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Old August 3rd, 2004, 04:33 PM
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We are booked on Dawn Princess out of Los Angeles on Sept. 19th. We just found out Cabo San Lucas has been dropped off the itinerary - we're not sure why, but somebody said there was an article in the Orange County Register that said a number of the cruise lines weren't stopping there. Anyone know what the real story is?
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Old August 3rd, 2004, 07:36 PM
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I searched the OC Regis site & could not find the article. Where did you hear about it?
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Old August 4th, 2004, 12:09 PM
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I heard about the OC Register article from a co-worker who lives in OC. He was going to try and find the article for me. I'll let you know if we find it. Thanks for re-searching.
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Diane, I would be interested, too, in that we are sailing on the Diamond.

Personally, Cabo is so Americanized, I wish they would sub in an alternate port (say La Paz). We have also noted over the past few years, that the stop in Cabo is more like a pit stop -- 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. or something like that.

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Old August 4th, 2004, 01:57 PM
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We were hoping to go the other town nearby--read abt it in a travel mag..is that not a good idea? Do not want to spend the day just looking at the arches!
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Hcat.

San Jose del Cabo is only about 20-30 mins outside town. Very pleasant and much less Americanized as Cabo. You can book an excursion that will take you out there (with about an hour or so in town), or you can do it on your own.

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Old August 4th, 2004, 07:32 PM
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How did you get this information? Did Princess contact you?
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Old August 4th, 2004, 08:13 PM
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When a cruise line drops a stop like this, do they usually substitute it with another?
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Old August 5th, 2004, 11:40 AM
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It's normally at the discretion of the cruiseline. Most often when this occurs is when the weather prohibits a stop ... this happened on the Pride last year (I think in September)

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We were supposed to have gotten our cruise documents 60 days before the cruise (which would have been 7/19). When I didn't receive them I called princess and they said there were some itinerary changes and they would be sending out the documents at a later date. I asked what the changes were and they said Cabo had been dropped and Cartagena had been dropped (which we have known about for months) and that instead of going to Puntarenas in Costa Rica, we would stop at Puerto Caldera in Costa Rica (which we understnad is not very far away), also they changed the stop in Ocho Rios, Jamaica from an all day stop to a 5 hour stop. So - lots of changes. One of the rumors we heard was there was a possibility of engine problems with the ship. Nothing major, but her speed is less than normal and maybe that is why some of the changes were made. We also heard there were some "security" issues in Cabo and that was the reason for dropping that port. I'm not sure if we will every really know - but I'm okay with the changes, as this is now a 15 day cruise with basically only 4 ports - so lots of sea days which we love!

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Harry when are sailing on the Diamond, will be going 10/2/2004?
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Bill, we are on Oct 30th. We did the pre-inagural for 2 nights in March, so I can't wait to go back.

Diane, thanks for the added information

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Old August 11th, 2004, 01:37 PM
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Wow! We sailed the Diamond back in April and it was late back to L.A. due to 'engine problems'. Can't they fix this thing???
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Maybe a good idea we booked on Vision--older but no reported problems so far. Harry--that excursion you mentioned is the one we plan to take..The magazine article really piqued our interest in seeing the two different areas! Last time I looked Royal must have been updating its site because very few excursions were listed...We have alot of time before our trip (9/05) so I am sure we will get more choices by then. I am more concerned that we are going in Sept but that's our anniv month!. Anything new about the article that was mentioned???
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You also go to a restaurant with a fantastic view above Cabo and a glass blowing place.

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Yes, that's exactly the tour--hope it is offered on our trip!
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I'm sure it will be -- I think they called it the city tour or something like that.

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They are still showing mostly non-land based trips--any idea why?
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