Grand Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Purser

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Information, misinformation, fairness, employee treatment

Sail Date: January 09, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

In discussions with some longtime travelers it was brought up that Asian employees had to work 9 months straight before they had a vacation whereas European workers only had to work 6 months.  Another platinum traveler stated that it was the requirement or the home country of the Asian workers that they work those long stretches...all umpteen Asian countries have the same rules?  Not true.  It was a concern of most people that the employees of Princess Lines have more time off to visit the stops where the ship docks or at least know something about the islands where the ship stops.  On questioning one of the female employees for info on one of the stops I was shocked that she had never been off the ship on that island.  What about giving them a tour of the islands and some information about the islands on their day off.  Another concern of the discussion group was the amount of money the employees received from our gratuities added to our bill which the elite and platinum travelers all had an opinion on correctly or incorrectly.  All in all the trip was great and the staff all hardworking and attentive.



Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
More suggestions for independent exploring especially for those not on tours nor interested in shopping
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Manzanillo, Mexico
Mazatlan, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
my daughters went snorkeling while my niece and I went shopping for lack of info on sightseeing which I would have preferred

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