Going on the "Pride" in two weeks. What's the best time to board the ship, yes before it leaves.... Ha Ha! But really, what time will allow me to avoid the "crush" , I did the fun pass on-line... Also, since I'm going with the family (boys 5 & 14) we didn't book any excursions yet... Any ideas for "all of us" since we have a wide range for my boys? Was thinking of the glass factory (cabo via taxi), Mazatlan ??, P.V . take cab to shopping zone?? Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated
TMas777 Regarding the Pride
We got on between 12 and 1:00 with very little wait. PV has so many great tours to choose from We've done the dolphin encounters, the canopy tour and the Teq. Factory. The first two were awesome!! I can't wait to try the priate ship and/or the rythm of the nights. Have a great time.
Hopefully someone has warned you of the ships decor. With boys your age, you'll get alot of gawk and stares. There were only two picture I found truely offensive. on different level on near the cigar lounge near disco right before the dining room, so you pass it every day. It is a naked woman lying there pleasureing herself.
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I always say that the best walk-around port is Puerto Vallarta -- just gorgeous, as is Cabo (but very Americanized).
In Cabo, you can take the glass bottom boat out to Los Arcos and see the rock formations up close -- $12 a person when booked on the pier.
Mazatlan we have done Randi's Happy Horses, which was a great adventure for all ages. I just wrote a story about it which should be posted soon on the Home page. We've also done the city tour, booked in teh cruise terminal with marlin Tours, -- that was $15 and great for sight-seeing. Finally, we did a private tour out to Concordia and another small town, which was super interesting and fun through Frank at www.mazatlan-tours.com
The Pride is a wonderful ship -- everyone loves all the choices in the buffet restaurant (the deli is my favorite). Excellent sized cabins too.
Susie, Acapulco and Ixtapa/Zijuatenjo are great ports. We did the cultural tour in Acapulco which was very interesting and lots of good sight-seeing. In Zijuatenejo, we just went on our own and enjoyed the scenery (beautiful port) and had lunch and drinks by the bay in the fishing village.
Just returned from our second time on the Pride...first to Mexico. Will answer any questions u have if you want to email me. I haven't posted a review yet as I've been so busy catching up around here.
I would arrive at port no later than 10:30...go the the Queen Mary and do your preboarding there...it's right next door....then get in line to board on the Pride. They have 3 different zones depending on how soon you pre-boarded. We got in zone 1 line toward the front. Just had to wait for special needs and vip first. They begin to board around noon. We waited in line for an hour....I'd get there early, or get there later after everyone boards. I like to get on the ship asap to start my vacation. Ü
:-) No problem at all, Susie. I was the same way on our first cruise back in 2000 (now onto my 17th in January!)
At any rate, in Cabo, you will tender in and land on a pier about a 10 minute walk outside town.
I usually suggest doing the glass bottom boat ride that you can book on the pier for $12 per person that takes you out to see Los Arcos up close. If you wanted to go inland, a great tour is out to San Jose del Cabo -- a charming town about 30 mins from Cabo.
Cabo itself is very Americanized and simple to just poke around, shop and get a margarita by the pretty marina.
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