Dock locations on Fl to Ca cruise on X?

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#1
Ohio
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hi
We will be stopping in Cartagena, colón panama, puntarenas Costa Rica, puerto quetzal Guatemala, puerto Vallarta and Cabo.
Is there more than one dock in these ports, or possible need to tender? Location may affect choice of excursions.
Thanks
#2
Petaluma, Ca. 94954
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Some research on the various port boards for those countries would be very helpful- Cabo is a tender port, for an example. Most of the rest of the ports are small, and have one or two docking locations. If two, the locations are very close to each other.

Cartagena- beautiful sail in, is by far the biggest of the ports.
#3
Middle of the Sahara Desert
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Originally posted by artistcleveland
hi
We will be stopping in Cartagena, colón panama, puntarenas Costa Rica, puerto quetzal Guatemala, puerto Vallarta and Cabo.
Is there more than one dock in these ports, or possible need to tender? Location may affect choice of excursions.
Thanks
Cabo and Puerto Quetzal are tender ports. Cartagena has three docks , they are all together side by side. They talking about building a new cruise port across the bay from the existing to handle larger ships.
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#4
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Originally posted by Kamloops50
Cabo and Puerto Quetzal are tender ports.
We were on a Panama Canal cruise just this past Jan./Feb., and we were DOCKED in Puerto Quetzal.

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We have always docked in Puerto Quetzal. EM
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#6
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Originally posted by Essiesmom
We have always docked in Puerto Quetzal. EM
Same here. And it is listed as a docking port for our October Canal cruise.
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Originally posted by Kamloops50
Cabo and Puerto Quetzal are tender ports.
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We have done six full Panama Canal transits, and three of those cruises included Puerto Quetzal. All three times we docked. I have never observed a ship tendering in Puerto Quetzal.
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I was thinking of a port in Nicaragua with a similar , that is a tender port.


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