Diamond Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
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4 out of 5

1st time cruisers

Sail Date: February 10, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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

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

Cons: The embarksion process

Recommends Diamond Princess? Yes!

Service and Staff
Very friendly staff, only the burger bar server sucked. He had some serious attitude.
Food and Dining
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.
Ship Quality
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
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.
Entertainment
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.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Cool, crazy traffic, enjoyed our visit. Nothing special to recommend. We did the Tequila excursion. Wouldnt recommend it.
Mazatlan, Mexico
Played golf at El-cid. I've played better for the $110.00 bucks I spent on the course. Wouldn't recommend it.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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.


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