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Mexican Riviera Includes: Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Loreto, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Pichilingue/La Paz, Puerto Vallarta, Topolobampo & Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, Mexico

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Old June 20th, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Has anyone been on the Salsa Salsa excursion in Cabo?

We are going on the Splendor on Dec 9 2012, and think this would be great.

Cruise History;
1. Nov 16 2003 Paradise (when it WAS Paradise and smoke free) Exotic Western, cabin E187
2. Oct 13 2007 Liberty, Eastern, cabin 8299
3. April 26 2009 Splendor, Mexican Riviera (by way of San Fransisco), cabin 7378
4. April 24 2010 Dream, Eastern, cabin 6380
5. Jan 29 2012 Valor, Western (with extended family) cabin 1322
6. Dec 9 2012 Splendor Mexican Riviera (take 2) cabin 1019 first time SPA
7. Oct 12 2013 Liberty, Eastern, cabin 1002, Eastern Liberty part 2
8. Sept 13 2014 Liberty, Eastern, Cabin 1004
9. March 14 2015, Breeze, Eastern Southern, Cabin 9209
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Old June 21st, 2012, 11:17 PM
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We are in about a week and a half. Reviews on Trip Advisor are for the most part great (you always have those few that don't like anything). We have done just about everything there is to do in Cabo, and this sounded like a lot of fun. Can't wait til they see my dance moves, I have 2 left feet! Last time I danced it was some Western dance- I was going one way & the rest another. Wasn't too concerned until I turned the tv on the next morning and the whole ship got to watch my not-so-instep with the rest moves- over & over. Oh well, if you can't laugh at yourself.....
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Old June 24th, 2012, 11:21 PM
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We did it in Mazatlan in 2010. It was very fun. The salsas and the food were very good. My husband enjoyed helping cutting up the chiles,tomatoes, onions etc. It was very interesting learning to makes the salsas and margaritas.

I am on the "fluffy" side and even I enjoyed the dancing.

We stayed and enjoyed the hotel's pool area and beach for about an hour before heading back to ship.

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Old July 2nd, 2012, 12:59 AM
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I did this excurion with a couple of friends in March. It was alot of fun. I think you really need to be able to laugh at yourself. The staff really made this excursion memorable.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 03:52 AM
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We are taking this excursion next week so I will post reviews when we return. Everything I read about it was positive.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 01:33 AM
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BUMP. Any more reviews? Thanks! Katherine
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Old September 6th, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Hi Kathy

I checked the reviews on Trip Advisor and they were all mostly good with a few "average".

I hope the link works.


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Hello, my family and I did Salsa & Salsa about a week ago. We absolutley loved it!!! My children are 9 and 11, even they had a great time. It is a 5 minute or so bus ride uo the hill to a resort where they do the excursion.

You are served a cold beverage upon arrival and eated at a round table with all the salsa fixings on it. We learned how to make several salsas, including fruit and dessert salsa's. We were served quesedillas and taquitos as well as tortilla chips as we made them.

We also made 2 kinds of margaritas, virgin margaritas for the kids. Yummy. the kept refilling your glass as the excursion went on.

After that you learn to Salsa dance. Even my shy kids took part and had a great time!

When all is done you have the choice to return to your ship or stay at the resort to swim in the pools for an hours before returning. Yes they provide the transportation either way. We chose to swim, just the right amount of time. You cannot swim on the beach however due to the current. Not a big let down.

You are sent back with a copy of the recipes for all your salsas.


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Thanks for the post. We are signed up for this tour while on the Vision RCL in April. Looks like fun and yummo.


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Thanks for your review. Can I ask what port this was in? The one we are looking at is in Mexico but I noticed a similar excursion in the Caribbean.

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Old January 21st, 2013, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by kath00 View Post
Thanks for your review. Can I ask what port this was in? The one we are looking at is in Mexico but I noticed a similar excursion in the Caribbean.

Carnival has them in Cozumal, Progresso & Cabo, that I knopw of & there might be others.
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