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arlene17 Nov 28th, 2021 12:46 PM

California Coast Cruise in March 2022
Wondering if it's worth $68. per person for transportation to and from our cruise ship. Would Uber be more economical for two of us? We are traveling with our son and his family of four, but they're arriving earlier and will probably need to get themselves to the ship.

Any suggestions for excursions in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego or Ensenada? Appreciate your comments.

janisj Nov 28th, 2021 03:50 PM

Transportation from/to where to/from which port??

How long do you have in each port of call?

arlene17 Nov 29th, 2021 11:07 AM

SORRY - IMPORTANT INFO - from LAX to Port of San Pedro

San Francisco 7am-10pm
Santa Barbara 7am-4pm
San Diego 11am-10pm
Ensenada 8am-5pm

mlgb Jan 27th, 2022 10:02 AM

Uber would be less money but possibly more hassle since you have to shuttle over to LAX-it.

Assume you wiill be on Princesss?

Assume you will take one of their excursions in Ensenada?

I was on NCL recently for Ensenada did the blowhole "Bufadora" which was a bit of a bust and requires running the gauntlet of vendors but there are free samples of pina coladas and churros, and Lidia's restaurant near the parking lot is excellent and they take credit cards. With NCL it was free since they gave us all a $50 credit for excursions. Not sure I would want to pay for it.

Don't bother with the Santo Tomas winery as an excursion, it is right in the middle of town. You could easily walk there. The wines aren't that great but they also do olive oil tasting.

You might also look into a private wine tasting tour if that is an interest.

I might like to tour the old Hotel Riviera if it is open. I think you can contact them via Facebook ( search Riviera del Ensenada). Not sure if Princess would have an excursion for that.

mlgb Jan 28th, 2022 08:08 AM

Re the other California ports, I would post for those on the California USA boards. I live here in Long Beach so don't cruise the California coast.

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