Diamond Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

Lots of fun...a good value

Sail Date: February 01, 2007

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

My partner and I have done this itinerary before, so we knew what to expect in the ports. Therefore, we feel we can give a very objective review of the ship. It was excellent (however, not the best).

The room was a standard size, but we got an upgrade to a LARGE balcony. It was about 9' x 9' with more than enough room for 4 chairs. The cabin attendant was good and always kept us with plenty of ice.

The "anytime dining" had worked out better with other Princess ships...this time we had to wait as much as 25 minutes on busy nights (formal night)...to wait so they could "change over" the dining room...but there were plenty of open tables visible.

People cruise to have fun. For us "sail aways" set the stage for the fun for the entire cruise. It seems that they have cut back on the number "cruise directors" and there were no sail away music...which was anti-climatic at the beginning and at each port. Fun music could help and is needed.

If youre fortunate to be visiting Los Cabos in the months of January through March, its likely that at some point during your stay youll be treated to the sight of whales. We did the whale watching excursion in Cabo. It was awesome. We saw several (6-8) humpback and gray whales. We toured on the 12-14 person a zodiac-type boat. These smaller craft can maneuver quicker to the whale sightingfor a better and closer view. I got lucky and got some spectacular photos.

Over all, the trip was excellent and we would highly recommend the Diamond Princess.

Pros: Good Price, Large Balcony

Cons: Needed a livelier "sail aways"

Recommends Diamond Princess? Yes!

Everyone seems to have a good time on this ship, however, we have had "funner" ships.
Ship Quality
Nicely laid out and never felt crowded. Smooth sailing ship.
Food and Dining
We liked the service in the "Santa Fe" dining room the best and went back every night (after trying the other "any time" dining rooms).
Cabin / Stateroom
We were on Caribe Level with a LARGE Balcony (ask for this deck, if you have a choice).
Service and Staff
fun and helpful

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