FEBRUARY 21-29, 2020 (FRIDAY - SATURDAY)
All-Star Irish Entertainers: Daniel O'Donnell, Nathan Carter, Annette Griffin, Michael English, Tony Kenny, Jimmy Buckley, Robin Averill, Dominic Kirwan, Stephen Smyth, Mary Darcy, Keith McDonald, Brendan & Emily Shine, Declan Nerney, Davitts Showband, Barry Kirin, and tommy Flynn Band.
• Roundtrip airfare from Burlington, VT
• Port fees, taxes, transfers
• Ports of Call: San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
• Irish Entertainment
• Full-time tour manager
• 26 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinner
• On-ship gratuities
• Airport meals, Day one meals
• Optional excursions
• Optional traveler’s insurance
DAY 1 (FRIDAY) - Flight to San Diego, California, USA
Depart Vermont and fly to San Diego. On arrival transfer to Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel for your 1 pre night stay before the cruise. San Diego has more than 300 days of sun, mild year-round temperatures and a city that offers so many incredible attractions. This San Diego hop-on hop-off trolley tour provides an easy and affordable way to get around the city. The trolley tour allows you to travel your own itinerary at your own pace. Along with 10 stops around the city, it also includes guided commentary and large, open windows.
The night tour followed by the next day discounted day tours were super amazing! You could see San Diego during the day and night. Spend a few hours walking along the waterfront or take a trip through the American naval history with admission to the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. This enormous ship, known as the longest serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, now offers a range of interactive exhibits. It’s an essential piece of San Diego’s, and America’s, military history.
DAY 2 (SATURDAY) - Embark San Diego, California, USA
Embark the MS Ossterdam between noon and 4 pm. As you go onboard you will be greeted with a lineup of cabin stewards to escort you to your cabin which is only a hint about the service you will experience throughout the voyage.
DAY 3 (SUNDAY) - At Sea (Pacific Ocean)
Enjoy a full day at sea with musical entertainment.
DAY 4 (MONDAY) - Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
It's easy to see why Cabo San Lucas is such a popular stop for cruise ships. The convenient location of the city's cruise ship terminal allows visitors easy access to the many water-based activities companies headquartered around the marina boardwalk, as well as quick and afford-able water taxi transportation to beautiful local beaches like Playa El Médano and Playa del Amor. Playa El Médano is approximately a 30 minute walk from the terminal. Médano Beach is definitely worth a visit. This two mile stretch of sand hosts many of Los Cabos' best resorts, restaurants and cantinas and is the go-to spot for jet ski rentals and parasailing rides.
Cabo San Lucas' other iconic beach, Playa del Amor (Lover's Beach), is also a highly recommended stop for first time visitors. Water taxi rides to this pic- turesque playa are easily arranged, but more satisfying excursions are available through High Tide Sea Expeditions, which offers three hour tandem kayak trips to Land's End, with a leisurely stop at Lover's Beach for snorkeling and snacks. Best of all, the tour starts a very short distance from the cruise ship terminal. Shopping/Visiting the town. Go into any shop & chat with the store owner. Remember that prices are negotiable. Better deals can be found off the main street.
DAY 5 (TUESDAY) - Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Located on Mexico’s gold coast Mazatlan is the closest Mexican Resort to the United States, and it has been a favorite destination for the relaxed pace of life along the Pacific Coast for decades. As the ship approaches the port, Mazatlán seems to stretch for miles north from the port and the Old City. You will certainly love Mazatlán as it is a destination that combines sun and beach with the ar- chitectural richness of it’s historic downtown with details and finishes of neoclassical and French Baroque.
Traversing Machado square will allow you to enjoy its gardens and its kiosk. There is much to see and do in Mazatkan but not to be missed is The Im- maculate Conception Cathedral located in downtown. The grounds are covered with beautiful flowering trees and bushes. Inside the cathedral, there are stunning columns and stained glass windows. The architecture makes It well worth a visit, It is breathtak- ingly beautiful. For golfers, 18 hole courses designed by Lee Trevion and Robert Trent Jones Jr. one of the world’s foremost course designers, will challenge the delight with fan- tastic layouts and stunning ocean views.
DAY 6 (WEDNESDAY) - Puerto Vallarta
A magnificent way to arrive in Puerto Vallarta is by sea. With its beautiful location on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is understandably one of the most popular resort towns in Mexico. The city is best known for its proximity to the spar- kling waters of the Banderas Bay which is one of the most beautiful bays is the world. As you approach Puerto Vallarta you'll see the old city on the south end of the bay with the roofs of its buildings crowned with tile, then a spread of high-rise hotels up to the Marina Vallarta area.
The Sierra Madre mountains provide a stunning backdrop for the city. Downtown is where you'll find the sculptures on the Malecon, or sea-side boardwalk, with the church and the city hall sharing space around the city square. Not to be missed is the Botanical Gardens which came in as one of the best ten by nominated by USA today.
DAY 7 (THURSDAY) - At Sea (Pacific Ocean)
Enjoy a full day at sea with musical entertainment.
DAY 8 (FRIDAY) - At Sea (Pacific Ocean)
Enjoy another full day at sea to relax and unwind before your return to San Diego.
DAY 9 (SATURDAY) - Disembark in San Diego, CA
Disembark the ship and transfer to San Diego Airport for your flight home to Vermont.
PRICING (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY ONLY)
*20% Deposit at reservation - Balance due November 29, 2019
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