Diamond Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

Deck Hand

Experience
4-6 cruises

Reviews
2

Helpful Vote
1

4 out of 5

So glad to be back with Princess

Sail Date: March 17, 2007

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

Pros: Operational Excellence-they do things right

Cons: Port time in Cabo needs to be longer

Recommends Diamond Princess? Yes!

Entertainment
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.
Food and Dining
The food was comparable to other ships. Maybe we are placing a "good" because we are still full
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
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
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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.
Mazatlan, Mexico
We enjoyed the 4 hour walking tour excursion
Don't Miss: Cliff divers
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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
Mazatlan, Mexico
We enjoyed the 4 hour walking tour excursion
Don't Miss: Cliff divers


Was this review helpful?

Be the first to comment


Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Anonymous



*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top