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November 2012
Posted on November 20th, 2012 by paularath

As I have previously reported, the accommodations, food, atmosphere, decor and entertainment (more on that later) on the Crystal Symphony are all exemplary in every way. But the key to having an idyllic cruise is truly the staff. I don’t know how they do it, but the human resources people really know how to select
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Posted on November 16th, 2012 by paularath

As someone who is new to cruising, I always wondered what people did during the long “At Sea” days when there was no port to visit. Well, on the Crystal Symphony there is a plethora of choices all day and all night long. There is always at least one Enrichment Lecture to further my education.
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Posted on November 15th, 2012 by paularath

We debated about getting off the ship in Puerto Vallarta. It’s not cool that the first thing you see across the street is a Walmart. Then you learn that there is a Starbucks and a Domino’s Pizza where the taxi will drop you off. But Jerry and I really hate to miss anything so we
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Posted on November 14th, 2012 by paularath

I’ve often heard horror stories of Mexican ports such as Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. What I had not heard was how delightful our first port in Mexico, Huatulco, is. It’s on the coast of Oaxaca, a province that has recently tried to attract tourism. Huatulco consists of nine bays. The one we
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Posted on November 12th, 2012 by paularath

We took a wonderful Eco Cruise from the ship in a little skiff that began on one of the Flamenco Islands that are linked by the Miraflores Lock. Our hope was to see some wild life in this wild rainforest environment. And did we ever! An adorable white faced monkey decided to explore our skiff
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