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Old July 25th, 2004, 12:21 PM
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With only one day to be there pre-cruise what would you suggest we do? Best place to have dinner?
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Old July 26th, 2004, 11:51 AM
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Hcat, are you gonna stay in San Pedro or Long Beach?

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Old July 26th, 2004, 12:30 PM
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If you have a car, my favorite restaurant in the wotld is "Dizz's As Is" in So. Laguna, but it's about a 45 minute drive, longer if you take the coastal highways.
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Old July 26th, 2004, 12:36 PM
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Have tentatively decided on Sheraton San Pedro & want to stay close by--Our pre-cruse day is just tomake sure we arrive in time & get to wind down before the big sail away day! Would like a nice meal--anyplace with a view & a good bloody magarita or mojito?
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Old July 27th, 2004, 12:18 PM
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There's a great restaurant in Long Beach right on the water ... I wanna say it's Captain something or other ... my friedn Steve will know. He and his wife took us to dinner there before we sailed out on teh Pride in February -- great view and drinks.

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Old July 28th, 2004, 12:14 PM
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We have a long time before this cruise so when the name surfaces let me know---it doesn't sound like there's anything that stands out in San Pedro itself at this point.
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Old July 28th, 2004, 12:24 PM
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I just emailed my friend -- should have it within 24 hours

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Old July 28th, 2004, 02:05 PM
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Have you considered the Queen Mary in Long Beach? Just imagine - two ships in two days! The Queen is a hotel as well. Quite an elegant lady.
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Old July 28th, 2004, 05:11 PM
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The name of the restaurant is Parker's Lighthouse. Gorgeous city and bay views ... neat pier restaurant area.

Honestly, for *anything* to do, I would stay in Long Beach. It also has a free shuttle service that will take you to the local attractions -- aquarium, Queen Mary, Pike's Pier etc.

Anyway, wanted to get you the name of the restaurant as soon as I knew.

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Old July 29th, 2004, 01:07 PM
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Thanks so much--Queen Mary sounds appealing!
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Old July 29th, 2004, 03:33 PM
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Hcat, do take the tour if you can -- pretty interesting. I've heard, though, that the rooms are small. A good second option is the Coast Hotel, which is within walking distance to the Queen.

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Old July 29th, 2004, 07:41 PM
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THanks . Friends just sailed on the QM 2 & loved her. Wish we could cruise with you--we'd have a personal guide along--but our dates are set!
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Old August 11th, 2004, 12:25 PM
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The Sheraton in SP is on the waternear the ship, but sadly it is not really in an entertainment zone. San Pedro is mostly residential/commercial (docks/dockworkers) unless you go to the western (upper) end. There it is almost completely residential. I live here so I can recommend some restaurants but you'd have to rent a car which you may not be doing. The one thing I know they have down on the waterfront is the 'red car' trolley that can take you to Cabrillo beach where you can walk out onto a fishing pier that is rather interesting. I would not recommend Ports-of-Call as it is rather run-down and often smells of rotting fish. Otherwise take a shuttle (if available) or a taxi across the bridges to Shoreline Village/The Pike/Pine Street in Long Beach and spend an afternoon at the shops, theatres, restaurants. Cheers!
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Old August 11th, 2004, 01:18 PM
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Thanks for the info-the trolly looks interesting!
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Old August 11th, 2004, 02:33 PM
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LR has got the perfect idea ... Shoreline Village is a great part of Long Beach. That's also where that restaurant I mentioned is (Parkers Lighthouse, right on the water)

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Old August 12th, 2004, 10:09 PM
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After re-reading this thread today I sort of thought this was a good plan for us---Now with Harry's added input-I know it will be a good choice. Can you tell me how far it is by cab from San Pedro & about what that would cost? Also any problem getting a cab back? Guess I am an over planner but it's fun to get all this info--my other half is the opposite--just wants the name of the ship & the itin...
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Hi! A few questions.

1) Does Celebrity leave from San Pedro?

2) If so, we will arrive from a long flight late in the day prior to cruise. We will need a hotel for the night and a light supper.

What would you recommend? We won't have a car.
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Old August 13th, 2004, 10:52 AM
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Babylene, Celebrity leaves from the San Pedro terminal.

Hcat, if you are staying in San Pedro already, call the hotel to see whether they have a shuttle to any of the attractions in Long Beach -- Queen Mary, Shoreline Village or Pike Street.

If it were me, I would stay in Long Beach and just take the cab to the terminal (or possibly a hotel shuttle), because Long Beach has the red "trolley" that's free to hit all the attractions.

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Old August 13th, 2004, 12:26 PM
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Thank you, Harry. So is Long Beach very close to San Pedro? Are you saying that even if we arrive late afternoon the day before, we should stay in Long Beach?
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Old August 14th, 2004, 10:52 AM
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I would ... San Pedro has hardly anything at all, and Long Beach I would say is only 5-7 miles from San Pedro.

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Old August 14th, 2004, 07:25 PM
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What would you rec. as a moderate non-super high rise in Long Beach.? Looks like San Pedro is not such a hot choice--only thought it would be good because it is in the Royal brochure as one of their pre-cruise hotels....But having no idea of the area it seems best to try & locate something else. Seems we will sail from San Pedro not only for this cruise but for hawaii as well when we are on Celeb. For East coast we have our set routine but this is a new set of adventures for us!
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Old August 15th, 2004, 11:08 AM
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We are sailing on the Diamond Princess on Dec. 29 and we are staying at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach ( $77per night...Senior over 62 rate) for two nights, and going to Catalina Island one day. The Parker Lighthouse restaurant is within walking distance (about 1 block) and the hotel is located next to the convention center. There are numerous other restaurants, hotels and things to do in the area. It is about 15 minutes to San Pedro and about 45 min. from LAX.
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Old August 15th, 2004, 11:25 AM
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We've booked the Holiday Inn Long Beach before through Hotwire -- got it for about $60 a night if I recall. It's farther away from the pier area though than the Hyatt. That sounds like a pretty good deal that Cruzers mentioned.

I've also stayed at the West Coast right on the bay -- very nice, large rooms, and walking distance to the Queen Mary. It's also a "stop" on the free trolley ride.

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Cruzers:
We're on the Diamond with you. How do you plan on getting from the Hyatt to the Diamond in San Pedro? I'm guessing from your hotel rate that you're not doing a park-and-cruise package.

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Old August 16th, 2004, 11:13 AM
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Hidey-ho Shar ... nice to see ya in the Mexico neck of the woods. :-)

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Howdy, Harry!
Imagine meeting you here? :o)

It looks like Cruzers has been in touch with Mazatlan Frank and is considering a tour with him. What do you think? Should we join them? Hahaha. I told him to count us in! Looks like we'll be able to go further afield on our country tour and there will only be four of us (not counting Frank) on it.

More as it happens!
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I wanna use him, too, when we are in mazatlan at the first of November.

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