Superb Mexican Riviera Cruise!

Royal Princess Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 40

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Royal Princess

7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 29, 2020

Ship: Royal Princess

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

A superb cruise! Beautiful ship! We would do this cruise again without hesitation!


5 out of 5
Super easy and fast. Got to the port at 10:30 am and we were on the ship by 11:00 am!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Some of the best food we had was in the Crowne Grill, Sabatinnis and Alfredos! But even the dining room was excellent. We were impressed with the size of the buffet and the variety of choices but only ate in there once. The food was okay in the buffet but probably my least favorite, but then again I’m not one for buffets.

Wheelhouse Bar

5 out of 5

The best drinks on the ship from this bar! We love a good old fashion and this was the bar to get them from. Other places on the ship didn’t make them nearly as good!

Trident Grill

4 out of 5

Good burgers and dogs made fresh!


5 out of 5

Great Italian food! Beautiful dining room and superb service!

Crown Grill

5 out of 5

If you love steak! Surf and turf this is the restaurant my friends!

Crooner's Bar

5 out of 5

If you love Martinis you will love this bar! Tried three different ones all were excellent!

Concerto Dining Room

5 out of 5

Beautiful! Excellent food and a great wait staff!

Bellini Bar

4 out of 5

Beautiful bar and decent bell-inis. Not may favorite

Alfredo's Pizzeria

5 out of 5

Amazing pizza pasta and calzones! All made fresh for each individual!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Hot tubs were great, did a couple of movies under the stars which is always a nice experience! I took a walk on the track up on deck 17 and even saw a whale, dolphins and a sea turtle from up there!


5 out of 5
Loved the dancing musicals and the comedian! The magician was also excellent!


5 out of 5

Very cool! Great photo opportunity!

Princess Theater

5 out of 5

Beautiful and comfortable for all the shows. Get there early!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Best crews are on Princess! Their friendly, they talk to you and they seem to genuinely want you to have a good time!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Love the layout of Princess ships, while this was much bigger than the Island Princess which we sailed in previously the layout remained similar enough that it didn’t take long to get oriented.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
This is the first time we booked a suite as we paid a little extra for an upgrade that princess offered us. A suite is a wonderful way to cruise if you can afford it. There were three of us in our party so the suite was very useful. For two people I think it would be more of an indulgence. But wonderful either way!

Ship tip

Enjoy the sea walk, the water fountain show, the entertainment is great and move around a bit to try different dining venues!

Ports of call

San Pedro (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
Nice port and easy embarkation

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 out of 5
First time we’ve ever tendered but all went smoothly and was fun! Very festive when you get to the dock. We did the camel ride excursion and lunch. Absolutely loved it! Highly recommended!

Mazatlan, Mexico

4 out of 5
We felt this port felt most like authentic Mexico. Beautiful! Did the turtle excursion which was educational and peaceful but not our favorite.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 out of 5
Probably the most modern of ports and very fun welcome as you come off the ship. Did the snorkel excursion off the marine sanctuary. Took over an hour to get there by boat, but saw whales along the way which was amazing!


5 out of 5
Easy and simple.

Traveler Photos

Coming back from Snorkeling got a great view of the beautiful Royal Princess!  Camel Excursion!
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