Alpert-Shroyer 2010 Bonus World Cruise travel blog

The Galley tour revealed caviar & shrimp hors de' vors, along with...

Butler Service is provided for "Platinum" level & above World Cruisers. Late...

delicious cheeses from all over the world are brought in for preparation...

Executive Chef, Georg Hessler describing the Pastry area & production to our...

Meeting with Matre' de's of Compass Rose, Managers of Signatures, Prime 7...

Cabo in the morning--view of the mouth of the inlet to dockage...

San Jose' church in town center

Unique hand made bell in one of the church's towers that survived...

San Jose' art tour in colorful art district on Sunday

Art tour included "french restaurant" (closed Sunday, so Beer & Pizza was...

deco lizard getting ready to be put to bed for the night...

"hombre's" everywhere!!

"They want no stinkin' trouble in Cabo" Tourism is valued in Every...

We are forewarned to keep an eye on the clock when visiting...

This land owner must have been asked too many times to sell...

"Semester At Sea" Vessel, anchoring next to our ship, Sunday Morning

our exit from the bay at San Lucas shows the historic "arch"...

"the big guns" patrolled the seas as we left the anchorage on...


Photos are posted but narrative, comments & titles will have to be edited in the near future for our experience(s) in Cabo San Lucas.

Tomorrow (Jan 13), we will be docking in San Diego to off load passengers & picking up World Cruisers, getting last minute supplies, calling people we couldn't call on "international roaming" (AT & T store is one of our stops). 2 days on shore!! Jan. 14 we will set sail for the "official" start of the 2010 World Cruise.

While our trip from Acapulco was a day and long half at sea, we got to experience, again the Galley tour & I, also got to tour the engine control deck as well as some of the activities World Cruisers get the opportunity to enjoy.

We arrived in Cabo San Lucas in the early hours of January 10 and had an accompanying ship join us a few hours later, the "Semester at Sea" ship that students learn while on board, various courses and students get the additional advantage of traveling in parts of the world to learn, while learning core curriculum, about the cultures and lands visited.

Ellie, Debbie & I had reservations for a tour: Art deco of San Jose del Cabo. By the time we got transferred from the Tender (always a challenge for Ellie because of the waves & motion of the ship/tender makes her stability unsteady) to the shore and walked to the end of the dock, through the vendors on the boardwalk, Ellie & Debbie were too tired to continue on this "moderate" walking tour (it turned out to be a lots of walking tour & not that exciting because Sunday is not a banner day for tourism in most Mexican towns for art & a lot of other activities). So, they stay at the market boardwalk area, where they could stop & rest when they wanted to, shop the vendors and look at the boats, people & have a treat at one of the many restaurants of ice cream shops along the huge & long tourist area.

When my "tour" was over, I got back to the drop off point at the pier & they were waiting there, just having finished a little stop for ice cream. We walked around a little more & decided to try loading back on the Tender while it was still daylight. We didn't have to be back until 02:00 am, the last Tender for the night or last Tender for the stop was Monday the 11th at noon.

The next morning, Ellie & Debbie decided to try some last minute "power shopping/bargaining" so, off to "tourist town" we went. Yes, it pays to haggle & most people (except Americans) expect you to try to get the best price, and I did my best. With the lack of shoppers in the Market Monday morning and obviously lack luster sales in the past weeks, the vendors did relinquish begrudgingly some of the asking price without insulting or making anyone angry.

A quick ride back to the ship on moderate seas in the Tender made us ready for some lunch and another "Bon Voyage" to another port. This time it was to the start of the World Cruise in San Diego. We will pick up the tale of the Alpert-Shroyer World travelers there and thank you all for your input of what you would like to see in photos and request of information as we travel onward. Thank you



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