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Royal Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 70

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Royal Princess

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 25, 2020

Ship: Royal Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: M124

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Met expectations of a Princess standard, exceeded some. This ship, while wonderful was too big for me with a convoluted layout. But despite that the folks on board we extremely wonderful.


5 out of 5
The embarkation went very well, the staff was well informed and the many associates around the dock we very knowledeable about the whole process.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
To be fair, we did not hit the specialty places. A seven day cruise with two formals will use up all the regular dining rooms. The food was passable, Variety was not as expansive as previous smaller ships. I understand the issues about feeding many. I met with the food and beverage director on a couple of occasions and did tour the kitchens. You cannot have that many people doing the work and expect a super high standard.

Symphony Dining Room

4 out of 5

Much like the other room, On this ship the menu is the same for all the dining rooms. Little variety.

Concerto Dining Room

4 out of 5

Dined there three times, food was passable for the type of food being offered. Service was great.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Did not hit a lot of them this trip. What I did view was well managed and looked like fun. My sister and her friend had a good laugh watching the sexy mens legs show.

Photo Gallery

5 out of 5

The Photographers were all great, Got the whole package.

Passenger Services

5 out of 5

These folks are great. Any and all questions answered quickly and with charm and courtesy.


4 out of 5

I go to Casinos on a regular basis, This one was not great. Lack of variety in the slots.


4 out of 5
We saw three shows during the cruise, and various bands. They were all the standard cruise ship shows and bands.


5 out of 5

Loved this option on the ship. Great place to view the ocean and port entry and departures.

Piazza Atrium

5 out of 5

This was our go to meeting place. I was very happy to view this ships atrium.

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
OK. the guys work their butts off. Wonderful, kind, funny flirty and dedicated to doing what they need to do 24/7

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Always working to clean and maintain this ship. I took this cruise to see the big ship. I kinda miss the full Promenade deck. I am not overly impress with the flow of the whole public areas. But that's only my view.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
For an inside cabin it was great, I forgot to take a picture, but it was roomy enough for the two of us with a single bed and my sister and her friend had two beds, and a lot of room

Ship tip

Do your homework about the places and things you want to do on board.

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5
I had the evening and morning to walk around this place. Quite dirty and scruffy.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

5 out of 5
I love Cabo. The Hustlers and the peddlers are a lot of fun. I think we will take a separate holiday there.

Mazatlan, Mexico

5 out of 5
Please take a cab to the Golden zone and have fun. If, like me, you collect some tacky mantle piece items, this is the place to go.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
We took the beach resort option. And had a great time.


5 out of 5
This was a breeze. We had an L.A. / Santa Monica tour booked to take us to the airport. Highly recommend this.

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