we booked this cruise last minute after a long hard winter. a splurge (because oceania is more expensive than many of the other cruise lines) after dearth of travel due to covid.
we encountered two types of people on the ship. those who say they sail on oceania exclusively because of its small size, no kids, and superior dining and service. and those who don't get it. after our ten days, we would put ourselves in the second group... we don't get it.
the things we liked:
stateroom appearance looks very attractive. bathroom is very small. shower is very small. wall-mounted tv sticks out about four inches, making the passage along the rear of the bed to closet or restroom very tricky. bed mattress was well-worn on side opposite the restroom. water and ice were replaced daily. verandah is nice.
this was a tender port, which eats up a lot of time. we took the oceania shore excursion "land's end boat and cabo view" which included land and sea elements. i thought the tour was well done.
morning we walked off the ship and explored the town on our own. because the wine tasting tour that we had booked through oceania for the afternoon had been cancelled, we were offered the more expensive wine tasting with lunch option. the tour was quite good.
we took the long bus ride to hotel california in todos los santos on ship's tour "historic todos santos". the included lunch was basic, but quite good. the bus ride is long, through mostly desert landscape. if you are not a shopper, i would not recommend this tour.
we got off the ship and hired a taxi driver to show us the sights of the town. it was sunday and the streets were very crowded with people and cars. our driver did a good job, for a fraction of the price of a ship's tour.
we took ship's tour "magical pueblos" a long, but interesting bus ride to towns of colima and comala and hacienda de nogueras. lunch in comala was excellent. some elements of the tour did not happen...visit to coffee farm, and visit to bread bakery.
seas were very rough! in a small ship you really feel it. we did not get seasick, but many did.