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Sandy October 24th, 2000 02:32 PM

Mexico cruise 1-14-01
My family will be on RCCI's Rhapsody of The Seas leaving 1-14-01 from LA. We have an 8yr old boy and an 11 year old girl. Any other families on this cruise? Also, any info about ports of call (Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta) or shore excursions would be helpful. We have never been to any of these ports before.

DEE November 11th, 2000 02:25 PM

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We are going the same weekend, however, on the Carnival Elation, and would also appreciate information on these same ports. This is our 7th cruise, but our first on the Pacific. Thanks.

norm November 12th, 2000 03:16 PM

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Sandy and Dee,

With regard to your Mexican Riviera ports:

>> Cabo San Lucas is a great "playground in the sun" with phenomenal beaches, snorkeling, diving, and boating. A couple years ago, I took a shore excursion that combined a ride in a glass bottom boat to "land's end" with a couple hours at a beach resort. The boat ride offered the best of both worlds, combining a good view of the coast and its wildlife with a good view of the fish Both aspects of the excursion were thoroughly enjoyable, so I probably would do it again if I return.

>> In Mazatlan, there's a shore excursion that combines a folkloric show with a tour of the city highlights that's definitely worthwhile.

>> In Puerto Vallarta, the shore excursion that visits the city highlights is again very worthwhile. If I remember correctly, you'll see the tower divers (similar to the cliff divers in Acapulco, but they dive from a tower rather than from a cliff) as well as some magnificent art in the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe and in the town hall.

Have a great cruise!


Randi November 12th, 2000 10:29 PM

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Dear Sandy,
I live and work in Mazatlan, Mexico. For lots of info on what to do on the cruise check <> or <> They have some great reviews on their cruises. You can also check <Randi's Happy Horses>. I will be glad to answer any questions you have, even if you don't want to ride horses.
Happy Thanksgiving,

DEE November 25th, 2000 07:20 PM

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Thanks for the info. We have booked the tour with Randi's Horses for Mazatlan and are very much looking forward to it, as it has been recommended by several past cruisers.

Randi November 25th, 2000 07:30 PM

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Dear Dee,
Please write me and tell me when you have booked my ride as I can't find a Dee listed on my calander. Please write asap!

Randi November 25th, 2000 07:41 PM

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Hola from Mazatlan!
I live and have my busness in Mazatlan and have worked with many cruise ship passengers. I suggest you check out or under the Carnaval ship Elation to see what they do as they come all year long.
There are many great things to do in Mazatlan but I'm not real sure about the other ports and these boards will be a great help.
I also agree with the passengers that buying on the ship is the most expensive way to take a tour.
If you have any interest in riding horses, check out that's me.!
Either way have a great cruise and if you come off the ship between 8:30am and 9:00am look for me. I can hook you up with a good guide for what ever tour you want to take.
More info on Mazatlan check out or they have some good coupons and great info.
Happy Holidays,

Harry Martin December 8th, 2000 10:48 AM

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Sandy, my favorite excursion was ours in Puerto Vallarta -- we did the "town, country and tequila" tour. It was great to go out into the country, and the tequila-tasting was lots of fun. Was a 51/2 hour tour, and was quite enjoyable. Cost about $30 a person.

That's my recommendation.

Harry Martin

Patti January 8th, 2001 07:48 PM

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We are going on the Rhapsody of the Seas on Feb. 4.

I found a great website last night. On the bottom of the page you
can take a tour of the Rhapsody and read a review. After the first
page make sure you go to the bottom of the page and hit continue
tour. It's about 10 or 20 pages and is loaded with pictures and

It's at

I'd also be interested in hearing how your cruise was after you get back.

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