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World Gallery's Port Reviews of San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Victoria
Celebrity Solstice cruise in May 2013
Member Name: World Gallery
Cruise Date: May 2013
Embarkation: Ensenada
Destination: U.S.A.
Member Review: World Gallery's Celebrity Solstice Review
San Diego
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
Visited USS Midway and Balboa park on our own. We did the ranger free tour in Balboa park and it was very good. The USS Midway was very interesting and you will leave with a renewed respect for our great military.

Also visited La Jolla the day before our cruise. Maybe my expectations were too high but didn't enjoy it. The Cove and area with the seals was smelly, to the point that we had to be very brief and move on or risk getting sick from the smell.

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Los Angeles
City Tour Rating: 2.0 out of 5+
Enjoyed seeing Los Angeles but cannot recommend Sunseekers. The guide we had, Alberto, talked mostly about his own views in life, not much history, only silly trivia about celebrities and movies. Enjoyed seeing Los Angeles but not the tour guide.

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San Francisco
Alcatraz Rating: Not Rated
Extremely interesting! I wasn't sure what to expect but very much enjoyed it. Views from the Island are great. Bring a jacket because it was much cooler there.

Muir Woods Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Beautiful and worth the trip. Go in the morning because it is not as crowded.

Sausalito Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
We did the Muir Wood and Sausalito in the morning til 1:00 with Best Bay. We did Alcatraz on our own, buying tickets for the 2:10 time slot. Enjoyed all we did very much!

If you really want to ride the Cable Car, you need a plan. You need to get a taxi and drive to the CA line. Otherwise, you will spend half your day in line trying to get a ticket then getting in line to actually ride. We tried and gave up, getting the taxi and going to the other line.

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Pike Place Market Rating: Not Rated
Went to Pike Place Market before our flight. We booked a private driver with Shuttle Express which kept our luggage in the car while we were in Pike Place market. This was our 2nd time going there. I love the atmosphere and food here. Go hungry because the food is excellent.

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Butchart Gardens Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
Booked with CVS tours. They pick up at the cruise terminal. It was about half the cost of the ship's tour and the ship was using the same bus company!

After, visited the very small Chinatown and had lunch. We also went to the BC History museum, which is very well done.

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