The Fairsea     Cabo San Lucas     Puerto Vallarta     Mazatlan

     This is our first cruise down the coast of Mexico, which took us to Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan. In the latter two stops we actually made it to the port of call, and "Cabo" was nothing but a pass by.  It was a seven day cruise and even though the ship was rather small compared to those now quite common, it was an impressive experience.  But places like Puerto Vallarta have changed so dramatically in the last decades that it is difficult to recognize much of it.  Instead of being taken by tender to the small pier/dock on the southern side of town, the cruise ships of today land at a fairly well developed dock in the northern section which is filled with hotels, shopping centers - a literal city!