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sheilalynne's Port Reviews of Aruba, Cartagena (Colombia), Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera), Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas
Coral Princess cruise in January 2011
Member Name: sheilalynne
Cruise Date: January 2011
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Panama Canal & Central America
Member Review: sheilalynne's Coral Princess Review
Aruba
Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+
this is a wonderful port of call, with lots of shopping and no one is in your face selling their goods. it is clean and friendly, however we felt just a morning in Aruba was not enough, we would have enjoyed a few more hours at least.



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Cartagena (Colombia)
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
This was our second experiance of Cartagena, and I would say i think it has improved a lot, but I would still recommend you go on organized tours by the ship, there is a military and police presence and you need to be aware of that. However we did go on a tour that entailed some walking and we did feel safe, though the street vendors are very aggressive.


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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+
This was Costa Rica and we did not go on a tour, we just went ashore and walked through the down town area by ourselves, we felt safe, and though the downtown area was not a place for tourists. There was lots of street vendors along the beach area and they had wonderful souvenirs, and the prices were very reasonable. A lot of the wood products were hand made and were beautiful.



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Acapulco
Port Rating: 1.0 out of 5+
We did not have a good experience in Acapulco. It was dirty, and the military and police presence was very very strong and we did not feel comfortable at all. We went on a Princess tour to see the Cliff Divers which was enjoyable and then we were taken to a jewelery market, which again was very reasonable, but an armed guard outside was very off putting. We then continues on the tour, but the bus had problems and we never did get to go where we were supposed to.. I would not want to go back to Acapulco again. We were all happy to get back on the ship and sail out of that port.



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Cabo San Lucas
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
This was a wonderful port of call, it was clean, and friendly and we just wished we could have had a full day here, instead of half a day. We all felt very safe and it was truly a lovely place. We saw lots of whales just outside the port, we saw Dolphins and Pelicans, it seemed a very restful place. We did not do any of the organized tours, we just walked around and looked at the shops and the yachts, and we came back on board on the last tender and we all agreed we would go back again there.



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