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    Holland America and Carnival
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    Carribean, Alaska, Costa Maya , Panama Canal, Hawaii
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  1. Just remember to not pay ahead. You pay the driver once they take you back to the port. Just a warning. Also be forewarned. We have had a cab driver smoke gonja aka pot while we were in the cab. He offered us some, we were not interested.
  2. John, We all agreed it was the best vacation we have ever had. In December we are going to do a partial Panama Canal. We are looking forward to it as well.
  3. Hello waiting to retire. It all went as planned. They did try to steer us toward other taxi's but we were adamant of what we wanted and made sure on the agreed upon price. Now he shows you where he parks so when you get ready to leave, he will be over there waiting for you if you choose to ride back with who took you there. You will be bombarded by people who will actually kling to you to give you a tour. We agreed to a price with one gentleman but, we will never do that again. He just would not listen to what I was telling him and we finally just told him here is your money have a nice day. He was persistant but I was prepared for that. And just told him we enjoyed the tour, thank you and have wonderful day. Here is your money. We departed ways and went and finished looking around like we wanted to. Have a wonderful time. Enjoy!
  4. You are welcome. Glad it can help people. We enjoyed every bit of it. I actually want to catch a cruise there again.
  5. Thank you for the replies. Are these restaurants in walking distance? When I looked at the google sight, it looks like it would be quite a hike into town. Are there cabs? Or some type of safe transportation we could take? TIA
  6. No, I didn't transfer it. I book directly with Holland. There are rooms available when I look in all categories. thank you for getting back to me. Maybe I should call and ask?
  7. I have never been offered an up sale. I wonder why. I usually book a balcony. Very rare have I booked just a window. I book with Holland when on board could that have something to do with it? I am 4 days away from a 3 star. I will be doing a 17 day in October. Thank you in advance.
  8. Are you not in port long enough that you can claim it from customs and then ship it home? I really do not know how that works as I have never done that. So, it would be interesting to find out how you do this. Loved all the pictures and following you on your trip. I myself have never done that. Loved the read. Thank you for sharing.
  9. Hello Scottca075, Yes, about the hours. We thought the same thing. I am from Georgia. Because it is a Hawaiian cruise I think they throw that port in so they stay legal of going out of the United States. We love Mexican food. I was looking on trip advisor and a gentleman was raving about a Mexican street truck. I also saw someone else was talking about it on another thread. I just wasn't sure how far it was to walk there or what was around the port area. Or if it was even worth getting off the ship. I wish we were there for the day. But, were not. Thanks for answering back.
  10. We did the fountain soda card on the Koningdam. It was great. It was not flat. We are doing in again on the Oosterdam for our next cruise. It worked out perfect for us. We like Soda with dinner. And the cost works out better then by the can. Hope this helps. Enjoy your cruise.
  11. We arrive in Ensenada at 6:00 PM and depart at 11:00 PM. Others that have arrived at that time. What did you do? We do not drink so a wine tour would be out. I just want something fun to do with my daughter. Our ship doesn't really offer much. I guess because we our in port so late and not for long. Thank you in advance. I appreciate any and all information you can share. L
  12. Yikes!!!!! Not sure if I want to risk it. I would probably only want to get a magnet and shot glass as I collect those. Maybe a shirt for my daughter. And then head on back to the ship. I think I will check the ships excursions again. We are not drinkers so, doing a wine food tasting wouldn't work for us. Thanks for the information. I appreciate it.
  13. We will be there from 6 PM until 11 PM...is there much to do within walking distance of the port? And is it safe as I will have my daughter with me. Thank you in advance.
  14. Question...Do the Menu's stay the same or do they change depending on what region they are sailing from. Example... We will be sailing to the Hawaiian Islands. Thank you in advance.
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