Dawn Princess (II), Vision of the Seas & Carnival Pride in Cabo San Lucas
This review is written by Patricia Dempsey with photos from Patricia Dempsey and Amy Blume.

After a day at sea, Vision of the Seas arrived at Cabo San Lucas for 10.30am on the 25th March 2008.  Dawn Princess was already there.  The 77,000grt Dawn Princess entered service in 1997 and was the second of the Sun class vessels.  From 2009 she will be based in Australia, joining her elder sister, Sun Princess.

As we had an excursion we went to the tender which then sped to the shore, giving us both a soaking as we were sat at the back on the bottom.
We stopped for resfreshments at the Sunset Da'Georgio restaurant overlooking the bay.  From behind the rocks, Amy noticed Carnival Pride emerge like a great white shark.  She was on the way to Mazatlan as it's the same cruise we did only in reverse.
After the excursion was over, we returned to the tender dock to catch the boat back. This time we were up top so didn't get wet and it made for better photos.
We were both due to sail at 6pm.  Dawn finally upped anchor at that time and slowly moved out silently.  We had turned by then and followed her.
We accompanied her to the next port of Mazatlan when we would also meet up with Golden Princess.  For photos of that, click here.  To read about our Vision of the Seas cruise, click here.  In September 2009, Dawn called into Southampton as part of her maiden world cruise.  She underwent a million dollar refit beforehand, which included adding a MUTS screen like her sister Sea.  To see her as she looks now, click here.
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© Patricia Dempsey & Amy Blume 25th March 2008
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12th September 2009