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994 Princess Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews
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bjquinn
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
15 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I chose this sailing because my significant other was on vacation, along with thousands of others. I had sailed this route before on the tail end of a Panama Cruise transit. I thought my partner would really enjoy visiting this part of ... Read more
Verde Man
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
820 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Short review of Ruby Princess Just returned from a March 11th 7 day Mexican Rivera. We arrived at port around 1 pm. It took awhile to find a porter for our luggage. They all seemed busy and most just walked by us with empty carts. ... Read more
macnicol
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
52 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Did B2B on 4 Mar & 11 Mar. Saw an amazing number of whales especially in the Puerto Vallarta Banderos Bay both mornings as we were coming into port early in the morning. Weather was perfect in all ports although Matzatlan had ... Read more
boopdboop
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We chose this trip because we wanted to experience the Mexican Riviera, This ship sailed for 2 and a half days before getting to first port which was beautiful Puerto Vallarta ,which we loved. Great for shopping eating and plenty of bars ... Read more
cessnagirl4
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Taking a cruise in the winter is a welcome break and the Port of San Francisco is picturesque! The Princess shuttle staff was looking for us at the baggage area and we got on the first shuttle from airport to ship. Embarkation is smooth ... Read more
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Desert Kitty
Member Since 2009
1 review
66 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
After an unusually cold and snowy winter we were looking for a little reprieve! We were going to drive to San Francisco but after watching the flooding and landslides and discovering that there are no hotels that have "park and ... Read more
planestrainsships
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
After sailing around Japan last year aboard Diamond Princess, I had high expectations for Princess. My partner and I selected this cruise based on the date and the seemingly favorable reviews of Ruby Princess. Embarkation was simple ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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nanookie
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
114 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
We were visiting our son in LA , then decided to go on this cruise as we thought it wld be nice to visit Mexico as well. Our decision was based on our great experience on Crown princess in Europe couple of years ago. Ship itself looked ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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cruiser_myt
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
Having cruised on Carnival and Holland America, I had high hopes for this cruise. MY GF being a former Princess agent had high hopes as well The Positives - International Cafe - was a nice touch; gelato, desserts, and salads ... Read more
md1jw
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
135 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We last sailed on Princess about 20 years ago, and it was pretty dismal. That being said, it was the itinerary around Mexico which swung it for us this time after having some poor experiences on Carnival and Costa in recent years. Our ... Read more
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knittingnut1989
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I wanted a cruise that sailed from San Francisco as I planned on staying in the city post cruise. The embarkation was smooth and we were in our cabin quickly. Disembarkation was smooth as well, the volunteers are a great help too. The ... Read more
stan1
Member Since 2001
6 reviews
280 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We reside in the SF Bay area and it is easy to take a local shuttle to and from the Pier Parking is very costly, the parking structure is several blocks from the pier and there is no transportation from it to the cruise terminal so we ... Read more
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buffcurmudgeon
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
86 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We recently returned from a wonderful 10 day Mexican Riviera cruise on the Grand Princess and were pleasantly surprised by both the quality of food and the level of service. This was our first Princess cruise, although we have been on 25 ... Read more
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writedesign
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
57 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
8th Princess cruise, 3rd on Grand. We were just on this ship 9 months ago but didn't recognize any crew. With a travel group of 60-- no wait for embarcation. ROOMS: Balcony, aft, Aloha deck 12. Enough room. The smallest balconies, ... Read more
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Lunalu
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
30 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
This is a convenient cruise for us leaving out of San Francisco. This was our 3rd cruise on the Grand in 2 years and the staff feel like family.. New mattresses, new MUTS screen, new carpeting through out, coffee bar on 14, new chairs ... Read more
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GrandmaDMG
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise by destination and price. I read a lot about the tired ship, but it was clean, had new beds, great food and entertainment and very nice employees. The problems I noted such as stopped up commodes resulting in the ... Read more
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Loretta777
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because it was leaving from San Francisco and we live in the area so there was no need for hotels or flights. We also liked the itinerary because it's nice to escape winter for a week sometimes! Getting to the ship ... Read more
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Shaver John
Member Since 2006
1 review
51 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This cruise was just the perfect break from weather, working and just taking a few days to relax and unwind. Very easy getting on the ship, we were the first or second folks to get on, bags arrived quickly, and off to lunch we went. No ... Read more
chercher1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
First time cruising with Princes and I was NOT impressed at ALL! It seem like NOT one employee wanted to be there. Not to many smiles from anyone all week and for sure no one went out of there way to go over and above for anything to make ... Read more
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jascritz
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
66 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We gave the new "club class" a try after reading the promotional materials. We did not find value in paying the extra charges, and here's why: 1. The "canapes" (snacks) that can be ordered the night before turned out to ... Read more
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mscortez
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We wanted to see Mexico and thought that a cruise going to Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and Manzanillo would be a great start. We got back from our 10-Day cruise on the Grand Princess to Mexico this morning. The time off the ... Read more
cruisin crown
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This is our second cruise with Princess, having sailed this itinerary 4 years ago on the Sapphire Princess. Seas were a little rough getting out of San Pedro, but by day 2, things had calmed. Ruby Princess is a bit smaller and and older ... Read more
USAcafe
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Two weeks in Feb 2017, including Valentine's Day and President's Day holidays. As many probably know, there are parents that turn their angel children loose on board ships, while they drink cocktails elsewhere. This leaves the kids ... Read more
NEW 2 CRUISIN
Member Since 2006
1 review
2,809 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This Mexican Riviera Cruise was all around good fun! We loved the ship, our cabin, the crew, the ports, and the entertainment! There is so much that the Ruby does well - embarkation, the friendly crew, the international cafe, ... Read more
DC0743
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
65 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Had not traveled to Mexico since 2010 when Royal Caribbean pulled out. We wanted to take a cruise where we did not have to fly. Embarkation The check-in area is well organized. The woman checking us is was pleasant. Unfortunately ... Read more
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