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Diamond Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Diamond Princess

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 10, 2007

Ship: Diamond Princess

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 14 years ago

Review summary

For a 1st time cruiser I was very happy. Clean ship, friendly crew, things to do, comfortable quarters. Will probably being doing more cruises.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet- Good and bad, enjoyed some foods and others weren't so hot. Burger/pizza bar- Burgers great, chicken breast sandwich great, hot dogs way to salty-sucked. Pizza sucked. Server at the burger bar was not very friendly. Traditional dining- We thought it was great, all the food was great in our opinion. Sterling steakhouse- Read reviews that it was not that good. Our experience was that it was on par with a 4 to 5star steak house. We had the Rib-eyes, very good steaks and the sides we're great. For 15 bucks a person we thought we got our monies worth.


5 out of 5
All was good from the theater shows to the comedians to the gaming. We enjoyed it all, for dancing we really like the skywalker lounge at the back of the ship. They had karoke night in club fusion. Funny stuff. It was cool, the entertainment in our opinion was great.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly staff, only the burger bar server sucked. He had some serious attitude.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
We stayed on dolphin deck mini-suite D702. Plenty roomy enough for us. I would suspect people over 6' might have some problems in the shower though. My only recommendation for the room would be a partition divider for the sleep area and living room so that the TV's arent walking on each when you and your significant other are watching at the same time.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Dolphin D702. We thought it was very good, only recommendation would be a partition between the sleeping area and the living room area. If your both watching the 2 TV's your walking on each other in terms of audio. Otherwise a nice stateroom. If your over 6' tall you'll probably not like the bathroom to much.

Ports of call

Mazatlan, Mexico

3 out of 5
Played golf at El-cid. I've played better for the $110.00 bucks I spent on the course. Wouldn't recommend it.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

3 out of 5
Cool, crazy traffic, enjoyed our visit. Nothing special to recommend. We did the Tequila excursion. Wouldnt recommend it.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
We just cruised around the pier area, we really liked it. We ate at Cabo Wabo. Dont recommend that, but its a cool visit. Cabo was very pretty sea side town. Wouldn't mind having a property there. Of all the ports we visited we liked this one the best.

Pros: The ship as a whole and the many amentities to keep you entertained.

Cons: The embarksion process

Recommends Diamond Princess? Yes!

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