Wishing you a Happy Halloween!
Aloha -- Cathi
Aloha Everyone,Our final port of call on this 39-days four back-to-back cruises. After visiting the Flea Market, the two of us walked to a nearby Walmart to stretch our legs on land. Interestingly, we saw many of the Sapphire Princess service staff doing their personal shopping including food snacks like ramen.
Aloha Everyone,The distant scenery of Loreto depicted a sleepy, small Mexican port. This is the precise image the local tourism authority is trying to promote to visitors.
Cruise ships function like hotels. Sapphire Princess has 17 divisional heads including Staff Captain, Hotel General Manager, Chief Electrical Officer, Food & Beverage Director, Executive Chef, Senior Doctor, Guest Services Director and the most frequently seen Cruise Director. For most cruisers, it is unlikely for you to meet the Staff Engineer, Environmental Officer, Business Brand Manager, Human Resources Director nor Loyalty & Events Manager.
Aloha Everyone,The port was crowded. Two cruise ships are also anchored. Vendors were all out calling for potential customers. Some were crude in their approach following us several yards to trying to pry what our interests are. Others were more subtle offering suggestions such as do not change US dollars to pesos. You will get better value by paying in US $.