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vawterf June 19th, 2006 09:57 PM

Whats best on a Panama Canal from Seattle to Ft. Lauderdale
 
Hi, anyone who has done this trip? I would love to hear what your favorite excursions were.

LisaK June 20th, 2006 09:49 AM

what are your ports of call so that we may make specific suggestions.

vawterf June 20th, 2006 10:27 PM

Our Ports are San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco, Huatulco, Punta Arenas, Aruba .

Any info would be appreciated. We are mid 60's but very active.

valentine couple June 27th, 2006 09:19 PM

Acapulco - Did the ship's excursion to Mayan Palace Resort...BEAUTIFUL and relaxing! Included Buffet lunch. Did an hours shopping when back at downtown, dock area and was glad I didn't spend too much time there. The resort was a good trade-off.

Putarenas - Didn't go here, but did reach Peurto Limon on the other side of Costa Rica. Booked a private tour over the internet with "Charlie" because of many good comments from other internet cruisers. WELL WORTH IT! He will meet you in either port and take you to wherever you want. He even had beverages for us, and asked a local seaside restaurant to give us a sample of fried sweet banana. YUM .Also took us to local market to buy CHEAP coffee & vanilla. Always stood by our side so we wouldn't get ripped off.

Aruba - Booked ship's excursion for local attractions, then found out many others just walked off the ship and found good repitable companys on dock to take you to the very same places at half the cost. Kept bumping into them on our travels and they seem to be having as much fun as us.

Hope this helps....pleasant cruising to you.

miamibobk June 30th, 2006 12:00 PM

I did this itinerery from San Diego to Ft. Lauderdale. Great cruise!

Cabo San Lucas: Take a water taxi (A large row boat with outboard motor) Great scenery, great views of the area. Best seen from the sea. Taxi will drop you off at a abeach and pick you up.

Acapulco: Hire a taxi to take you sightseeing with a stop for lunch at one of the great seaside hotels. We skipped the cliif divers, most people go.

Huatulco: Enjoy the beach. Glorious!

Panama Canal: We did a ship excursion (bus) to one of the locks and Panama City. The worst tour I've ever been on. Actually got a refund from the cruise line. That's how bad it was

dusty July 15th, 2006 10:35 AM

Re: Whats best on a Panama Canal from Seattle to Ft. Lauderd
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vawterf
Hi, anyone who has done this trip? I would love to hear what your favorite excursions were.

please tell me what ship you are on. this cruise sounds great but i dont know what ships do it. have a great time.

Fern July 15th, 2006 08:07 PM

Hi dusty,

It looks like vawterf is on the Sun Princess on September 24. Here's the link to the info on the Princess website:

http://www.princess.com/pb/priceDeta...finition_name=

dusty July 15th, 2006 08:57 PM

thanks alot fern. i will check it out.


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