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Lallafam
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
We chose this cruise because we were meeting up with family from 4 states for a Spring Break cruise. The Ship was at full capacity. Embarkation went extremely fast - couldn't believe how quickly we were able to board. The ship was ... Read more
BarbarianPaul
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
385 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My wife and I are in our mid to late forties, live in Los Angeles, and basically love to cruise. The ocean, the ports, the fun..we love it all! This was the first time we've set sail from our hometown, and for us this was an incredibly ... Read more
DormMom
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
207 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this particular cruise because we had been on the same itinerary the year before but on a different ship. We were especially looking forward to returning to Loreto. The crew on the STAR PRINCESS were amazing; they did their jobs ... Read more
itchyfeet
Member Since 2002
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had cruised twice before on the Star Princess and liked the ship so chose her for our first cruise in fifteen years. We flew from Sacramento to Los Angeles the day of the cruise. We had a bit of an adventure on the shuttle (not ... Read more
HNI
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
137 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This was our 11th cruise, fifth on Princess. We are a couple in our late 60"s. We had a great cruise although some interesting events took place. There was a fist fight in the Princess theater over "saved" seats. Staff ... Read more
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lvlj65
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My husband and I have always wanted to take a cruise and decided in January of 2017 to just book it already. I don't know if booking only a couple months prior to the sail date is considered last minute (there weren't many cabins left to ... Read more
blkmgcwmn_99
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed March 2017
I chose this Cruise line because there are quite a few older people on the Princess lines. My mother, who was on her first cruise, is 85 and I wanted her aound more people that were her age . She had a great time and loved the cruise. ... Read more
mgary
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We are loyal Princess Platinum members. We haven't been to Mexico since 2009 so decided to go from our Southern Oregon home to find the sun during spring break. Embarkation: Good but not great. Took us about an hour even with priority ... Read more
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phoebe2m
Member Since 2010
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Ruby is a beautiful ship! We sailed with 3400 passengers and 1200 crew so it was very crowded at times. Food was OK but not that imaginative and we aren't that picky. Portions in the dining room were larger than most cruises but ... Read more
ermd80
Member Since 2017
1 review
We choose this cruise for the Princess reputation of service and clean ships, and good food. All three of these attributes were received on our cruise. Food, think filet mignon and lobster on formal nights. Great buffets with a wide ... Read more
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mauimama48
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Flew to LA to experience the Mexican Riviera for the first time as we live on the East Coast. Flights and transfers went as planned, all on time and very easy. Boarded the ship and were having lunch before 1p.m. The cabins were ready ... Read more
puanani
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My husband and I are active travelers and enjoy being outdoors. We have been on Princess Cruises in several countries, and our cruise experiences have all been so outstanding that we were excited about booking this Mexican Riviera cruise ... Read more
SteelPeart
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Chose this cruise because the port was close by (only 11 hours' drive) and the fare was the right price. Mexican Riviera would not have been my first choice but the price was right and so was the location and dates. I have a high ... Read more
pooheart
Member Since 2013
1 review
9 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
My husband and I are more of the stateroom hugger type. I love sitting on my balcony chair and watch the sea go by. He just loves the peace and quiet. (We were in much need for relaxation time!) We didn't do any excursions this trip but ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi pooheart, we're happy to hear that you and ... Read more
azteachergal
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my second cruise. Both have had the same 7 Night Mexican Riviera itinerary. As a single school teacher I'm tied to the school calendar and have to be very conscience of budget when I plan a cruise. My first cruise was December ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi azteachergal, thank you for the great feedback ... Read more
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bjquinn
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
15 forum posts
4 helpful votes
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
826 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
2 helpful votes
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
9 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
14 forum posts
8 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
12 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
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
6 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
csbutler1013
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed February 2017
I've been on three cruises and this one was the worst yet. Our first cruise was with Princess and the second with Carnival both were significantly better than this one. Where do I begin? First, the whole idea of a vacation is to relax, ... Read more
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