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Old 03-02-2007, 08:52 AM
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Just got back from our Mexican Riviera Cruise. The Spirit is a great ship. I love the lay out of that class ship.
here are a few photos Comments or questions welcome

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Just got back from our Mexican Riviera Cruise. The Spirit is a great ship. I love the lay out of that class ship.
here are a few photos Comments or questions welcome

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gd... we were on Pride last month. Spirit class. These ships have an outstanding layout. The most well-thought out one yet. What did you think of the Mex. Riv. and the ports? What did you do in each? How was your weather? See whales? Love to hear from you!
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We leave on the Spirit on December 8th. I would love to find out more about the ports, the ship and any tips you may have about this cruise.

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I promise to write something up in the next day or two. I am trying to catch up with work right now.
http://joslin-family-photos.smugmug....veria%20Cruise
Here is a link to some of the photos I took. (link above did not come out right).
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BTW Andrea we did not see whales, but did see
Dolphins
http://joslin-family-photos.smugmug....2454#133392625

Turtles
http://joslin-family-photos.smugmug....1611#133394224
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Acapulco
Birds, Turtles & City Overview
http://www.carnival.com/ShoreExcursionDetails.aspx?port...excursioncode=30 8026

We choose this tour because we did not want to do the Cliff Divers ect. Since we saw turtles on the way in to Acapulco it was great. We saw how they are raising and releasing the turtles. http://joslin-family-photos.smugmug....1611#133031798 The snack lunch with is tour was one you would want to pass.
We also saw the Tres Palos Lagoon. It is full of Birds; since we are nature lovers we loved it. The boat ride was fun. The African queen was filmed at this location. The women treated themselves to clay facial.
http://joslin-family-photos.smugmug....1611#133031840

We went outside the pier gates and were over whelmed with people wanting to take us on tours or sell us stuff.
We did not see any good deals at this port.

All of my Acapulco photos can be seen here
http://joslin-family-photos.smugmug....1611#133031670

Zihuatanejo & Ixtapa
You will use the ships tenders on this port of call. It is the place to shop. As a whole be liked the shopping a few years back on our Pride cruise better, but if you shop this is the place.
We really enjoyed the tour below. It was interesting seeing them make the clay brick and tiles. Also the Coconut farm was a kick.
If you want a deal on Gold then this is the tour. You will stop at a town that makes allsorts of good jewelry. Stopped off and bought a few local tacos. I ate them many did not. I am still alive and well.
Customs & Traditions
http://www.carnival.com/ShoreExcursionDetails.aspx?port...excursioncode=32 2001

My photos of this tour and Zihuatanejo are here
http://joslin-family-photos.smugmug....1773#133064829

Manzanillo Colima
We chose the Colonial tour at this port. It took you to the town of Colima. We took a tour of the museum then went to the recently discovered pyramids of La Campana. We could see the Volcano for a short period, but clouds covered it shortly after noon. The people living at this location 2500 years ago were covered in Volcanic ash and killed.
We ate had a Carnival approved site.. The food was great.
There is nothing at the pier. You can catch a bus to downtown Manzanillo, and shopping for $3.00 round trip.
We did not take the bus as we had been on tour.
Colonial Tour
http://www.carnival.com/ShoreExcursionDetails.aspx?port...excursioncode=31 9007

Photos of Colima and Manzanillo are here.
http://joslin-family-photos.smugmug....2531352#P-1-15


We really enjoyed all the meals on board. We ate every night in the main dinning room, and had most breakfast and lunches there. That does not mean we did not eat on the lido deck. We did notice men in jeans and a nice shirt. A few only had docker type pants and a nice shirt on formal night.

We plan on doing this cruise again. We might flight into the Colima area for a 3 or 4 day land vacation.
We love the lay out of the Spirit class. We were in room 8247, it had a little noise from the lido deck, but was quiet when we wanted to sleep.
The first and last days were a little rough. It was raining in San Diego when we left and raining again when we returned!
We stay at the Bayside Inn on a Park and Cruise deal. It worked out nice. http://joslin-family-photos.smugmug....5124#133218426 As you can see from the photos, you can see the cruise ships from your hotel room.


Not to turn our attention to our June HAL Cruise

Questions? Please Ask!
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I too was on the Spirit. We had a great time!
Gary, what room did you end up staying in? We stuck with 8239 and heard very little overhead noise from the Lido Deck. Where did you sit for dinner in the Empire room? We were sat at a table on the very back wall from where you'd walk in... right above the engines. Dinner was always tasty if you could get past the china and silverwear rattling constantly.
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:24 AM
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We had a very quiet relaxing dinner. We were in the front left. We have eaten at the back before, this time we made sure we were in the front.
As stated above we stayed in 8247. It had some noise from the sliding door above, but was quiet by the time we were realy to sleep. I would take that room again for the price.
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Gary, thanks for sharing those great pictures, and also the helpful information. We are going on the Spirit in 10 days, and I cannot wait!
 
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