I sailed on one of the very first Azamara cruise when the line was spun off of the Celebrity line. I also sailed this itinerary on Holland America. When the itinerary appeared on this Azamara cruise I decided to "rediscover" small ship cruising traveling an itinerary I truly enjoyed.
The itinerary was excellent. People need not be afraid of traveling to the tourist ports in Mexico. Security was present everywhere without being intrusive. Officers with guns make some people nervous, I found them to be a comfort because even petty crime was unlikely to occur with a officer nearby.
Response from BonnieM, CBO - Azamara Club Cruises
We stay at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside. It was across the street from the cruise terminal. Shuttles were provided to the airport, cruise terminal, zoo and Balboa park. There is a Claim Jumpers Restaurant and Ruth Chris Restaurant on site.
We took the shuttle us to town and walked the malecon. Then we walked up to the old town and visited the cathedral. It was a very quiet charming town.