Not as good as expected.

Dawn Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Mexican Riviera (San Diego Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 30, 2007
Ship: Dawn Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago

This was our first Princess cruise. We had only cruised Carnival before this. We went with Princess because we were told they cater to an older crowd - that the activities are geared more towards middle to late agers. They did have dance classes and a cooking demo, but other than that, the entertainment was typical. Overall, it wasn't worth the extra money. There were 3 dinners I couldn't even eat. They offer no beverages for free other than iced tea and water. Our bed was lop-sided and lumpy.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
I didn't find any of the meals to be our of the ordinary. There were several I couldn't eat, and I did break out in a rash from one of the seafood dishes.


3 out of 5
I did like the dance classes and cooking demo. Other than those two - the entertainment was typical.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The staff was friendly. Service was typical of a cruise - nothing outstanding.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Other passengers who cruise Princess regularly said this particular ship was not up to par by comparison.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The bed was lop-sided and lumpy. The stateroom was smaller than those on carnival.
3 out of 5
It is a beautiful port. Fun to go exploring.
3 out of 5
It was also a fun port to go exploring. It's old and gritty and interesting.
1 out of 5
We opted for the Chile Reno snorkling. There were very few fish to see and no color in the reef nat all. The advertised appetisers and drinks but the appetisers were packaged cookies and chips and I got sick off of a couple sips of one of the drinks.

Pros: Anytime dining option.

Cons: The food was not very good.

Recommends Dawn Princess? No.

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