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Three Hours City Tour At Ensenada, Mexico

A THREE HOURS CITY TOUR when we embarked in Mexico on the second morning.   My sister booked the three hours city tour in Ensenada, Mexico, a van came to pick us up from the port.  Ensenada is the border of Mexico and it reminds me of Hatyai, a border town too between Malaysia and Thailand.  We were taken to a shopping area where we must haggle for the goods.  LOL.. Yes, something common in my own country... Anyway, we did not buy anything for ourselves... just a wooden handmade truck for my grandson which cost $8usd.   Nothing much to shout about on this three hours excursion, I was so sleepy on the way back to the ship that I dozed off and only awaken when we were driven through the town.  All in all, I just wanted to step onto Mexican soil and I would give this a miss if I were to go on this Mexico cruise again.  LOL... At the open area shopping walking towards the Blowhole... This is La Bufadora Blowhole, an amazing natural marine geyser that is capable of shooting water over 60 fe
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Choppy Waters On The Pacific Ocean

CHOPPY WATERS... but that did not hinder our meals at all times.   The first Royal Caribbean cruise was in 2019, cruising from Singapore to Phuket and then back to Singapore.  That trip was very memorable cos I went with my siblings and we had a wonderful time family bonding then.  The cruise was smooth sailing, perhaps due to the sea waters along the Straits of Malacca.  We could not feel any choppiness at all....  However this cruise to Mexico, we could felt the rough waves at certain moments even when we were eating.  Not so much when we were walking, only when we were sitting down and having our meals.  However, we were not seasick, that is a good thing.  In fact I had three good night sleep while the ship rock-a-bye baby me... LOL....  During one lunch meal, we had our meal facing the sea....  Not so crowded during lunch hour...  Maybe they prefer the international buffet style... As for us seniors, we like to be served... hahahaa... The meals we ordered....  Someone likes Escargo

Spectacular Entertainment On The Cruise

FREE ENTERTAINMENT IN THE EVENING...  When we boarded the ship, we can download their cruise apps in our phone so that we know what the programs and activities lie for each day, from early morning till early dawn.  They have fun for the kids, young adults and seniors like me.  I love going for Guessing Games about songs in the 70s, 80s.. and of course dancing too!  But this time round, I did not do any disco dancing.... LOL.... The entertainment performance normally starts at 7.30pm onwards... so far, we went for two live performances.  One is ice skating which my small grandson even love to watch!  He was mesmerized by talented ice skaters and the music.... and sat through the half hour without making a single noise.  He must be very bewildered.....  The ice skaters doing their stint.... We went for the Vegas live too... He did not make noise... But I did... the music was just too loud for me! We love walking around.... And relaxing at the sidewalk having our tea and desserts.... And

Our Three Course Meal Dinner

RESERVATION MADE for fine dining each evening whereby we can order endlessly....  We had our dinner for the next three nights at the same table same restaurant.  The menu is different each night, from appetizer, main course to desserts.  The waiter who served us was from Indonesia and he was very happy to attend to us, speaking our mutual language where two countries have in common.  He was really good at taking our orders, three course meal for the seven of us.  No mistakes made, none at all... I guess he must be trained pretty well... And of course, we tipped him pretty well too... LOL...  Appetitzers to start off....  And we can have more than one plate of starters... Crab patties for most of us.... Truffle mushroom soup....  Main course... Prime Ribs for my son.... New York steak.... Seafood variety for me... Shrimps, scallops and calamari... Oh, I think I ordered two for myself... hehehe... Grilled Salmon... For desserts, we can certainly eat.... Creme Brulee... I forgot what this

Exploring The Sea Cruise Royal Caribbean

CRUISING ALONG.... Once we deposited our bags in our cabins, we had our buffet meal at the Hammerjack restaurant and exactly at 4pm, we heard a loud Horn signal...  ITS TIME TO SAIL ALONG THE PACIFIC OCEAN! And while the ship started to sail, we humans started to walk and explore.... to familarize ourselves inside the ship....  Elevators on each side of the ship....  Making my mark....  On another side....  We walked along to check out our food outlets... This Promenade Cafe  had became our regular joint .... We like to sit there enjoying our hot drinks and desserts... Free flow of food day and night.... Passing through the bars to the casino... The casino will open only when the ship is in international waters...  At one of the jackpot machines... I wonder if they are real?? But they are only $1 bundles... Then we went up to the highest floor.... The swimming deck.... Taken against the sun.... Nice sunset in the evening.... The Happy Trio!

First Day In The Royal Caribbean Cruise To Mexico

ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT.... gently down the sea....  Royal Caribbean, it is my second time following this giant vessel, the first time was from Singapore to Phuket, that was a very nice cruise.  So when my son mentioned that he found a good deal online, this time to Mexico, I agreed without hesitation.  Let's Go! A three nights stay with food and lodging only cost around $250 per person with at least one senior in per room.  Meals were either buffet style or fine dining, we can choose and cafes were opened 24 hours for us to rest and relax.  How not to resist... LOL...  And so here we are... just one week after landing in US, I was on the sea....  Looks small from afar...  It was a giant vessel with at least 14 floors.... On the way to embarking after Custom Clearance...  Our room for the next three nights....  Small and cosy.... And adjoining to my son's family room through a door...  The one with balcony cost a bit more...  A short briefing about safety after we checked in....