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  1. I agree with BruceMuzz and will add that the roughest sailing for any cruise is the northbound Pacific coast from San Diego to San Francisco or so the crew told us. We were doing our last two days of a 15 day San Juan to SF cruise in December and the seas were churning. The dresser/closet doors/drawers were sliding in and out all night. If we hadn't been on the ship almost two weeks it might have been an issue. I assume OP is doing a seven or ten day Mexican cruise so I would pick San Diego hands down for the overall weather and seas.
  2. Agreed, beside US couldn't exempt anything in Canada.
  3. Wild San Francisco tours. We did the China Town tour several years ago and it was great. They have several different tours all over SF, just pick your interest. https://wildsftours.com
  4. Dozens within walking distance to the port. I wouldn't consider even looking 15-20 minutes away there's no reason. We like the Gaslamp area. I'm Hilton brand loyal so will usually do the Hilton Gaslamp or Hilton Bayside. The Embassy Suites is a stone's throw from the pier, but not my first choice, just seems to cookie cutter vs the Hilton Gaslamp. If you want some place really unique try the El Cordova on Coronado Island, just get one of the large rooms. It was the construction workers living quarters while building the Del Coronado. Try for the Superintendent quarters vs the workers.
  5. Bonus nights he shows up and the guy from America shows up and they do sets together.
  6. He grew up in the Central Valley of CA in Hanford and moved around up and down the valley living in Visalia, Tracy, Banta, Sacramento, etc. Not sure exactly where he lives now but the tabloid sites say Mill Valley. However, I think he might have a place in the Lodi wine country or Sierra foothills as I know he shows up unannounced frequently at a couple of places in Lodi and Stockton and plays with local artists.
  7. San Francisco traffic is always a crap shoot. However, you will doing the reverse commute out of the City so good chance it won't be to bad. Plus there a couple of alternate routes if the 101 is bunched up. I would think a 1 PM flight is pretty doable.
  8. I would rather poke my eyes out. San Diego airport is the worse for amenities and TSA. You could rent a car, drive to LA area, drop off the car, and be on the ship before you even took off from San Diego.
  9. I would pick SD for the weather. However, for compactness SF is the much better choice. Hotels can be less expensive in SF in December. In fact they can be downright cheap for SF standards in December. Before all this COVID 19 stuff we would do long weekends in SF from about October - February as the weekend rates drop considerable. It's pretty easy to find nice hotel rooms around Union Square and Financial District for less than $300, when they could be double that in April and on. Either one you won't go wrong.
  10. I'm no fan of the SF DA or actually most DA's in CA right now. But, in this case you can't blame the DA. No victim to testify then no prosecutable case. Doesn't matter if it's on tape or not.
  11. It's hard to answer that without knowing your interests. Theme parks, ocean/beach, cultural/museums? Plus, what's your flight home schedule?
  12. I looked in the past and it's way to much logistics to be worth it if you have a limited window. You have to request tickets and out of town visitors can get a preference of dates, but no guarantee. Then you still stand in line to get in or not get in. I recall they line up at least two hours before taping starts.
  13. We have the 15 nts Ruby Princess booked RT SF-HI for 2021. I just checked the price to see if there was a drop. Nope, price is actually $300 more PP than when we booked. All things shall pass.
  14. I hear you, wish they would do it at Sacramento. We did the SENTRI pass as we cross MX at TJ a lot and it makes the crossing minutes vs hours. SENTRI included GE at no extra cost, but we had to go to San Diego to do the SENTRI interview.
  15. Sacramento NEWS is just now reporting elderly male on the February 11th Princess out of SF passed away from the virus. He lived in Placer County (east of Sacramento) and had underlying health conditions. As with other cases he wasn't tested until late as he didn't fit the profile. The ship coming back from HI was slated to dock tonight and it has been told to stay off the coast tonight and dock tomorrow to allow for sufficient resources to be in place at debarkation in SF.
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