The best part of this cruise was the convenience. We sailed round trip out of San Francisco. Aside from that, the cruise itself was great! It was our first cruise with Princess. I heard that the crew wasn't as friendly as other cruise lines, but not so on the Grand Princess! Most of the crew members were Filipino and they are super friendly and helpful and always with a smile. We did run into some that weren't as friendly and a little snobby though.
We've sailed to Mexico many times, but this was our first where we really hung out with the locals which was great and had super cheap meals!
The ships entertainment was pretty good. We only went to the Princess Theater shows once but watched many of the other entertainment on board. They offered a free tour of one of their smaller galleys which was great!
We didn't purchase any pictures because they were so pricey just for one, but if you love taking pictures, they had a package for $199 to buy all of your pictures which is a super deal!
The food and service was 100%, no complaints there! Our steward was so attentive and friendly!!
Our first visit to Manzanillo. Go to the beach in the Club Santiago neighborhood, you won't be disappointed if you just want to relax under an umbrella drinking and eating. The locals go here with their children. It was wonderful!
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Balcony is your best deal. It's wonderful to wake up to the ocean sound and watching the city as you approach the port!