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Diamond Princess Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 17, 2007
Ship: Diamond Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
We are so happy to be back with Princess after 2 horrible experiences with Celebrity (they definately do NOT treat you famously). Princess simply executes better. The ship was spotless, the crew worked well together and the service was excellent. Princess is absolutely correct when they advertise big ship features yet small ship feel. We did not even see one of the pools until the last day of the cruise. The decor is tasteful and the layout is perfect. Our cabin was also great and space was good (remembering that space is at a premium on any ship). The balcony design is the best we have seen on any competitive line. Great privacy screening on both sides and very clean.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was comparable to other ships. Maybe we are placing a "good" because we are still full

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The shows were ok. To be fair, it is very difficult to design shows or perform to such diverse audiences. How a comedian plays to an audience of 8-80 year olds is beyond me. Definately good entertainment and there are many options to choose from.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Super staff. All very friendly and our cabin steward was not only expert in service but we also enjoyed conversations very much. Princess gets the little details right. We were married on this cruise and on the day of our private beach ceremony in Puerto Vallarta, he brought balloons and a cabin sign which made us feel very special on our return to the ship

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
They definately need to add more time in this port if they continue to go there. With a tender port it is definately a situation where a full day is warranted. Cabo itself is not that nice for a day. It is very California like and overdeveloped. Good for a beach day or SCUBA but not much else.
Don't Miss: SCUBA
3 out of 5
They definately need to add more time in this port if they continue to go there. With a tender port it is definately a situation where a full day is warranted. Cabo itself is not that nice for a day. It is very California like and overdeveloped. Good for a beach day or SCUBA but not much else.
Don't Miss: SCUBA
5 out of 5
Probably baised since we had our marriage ceremony on a private beach while in port. Fun town. Great shopping and dining along the waterfront. They do need to add more capacity to the zip line tours.
5 out of 5
We enjoyed the 4 hour walking tour excursion
Don't Miss: Cliff divers
5 out of 5
Probably baised since we had our marriage ceremony on a private beach while in port. Fun town. Great shopping and dining along the waterfront. They do need to add more capacity to the zip line tours.
5 out of 5
We enjoyed the 4 hour walking tour excursion
Don't Miss: Cliff divers

Pros: Operational Excellence-they do things right

Cons: Port time in Cabo needs to be longer

Recommends Diamond Princess? Yes!

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