Princess Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews

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939 Princess Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews
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Ssstillge
Member Since 2009
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Ruby Princess was at full capacity ,making venues really crowded. We had to be in the showroom at least a half hour early to get a decent seat. Everyone rushes through their dining to go to the early show and makes it hard for second ... Read more
DWins
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
This 10-day cruise was really wonderful - calm seas, great food & entertainment, and the ship was all decorated for Christmas. The New Year's Eve parties and entertainment truly sent 2016 away with balloons falling from the ceiling, ... Read more
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Gardener222
Member Since 2011
8 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Princess Grand is declining in the quality of cruise experience, care about the ecology and they pursue the policy of getting as much money out of passengers as possible. We picked this cruise as we dont need to fly since it is round ... Read more
IngridN
Member Since 2017
1 review
We took a Mexican Riviera cruise over the holiday on the Ruby Princess. Overall, we were disappointed by the onboard experience. Check-in on embarkation day required a 45-minute wait. I had pre-paid for an anniversary package; once ... Read more
Senior Nomad
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise as it was convenient for us on the West coast and as we are a small family of 5 (parents, 2 adult sons & 1 fiancé) it was an excellent way to spend the Christmas holidays. Although embarkation was delayed ... Read more
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Nursing79
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have an Princess Alaskan cruise planned for 2017 & decided this would be a good way to try out Princess for the first time. We have travelled different cruise lines & had never done this itinerary. The first problem was when we ... Read more
Imfaerae
Member Since 2014
1 review
21 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Grand Princess Family Christmas Cruise for 10, 1 set of grandparents and 2 sisters and their families of 4. This trip was originally scheduled as a 10 day cruise but due to a 2 day delayed dry dock it was cut down to 8. We lost 2 ports ... Read more
summerinitaly
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
45 forum posts
We had a very nice time on the Christmas cruise with lots of holiday activities and entertainment. I especially enjoyed the gingerbread house decorating competition since my team, the Gingersnaps came in third out of 41 entries. Our ... Read more
Woodinville
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
29 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Just off the Ruby Princess and the 22 December -> 30 December cruise. We traveled as a couple, and would rate this cruise as our most enjoyable - Princess exceeded our expectations on a 100% full ship. The normal Princess demographic ... Read more
Slinky66
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to get away for Christmas for a change. We made plans for this cruise almost a year in advance. We were so disappointed that it was cut short. I think if everything could go wrong on this cruise it ... Read more
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Jannochka
Member Since 2012
1 review
19 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We just came back from the truncated 8 days cruise (instead of 10) on Grand Princess from San Francisco and want to share our frustration. The biggest frustration was ports we visited and duration of the time in warm water of Mexico: ... Read more
fedexpackage
Member Since 2007
8 reviews
64 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband an I had a mini suite when we sailed to Cabo San Lucas Dec 17-22. Being over the holidays the ship was decorated for Christmas and played Christmas music in the background We were located in the new club class mini suites ... Read more
Ben Cartwright
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
The only bad part of the cruise is the embarkation and disembarkation. The ramp getting on and off the ship in Long Beach, California seems like its a mile long. However, at the port of call it was only 5 or 10 feet. I could write a ... Read more
liltravelgal
Member Since 2014
1 review
112 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
I chose this cruise because it was a quick get away. I have never cruised for less than 7 days so I was surprised how many activities were eliminated on a 5 day. I look forward to Captains cocktail party,lobster"night",Bakes ... Read more
birdie55
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Having cruised on Holland, Royal Caribean and Celebrity in the past, I was excited to see what Princess had to offer. The port (LA) and the duration (5 days) fit well in to our West Coast vacation. Embarkation went smoothly. But ... Read more
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JohnDoe44
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Princess is a line we haven't cruised much after a mediocre experience 8 years ago or so. Now I remember why. The Ruby Princess is a fairly nice looking boat. Well maintained. Much cleaner than the Sapphire we sailied on in about ... Read more
louky
Member Since 2012
1 review
6 helpful votes
We went on Ruby Princess. It was chosen by one of our family members because it was a family reunion. There were 26 people in the group. We flew into Los Angelis a day ahead of when we would embark on the ship. We had a very easy ... Read more
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kzVegas
Member Since 2009
1 review
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I found out a few weeks before departure that Princess Cruises was going to launch the "Club Class Dining" on this particular cruise to Mexico. In my prior experience with Princess I had felt that the main dining service was the ... Read more
pequan
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Ruby Princess is a beautiful ship and overall in good condition. Our balcony cabin was pretty much identical to every other Princess balcony we have had. We opted for Anytime Dining which has always previously served us well. Not this ... Read more
mcbur1
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 helpful vote
We had been on several other vacations this year including Europe and Hawaii, but when this cruise came along at a good price, we decided to book. Princess is one of our favorite cruise lines so we were looking forward to a good ... Read more
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SomethingFuntoo13
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
Having only cruised on Carnival I wanted to try a more "upscale" cruise line. Based on their reputation I expected much more. All things being equal I'd go back to Carnival or try another line. I wont say that I'll never go ... Read more
jjosselyn
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Great balance of relaxation time, fun time and port time. Traveled with my brother and his wife and we were able to connect our balconies for afternoon happy hour meetups on our decks. The food was fantastic on this trip. And I've been ... Read more
mlwscbmlw
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have always cruised on Princess Cruise Line. Embarkation was pretty painless. The ship is beautiful, we had a mini-suite and it was very comfortable. We did anytime dining which gave us flexibility and we shared table with other ... Read more
ellengsnader
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise to take our parents for their 60th wedding anniversary. It had always been their dream to do this cruise. They are in their mid 80's and it was a cruise with the days at sea that they love. Princess provided a lifetime ... Read more
csmaslin
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Btw this was my 12th with princess, 23rd overall and 235 sea days under my belt. Our experience in the main dining room was such; that after two attempts we just quit going and relegated ourselves to the buffet and room service. The ... Read more
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