Sunday, November 2, 2014

Next Cruise - Grand Princess - Mexican Riviera

We are just a few days from heading out on our next voyage.  But this time things are really crazy at home.  You see we started a bathroom renovation a few weeks ago.  

So our goal was to have some of the work done while we are away and not have to deal with dust and construction noise.  But because of this we have things from the ensuite bathroom all over the condo.  I tried to pack the bathroom up with the thought of putting stuff I may need on the cruise in a different box, but of course as I start to pack I am searching thru boxes looking for things.

Okay back to the cruise.  

We leave on Wednesday night after work out of Vancouver on Westjet to Los Angeles.  Westjet at the time of booking allowed us one free bag each, but as of tickets booked now you have to pay for all bags.  We love flying Westjet and the crew on board so we are actually looking forward to the trip. 

This week I booked Prime Time Shuttle from the airport to our hotel in Anaheim.  After doing a lot of research on what was the best option to get to Anaheim it appeared that Prime Time had the best option at $15 per person one way. Although it is a shared ride and will probably take a while to fill the van and get to the hotel the price difference was worth it.  

I did look at the option of the Disney Express but that was not cheap $30 per person one way, or $48 return but we only need one way.  I also contacted a private car but they quoted me $98 one way (oh that is not in my budget, but a good option for a family).

We booked our hotel quite a while ago thru Priceline and asked for a three star near Disneyland and got the Red Lion Anaheim for $80 per night.  We will be there for four nights.

Our friends are flying in from Sacramento on Friday morning to join us at Disneyland and show us the ropes as it has been 45 years since I was at Disneyland and I am quite excited.

We board the Grand Princess on Sunday for a ten night Mexican Riviera Cruise.  The ports we will be visiting are San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Loreto, and Puerto Vallarta.  We are quite excited to get on board the Grand. 

We haven't been on her since before she had her major retrofit.  Also our good friends Paul and Yvonne will be on board.

The biggest obstacle will be handling the bathroom reno from the ship.  We will be in constant contact with our contractor and hope it will run smoothly... fingers crossed.

So follow along on our trip as I will once again be blogging this amazing adventure.

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