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Grand Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Grand Princess

10 Night Mexico (San Francisco Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 09, 2016

Ship: Grand Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: C257

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

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.



Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 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

Ports of call

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5

Manzanillo, Mexico

5 out of 5

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

3 out of 5
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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