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Locomotiveman's Port Reviews of Aruba, Colon (Cristobal), Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, Antigua
Statendam cruise in March 2013
Member Name: Locomotiveman
Cruise Date: March 2013
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Member Review: Locomotiveman's Statendam Review
Atlantis Submarine Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Decending 130 ft down in a submarine to view a sunken ship and lots of fish was a great time. Then back to the ship and off we went. No time to hit any of ARUBA's cantinas or beaches this time.

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Colon (Cristobal)
Port Rating: Not Rated
Panama Canal is not a here's my impression of the Panama Canal. Stupendous! It is always a highlight of cruising for us. The very fact one is gliding thru the green jungle aboard a luxury ship is quite an experience I could never adequately describe.

We never got to go ashore on East End of Panama Canal.....period.

On PACIFIC end of Canal the excursion was in the dark from about 7/pm to Midnight.

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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
Poas Volcano Rating: Not Rated
A race to Poas Volcano by Motorcoach for a peek into it's crater sez it all. Then a race back to ship. That was our Costa Rican experience. If we hadn't been to Costa Rica previously as vacationers we would have been ballistic about the meager time in Costa Rica. Nuff said.

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Puerto Vallarta
Outdoor Experience Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
I and 2 others went on a rigorous hike into the Sierra Madre Mts. on the same ranch some ATV'ers went on. I dared not venture off Independently account the limited time ashore. Puerto Vallarta proper is showing it's age as a 'Beach Destination' resort. The new stuff moved North to Nuevo Vallarta. But, Hey!!..there's a Wal-Mart right at the dock. I'm serious.

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Cabo San Lucas
Port Rating: Not Rated
Cabo San Lucas is a sunny strip of beach Resorts and bars. That's it folks.

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Port Rating: Not Rated
Antigua, Guatemala is the destination for the vast majority of those going ashore in Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. Our tour into the Guatemalan highlands gave us a great show of a Volcano blew near the roadway near the Spanish Colonial town of ANTIGUA. It was great. Again, I dared not do a independent trek into the jungle account our limited time to be off the STATENDAM.

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Cartagena (Colombia)
Port Rating: Not Rated
We caught a Taxi to take in a Hilltop Monestary and Old Town....then off we hustled to the ship. We'd been here before. This stop was far too short.

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