After years and years of resistance to the concept of "cruising" we finally broke down and "cruised". Our dear friends from college days in Chico, CA (and more directly, from time served together in the National Guard), Dennis and Carolyn Baker, had invited us to cruise with them on a 19 day Los Angeles to the Panama Canal and back cruise on the Princess Cruise Line. Inasmuch as we were also celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary (for the entire year), we were excited to join them. Additionally we were privileged to get to know Cathy and Mike Foster (Cathy is Dennis' sister). Let there be no debate ... it was a great trip and we had a wonderful time!
The journey began by boarding the Coral Princess at the Port of Los Angeles, located in SanPedro Bay on March 19, 2019. The route of the journey included stops at Puerto Ciapas, Manzanilo, Huatulco, Antigua, Puntarenas, Juan del Sur, and the Panama Canal.
Slideshow of the trip plays below