Diamond Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

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2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

4x's the pleasure!

Sail Date: February 17, 2007

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

We went as a family of 4 and had a fabulous time. We had 2 teenage girls along, so the smallness of the room was magnified by the hugeness of their mess. The steward did the best he could and always placed a chocolate heart on everyones pillow when he turned down the bed for sleep.

Pros: The shore excursions

Cons: The tiny room

Recommends Diamond Princess? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
The room was lovely and the balcony sublime! Unfortunately, the room is way too small for 4 people. My husband slept in a roll-away bed all week and had his suitcase out on the balcony...
Line dancing was fun (although too many participants made it difficult), ballroom dancing was great, magician great, mariachi band by pool awesome, pianist in Atrium wonderful. The only thing I thought a bit cheesy were the Cabaret type shows. The dancers were outta' sync and some of the singing was a little raw.
Ship Quality
Lovely ship! I never quite figured out how to get around though. I could have used a portable map to carry with me at all times.
Food and Dining
Scrumptious. The International Dining room was always a fun event. Our waiters were so attentive and generous. Two of our crowd are vegetarians,and the staff went out of their way to accomodate them...awesome.
Service and Staff
Very friendly overall. Toward the end of the cruise, they seemed to get a little sloppy in their professionalism (talking and joking amongst one another etc.)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
It was a bit too industrial and developed for us. The beaches were rocky (no swimming), the vendors too aggresive and overpriced, and the service at the restaurant we went to was inexcusably slow.
Don't Miss: Statues and general public art is wonderful
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Gorgeous although overly developed by rich americans. We took a snorkeling cruise to Chileno Bay and saw breaching humpback whales, leaping Manta Rays, Dolphins, and all kinds of fish. What a great adventure.
Don't Miss: Pretty much everything.
Mazatlan, Mexico
We loved Mazatlan for it's authentic ethnicity. Wonderful swimming beaches, vendors were aggressive but friendly, great food.
Don't Miss: Rent a surfboard on the beach and get in the water!

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