First stop was Catalina Island. We purchased an online scavenger hunt to see the island. It was a lot of fun to see the casino, the tile murals, and some of the easily missed spots on the island. It was neat seeing the steel bar from NYC to commemorate the 9/11 firefighters, as well as the machine gun station up in the park. It was a walking scavenger hunt that took us about 2 hours.
We then went to Ensenada, which was a little rough. It was a lot of people asking use to buy stuff and it would be difficult to know where to go(without a little help from Boston Alex-the ship fun shopper) We went for a message while there, which was great, but other than that, I felt a little underwhelmed with the ports, but the cruise was very good.