Sunday, November 25, 2007

Mexican Riviera Cruise, Day 1: Departure from San Diego

Today we set sail on a seven day cruise to the Mexican Riviera. It's a perfect get-away trip for anyone living in Southern California; Palm Springs is just a two hour drive to the Port of San Diego. My last cruise was back in April when I went on a 19 day cruise through the Panama Canal. Click here to read the first of my daily blog entries for that cruise back on April 19th. For this journey, we're on the Dawn Princess ship. I have been on the Dawn Princess previously, when I went on an Alaskan cruise.

Above left: The deck chairs on the Dawn Princess await passengers. I had an early embarkation on the ship so it was still quiet on most decks. Above right: still in port at San Diego, the view in the distance is Coronado Island, across from downtown San Diego.
Special Guest: Dr Wang Goes to Mexico
Dr Sidney Wang, resident oracle of this blog is also on this cruise to the Mexican Riviera, and will be posting his own updates from on board the Dawn Princess ship. The good doctor is checked into his cabin, and is relaxing on his balcony, enjoying the sea-air and meditating about the journey to come...

Above: I love this view of cruise ships! This is our ship, the Dawn Princess.

-Rick Rockhill


Lena said...

I'm so jealous! I'm sitting here in my pyjamas and arm bands visualising myself on that boat!

You lucky so and so! Net me a mermaid if you see one!


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

let the party begin!!!

smiles, bee

Cheryl said...

Keep posting so we can live vicariously through you, OK? I'm feeling the Dawn Princess right now.

Desert Songbird said...'re taking Dr. Wang on the cruise but not me?


HoosierGirl5 said...

You're going on a cruise?! That is so not fair! Why didn't you take ME?

You have ALL the fun!

Have a great time!

Lewis said...

Oh my god, you're docked at the very pier that our Holland America Ship,the Zaandam, left from. I wanna go again!

Mags said...

Oh, wow! Lucky you!! I hope you have a fantastic time.


Have a great time!! Smart move on the early embarkation...always always get early embark and early debark...

now, lets see if you're up on your ship lingo:
right side
left side

Have a great time!! you deserve the break!! Be safe Dr Wang..don't stray to far from your bowl..lotsa fishies in that sea..and they aren't as nice as you are. ;)

ALways again,


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