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  1. It shows the Jewel and also the Brilliance on that day. Nothing yet for the rivercruises. It simply is too far out. Where ever the rivership will dock it cannot be extreme far away. Very unlikely you will need a hotel.
  2. Indeed, but they arenot allowed to pick you up for the return.
  3. Yes they will. But Easter in general is extreme busy. Not just tourists but many mexicans on vacation. Beaches are packed.
  4. Yes absolutely safe. Be aware in most buses you need to pay in Pesos. 10 Pesos per ride. Get off near Hotel Rosita at the beginning of Malecon or any stop there after. Donot take the bus with Tunel sign. Sometimes you need to transfer to another bus near the stadium. Just show your ticket for the (free) connecting bus. On the way back take a bus with sign Sams, aeropuerto or Marina. Be aware there are 2 walmarts in Vallarta, so let that sign not confuse you. In cabs always make your price before entering. Ride back should be around Pesos 100/120.
  5. What day will that be? You probably can check the locations on the website of the cruiseterminal Amsterdam. https://www.ptamsterdam.com/cruise-calender/# In general Jewel will dock there, but location of riverships is often not that far away. However riverships have more docks in Amsterdam.
  6. For Puerto Vallarta check Los Veranos: https://canopytours-vallarta.com/ or Canopy River: https://canopyriver.com/ both great companies.
  7. Get in contact with the guy that now does Dagtoertaxi. He might be a bit more expensive then Marius, but is a good driver. http://dagtoertaxi.nl/ Or get one of the frequent trains to Enkhuizen. With your ticket to Zuiderzeemuseum (outdoors!) you will get to the museum by small ferry from the station. You can then stay as long as you want. https://www.zuiderzeemuseum.nl/?lang=en
  8. No very unlikely with a HAL transfer. If you realy want to be at the airport in time, book a private transfer and take your luggage of the ship yourself.
  9. Cab from the airport to city centre Amsterdam will cost around E. 60. or more depending traffic. You might try Uber which often is cheaper. Pickup is not at the terminal but near the Sheraton Airport Hotel Otherwise indeed train will be the cheapest and easiest.
  10. Yes they have to since it is the local currency!
  11. Uber will indeed be the cheapest, although when it is busy they charge a higher price. Recently there have been some complaints about charging even when passenger had left the car already. Be aware of that. If we donot drive our car here we certainly prefer to use Uber when not driving ourselves. Taxis are negotiable, but those in and near the port will try to charge a higher price since they will assume you are a cruise passenenger. So always negiociate. I realy have no idea what the rate will be but I think Pesos 500 as Hank states might be possible, but probably higher. it is a long but nice drive along the coast. Also check the guides offering tours at the dock. Maybe they can organise a small group to share.
  12. The few times I saw the hopon off , it looked more or less empty to me. Indeed I wonder about the frequency too.
  13. According to the website the fare is Pesos 340 per person, which I think is rather expensive. It might be even cheaper when you use either the regular bus and/or partly an Uber. Of course this depends how often you get off at various stops. Re sitting on the topdeck, yes the view is the best, but be aware of the burning sun!
  14. As far as I know watercabs to Yelapa only go from indeed the pier in old town as well as from Boca de Tomatlan which is more outside of Puerto Vallarta. Getting to the pier will take at least 20 minutes or more depending traffic. https://www.yelapa.info/transportationnf1.html and more here: https://vallartainfo.com/yelapa/
  15. My mexican friends told me even change in Pesos in the bus is sometimes difficult. So be prepared to have 10 Pesos per person per ride. US$ might be even more difficult now.
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