Retired male straight non-smoking teacher/coach looking for a someone to share a inside cabin on a cruise from San Diego thru Panama to Florida. Trip takes 14 days with stops in Mexico and Central America and leaves Dec. 4. I like traveling, gym workouts, sightseeing,sports,kayaking,dinning, dancing, social drinking and reading. I will be renting a car in FL. and driving to DC to visit my daughter for Christmas and can also share ride to north east area. Male or Female OK.
The ship is Celebrity Century, cost is $999, I don't know the taxes yet. Its for 15 days and stops 6 times in Mexico,Guatemala,Costa Rico,Panama and Colombia. I live in Colorado but will probably drive from my winter home in Mexico to San Diego. Do you live in Calif.and have you taken other cruises.
More info. the price has dropped to $819 and may go down again by 2nd week of Nov. Gets in FT Lauderdale Dec. 16tth. Has some great excursions at Panama if you are into nature.
hey robert: taxes are like $300 - 400 (for canal passage) on top of cruise price. i'll tell'ya upfront, i've got a dog [rex] who comes with me. i'll shoulder the extra charges for him if there are any, but i wanted to be straight with you--'cuz a dog might be a deal-breaker for some folks.
to your questions: i'm stationed in california (long beach) and nope, i never been on a cruise before--but i'd like to take several in the next year. it would be good to find a bud for trips and cutting out the singles' supplements + kinda show me the ropes (or not, if you're only lookin to share a rack & head. straight & white here, considerate non-smoker--i don't drink unless it's free; even then, i'm a lightweight.
anyhow, let me know if rex the dog is a deal breaker--if not, you/me can go from there. seems like there are a lot of good deals. i have good flexibility with time/location -- but like to keep my total daily expenses down if possible. don't know if this pc cruise would work, because (until my civilian passport comes--mid/late november) i need to go in/out of the same u.s port (r/t san diego; r/t ft lauderdale, etc) but after my pp comes, i can go anywhere, that i can pay for.
you been on a cruise before? how does having a vacation home in mexico work out for you? close to the water, etc. name's chandler.
ps: if you wanna hit me direct (without going through the message board) e-dress is SoCalGringo@gmail.com.
Hello Chandler, sorry but I have a little problem with hairy critters ( dogs and cats ) after a day or two I get watery eyes and runny nose. Mexico is great, I have been there every winter for 16 years. I go there to get away from the bad winters in colorado. I live about 2 blocks from the beach lots of great people, fishing and kayaking. Good luck on your search for a cruise mate. Robert