Simply Mediocre

Crown Princess Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 14, 2015
Ship: Crown Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: A728
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This was our 2nd Princess cruise to the Mexican Riviera, a destination we had not visited for more than two decades. Registration at Pier 93 went well and we were excited for a week of pampering. The ship we found to be mediocre in much need of refurbishing as much of the outdoor wood showed it's wear of 9 years, toilets were requiring repair, elevators did not always move once the doors closed, and the buffets areas were small and got crowded quickly. The food, just like on the Regal Princess last February, was nothing better than mediocre. We found the food at the buffets was a bit tastier than that in the dining room. My husband bought hot sauce at our first port to add to the food to make it somewhat enjoyable. The crew was quite professional and constantly greeting each passenger with a smile. However, their personality, for the most part, was mediocre by focusing on their job rather than keeping the passengers smiling. Following this cruise, we decided for our future cruising we would return to Royal Caribbean where their ships are beautiful and well-kept, food is tasty, and the crew has a fun personality.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

The cabin was fine and kept clean. The only time the cabin steward made a towel animal was after two times the toilet needed repair. Royal Caribbean graced our cabin with towel animals daily. Just a nice touch. When we packed the day before disembarkation, we left a few items and clothing unpacked to be done later. When we returned to the cabin after dinner and show, we noticed our 17 wire hangers were missing. It turned out that our cabin steward took them. Really!?! His supervisor made him return them to us. It may seem minor, but REALLY!?!
3 out of 5
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