Sunday, September 12, 2010

Countdown to Panama

Panama Here we Come

Some of you may know that we had booked the Panama again, sailing from Vancouver to San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, 17 nights in total. Our friends Shelly and Rob had booked this cruise way back in February, so when we decided to book this trip in August, then we thought, lets keep it a secret from them and surprise them.

Shelly and Rob

The first month went by and I was good at keeping the secret but I kept slipping up, using words like when "we" sail, instead of when "you" sail.... anyways they finally figured it out and came right out and said "are you sailing with us" and I couldn't lie straight to their face so we told them.

Now we did this cruise last year, and the only minor change is it visits Cabo San Lucas instead of Acapulco and it doesn't visit Huatulco at all -- too bad we love Huatulco and will miss seeing our friends.

So now we are busy planning, currently our plans for each port is as follows:

San Francisco, meeting with past cruise friends for lunch then stocking up on some wine
Cabo San Lucas, take tender and enjoy a yummy Mexican Meal and visit Starbucks
Costa Rica, not sure would love to go zip lining but we really should see some of the area so may just get off the ship and hire a tour guide
Panama, we are doing a tour with My Friend Mario again, this time we are visiting the Embera Indian Village
Cartegana, taking taxi to old town again and walking around and enjoying another local meal
Aruba, well we have been here quite a few times and really we are not here that long so I am for just staying on the ship and relaxing

We fly home from Fort Lauderdale, got a GREAT deal flying home to Vancouver for $220 that is almost half what we paid last year.

I will be blogging while on board so stay tuned for our day to day adventure on board the Island Princess.

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