Princess doesn't shine

Golden Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
3 Night West Coast Getaway (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 30, 2014
Ship: Golden Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E401
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Princess advertises "Any Time Dining". On our recent cruise, this meant if you didn't get in line at least 1/2 hour to 45 minutes before the dining room door opened, you were left standing in line for 2 hours. Although they had 3 dining rooms, only one was offered for the 5:30 dining room option of "Any Time Dining". With over 2,000 guests on board, what a frustrating experience. Even after getting seated, we were quite disappointed in the quality of meals. We have had a much better dining experience on Holland America and Norwegian.

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Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Quality just not there.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5
Great entertainment.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward, Ernesto was superb.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Our room smelled like sewer.

Ship Tip

Don't drink cafeteria or dining room coffee. Couldn't wait to get home to brew me a cup of good stuff.

5 out of 5
I found a wonderful garden center where we stayed overnight in El Segundo.
5 out of 5
We found the vendors fun and friendly. I had a great massage downtown.
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