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  1. Corrected tof info on the bus trolley. The rail trolley unfortunately is no longer running: https://sanpedro.com/community-information/san-pedro-downtown-trolley/
  2. Another option in San Pedro is the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. If your husband loves ships and the sea, this would be good for him. It is a short walk from the pier, or you can take the rail trolley: https://www.lamaritimemuseum.org/
  3. What do you want to shop for? Old Town Trolley Tours has been around for a long time. They have 10 stops and the complete route takes about 2.5-3 hours, without getting off. Good way to see some sights, although it is not cheap. Would be best if you had a whole day to devote to this; risky taking this and hoping to get back to the ship on time the same day. https://www.trolleytours.com/san-diego
  4. Add the Farmer's Table to that list. Great breakfasts.
  5. Still don't understand how you are claiming that this makes any difference when going through Immigration.
  6. Check out "vacations to go" and check on the little icon at the top of the list of cruises you are considering for "Single supplement". It will show you the %. While it is usually 75-100%, sometimes you will find deals. I booked a Panama Canal trip that way on HAL and got "only" a 30% single supplement for the 15 day cruise. Also check out river cruises. Lots of single supplement deals on Vantage, AMA, Gate1, etc. (not much on Viking).
  7. I travel a lot by both cruises and flying, and never once have I been asked this question.
  8. Yes, but those are singles/hook-up focused cruises. Not what I am interested in. VTG also lists lower single supplement cruises. There are rarely any 0% though. One of the reasons I have lately been doing river cruises, where you can find both single cabins and no single supplement rates if booked far enough in advance.
  9. Certainly. Not discounting this. But adults considering a Disney cruise just because they offer more accessible tours should know what they are signing up for!
  10. Well, as a phone Ludite (I only have a flip phone, no smart phone), I don't/can't use Uber/Lyft. Perhaps this person is in the same situation. She asked about a shuttle (Supershuttle and Primetime are the best in LA), not to be preached at about shared ride car services. To the OP, you can make a reservation and pre-pay for your shuttle with Supershuttle on-line, and there will be tons of Supershuttle vans available. A dispatcher is on the curb to assist you to get on one going to LAX.
  11. Did you check into getting your rental car at Long Beach Airport? Torrance is in the opposite direction from San Pedro than Orange, and the airport is closer, and right on the 405 freeway. Shared shuttle there runs about $15/person.
  12. I personally would much prefer to eat dinner ashore than on the ship. Lots of great restaurants, with cheaper but better quality wines, in the nearby Little Italy area. Walking distance.
  13. It has indeed been my experience that many foreign nationals don't heed the announcements and instructions to report to CBP onboard. Have been delayed numerous times in disembarkation in SD due to this. I have had several cruises where I was unable to get off the ship before 9:30, which would make it impossible to get a 10:30 flight. Not sure what difference it makes that the cruise is a "round trip" (only if you are going back-to-back) from Florida. Because it has foreign port stops, you have to go through CBP upon disembarkation. This is true of any ship/cruise disembarking at any USA port.
  14. Same port; two piers, side by side. From the airport, about 2 miles.
  15. Disney is an expensive line, and frankly, I don't want to go on a cruise that caters to families with a lot of rug rats running around. Wish the other cruise lines would do the same though.
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