GOLDEN STATE DISCOVERY - WELCOME & OVERVIEW
Welcome to our Golden State Discovery Blog.
We are thrilled to be accompanied on this trip by daughter Jennifer; son-in-law Gui; grandson Andre; granddaughter Emma; son Eric; daughter-in-law Kara, and grandson Jackson.
Our adventure includes a pre-cruise stay of three days in California followed by a seven day cruise on board Crystal Serenity.
Eric, Kara, Jennifer & Gui have all sailed with us on other Crystal Cruises including two times each on Crystal Serenity.
Jennifer, Eric and Gui sailed with us in 2002 on-board Crystal Harmony which was our first experience sailing with Crystal Cruises. The following year we sailed with Jennifer and Eric on-board Crystal Symphony.
This will be the first cruise ever for Andre, Emma and Jackson.
The cruise will mark a few firsts for us which we will blog about during the course of the voyage.
The first of the three photos was taken in January of 2016 and the other two photos are from late 2016/early 2017.
This cruise is appropriately called Golden State Discovery.
California is special to us and our family. We lived in the Bay Area for four years from 1987 to 1991 and we have fond memories of our time there.
The following is the itinerary for our adventure.
DATE LOCATION ARRIVAL DEPARTURE
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Apr 30 Disneyland
May 1 Disneyland
May 2 Disneyland
May 3 San San Pedro, CA 6:00 PM
May 4 Santa Barbara, CA 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
May 5 San Francisco, CA 1:00 PM
May 6 San Francisco, CA 3:00 PM
May 7 Catalina Island,CA 12:00 PM 6:00 PM
May 8 San Diego, CA 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
May 9 Ensenada, Mexico 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
May10 San Pedro, CA 8:00 AM
We have made a video trailer for you to view.
Before we close with today's thought for the day we wanted to let you know that we continue to update and expand our Cruising Matters Web Site. We created this site to share our love of travel and cruising. The information is designed for first time cruisers and those who are looking for other experiences such as taking a full World Cruise.
TODAY'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY......
We celebrated twenty-five years of marriage on that first Crystal cruise. This time we celebrate an amazing forty years of marriage bliss. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our happiness then being with our family and also sailing with them on a Crystal Cruise.
Keith & Anne Marie