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Just back from Legend Mexican Riviera, any Questions?

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Our party of 4 just returned from a SUPER 7 day Mexican Riviera Cruise on Legend of the Seas. icon_biggrin.gif This ship is VERY CLEAN and in Great shape for a ship of her age. icon_smile.gif Beds were a bit HARD, icon_eek.gif we asked for a foam pad and that did help quite a bit! Ship is actually in VERY GOOD shape for its age. Food was very good and yes the Ranch Steak is GONE! icon_biggrin.gif Menus are the same for lunch and breakfast in the Dining Room each day, always open seating for these 2 meals but Dinner remains early or late seating with menus that change each day. John Blair is the Cruise Director and he is the BEST! Our Cabin Stewards were great, room was always neat and clean, they do have more cabins now but work in groups of 2 or 3 and each one does a certain part of the cleaning. It worked well for us. Luggage was in the cabins a bit late, after 6:00 PM and we sailed at 5:00PM. First night no turn down service or chocolate on the pillow but it was no big deal for us. Let me know if I can answer any other questions.

 

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Catagory "G" on Deck 3, Cabin # 3546. Had a LARGE Window, near the front of the ship, Port Side on the way to Mexico, great views. We just shopped and had a drink and lunch on our own in Cabo, been there many times. Did the City and Folkloric Show in Mazatlan to see the Flyers. And in Puerto Viarta we did the City and Tequila Ranch Tour ( free samples, icon_razz.gif make sure you try the flavored Tequila, Almond, Berry and Hazelnut, yummy and different. The Almond tastes like Amaretto!) icon_biggrin.gif

 

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We will be on the Legend next week! icon_biggrin.gif I hope our trip is as good too, with 11 and 15 yr old girls (in their own cabin). We have booked canopy tour in PV, and are still pondering the other ports.

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My main consern is do they have maps so you can avoid wandering around like a chicken with its head chopped off? icon_cool.gif There are lots of places on board I want to see but how will we ever find thenm all.

I am SOOOOO excited to be at 27 days untill sailing. Was the booze smuggling an issue? and can you give hints about the entertainment and night life?

I had been hoping to find others sailing the same week as me but no such luck, ever time i go to roll call my post is in never never land and the search NEVER works.

 

Alta & Peter

Legends of the seas 6/27/04

 

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Welcome back Driftychic!

It sounds like the Legend was a winner...so glad to hear everything was great. I've still got my eye on a few of the sailings for the Legend, your review confirms a big YES for wanting to book one of them.

Thanks for your review.

 

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Soveriegn 92 E. Caribbean

Majesty 95 W. Caribbean

Granduer 97 E. Caribbean

Rhapsody 00 Mexico

Vision 02 Alaska

Radiance 03 Panama Canal

Brilliance 3/29/04

 

 

 

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OK, let's answer some of the questions: No, we did not hear any noise from the deck above, however, heard from some of the others more midships on deck 3 that they could hear the casino SOMETIMES, like when they hit a Jackpot and it rings for a long time. Yes, they do have some maps, typical cruiseship maps that show the port area only. I would suggest that you do some homework on line if possible before you cruise as some of the ports are far from the actual city centers.

 

Nightlife, well, they have a great disco and DJ, Shawn is his name. Depends on the people on your sailing. Be aware that there are a lot of older folks on the cruise, yes they do have motorized carts and oxygen and yes they can be rude, however it was not enough to ruin the cruise. Also, as far as kids are concerned, we only had about 50 total on the ship, all ages. Adventure Ocean Program seemed to keep them all happy and busy. We were not bothered at dinner or the shows with kids however they were around the Solarium Pool with their parents at times.

 

You will love the Canopy tour, I do here it involves a hike as well as the ZIP, it will be VERY HOT so dress accordingly and wear sunblock and take water.

 

Hope this helps, I know you will enjoy your cruise on the Legend! Great ship and Great crew.

 

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What is the CD like please?

 

Also; the entertainment. Our experience has been that RCCL outshines X in that area. Any info would be helpful

 

Many thanks

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Were the seas really rough? I have heard it is much rougher than the caribbean.

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Cruise Director is John Blair, he is great, Franco is the assistant with Katrina who is a hoot! Entertainment was ok, a trio in the Centrum, a Duo at night, the usual stage shows and we had Steve Smith comedian as well as 2 comedians that juggled while doing the routine. I was not real impressed but would say it was ok.

 

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Not rough at all on the way down, hardley felt any movement. On the way back it was a little rough on the last night at sea, not bad but hard to walk up and out of the showroom without mving from side to side. That is in the front of the ship where you do feel the most movement. I did NOT notice people getting sick.

 

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Thanks for the review driftychick. We are sailing on the 13th and can hardly wait. We are also on Deck 3, but inside and a little father up. But I don't care WHERE we are as long as we are on that ship!!

 

So, hot & humid is all ports or just PV... good pool weather on your sea days?

 

Also, did you stay in PV until 11pm... did you venture out at night? Seems like a late port and we were wondering about things to do at night.

 

Oh! I am dying to know if Eggs Benedict is on the breakfast menu?????

 

Thanks!

 

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Suzie....daughter and new hubby are on your ship too! It's a surprise for him, ( our wedding present) he thinks they are going to Disneyland!

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That is way cool! I cruised on RCCL on my honeymoon 12 years ago! They will absolutely LOVE it! Wow! He will REALLY be suprised!! What a fabulous wedding present... ours was too!! So I know they will love it! No Mickey - but much more fun! Yeah!

 

Any way that you can sign them up for the Meet & Mingle? We need more names to make it official!

 

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Jevey, I want to also welcome you to our cruise. As Suziehmkr says, please sign up for the meet and mingle party. More important, follow the link that Tina has at the end of her response and join our roll call message board. Looking forward to chatting with you.

 

Mike

 

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Hi driftychick. My daughter and I are leaving on the 4th of July. Do you remember how long it takes to get out of the harbor in San Diego? We have an aft cabin for the first time and were hoping to sit on our balconey and watch the fireworks after dinner. We both are getting so excited and this will probably be the last cruise we take together for a while since she will be off to college in the fall.

 

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Yes, Eggs Benedict is on the Breakfast menu EVERY DAY and it was delicious! Hot and humid in all three ports for our cruise. Yes, we did go out after dark in PV but just close to the ship, there is a nice flea market and a great Mexican Restaurant just as you get off the ship!

 

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Oh Brother! Eggs Benedict everyday! Woo Hoo!!

 

Thanks for answering all of the questions. As we get closer, more quesions come up with the anticipation.

 

I was glad when they changed the port time in PV to 11pm. Did you eat dinner on the ship and then go back out, or did you eat at the little restaurant that you mention? Do you remember the name? We are doing the zip lines in the late morning and have PLENTY of time for other stuff after.

 

Thanks again!

 

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123CruiseFever,

 

Sorry to say that the fireworks displays here in San Diego don't usually start until at the earlierst 8PM and usually 9PM. The cruise ships depart at 5-6PM and you will be out of the bay and into the open ocean in less than 1 hour and probably more like a 1/2 hour from backing away from the pier. This I know because, I live here and I have cruised from here a lot of times. So unless your sailing is delayed, which isn't very likely, as they are most generally on time, you will miss any fireworks.

 

In fact, I believe, having sailed at this time of the year, it won't be dark yet, by the time you reach the open ocean.

 

I hate to be the bearer of bad news for you as I know you were so looking forward to watching from your aft balcony.

 

Sheila

Likes to cruise twice as much for half the price.

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Actually we had Lunch and Dinner at the little restaurant! I do not remember the name, but as you walk across the street right in front of the boat before you get to the flea market it is the only place you can eat. Small with french type doors at the entry. The burritos are 3 small ones rolled like a soft taco, tacos are regular soft tacos and I had the fajitas, delicious!

 

Yes, the other poster is correct about the fireworks in San Diego! icon_frown.gif It takes about 2 to 2 and a half hours to get to the OPEN OCEAN, the ship makes a full 360 degree turn leaving the pier and then sails leisurely out to sea. Not dark untill about 9 and we left on time at 5 PM, Muster Drill was at 4:15 before sailing and is mandatory. You will set your watches ahead 1 hour on Sunday night, you get the time back on the last night.

 

Have fun on the ZIP lines, we did them in Costa Rica and it was a blast!

 

"The only GOOD reason to work is to PAY FOR THE NEXT CRUISE!"

 

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Well

I was really excited to see you had a great time on the legend. My group of ten leaves on July 11. If anyone else is out there sailing then please say hello.

 

Did you do the Tequilla tour as part of the ships excursion or did you go on your own?

 

thanks

 

Wayne Novick

Explorer of the Seas March 2005

Legend of the Seas July 2004

Enchantment of Seas Dec 2003

Grand Princess June 2003

Majesty of Seas 2002

Voyager of the Seas 2002,2000

Golden Princess 2001

Enchantment of the seas 1999

Sovereign of the Seas 1988, 1995, 1997, 1998

Ecstacy 1996

Viking Serenade 1994

Monarch of the Seas 1992

Fantasy 1993

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Song of America 1990

Dolphin IV 1989

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We did it as part of the ship's tours and it was great. A new bus, great air conditioning and a great Guide named Jose! Try the flavored Tequilas, Almond is the best, tastes just like Amaretto!

 

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by driftychick:

Actually we had Lunch and Dinner at the little restaurant! I do not remember the name, but as you walk across the street right in front of the boat before you get to the flea market it is the only place you can eat. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

 

Thanks again for the quick reply! I can hardly stand the wait!!

 

OK -so they told you to change your watch when you boarded... so this puts you on Puerta Vallarta time, right? So confusing when only one port is in a different time zone and we have excursions booked in all of them. Oh well, we will manage.

 

Thanks again!

Tina

 

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