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LifeisaWOW's Port Reviews of Cartagena (Colombia), Colon (Cristobal), Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, San Diego
Celebrity Century cruise in December 2012
Member Name: LifeisaWOW
Cruise Date: December 2012
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Member Review: LifeisaWOW's Celebrity Century Review
Cartagena (Colombia)
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Took a taxi into town. Charming city with a lot of character. Taxi for 4 of us was $20.00. Coming back to ship $15.00. Whatever! Also, took a. Catamaran tour from the dock near the ship. Not very good unless you make the decision not to go into town. It's a very abbreviated tour of the shoreline BUT better than nothing.

It would be VERY difficult to walk into town. Narrow streets with broken concrete and crazy traffic.

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Colon (Cristobal)
Panama Railway Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Nice bus trip to Panama City and then Train back to Colon. We took the dome car and saw a lot of countryside. Would recommend it.

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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
Train ride Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Great trip, do it!

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Puerto Vallarta
Port Rating: 0.0 out of 5+
Nothing has changed there. Taxis drivers all over you the minute you leave the ship. We walked about a mile or so down to a hotel we had stayed at some years ago.

Very difficult for scooter or wheelchair with high curbs, broken sidewalks etc. Should have taken a taxi to "Old Town" instead.

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Cabo San Lucas
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
Tendered to the dock. The improvements are quite impressive since we were last there about 8 years ago.

Quite clean and friendly. We went to our favorite, as everyone else's, the "Giggling Marlin." We were greeted by and chatted with the owner. Great chips, salsa & Margaritas made tableside.

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San Diego
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Unfortunately time to disembark. Met friends in SD for a few days. Did the Hop on Hop off Trolly, Sea Port Village, USS Midway. There is a lot to do if you don't need to get right back home.

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