Well, let me first say that really I'm back from Ensenada/ Acapulco/ Ixtapa. We had a bit of a change due to Paul. Sailed on the 22nd of October out of San Deigo. It was not a good start.
Arrived in San Diego on the day before and went to check into our hotel (Marina inn) only to find out that even with our confirmation numbers we had no rooms. Heard that they were taken over by new owners and we figured they didn't want us having our $85.00 room when they could get $149.00. Boy that didn't go over well with the other 5 people with us or a few others in the lobby.
Next morning we arrived at the pier only to find out that the ship was late and boarding would be delayed. By far our worst boarding. But we were on vacation so, lines and all we knew there would be a wait. That was followed by the fact that when we did make it to the check in counter, they had taken Manzanillo off our itinery and added Ensenada. Been there 3 times, that was 2 too many. Plus I was meeting family in Manzanillo and that was the real bummer that I was going to miss them.
We then sailed 3 hrs late.
The ship was a bit rocky for the first few days but then it was ok.
Ensenada, two days at sea and then Acapulco. We first found out that we would be late for that port arriving at 11 am instead of 9am and then they said 2pm. Just great, had Rosie meeting us there for our private tour at 9am. Was unable to get ahold of her to let her know that. Turns out we 'made some time up' and got there at 11am. She was gracious enough to wait.
For all of you that wanted to know..... Rosie is great!! She picked up 6 of us outside the port area and drove us fom one end of the town to the other. We started up at the cross on the hill. Took us to Senor Frongs and to a laggon with a nice pool plus a wonderful beach right across the street. There was a good restuarant at the lagoon and you could pay to do water sports or take a boat over to an island. We went to the beach and pool instead. We didn't much feel like getting on a boat after getting off one that morning. From there we went and did shopping and then it was off to see the cliff divers. In all we spent 9 1/2 hours with her. If anyone would like to contact her, the new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The next day we went to Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa. What a beautiful place that was. We never did make it over to Ixtapa, but had some great food and did some shopping. My hubby took the daughter and her new best bud (from Club O2) to an island for water sports and they had a blast.
Suwichi (Su) was our cabin steward, he did a great job and we had a husband and wife team for our waitstaff that were wonderful.
In the end, the last 5 days were our best. Could of been a bit warmer our last day at sea and this morning it was icky in San Diego. But we are home and looking forward to planning out next cruise.
If any has questions, let me know, I will see if I can answer them. :-)