The ship was the Sapphire Princess, which we had taken two times before. It left late due to a US government computer glitch and it enabled us to see the Los Angeles Harbor in the dark. The lights from the land facilities were outstanding. The picture below is the ship docked in Puerto Vallarta.
This is the third trip to Mexico
on the Sapphire Princess. We have gone two times in January and one time in
April. In January the weather is colder, but the whales are numerous. This time
a cold front had passed through and the first and second days were cool.
As we rounded Cabo san Lucas the weather warmed up and we started to wear shorts. It was overcast as we pulled into Puerto Vallarta, but we walked north of the terminal to the Marina. The walk was alongside a busy road which was quite noisy. There is a fake lighthouse at the marina with nice shops and restaurants. On the overnight rip to Cabo it was was quite rough. Warmer, but still not hot at Cabo. Finally two days at sea then we pulled into Ensenada at 1200. Having been there several times before on the ship and 30 years ago at the end of the Newport to Ensenada sailboat race, we just walked around by the water and then returned to the ship. The last 150 miles back to San Pedro were overnight and we docked at 700 AM right on schedule.