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Cruise Review - Carnival Spirit Mexican Riviera Cruise - Destination Port of Manzanillo

Live daily blog from the Carnival Spirit's stop at Manzanillo on our Mexican Riviera Acapulco cruise vacation - lots of photos

Today we arrived in Manzanillo at about 8AM and we were amused to look down from the balcony and see all the buses lined up for the excursions... ok now you wonder why we were amazed since there are always buses lined up for excursions in ports? But in Manzanillo it is really a sight... there were NINE buses. Wouldn't that amaze you ?? Nine busses wouldn't even hold the crew members going ashore.

We hadn't planned a shore excursion in the port of Manzanillo so we had a leisurely morning of coffee and conversation on the balcony with some of our Cruise Critic friends, and went ashore about 10AM.

We grabbed a taxi and headed for Las Hadas for a wonderful day of beach and drinks and pool and drinks and food and drinks... you get the idea. The beach was practically empty so I must say we had fabulous service.  The water was warm and clear with lots of little fish and the sun was HOT. 

The pool is absolutely gorgeous, the music was fabulous the group of us who ventured there were dancing and singing and enjoying a fantastic day.  (Details... The taxi was $7.00 even though the driver got lost, The charge to use the resort is $30.00 but we were given $30.00 in coupon "money" to use on the premises and between us we had coupons left over so it was a very economical day. 

The food was a bit disappointing; I didn't really want a hamburger or hot dog in Mexico. My DIL ordered the cerviche and was very pleased and I actually ended up with beans and rice with warm tortillas which was NOT on the menu so ask for what you want, you might get it.

I had planned to go Deep Sea Fishing for sailfish in Manzanillo, but I had the back problem and decided not to risk it.  My son and Bob, from our Cruise Critics group, went out as scheduled (which was great because Vidal the skipper was able to re-arrange things when the itinerary changed.) Apparently they had quite the day on the ocean.  They caught 70 - 75 lb sailfish at the same time!!!  The smiles are still plastered all over their faces!!!

So all in all, Manzanillo was a great port call for our crowd.

I am writing this at sea, at 7:30 AM and I am pleased to report that room service brought our coffee order exactly on time and as ordered.  I am not sure what was wrong the first few days, but today they get an A+ !!

That concludes my cruise review of the Carnival Spirit in Manzanillo Mexico.