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We are cruising for the first time on Golden Princess 10-13-07, and we are very excited! We need advice on excursions for PV, Cabo, and Mazatlan. We have our own snorkeling equipment and definately want to do that, and we have heard Cabo is the best place. We would also like to sight see, and we are adventerous (mostly :-). Some of the reviews have stated that booking excursions off the ship is a better way to go. Also, when we were in Grand Caymans we jumped off the ship and snorkeled right there off the dock. Does this cruise itenary have the same sort of set up? I have only been on one other Cruise Navigator of the Seas on RC, but we had 4 kids with us--YIKES. So any advice on Princess cruises or excursions would be very appriciated.
Okay, here goes...
>> In [b]Cabo San Lucas[/i], be sure to take a boat excursion that visits "Los Arcos" ("The Arches") at "Land's End." There are several boat excursions that combine this destination with various activities, including snorkeling.
>> In Mazatlan
, the tour of the city highlights and the show by the Pampatla Fliers would be an excellent choice for your first visit. There probably is an excursion that includes snorkeling, if you must, but the city is also quite interesting.
>> In Puerto Vallarta
, Princess offers an outstanding shore excursion called "Tequilla Factories and Beach" that visits two (2) tequilla distilleries and then goes to a beach resort. Both distilleries produce only the highest grade ("100% blue agave" or "100% agave azul") of tequilla, but one uses the modern method while the other uses he traditional method. The distillery that uses the traditional method also sells outstanding liqueurs made from its tequilla (the mandarin liqueur is my personal favorite, but YMMV).
Have a fantastic cruise!