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Grand Princess Cruise Review to Mexico
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Grand Princess

10 Night Mexico (San Francisco Roundtrip)

Sail Date: December 20, 2015

Ship: Grand Princess

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: E404

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review Summary

We enjoyed our ten day cruise to four ports in Mexico and loved leaving and returning from San Franciscos new Pier 27, so easy for Bsy Area residents.

The food and service was very good, there are many entertainment options each evening and a first class team of singers and dancers with well staged shows.

The piano player, Funch, was warm and engaging, doing old classics in the Crooners Lounge which features great martinis, shaken table side by cute young servers doing a silly dance.

The lecturers were disappointing, not much content and poor delivery.  With six days st sea, it would have been nice to learn more about Mexico's culture, history, geography and food. 

The ship is older, but very well maintained and constantly cleaned, polished, varnished by a busy staff.  Our cabin was kept tidied up several times a day by Abageil Villaneuva, a charming, hard working young woman from the Phillipines.

The room is well appointed. the bed comfortable. the closet and cubby space adequate. The bathroom is small, but ok with lots of towels, no magnifier mirror.

We had any time dining and was pleased with the ability to get a table for two or join a larger table to meet people with little wait time in Michselangelo d.r, with a first rate maitre'd and team of servers. The fresh fish was excellent, the vegetables crisp and varied, the creme brûlée too good, couldn't stop ordering it!

Princess is well run, great staff, friendly, professional, officers are seen around the ship, cruise director and his team very upbeat, lots of activities, many Christmas themed got this cruise. I loved the gingerbread house competition, 29 teams of five or six entered, the one made into a cruise ship won, of course!

Oversll, a grand voyage on the Grand Princess, and very good value for money.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Belgian waffles for breakfast from the ice cream stand but the outdoor pool, only found out the second to last day on board. Coffee card from Internstionsl Cafe good for free mighty leaf tea anytime.

Ports Of Call

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5

Manzanillo, Mexico

5 out of 5

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
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