19 days...wow better roll up your sleeves. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the self service bars. Oh, I'd recommend the trip insurance too just in case you get the shaft by princess. Of corse the Regal is a smaller boat and maybe they will smile on occaision since there's only 2-3 persons per server. The Sapphire felt like there was about 100 people per server.
This will be our 7th cruise with Princess and third on the Regal. We know we will love it - no doubt at all.
Harry, it would be wonderful if you guys decided to do this one. Sandee and Bill from Seattle, along with Lucille and Karla are doing the January one on Regal Princess out of Puerto Rico.
We still like the non-flight issue and the length of this one, round-tripping out of San Pedro and hitting different countries. We also are gonna make another try for the same type tour in Costa Rica and hope that I won't be wrestling with any more crocodiles!!
If any other Cruisemates are interested in this one (Sept 24) it is already filling up but our favorite cruise agent has some great prices!!!
What type of tour are you looking into for Costa Rica. We are on the Sun Princess thru the Canal in Sep leaving Seattle on the 27th. It will be our first time to Costa Rica. We are thinking of the tour with Charlie Soto and doing the zipline.
Ken and Tina
Island Princess 1/6/06
Sapphire Princess 1/21/06
Sun Princess 9/17 & 9/24
Carnival Conquest 10/15/07
Golden Princess 3/20/07
I'm still researching the info, but our plan is to go to the Carara Biological Preserve. Last time we did it with a company called Swiss Tours out of San Jose. I'm trying to find my paperwork (this was like back in 96 or 97). Our tour guide was a biological scientist and naturalist who was educated at Penn State and returned home to pursue his love of the Costa Rican flora and fauna. He drove round-trip from San Jose to meet us at Puentarenas, picked us up in a Mercedes air-conditioned van (just us two), drove us to the preserve and then to a hotel for lunch. The hotel had a butterfly preserve and he took us through it, explaining the names in Latin, Tico, and English. Very beautiful!
Our original plan was to head out to a different part of the preserve in the afternoon, but Shar played Humpty Dumpty off a log bridge at the hotel and we ended up going back to the ship for surgery. Capt Ron had fun saying that I wrestled with a croc and "you should see the croc, she'll be wearing the shoes later".
The zip line should be great - but my falling days are over!