Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Princess Cruise to the Mexico Riviera


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I have been away for a week, cruising on the Ruby Princess that departed from Los Angeles to three ports in Western Mexico ---Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.  My husband and I had a marvelous time and I hope to bring you more photos and information about our trip on future posts.

We returned from our vacation on Saturday and I now have much "catching up" to do, but I know we will forever treasure the wonderful sights, sounds and hospitality we received in Mexico, plus the royal treatment of fun, food and entertainment abroad the Ruby Princess.

It has been 12 years since we took a cruise. Our first was on the Queen Mary 2 to New England and Canada, for our 30th wedding anniversary during the autumn season. Two different oceans, two very different locations, and both equally wonderful experiences!

I think we have some catching up to do cruise wise--a couple on this cruise was celebrating their 149th cruise!  Can you imagine that?  Do you like to take cruises? Where should our next one be?

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30 comments:

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

How wonderful your cruise looks Pat! We enjoy cruising very much. If you've never been to Alaska, I recommend taking the Inside Passage cruise to Glacier Bay---it is magnificent. Of course, a Trans Atlantic crossing to England is just wonderful. Welcome home and have a great week. ♥

diane b said...

That sounds like a great cruise. We haven't done much cruising on the ocean but we have done a few river cruises. The best river cruise was from Amsterdam to Buderpest and the sea cruise was from Vancouver to Alaska on the Zuderdam, Holland America. It was amazing too.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Pat! Your cruise to Mexico sounds great. Love the photos, I would like to fly to Cabo for a week. I would have to say my first cruise to Alaska was the best. We left out of Seattle and stopped in Glacier Bay NP, Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka. The scenery is just gorgeous and the cruise felt like we were on a lake. I also enjoyed a Western Caribbean cruise out of Tampa, we stopped in Cuzumel, Grand Cayman, Belize and Costa Mayo. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Lea said...

Wonderful!
Hope you show us more cruise photos soon
Have a great week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It sounds fabulous...and no, I've never taken a cruise. Love your destination for this time of year though! Enjoy your week. You probably have a 'few' photos to work on! Hugs!

Tanna said...

Fun! I'll be looking forward to hearing/seeing more! Evan and I love Puerto Vallarta. Haven't been in years though... Miss that place. Glad you had a good trip! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

podso said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your cruise. It looks wonderful!

Tom said...

I'm glad that you had an enjoyable cruise, I no doubt would get sea sick. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Lowcarb team member said...

Never been on a cruise ...
Your cruise sounds wonderful, and I look forward to seeing some photo's once you've had time to sort them - bet you took loads!

Have a good week

All the best Jan

happywonderer.com said...

How nice that you could get away on this cruise.

Tamar SB said...

What fun! Thanks for sharing your adventures!

Ruth Hiebert said...

So happy for you.All I've ever heard of cruises is that they are wonderful. To go on cruise is on my bucket list.Will it ever happen? Maybe not, but I can dream.

Pamela S said...

I have never been on a cruise, but so many people that I know love them. Can't wait to see more of your beautiful pictures.

Lorrie said...

Your cruise to warmer ports looks very inviting, Pat. We've been on a big Princess cruise ship to Alaska, with friends, and that was fun. Last summer we went on a small boat, a river cruise in France, with one of the couples we went to Alaska with. That was even more fun!
Looking forward to hearing more.

The Gathering Place said...

It looks like a fun cruise! We've never been on one, but our friends go on them regularly! Some day we will get on the band wagon, too. I look forward to hearing more.

jeannettestgermain said...

Hope you came back with lots of photos of the Mexican cities you visited! Mazatlan would be on my list! Also, hope you had nice weather:):) Thank you for sharing this with ALL SEASONS, Pat! Have a great week!

Maggie said...

Oh you lucky people! I can't think of anything nicer to do in January than take a cruise to the Riviera of Mexico! Your mosaic had me dreaming of vacations to come in 2017, thanks for sharing these sights with us at MM this week.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I've taken only one cruise Pat - through Alaska's inside passage and I loved it, even though I'm not a "cruise person." I'm so glad you two enjoyed yourselves - and why not? Being in a warm place with beauty all around you. Can't ask for more.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

We're here in Mazatlan for 6 weeks!! Last winter we spent 2 months and were in Mazatlan, San Miguel, Guadalajara, Guanajuanto, and PV.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm loving the collage and coincidentally at this very moment Bill is working on booking a cruise we plan to take to celebrate our upcoming 60th Anniversary (holy cow, can it really have been that long?). It has been years since we went on a cruise as well. I look forward to hearing more about the boat and the shore excursions (always my favorite part).

Latane Barton said...

I guess I have a lot of catching up to do.... I have never been on a cruise. But, it looks like so much fun.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Very nice photo-collage. It's a nice reminiscence of great cruise

Klara S said...

It looks like wonderful cruise. Can't wait for more photos.

Ida said...

What a special time you must have had. It looked wonderful. Someday I would like to take a cruise somewhere.

LV said...

MY LATE HUSBAND AND I TRAVELED TO A LOT OF GREAT PLACES. I DO NOT REMEMBER HOW MANY CRUISES WE WENT ON, AND MOST WAS ON THE PRINCESS LINES. NO ONE TO SHARE THEM WITH ANYMORE. GLAD YOU HAD A NICE TRIP.

Rambling Woods said...

Glad you had a great cruise Pat...I don't cruise but know many who do...Thank you for linking into Nature Notes...Michelle

Jann Olson said...

We have taken that same cruise. It was the second of 3 that we have taken. It was a lot of fun! But honestly, cruising gets old to me. Even though it had been years between the last one we went on felt like Deja vu all over again. lol! We spent a week in Puerto Vallarta and found that to be a lot more fun! Cruises only take you to the touristy places and I enjoy seeing more than that. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

SpicingUpIdaho said...

What a wonderful time, loved the pictures you shared, especially of those rocks in the ocean, so beautiful. I've never been on a cruise, but 149 of them, oh my! That is a LOT of cruises! I worry I may get seasick on them, even though I do love the ocean. Glad you had such a great time :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Your photos brought back memories of Cabo San Lucas, and also of cruises with Princess, but I'm intrigued about your cruise on the Queen Mary II. My first cruise, with my first husband, was on P&O's Oriana many years ago (1968).
I don't think I've ever been to Colorado except to drive through one small part of it on our way south. Now you have piqued my interest.
Thanks for this post and for the memories it brought me.
Kay
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The Furry Gnome said...

Great snow sculptures!