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Old 23 Feb 24, 01:16 PM  
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Do you mind me asking what cruise you went on? I know you are planning to post a trip report!
It was a Mexican Riviera cruise on Discovery Princess. Our ports were Cabo, Mazatalan and Puerto Vallarta. I would really recommend it, we have done quite a few Caribbean ports from the east coast so it was a nice change to sail from the west coast.

I'm not entirely sure if these cruises run all year, maybe other cruise lines do, but I know Discovery changes to an Alaskan cruise for the summer season. I think they also do shorter (4-5 days) cruises to San Francisco/San Diego etc.

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Ah what a smashing time you had! I feel the same way about LA but we seem to end up here more than Iíd want because if it being convenient for other things. Looking forward to reading about your cruise - our last one stopped at San Pedro, we were next to a Princess ship there

I hope you love Hawaii as much as I do - it is my most favourite place in the world ❤️ Maui being my favourite island ❤️
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Old 24 Feb 24, 10:23 AM  
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Originally Posted by dismamx2 View Post
It was a Mexican Riviera cruise on Discovery Princess. Our ports were Cabo, Mazatalan and Puerto Vallarta. I would really recommend it, we have done quite a few Caribbean ports from the east coast so it was a nice change to sail from the west coast.

I'm not entirely sure if these cruises run all year, maybe other cruise lines do, but I know Discovery changes to an Alaskan cruise for the summer season. I think they also do shorter (4-5 days) cruises to San Francisco/San Diego etc.

If I can help with anything else, feel free to ask
Thank you
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Ah what a smashing time you had! I feel the same way about LA but we seem to end up here more than Iíd want because if it being convenient for other things. Looking forward to reading about your cruise - our last one stopped at San Pedro, we were next to a Princess ship there

I hope you love Hawaii as much as I do - it is my most favourite place in the world ❤️ Maui being my favourite island ❤️
Thanks Karen I know how much you love Hawaii, I got a lot of good info from your very helpful posts on here
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I've started my cruise report, if anyone wants to read it
https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/sho...8#post16103058
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We had been so lucky with the weather since we arrived, nice, sunny and dry. Cruise day was such a dramatic change rain was bouncing off the street. We had planned to have a last morning stroll down onto Hollywood Blvd and take our time heading to the cruise port as we usually like to leave the crowds ease off a little before boarding but we changed up our plans and headed to port early (Princess doesn't have set arrival times).

This is what it was like in San Pedro





It was messy getting into the terminal but by 11am we were set the next 7 days



I will do a small review of our cruise in the cruise report section soon (need to sort photos).

When our cruise ended, we had a last day in LA as our flight home was after 8pm.

We looked at doing a tour but the ship excursion still had you back at the airport by 1pm and it was just too long to hang around. We looked at other tours that picked up at the port but it's iffy taking a chance with time, which is it what happened. They had to pause disembarkation because of customs, not by much but enough to put you on a sweat if you were trying to make a set time.

So we booked a day room at Hyatt Place close to LAX. We got an Uber and left our luggage in the room and went to The Point and Manhattan Village shopping centre's close by. Got all the last minute pressi's at Macy's. We had planned to just chill then in the room but it was such a nice day, we thought it might be the last bit of sunshine we get for a while so we Uber-ed to Manhattan Beach Pier.

Loved it here















It was our first time visiting here. Really laid back vibe, mostly locals it seems. We had lunch at a busy gastropub just off the pier and strolled around a few shops before heading back to the hotel.

We got a little rest, showered and got the hotel shuttle to the airport. All on time, easy flight, got a little rest. 2 hour drive home

We really enjoyed our trip, jetlag was a curse for the week but worth it.

Thanks all for reading along, commenting and liking xx
Tina the pier looked lovely just like Tramore on a summerís day 🤣🤣

Canít beat Macyís for a few bargains ! What a great idea getting a day room to break the flight home , shame the jet lag hung around so long 😢

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Tina the pier looked lovely just like Tramore on a summerís day 🤣🤣

Canít beat Macyís for a few bargains ! What a great idea getting a day room to break the flight home , shame the jet lag hung around so long 😢

😘😘xx
Exactly like Tramore

It was great having the hotel room, I know we only ended up being in it for about 2 hours but being able to relax before the long travel home and get ready in comfort made everything easier xx
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These downtown LA places are all on my list for our California trip in June. I didn't realize we could do them all in one day! Now I have to rework my plans... lol

edited to add: reading your trip report closely now. Loads to learn.
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These downtown LA places are all on my list for our California trip in June. I didn't realize we could do them all in one day! Now I have to rework my plans... lol

edited to add: reading your trip report closely now. Loads to learn.
We did DTLA in about 5 hours total and that was taking our time. Map out what you want to do/see and group them by area.

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