Monday, January 27, 2020

Grand Panama Canal - Oceania Regatta - Miami FL to San Francisco CA - May 1-19, 2019

Grand Panama Canal - Oceania Regatta - Miami FL to San Francisco CA 

This will be our first time on an Oceania Cruiser.  This will also be an unusual trip log as my real time log has been inadvertently deleted.  I am going to use the photos taken during the voyage to reconstruct some of the trip but the post will be primarily photos.

April 30, 2019 - Travel Day

We have, as we have had on many occasions, at early flight to Miami.  AA1438 departs ORD at 8:40 AM so our taxi picked us up at around 6:30 AM (we like to be early).  We got to the airport in plenty of time, checked our bags at the AA Kiosk (great time and queue time saver), zipped through security, and had plenty of time to chill out at our gate.  Our plane - a 737-800 was waiting at the gate.

We boarded on time and the flight to MIA was uneventful - we are in very comfy Cabin Extra seats and the included Bailey's on ice was good (if not a little early).

The flight landed on time and our bags appeared on the carousel.  I called our hotel, La Quinta Inn & Suites Miami Airport West in Doral and after a short wait, their shuttle picked us up and took us to the hotel. The hotel is located in the same general area where we usually stay, The hotel is nice and the room is pretty nice as well. We hung out by the pool since we basically have the whole day in Miami. The last time we were here, we found a nice spa, Asiami Spa, so we decided to make appointments for the late afternoon. I called an Uber to get us there - we were not within walking distance. The people at the spa are very nice and the place is very clean and we both had nice massages for $60 an hour each. After dinner, we walked a few steps to Chullos Peruvian Restaurant. It was a beautiful evening so we ate Al Fresco.  I liked my sauteed Salmon (unusual but delicious spices) and veggies.  ET didn't like her lemony quinoa salad and sent it back because it was too spicy. The second attempt was also not acceptable (the restaurant did not charge for her meal - nice).  The Peruvian beer was good. A short Uber ride later and we were back in our hotel. We rested up for our embarkation tomorrow.

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