We disembarked the ship for the last time this morning. It's always sad to say "good-bye" to all that luxury at the end of a cruise. But before we headed to the airport, we spent the day touring Valparaiso, Viña del Mar and the Casablanca Valley on one last ship-sponsored excursion. We drove through Valparaiso seeing the hills of the city and the funiculars that provide service up and down. We stopped at two locations there: an overlook point to see the cit...
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Paula Kay booked a transfer from the hotel to the cruise ship terminal for us before we left home. It is about 120 kilometers from Santiago to Valparaiso on the coast. The driver was scheduled to start picking up passengers at 11:00 then drive to the port arriving within three hours. On the evening before we were to go, we received a note from Grayline, the tour company we used for all three trips in Santiago, that we would be picked up at 10:30. We were checked ...