Disappointing at best

Royal Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Royal Princess

5 Night Cabo San Lucas Getaway (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 29, 2019

Ship: Royal Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E709

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Very disappointing. The food was mediocre past the service tolerable, the ships passage ways and rooms narrow the dining rooms crowded. It took three hours to debark by tender in Cabo San Lucas.


2 out of 5
Core. Waited forever for a wheelchair, finally hobbled on board alone.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Dining room was crowded together, and food was on par with carnival at best. The buffet bordered on edible but just barely. Room service selection was minimal and food quality poor. Most food was Bland to tasteless. The Medallion ordering locked up on the first order and never worked again.

Horizon Court

1 out of 5

Food was barely edible, tough, and tasteless. Choices were sparse especially in the desert area. Avoid if at all possible, although it's one of your few choices for lunch.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
The comedian and the main theater movie was good. The selections on the room television were minimal and the section selections very poor.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
We had to call 4 turndown service twice and to have our empty ice bucket refilled once. They took away the wine glasses that we brought to our cabin, even though they still had wine in them.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Everything was clean and new, but tiny and cramped.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
it was clean and comfortable but the beds were tiny and the balcony very narrow.

Ship tip

Pick another ship.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

2 out of 5
Roads are being torn up and rerouted and it was very difficult even with a GPS to find the ship. It took 15 minutes to get through the gate into the parking lot.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
It took three hours to debark by tender. We just had time to visit El Senor frog and a couple of pharmacies Before Sunset. Did not get to do an Excursion.


5 out of 5
I use a wheelchair to debark and had excellent service all the way out to the parking lot.
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