The Cat in the Hat Trumps Mickey Mouse Pre-Trip Report, Part 5: Itinerary

Who: Rich and Kathy
Where: Mexican Riviera Cruise
When:
May, 2015
Why:
Need a Cruise More Than Disneyland

The other piece of interesting news that happened yesterday is that I heard back from a recruiter about a different part-time technical writing contract for Oracle. A couple of weeks ago I’d asked if it could be remote and I’d heard nothing until now so I wrote them off. The recruiter’s news is that Oracle is open to it being remote. So now I’ve been submitted for 2 part-time remote tech writing contracts. Here’s hoping one of these pans out so we can take our Food & Wine Festival trip this fall. But, for me, it’s back to planning our upcoming cruise.

We thought it might be helpful to have an idea of what we’ll be doing on a daily basis so that we’ll know what to pack. Rich can then assess his wardrobe/shopping needs this weekend.

There are several itineraries. There’s the typical Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas itinerary. There’s the overnight in Cabo and day trip to PV. And then there’s our favorite: An overnight in PV and a day trip to Cabo.

This ship has just had some new bars added so we’ll want to check those out but the entire ship is new to us. The first thing we’ll do is explore the ship and probably play most of where we dine by ear. We do have ressies at Nick and Nora’s and we hope to do the “Cat in the Hat” breakfast and the breakfast at sea if it’s available.

  • Day 1, Saturday: Drive from Las Vegas to Long Beach, board ship
  • Day 2, Sunday: Day at Sea
  • Day 3, Monday: Day at Sea
  • Day 4, Tuesday: Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 5, Wednesday: Puerto Vallarta
  • Day 6, Thursday: Cabo
  • Day 7, Friday: Day at Sea
  • Day 8, Saturday: Return to Long Beach, drive home to Las Vegas

Day 1, Saturday: Drive from Las Vegas to Long Beach, board ship

Wardrobe: Travel/boarding clothes – jeans? shorts? casual evening wear

Breakfast: Coffee at home, stop for something to eat in Baker or Barstow

Lunch: Embarkation Buffet

Dinner: Dining Room

Entertainment: Piano Bar?

Day 2, Sunday: Day at Sea

Wardrobe: Swimsuit, shorts, formal evening wear

Breakfast: Room Service or Buffet before heading down to Serenity Pool

Lunch: Salad or deli or something small

Dinner: Nick & Nora’s (formal night)

Day 3, Monday: Day at Sea

Wardrobe: Swimsuit, shorts, formal wear

Breakfast: Room Service or Buffet before heading down to Serenity Pool

Lunch: Something casual

Dinner: Dining Room

Day 4, Tuesday: Puerto Vallarta

Wardrobe: Swimsuit, shorts, casual evening wear

Breakfast: Room Service or Buffet before heading down to Serenity Pool

Lunch: Burgers at the Grill

Dinner: Rhythms of the Night dinner & show in PV

Day 5, Wednesday: Puerto Vallarta

Wardrobe: Swimsuit, shorts, formal evening wear

Breakfast: Room Service or Buffet before heading out to resort pool/beach in PV

Lunch: Lunch at resort

Dinner: Main dining room for second formal night

Day 6, Thursday: Cabo

Wardrobe: Swimsuit, shorts, casual evening wear

Breakfast: Room Service or Buffet before heading down to Serenity Pool (staying onboard)

Lunch: Dining Room?

Dinner: Buffet

Day 7, Friday: Day at Sea

Wardrobe: Swimsuit, shorts, casual evening wear

Breakfast: Main dining room for “Cat in the Hat” breakfast before heading down to Serenity Pool

Lunch: Casual

Dinner: Buffet or dining room or pizza

Day 8, Saturday: Return to Long Beach, drive home to Las Vegas

Wardrobe: Travel clothes

Breakfast: Room Service or Buffet

Lunch: Barstow

Dinner: Home

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2 thoughts on “The Cat in the Hat Trumps Mickey Mouse Pre-Trip Report, Part 5: Itinerary

  1. Larry says:

    Good luck with the contracts!

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  2. Kathy says:

    Thank you! Remote contracts are very competitive but not everybody wants less than full-time work so here’s hoping one of them comes my way…

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