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September 2016 - Crown Princess to Mexico

NICE ITINERARY---SOME SHIPBOARD LIMITATIONS

Favorite part of the cruise was the itinerary.  Have sailed on much nicer ships.  Direct staff (housekeeping and dinner staff) were great, but beverage service elsewhere on the ship was extremely scarce.  Buffet design was very poor and required very long waits in line at major mealtimes; buffet food was very repetitive and mediocre.  Dining room experiences were generally very nice.  Public restrooms were often unkempt and not up to standards of my previous cruises.  One excursion (itinerary of Snorkeling with Sea Lions in La Paz was not really as advertised and did not meet expections (millions of microscopic stinging jelly fish anyone?) I am a senior and would not recommend this cruise to the younger, partying crowd.  Some bar venues often closed early or didn't open at all, and beverage service was almost non-existent (and I'm not even much of a drinker!)  This cruise might be a good option for the first-time cruiser, but experienced cruisers could find it below the standards of other experiences.  I did.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Looks like a beautiful city and I would like to go back to spend some time there. Unfortunately I saw it only from my ship balcony as I got injured getting back onto the snorkeling boat in La Paz and was too immobilized to experience Puerto Vallarta.
La Paz, Mexico - Didn't see much of this town. Ask about stinging jelly fish migration pattern before Snorkeling with Sea Lions in La Paz. Also, ladder for climbing back onto the snorkeling boat was VERY short and VERY difficult for this somewhat overweight senior (65) to negotiate. injured 1 leg and ankle, shoulder (badly), and both thumbs when boat bounced on a wave while trying to connect with short ladder.
San Diego, California - We did the La Jolla tour. Could have been better, so can't really recommend as a must-do.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - Swim with Dolphins was fabulous and much better than a dolphin experience I had on a previous cruise (Caribbean). This one was well worth the somewhat hefty expense.
Crown Princess Crown Princess - If you sail this itinerary on this ship, be sure to book a PORT side balcony for best views.

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