Very excited.
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Yes, wakedreams, we are driving to Long Beach tomorrow from bay area and staying at the Queen Mary also!

Now back to getting my house cleaned before I go.
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Musical Instruments:For the comfort of all our guests, musical instruments can only be brought on board if the guest is performing and this performance has been pre-approved by the Group Department.
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You are a font of great information. We started out snorkeling anad 1/2 of us have been scuba certified. It is an incomparable experience. I would encourage both! Have fun on your cruise. We are counting the days. We are at 103 and counting. Does it ever get here? I do have some concerns about not having enough to do for me (I am the type that is go, go, go, on a vacation and wife is a relaxer) on the sea days. Any recommendations? Look forward to your reply or anyone's for that matter that can help me with my short attention span on the sea days.
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We're going on the Slpendor May 2, 2010! So excited. Will be our 3rd cruise (2nd together). Was on the Pride for Mexican Riviera in 2006. Also went on the Elation Feb. 2009. Looking forward to Salsa Salsa in Mazatlan (did Stone Island in 2006, did NOT like it!).
Still trying to decide about PV. Maybe the boat to an island for snorkeling??? We went to the Westin resort in 2006 (insider tip from a crew member) and was NOT charged a day use fee. Just took a $10 cab ride (for four) to the resort and they welcomed us with beachfront lounge beds, pillows, towels. We just paid for snacks and drinks. Then another $10 cab back to the ship. That was a great day. Half day on the beach, then to the pool area (swim up bar, too) and some fun games by the pool, too.
I think just shopping and walking in Cabo. Last time we went on a snorkeling trip that was disappointing. Water a little to cold (also in May) and too murky/choppy to see much. What is "the Office" in Cabo? I have seen it mentioned as a place to hang out on the beach, but is it worth it for the few hours we will be there?
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Woo hoo I'm not cruising alone anymore. Welcome Bajadonna; Medano Beach in Cabo San Lucas has a bunch of restuarants right on the beach. A lot of them offer at a fee jet skis, parasail, Banana boat ride etc. The office is just one of many to choice from. Everyone has there favorite. Here is a link the the website. I was wondering what you didn't like about Stone Island? Were the vendors pushy? What are the bathrooms like? Was the beach not good?
Cabo San Lucas Restaurants, Baja, Mexico - The Office On The Beach

Paule I'm a go go go person myself. On sea days you can to as much or as little as you want. They have trivia, food demos, games, deck parties, dance classes Etc. This will all be listed in the Carnival Caper (which is think they just renamed). Here we go I find a sample caper in the photo gallery. The second pictures shows all the different types of thing they could have planned.

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My name is Brian J not Brain J!! !!!:-D
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Sorry about that Brian (wow I almost did it again). I just saw your post and thought hey that's a smart guy I think I will call him Brain. You beleive me right.

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We are on the same cruise! 6 of us too with 4 kids. What are your kids' ages? We are driving, so no clue about the shuttle info. Sorry.
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I have 2 boys- Ethan (9) & Logan (5) and 2 girls- Devon (6) & Rory (3). How about you?
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I have 2 boys- Ethan (9) & Logan (5) and 2 girls- Devon (6) & Rory (3). How about you?
3 boys, Bryan (8), Chandler (6), Aidan (3), and the girl, Callie, is 2.
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Wakedreams & DenaInWyo & Seacatt& JoWestOakland & Andude2 2/28/10 Just back from the Splendor.
Brina & hc123 & jmaylyn 3/14/10 Leaving in 4 days time to pack.
Thoth 4/11/10
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It's freezing here I was thinking of my cruise in May so I thought I would check whose next. Wakedreams & DenaInWyo & Seacatt& JoWestOakland & Andude2 should all be back now. I would love to hear about their cruise. leaving in 4 days is Brina & hc123 & jmaylyn lucky dogs.
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Hey Katlady - I am fresh back from the cruise, and post Bar - it was a wonderful break from the rigors of studying and testing.

Y'all are welcome to read through my recount - which isn't so much a recount of the ship itself, but more of the trip that I had, at

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Hope you all enjoy it!

(Oh! And don't listen to Carnival - it is MORE than 1.5 miles from boat to downtown Puerto Vallarta!!) Save yourself the trouble, and get a cab!!
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Hey Katlady - I am fresh back from the cruise, and post Bar - it was a wonderful break from the rigors of studying and testing.

Y'all are welcome to read through my recount - which isn't so much a recount of the ship itself, but more of the trip that I had, at

Splendor

Hope you all enjoy it!

(Oh! And don't listen to Carnival - it is MORE than 1.5 miles from boat to downtown Puerto Vallarta!!) Save yourself the trouble, and get a cab!!
, I am chuckling here. I just started reading but had to tell you that this is so darn funny!

"No more than 20 minutes passed, and they called my group, and said we were free to start the boarding process. I dutifully grabbed my sign & sail card (S&S) and moved my way towards the terminal with the other masses. It was...not too bad. We got into the golf ball looking building, which you'll see soon, and then we went through security. Now, airport security is, as you know....airport security. They basically do a strip search, followed by a full cavity search, and then ask for your first born to insure that you're not carrying anything larger than a child's fingernail clippers. Well, cruise security is a sort of uniformed guy asking you: "You have anything you're not supposed to have?" as you put your carry-on through a fake x-ray machine. Then you waltz through a fake metal detector, and go upstairs, where they check your passport, and usher you onto the gangplank where you get to stand and freeze your ass off. "


Do you mind if I post a link to your review on another site? We have a rollcall of a few of us who are getting on board Sunday. A couple of the first timers might find it very informative.
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Brina - of course - you're more than welcome to post a link. I myself was a first timer, so if others can find it informative, then by all means!

I hope you guys all have a great time on the boat. I sure did!
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Thank you! Your blog had me in tears... especially Day 4
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Hey Andude thanks for the review!!!
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, awesome review! You sound like a blast to cruise with, maybe you should book the Splendor again in August!

Thanks for the review and pictures. It was great fun.
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Great review Andy. You are a good writer, plus you are really funny. Thanks for sharing. Loved all the pictures also.
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We are booked on the Splendor for July 4th 2010. I have read so much on all the excursions... I want to be able to have fun at all the ports, but I have been told that if I am stuck with a large group of people doing the same excursions then I will have to work with the groups time schedule. Can anyone recommend any private excursions for Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas...Please help a Dad out.
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Brina & hc123 & jmaylyn 3/14/10 Leaving in 2 days time to pack.
Thoth 4/11/10
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I haven't use him, but people rave about Mazatlan Frank's tours. If you do an internet search his site will come up.

For Cabo you could just take a water taxi to Medano beach there are vendors for water activities like renting jet skis, parasailing, etc.

I'm not sure about Puerto Vallarta.
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We will be on the Splendor during the Halloween Cruise. (Departing 31 Oct 2010) We'll have another couple with us and plan to have a great time.
We are hoping there will be a lot of folks in costumes for Halloween. We'll see.
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