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Grand Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 66

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Grand Princess

10 Night Mexican Riviera (San Francisco Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 12, 2020

Ship: Grand Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: C238

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall a Great cruise, weather was warm as soon as we passed San Diego. 10 days, 7 of which were warm, was perfect to recover from holidays. The water was so smooth.....


5 out of 5
Arrived at Port, dropped off luggage and got Onboard ASAP!!!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent! I’m Celiac! ALL food was checked, MANY nights a special Gluten Free Hors Doeuvre was offered.... NEVER GOT SICK!! ENTIRE TRIP!! SOOOO HAPPY!!!!!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Spent most of our time at adults only pool at back of the ship! Met some great people and had easy bar access!!!!


5 out of 5
Loved “Voice of the Ocean”!!!! Sooo Fun to vote for Finalists!!! “BLUES BROTHERS” Performance Was AMAZING!!!! Sooo Much Fun!!!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our wait staff in dining room were Wonderful! I’m Celiac, they constantly checked ahead of time and knew which dishes I could safely eat! Our head waiter even arranged for a special plate of gluten free Tempura Shrimp for our table!!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
We’ve been on the Grand 3 times, they’ve done a lot of refurbishing, but she’s still a little tired.....

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin was very clean, Love the Bed and Bedding! Towels are Very Rough but plentiful. Refrigerator barely works, so didn’t use it.

Ports of call

San Francisco, California

5 out of 5
Beautiful Port and Pier setup! Easy on and off....

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

4 out of 5
Get out on the water or go to a beach! Wish the construction at port area was over. Hard to find a way out of the maze!!!!

Manzanillo, Mexico

1 out of 5
Princess needs to drop this and spend 2 days or overnite in Puerto Vallarta or Cabo...

Mazatlan, Mexico

3 out of 5
OK shopping right at port, not my favorite downtown tho....

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
Get out on the water, or go to a beach! The area at the port is just constant harassment!


5 out of 5
Ate breakfast then headed to lounge, number was called within 30 minutes, easy to find luggage system!
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