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We have just been to Mexico and are on our way home.
I'll share my experiences and practical advice.
Bring a flashlight, bring a power bar if you need more than one item plugged in, BRING SEA SICKNESS PATCHES you will need them because there is definite pronounced movement throughout the ship, bring your favourite coffee and make your own. (The coffee here is lousy.
The food is very mediocre. I've sailed on the Windstar and will forever be spoiled by great food on board. DO NOT take the Santa Maria snorkeling expedition. We had HUMAN WASTE Products floating in the water and I refused to get in. I did not let my child in either.
Do not go to Deer Island. There is a tiny shady Palapa for 15 people and 60 were trying to cram their poor heads out of the desert to get some shade and did not have room. You leave at 10:30 am and return at 3:30 and do not get lunch. They offer some appalling pastries and a drink.
In fact forget spending your hard earned money on expeditions and hire a driver to take you out for the day to do anything you like. (much cheaper too.) We did that in Puerto Vallarta and had a great day.
The pluses ? Great service by hardworking staff, met some wonderful folks at our table.
Another Big annoyance ...I am travelling with my teenage daughter and my waiter is constantly putting his arm around our shoulders, cutting up and FEEDING US our food even when we say NO !!! We dread going to dinner because of this. He thinks that this is amusing. This is WAY too familiar for us.
Sorry that I can't be more upbeat. This next sailing will be with the Windstar Cruises.