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About Freyward_Cruiser

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    Cool Cruiser

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  • Location
    United States
  • Interests
    We love exploring! A balance between fun activity and pure relaxation is the goal!
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Royal Caribbean and Norwegian
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    We love it all...

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  1. @Kristal Blade From my memory, we used US dollars but then we were given change in Guatemalan quetzals. I think US dollars are accepted here, because they do have cruise ships and tourism that comes in. We also used our credit cards when we could (in the restaurant). The vendors had everything you've seen in touristy locales. It all kind of depends what what you are searching for. My aunt and mother-in-law bought little toys, handheld fans, jewelry, and bags... We bought a nice tapestry/runner to put on top of our dresser at home.
  2. This was our last stop on a Panama Canal Cruise we took with NCL. We were here on February 27, 2019. We have been to Los Cabos a few times so we didn't really feel the need to explore much, and we only had a few hours anyway. So we took our time around the Marina. We stopped in a few shops, found the pharmacy (we had a nurse with us), and then ate lunch. We sat down at a great table overlooking the boats in the marina, at Bob Bisbee's Place. Great atmosphere and good service. The fresh guacamole is tasty with a few beers. We even had cell service here, which we took advantage of, s
  3. @iancal These are great suggestions as well. There are so many beaches to choose from. We just really loved the view from this one!
  4. We were on the Norwegian Star and came into port in Acapulco, Mexico on February 25, 2019. (Sorry it has taken so long to write this topic!) We did not book a cruise excursion for this port. We went to the service desk on our ship and asked about any nice beaches we could get to relatively easily… they recommended taking the ferry on the West side of town. So we planned on finding a cab to take us to the ferry. So when we got off the ship, we found a taxi driver (Miguel) just outside the port, he said he could take us to the ferry that goes to Isla de La Roqueta. It sounded good to
  5. We were on the Norwegian Star and came into Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala on February 23, 2019. We bought the cruise excursion called ‘Antigua On Your Own’, which is basically just a 1.5-hour bus ride from the port to Antigua (and back). I will say we had an amazing guide on the bus, Edgar, who gave us some great information on Guatemala as we rode in. The name Guatemala comes from a native language and roughly means ‘Land of Trees’. When we got closer to Antigua, we switched from a large tour bus to smaller vans. This allowed them to take us into the central area, where the streets a
  6. @Turtles06 Really? Hmmm, I don't remember our guide having any comments with us or the cathedral caretakers about shoes. I wonder why it changed...
  7. A group of four of us (2 ladies in their 60s, and 2 men in their 30s) traveled on a Panama Canal Cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line (fantastic cruise experience). One of our ports of call was Corinto, Nicaragua. We were there on Feb. 22, 2019. There was not much material online about organized tours outside of what the cruise ship offers. I like to research all my options and make an informed decision. Don't get me wrong, sometimes the "convenience, safety, and time issues" factor prompts me to use the cruise tours. In my research on Corinto and Nicaragua, I came across several revi
  8. Our stop in Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Costa Rica on February 21, 2019 was part of our Panama Canal Cruise. There were four in our group, two younger guys and two older ladies. Before the cruise I booked a tour with Odyssey Tours, the 10 in 1 Puntarenas Highlights Tour. Their website is: http://www.odysseytourscr.com. We decided that this was a good option for us because it allowed us to see a broad spectrum of things, without being too physically demanding (one person in our group is on oxygen). We were lucky enough to have the van and driver to ourselves for the day! It turned out to be a
  9. We were on a 14-day Norwegian Panama Canal Cruise and rolled into the Panamanian coast on February 19, 2019. We got up super early to get a spot at the front of the boat. It ended up being worth it to get a great view of the new bridge spanning the canal and then eventually the Gatun Locks. I say eventually because it was a long wait! We had sat in chairs at the front of the boat and they were great seats, until people stood at the rail in front of us. Literally stood right in front of us and didn't say a word! Okay... so we had to stand at the rail with them. For a few hours. But it was so co
  10. We knew we didn't have much time in this large city so we decided to explore the Old Town. We were on the Norwegian Star and arrived in Cartagena on February 18, 2019. We did book a cruise excursion called "TRANSFER TO OLD TOWN BY CATAMARAN" and it basically took us to Old Town via an open air ferry boat and dropped us off with the understanding we could take any return boat of theirs when we were ready to come back. It was worth it (especially with our $25 discount). Approaching the city from the water was beautiful. Our boat out did not give us any info, but the return boat did narrate what
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