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Grand Princess Cruise Review to Mexico
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall Rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Grand Princess

10 Night Mexican Riviera (San Francisco Roundtrip)

Sail Date: February 16, 2018

Ship: Grand Princess

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: C419

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review Summary

I have sailed on Princess several times , including Alaska, Panama .. so I knew what to expect. Their entertainment is always well prepared and something we looked forwarded every evening. The layout of the ship was standard ( thank you for not adding more cabins like on the Island Princess!) Food was ok but I can see that in order to keep the prices for cruise low , the cruise-line has to save money somewhere. It is the food. Smoked salmon is substituted with cheaper salami etc. But overall very pleasant cruise.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
very organized , flawless

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food and staff in the main restaurant was great, Plenty to choose from . Staff excellent. Since I have cruised on Princess several times I can tell that some specialty food like smoked salmon appeared only once or twice in the breakfast buffet.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
I like the gym , enough machines, not very crowded, nice view of the ocean from the treadmills

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Entertainment on the ship was excellent. Plenty of quality shows for adults and kids ( magician etc)

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our server in the main dining room was Gustavo Garcia and I Dewwa. Both were excellent. Our cabin attendant was Renato Paguio, again excellent service.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was older but well maintained , Good layout. I was missing an outside running track.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
cabin was as expected. Our cabin attendant was excellent

Ports Of Call

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
I live close to San Francisco, but I loved going under Golden Gate bridge when leaving San Francisco

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Took a taxi to Playa de Muertos. Relaxing day by the beach. This is not the first time we visited Puerto Vallarta.

Manzanillo, Mexico

3 out of 5
We did an excursion to the turtle sanctuary . The excursion was excellent , there was not much to do in the port. Take an excursion in this port!

Mazatlan, Mexico

4 out of 5
A lot of construction is going on in Mazatlan . The weather was overcast so we went to the shopping zone and then we took the open taxi. He took us around the town, showed us everything all for $25 ( it was 5 of us) . Great!

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
Nice day shopping and beach. Took a water taxi to a beach

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very organized , we were out in 10 min including customs.
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