Crown Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

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2 out of 5

Not up to Princess standards but not terrible

Sail Date: January 04, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

In general, service and dining were mediocre; not what I expected from Princess. It seemed like Princess staffed the ship with 2nd team players.

Weather was bad but captain seemed to do his best managing a bad situation.

I did like substituting San Diego Animal Safari for Catalina since waters and weather were to rough to enjoy Catalina anyway.

Also, the ship needs work. We could hear significant engine vibrations way up on the 11th deck and occasionally hear and feel a strong thump as if the ship went over a speed bump in the ocean; didn't know the ocean had speed bumps.

Cabin / Stateroom
Good for what we paid but location not optimal for choppy seas.
Enjoyable but not as good as experienced in the past.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
San Pedro (Los Angeles), California Get there early to get decent parking. However, shuttles run regularly and not a long trip to the pier. Also, get good directions if you have not been there before.
Catalina Island, California
Too bad the ship could not go there - substituted San Diego, which was a good decision.
Ensenada, Mexico
Ship could not dock due to unsafe waters. Too bad but not tragic.


If there is danger of choppy seas, get a cabin on a low deck near midship.

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