Acapulco was an easy on, easy off port. Our tour guide was waiting for us outside the gates. We enjoyed the beautiful city and the scenic views of Las Brisas, the cliff divers were fabulous and shouldn't be missed.
Cabo is a tendered port and the tenders are always jam packed! The port is crowded with vendors walking with visitors trying to sell their souvenirs. We are appalled to find a lion cub in a touist tent right there by the water with people having their pictures taken with it. I talked to the people inside the tent telling them this was not a good thing since the cub was imprinting with humans not to mention the bacteria on their hands. Cabo is fun to visit once or twice.
We loved Cartagena! The ship was easy to get on and off although it docked a long way from the city center. Once in town, we went to the fort San Felipe which was historic and had great views of the bays and city. We had the city tour and then a scenic boat tour which really showed us the beautiful area of Old town as well as the new area with their high rises. We would have liked to have spent more time in Old Town walking.
We disembarked the ship on Gatun Lake for our tour of the lake and Gatun Locks. We saw sloths in the trees as well as howler monkeys and sea birds. We recommend doing this because, once in Colon, there is only two hours to look around. Other tours are offered and you cannot do a private tour from the ship.
Upon arriving at the end of our cruise in Ft. Lauderdale, the disembarkation was handled smoothly and organized. Of course there were lots of people to leave and long lines waiting customs. We felt it went well and flowed nicely.