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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Week 3: Cruising the Mexican Riviera

My parents have long enjoyed cruises as way to take a fun, relaxing vacation without blowing the bank account. A few years back they got us interested, so when an opportunity to see some of Mexico via cruise came up, we decided to jump on it. We no sooner arrived in California when we jumped in the car and drove to the cruise terminal located in San Pedro, California, about 2 hours from Palm Springs. We boarded the Sapphire Princess cruise ship to begin our adventure to the Mexican Riviera. The ship was huge and beautiful and our cabin was surprisingly large. We took a quick look around, made sure we were on deck as the ship pulled out of its slip and suddenly, we were on our way to Mexico. Shortly thereafter, we sat down in the formal dining room for the first of many indulgent and delicious meals. Prime Rib was on the menu and the 4 carnivores who had disembarked together were happy cruisers! Our waiters were Jerry and Norberto, both from the Philippines, both adorable with wonderful senses of humor. Afterwards, we went to the Welcome Aboard show and enjoyed great singing and dancing along with hilarious humor from a guy named Steve Moris. Combining singing, audience participation and stand-up comedy, we were delighted by the great entertainment.
All in all, our first impressions were fantastic. We looked forward to a week of fun in the sun.The first of many beautiful sunrises and sunsets aboard the Sapphire Princess.