Wonderful Radiance - But we were Mugged in Acapulco
I'm going to be a bit brief on the trip review here - fellow cruiser Aquahound did a great description which I can do little to improve on.
We drove over to San Diego from Phoenix area and stayed at the Best Western Bayside Inn on Ash Street. We have stayed there before and will again - why? - Walking distance to just about any touristy thing you would like to see or do - We always get excellent service and a great view room. The hotel manager (Sylvia Cornejo) knows us by name when we arrive - and we park in an enclosed secure parking garage for the duration of the cruise for FREE - yes free. And the shuttle to and fro the ship is .. - you guessed it - FREE. Also FREE breakfast - and not the cold bagel and coffee type either! Yes they give AAA and other discounts.
The Cabin we stayed in (1060) has probably the largest balcony on the ship. I got into a discussion with a Royal Suite passenger who insisted that the RS balcony is the BIGGEST. Not so, we've been in the RS on this ship. 1060 is on the bump with TWO full size windows/patio door and the balcony extends out about 12 feet on the "fat part". You can stand at the bulkhead railing and look aft and see into every balcony all the way back. There are two deck recliner chairs and three regular chairs plus a table and you could still do a waltz with all the space. Although next to the centrum elevators, we heard nary a sound all cruise. The Concierge lounge is mere steps away and the Windjammer is up the stairs one deck. We really liked this cabin. The service we received from our cabin attendant was superb (Stephen) - we are very late risers and somehow he still got the cabin tidied up!
On board Georgina was our concierge - she was a great help. My wife is fluent in spanish which is a big help - however ......
We - and especially my wife - were mugged on the street in front of the ship on December 5th at 1 PM. WE STRONGLY recommend going on organized tours. YES - my wife is the "earring lady" that was mugged - one of TWO incidents that day involving Radiance passengers in Acapulco!!!