Posted: Feb 22, 2008 1:51 pm
Not that anyone cares, but we stashed bottles of gin, vodka, tequila and rum in our luggage and made it through the x-ray machines with no problems. Lots of people that we talked to on the boat said that they did the same thing, so I guess it's totally common.
We just wished that we'd brought mixers too, because they charge you even for soda water or juice at the bars and there aren't any shops on board that sell that stuff.
Otherwise, the whole trip was pretty great. I was kind of skeptical going into it, but eight days of laying around in the sun with drink in hand and an occasional stumble over to the jacuzzi, casino, or ping pong tables (oh yeah, and BINGO!), was right up my alley. Fuck, I wish I were still on that damn boat.
In Acapulco we drank coco locos at the Flamingo Hotel where they invented the drink and John Wayne used to hang out. In Manzanillo we had the best raw and grilled oysters I ever had, and cheap. I'd take a cruise like that again, for sure.