Mike & Charlotte: It's always been smooth as glass till that last night and it's always rough coming from Cabo back to LA.
ladypalmtree: I agree..the last night is always rough...
Gosh, you landlubbers need to learn what "rough" is!
I have been up and down the Mexican Riviera several times, and have yet to encounter anything on the transit between Cabo San Lucas and either Los Angeles or San Diego that one could consider to be rough. Yes, it's open water where some swells are fairly common, so you might feel some motion, but it's generally pretty mild.
"Rough" is when you are on a 40,000 ton helicopter carrier in thirty foot seas, and you have to cancel the "steel beach picnic" planned for Sunday afternoon because surf is up on the steel beach, in the form of ten foot waves rolling down 865 feet of flight deck.
"Rough" is when you are on a destroyer in twenty-five foot seas that's riding over one wave and under the next, with spray over the flying bridge, while taking thirty-five degree rolls.
And "Rough" is great fun! It's like your favorite ride at the amusement park, except it does not stop after five minutes. Rather, it goes on for several days or, if you are lucky enough to be crossing the North Atlantic in the winter, a couple weeks.
Cruise ships, however, do not do "rough."