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Grand Princess Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 10, 2015
Ship: Grand Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E-401
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I chose this cruise because it was the itinerary and dates I wanted, and it was a good price.  The ship itself is very nice, but I was not impressed with the food or the service.  I requested first seating dining and was given anytime dining.  I don't ever want anytime dining again.  We had to wait in line every night to eat.  Sometimes we had a half hour wait.  The staff was not very friendly at all.  We never even saw the captain, even on the "Captain's Dinner" night.  There was no special events in the dining room.  No flaming desserts.  I did enjoy the evening entertainment and the movies out under the stars.  I have cruised on Carnival, Holland America, and Royal Carribean.  This was my second cruise with Princess.  I would say that Princess is my least favorite cruise line.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Just ok, nothing special. Hated anytime dining

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Really liked the entertainment

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Not very friendly staff

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
4 pools, no slide

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Just ok. Obstructed view.
5 out of 5
We hired a tour for only 25 for 3 hours. It was nice
3 out of 5
We hiked up to lighthouse and went to Hotel for a massage. Great massage!
5 out of 5
We went on glass bottom boat and saw whales
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