Explore Mexico on $430, Part I: Cruise
Going on a cruise is a
great way to tour the
coastal cities of
Mexico and “explore”
without going out of
A few months ago, my husband and I were both at our computers rather late at night…
We are always looking for deals, any kind of a deal. It could be coupons, specials, offers, or simply the latest deal on WOOT.
Now, you are probably more experienced than I am when it comes to cruises. I have only been on a cruise ship 3 times in our life. Yet despite that, I knew in my bones that $430 for an 8-day cruise was a very good deal.
In fact, it seemed almost
too good to be true….
See, my dear husband tends to read quickly — scanning. ‘Comes from years and years of having to read everything that came across his desk quickly, decisively, efficiently.
So we read it again. Checked the fine print carefully and son-of-a-gun! It really was an honest, good deal!
It was the Mexican Riviera cruise and the weather should be perfect for being on the ocean and well, we couldn’t think of any reason why not, so I bought tickets for two right away.
Incidentally, we weren’t the only ones who recognized this was a good deal. The next morning, my husband headed out to get some groceries, and on his way, he stopped at friends – told them about our plans and they said, “Hey, we’ll go with you! Tell Barbie to get us tickets for that price too!”
So that morning, I sat at the computer and believe it or not, booked the last room available on the whole ship for our friends – at the same $430 rate.
Oh, I didn’t mention – this was not an inside room (I don’t think I could enjoy a room with absolutely no natural light) not a balcony either, but it showed the room as having quite a large window — which would be fine — it’s not like we hadn’t see Mexico… it’s just that cruising is a heck of a way to enjoy, explore, and sight-see — while being spoiled.
Well needless to say, we all had a wonderful time. The ship was beautiful, the food was delicious, sights were spectacular – and I will tell you all about it in my next post.
limited to the
cruise ship and
what you can see from your
Depending on the cruise you take, you will stop at many ports of call. There you can take off-ship city tours which gives you a great opportunity to ask pertinent questions of the tour guides, who are usually full of extra information.
When you’re done touring for that day, you return to your “home base” (the ship) relax, ponder, and enjoy all the comforts of home… and then some!
Best of all, the next day you can explore a completely new port, a new destination! It’s a very easy way to explore Mexico without giving up your creature comforts.
Just remember: I have always told would-be retirees to visit places as people, not tourists because you are seeking and searching for a new place to hang your hat in your retirement years.
This way you can explore Mexico in a more-or-less controlled environment without leaving your comfort-zone.
I still want you to take your note pads and write down everything you learn and make sure you get your questions answered by people who are in the different locations.
Also you might be lucky and meet other potential retirees on board who are also thinking about retiring to Mexico. Get their email addresses so you can stay in touch. Who knows. You might meet your future neighbors!
A cruise an easy, safe way to explore Mexico. It’s a great way to take a wonderful vacation while loading up on useful info.
So keep an eye out for those specials. You might have to stay up late at night and surf the web for cruise deals.
Shop around. That’s what we do!
What do you think? Do you have a question? Need to know more about retiring in Mexico or Mexico cruises? I will try to help!
If I don’t know the answer, maybe someone else will. My site gets hundreds of hits daily and everybody is free to comment and ask questions — and answer questions, too!
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Cruise article by Barbie.