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Our final port of call was the famous Cabo San Lucas, a destination I have always wanted to visit. We had arrived in Cabo during the night, so our excursion began early in the morning. We were only in Cabo until 1:00pm because we had to cruise all the way back to Los Angeles in only one day. Quick little breakfast and we were off!
We booked all of our trips through Princess Cruises, and they had some great recommendations. We chose a Luxury Day Sail.
We boarded a 50-foot sailboat and hugged the coastline through the Sea of Cortés.
Again, the scenery was just stunning!
Our guide, Pepe, surprised us with a cute bento box filled with snacks –cilantro grilled shrimp and chips and guac! It was early, but this still tasted great for a yummy second breakfast.
Our destination was this pretty cove for some swimming, paddleboarding, and snorkeling.
In contrast – LOL!
I don’t quite have the sea legs that T does. The waves were too rough for me to stand when I attempted to paddleboard.
Back on our boat, it was HOT. We had no shade and thus had to lather up in all. the. sunscreen.
When lunch was served so we were happy! Look at this awesome feast! Chicken salad, fruit salad, ceviche, tuna tomatoes, pasta salad, more chips, rolls, brownies. Everything tasted so fresh. Also: there was an open bar! I had a few Mai Tais
On our return trip, they raised the sails, and we had to hold on for dear life when the boat tipped to a nearly vertical angle. We were soaked from the waves! It was a blast, and the highlight of the whole trip for me!
I wish we’d had the whole afternoon to explore Cabo!
Once we were back on the Ruby Princess, we spent the afternoon at The Sanctuary, which is an adults-only extension of the spa and a really nice outdoor lounge area.
There was a $25 cover charge for the afternoon, but we felt it was well worth it to have the most comfortable double chair, tea service, privacy, and quiet.
We also got m a s s a g e s while on board at the spa! My masseuse was from Thailand, and she was amazing. It was one of the best massages I’ve ever had!
Late afternoon tea time treats!
Lest you think that we didn’t exercise the whole trip, we did! There was a nice workout room with a large number of treadmills, ellipticals and bikes, all with incredible bow-side views! I did three different workout sessions, which were much needed!
Dressed up for another dinner!
We actually ate in the specialty restaurant Crown Grill twice we liked it so much! The ambiance was great, and we loved the menu.
This lobster cake with herb foam was so good! I love anything in the foam family of texture : )
The salads they offered were great – goat cheese and olives.
I loved my Filet Mignon, which I had with a baked potato and asparagus. They also offered a trio of fancy salts to use with your meal, and the smoked salt was so good I want to find some here in town.
Dessert during our first visit was a sampler of everything they offered – yaaaaas!
For our last night they made us a special Baked Alaska that was not on the menu!
We went to so many different entertainment options while on board, from music trivia to a 50s dance party to the Marriage Match game. During a cruise I went on when I was a teenager, I always wanted to participate in one of the marriage games as a newlywed. THIS WAS OUR CHANCE! …But Thomas said “no thank you, not in a million years.” So, we watched and laughed instead! The show dancers, comedian, and magicians were all great!
We had such a great trip overall, and I felt that we covered so much ground – from sitting and doing nothing to eating a wide variety of great food, to adventuring along the Mexican coast to watching shows, going to the Casino, and more. We were never bored! I have always loved cruising – I love the coziness of everyone being on one ship, the panoramic ocean views, the convenience of seeing multiple ports from one room, and the entertainment. I would love to take Mazen on a cruise next time! I loved it when I was young, and I know he will too! Princess Cruises promises that you will “Come Back New.” Not only did we return home refreshed and renewed, we came back newlywed! <3
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