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View Poll Results: What do you enjoy/look forward to most about a repositioning cruise?
Different Ports of Call/Itinerary 42 39.25%
Variety of entertainment 13 12.15%
More opportunities to dine at Palo 7 6.54%
More Sea Days 77 71.96%
New and different dinner menus 18 16.82%
More interaction with cast and characters 17 15.89%
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:36 PM   #301
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:20 AM   #302
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Day 12 - Puerto Vallarta - morning

This morning we arrived at Puerto Vallarta at 7:30.





















Dad was one of the first ones off the boat. He had a golf game scheduled and we saw him as he got into a hired car and drove off for his adventure.

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My favorite port! The two times we've stopped there I've wanted to stay. Can't wait to see more!
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My favorite port! The two times we've stopped there I've wanted to stay. Can't wait to see more!
That's cool! We were bums and didn't do any excursions - DSis and I got so burned by the excursion we did with Disney in Cozumel that we didn't dare do another. If we had done more research before we left home we would have liked to do some exploring of the town and area. Thanks for reading and for posting.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:09 PM   #305
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Day 12 - morning continued

I had my manicure with Joyce this morning in the spa.



The flavored waters by the rainforest room were a must stop for me in the morning.

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Old 08-08-2013, 01:14 PM   #306
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Puerto Vallarta dock

DSis' wildlife photography from the boat still going strong.







She took those photos of the man and his Pinocchio like donkey from the ship looking down to the dock.



This sad little animal menagerie was also visible from the ship and just below on the dock.











The doughnut shaped building is a tourist market that some of our new cruise friends explored but were disappointed and left after a little while.
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Day 12 - still morning at Puerto Vallarta

Some more of DSis' wildlife photography:



having just caught a fish





Nice house on the harbor



Across from the pirate ship



And just behind is Walmart and Sam's Club





View from our verandah




Wonder officer boarded a pilot boat to inspect the ship from our little bump in the Panama Canal.



Calling Geico?
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:42 PM   #308
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Day 12 - Breakfast

This morning DSis and I went to the Quiet Cove Café for breakfast.



Mickey bar was from the concierge reception the day before



I loved their croissants.
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day 12 - mid morning

After breakfast by the pool. We went back to the verandah to sit and relax.





And I became fascinated by the landscaper mowing the yard of this home. Guess I imagined it was a location for Real House Wives of Puerto Vallarta.







And we heard and watched the pirate ship adventure take off from the dock in front of Puerto del Walmart.



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OMG! I guess Wal-Mart is everywhere
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Yep. And our next port had Costco!
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Loving every bit of it so far! Talking with fiance about making the 9/14 trip our honeymoon. Your trip report has me 99% sold. Only concern is hurricane season. I grew up on the east coast and have been through many, many storms on land... never one at sea.

Looking forward to more posts and thank you for taking the time to share it with us!
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Loving every bit of it so far! Talking with fiance about making the 9/14 trip our honeymoon. Your trip report has me 99% sold. Only concern is hurricane season. I grew up on the east coast and have been through many, many storms on land... never one at sea.

Looking forward to more posts and thank you for taking the time to share it with us!
Oh that would be so nice. I haven't been on a cruise during Sept or Oct but have been told that they make every effort to steer clear of storms and avoid the bad weather as best as possible. DSis and I booked onboard a future cruise to the southern Caribbean in October of 2014 to and from Puerto Rico and we had the same fear. There were so many "frequent cruisers" on this cruise that told us not to worry about hurricanes, that we did end up going for it.
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Day 12 - lunch

So finally we no longer have a "sea day" and we finally make it to Mexico and I enjoy Mexican food. So what do I have for lunch?



Honestly. I'm not normally such a compulsive obsessive eater - how I had so many chicken fingers for lunch on this trip I'll never understand - they must be laced with something... same with the pickles - never had so many of either in all my life to that point!

While we dined poolside we watch a movie we hadn't seen before - Bolt.



And since we are in Mexico they had drink specials on Corona, or at least I was drinking Corona today special for the occasion.



We then watched another movie I hadn't seen, Mulan


I loved this funnel vision and pool to myself.

Dad came by after he and mom had lunch in Beach Blanket - he was thrilled having golfed today. Rodrique even commented that he saw him with a spring in his step the first time all cruise. Dad is really only happy when he golfs regularly - it had been a week since he last putted.

Anyway, they raved about the peel-and-eat shrimp and mussels so DSis went and got a plate for us.



Mean while the crew were hard at work


And guests were starting to come back from their excursions. Nice they had water ready for returning guests.



As much of Mexico as we planned to see today.


Oh and here is what I packed for my day by the pool...



The cell phone is the 'wave phone' you get two per room to use while onboard and on Castaway Cay and works to call and text another room or wave phone.

There's also three types of sunblock, a book, playing cards, a little wallet to hold my room card, pens, camera, and a tide stick - hey you never know.
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Adios Puerto Vallarta

I thought this was a nice touch - flying the Disney Cruise Line flag as a welcome though I didn't spot it until we were leaving





that rope is massive - guess it needs to be for such a big ship but still strange to see.







This was a scary incident. This sailboat (pictured below) packed with people decided to have a bit of fun by going in front of our ship as we were sailing out. We could all feel the captain put the brakes on and sound the horn - not the "wish upon a star" happy horn but you are about to die scary alarm horn. It is crazy the risks people will take for a bit of excitement!




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