Tuesday, January 31, 2017

My Vacation Plans

The following are my planned future vacations that I have reserved through 2020. I plan to go on a cruise at least once a year, from Los Angeles to Los Angeles. I do not want to travel by air anymore for many reasons. Therefore, my choices are limited. However, the principal thing is to go out to sea once a year.

Now that I found out I can rent a scooter due to my pacemaker, I will always rent one when cruising. It is the best thing to navigate the ship.  In addition, I will always get a cabin with a balcony

  For October 4, 2019, I reserved a 10-day cruise to Mexico on the "Royal Princess," from Los Angeles to Los Angeles.  This is a cruise I always wanted to go on.  I got it with a balcony at a very good price.

"Royal Princess"
For May 2020, a 7-day cruise to the Mexican Riviera, from Los Angeles to Los Angeles on the "Carnival Panorama" The Panorama is the newest Carnival ship being made as we speak. It will enter service on November, 2019.  I got a very good price and a cabin with a balcony.

"Carnival Panaroma"
"Mexican Riviera"
My future plans for 2021 and beyond are a cruise from Los Angeles to Los Angeles once a year, The choices that I have are:
  1. "Princess Cruises" to a 15-day cruise to Hawaii. This cruise will feature all 4 Hawaiian Islands plus Ensenada, Mexico, and 9-days at sea. 
  2. "Princess Cruises" to a 12-day cruise to Alaska.
  3. "Carnival 14-day cruise to Alaska.
  4. "Celebrity" excellent 9-day cruise of the California Coastline, which includes Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Monterey, Catalina Island, San Diego, and Ensenada Mexico.
  5. "Princess Cruises" 7-day Mexican Riviera - a repeat of the Carnival Panorama Mexican Riviera, but from a different cruise line although it is owned by Carnival.
  6. A 19-day cruise through the Panama Canal from Los Angeles to Los Angeles.  This is a great cruise since it crosses the canal twice - going and coming back.  However, it is a bit too long.
  7. There are 4-day cruises to Catalina and Ensenada by Carnival and 4-day cruises to Santa Barbara and Ensenada by Princess.
  8. Holland America, also owned by Carnival, has a very good 17-day cruise to Hawaii, once a year.  However, it is prohibitive in price. RCL does not have one, but NCL has a 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise, but I will never travel with them again. 
  9. After that and if there are no new cruises, I have to start the process again. Figure that at my age, I will not be able to start the process again.

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