February 2015 - Star Princess to Mexico
This cruise aboard the Star Princess was phenomenal. The staff and crew work hard to make this a great experience for everyone onboard. The accommodations were very nice, the meals were superb, and the activities were very enjoyable.
The entertainment was OK, but not spectacular. The first comedian, A.J. Jamal, was fantastic. Not only was he hilarious, but his humor was clean and family-friendly. The second comedian had some very off-color humor that was totally inappropriate for the youth in the audience.
We really enjoyed the ports of call. At Cabo San Lucas, we went to a very nice beach resort for swimming, sunning, and lunch. Loreto is a very nice town - the people are warm and friendly. We went to the San Javier Mission, which was a very nice tour. In La Paz on Sunday, we decided to go to Church. It was a great experience. My Spanish, while not great, was serviceable enough that I could help my wife know what was being talked about in the sermons. Again, the people were very warm and friendly. And our tour in Puerto Vallarta was to the mining town of San Sebastian - very fun and educational.
The ship needs to improve disembarkation in Puerto Vallarta. Because the tours met on the pier, many people almost missed their tours because everyone was crowding the gangways. Perhaps they need to designate one gangway solely for those with tour tickets.
There was no previous advertising of tours in San Francisco - we didn't find out about them until several days into the cruise. Had we known about them before the cruise, we would have saved ourselves much time and effort, and we wouldn't have wasted time trying to find something to do while we waited for our flight home.
But overall, this was a great cruise.