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935 Princess Mexican Riviera Cruise Reviews
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Desertrando
Member Since 2008
1 review
22 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our fifth cruise in 8 years. At the end of each cruise we rate that cruise against all previous cruises and rank them from most popular to least popular. Here is the rankings: #1 - NCL 21 day east and west Mediterranean ... Read more
arnoldcschwartz
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I am a Elite with Princess as is my partner. Several months ago we cruised on the Pacific Princess, one of the original Renaissance ships with 684 passengers, which was the Love Boat cruise with the original cast of the LOVE BOAT; it was ... Read more
pequan
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
We live in greater Los Angeles so no touring there, just drove to a local hotel and parked our car. By the way, I do not recommend the Crowne Plaza San Pedro even though they have a stay and sail program with free parking with one night ... Read more
CruiseNonna
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose this cruise because we wanted to go snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez. We found a wonderful price deal and stayed with the lowest prince - an interior cabin on an upper deck. Both embarkation and disembarkation were fast and ... Read more
killineybay
Member Since 2007
6 reviews
196 forum posts
Embarkation: Arrived the day before. Took shuttle to pier from Doubletree, San Pedro. We arrived about 12:30 pm. The ship was not ready for boarding yet. By the time we checked in boarding had begun and went smoothly. Ship: The Star is ... Read more
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gibsonsgolfer
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
134 forum posts
Sailed November 2016
I wrote an earlier review of a cruise on the Star one month previous to this one. I had mixed feelings on that first coastal cruise, but this Mexico cruise was much better. There were still some concerns I suppose it could have been a ... Read more
jdechter
Member Since 2000
29 reviews
5,117 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 43rd cruise, 14th on princess. Elite embarkation went smoothly except my husband needed a wheelchair at the last Minute. We were taken right to our cabin which was a517. The Bathroom was tiny but the balcony made up for the ... Read more
tjgmyg
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
new beds were great. We cruise Princess a lot. Nothing new stood out. A couple of things we did not like. Portions and choice on menu down. TV has movies but no in room guide. You have to go to the menu on the TV and that is an adventure. ... Read more
CJPRDP
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
For the most part it was a good cruise. Entertainment was first rate. However, smaller entertainment venues never had enough room to sit. Room attendant (Andrei) was excellent. Cabin and ship was in good condition. Cabin layout is the ... Read more
Nutella93
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise. We had previously cruised on the Disney Fantasy and Dream (in the past five years) and the Grand Princess during her first year, 1999. I was a little nervous after reading some of the reviews, but I want to ... Read more
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Grimnash
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was my 5th time on the route and the first time on Princess. The Ruby is an elegant ship with some of the best coffee I have ever tasted. the International Cage in the atrium on the 5th deck is the 24 hour restaurant. It serves ... Read more
Charliepv11
Member Since 2017
1 review
Get your princess patter as son as you can so that you can look at all of the shows and activities. Look at your food menu every day and don't be afraid to order more than one meal. If you like to drink in ur vacations buy the all ... Read more
aburrowwedding
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
If you want to be treated as though you are an inconvenience to employees, do not want to have fun, and want to be yelled at scolded or told no on everything you want to do, you should definitely go on a Ruby Princess Cruise. Unlimited ... Read more
cyberjoys
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
348 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cruising out of San Francisco was so easy for us since we live in N. California. A 3 1/2 hour drive then we parked the car in the nearby parking garage and boarded the ship. We chose this cruise because of the five sea days and four ... Read more
JDM2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was the fifth cruise we have taken but our first with Princess. We booked a four night cruise on the Ruby Princess to Santa Barbara and Ensenada, Mexico. All together it was my wife and I and our two sons, ages 6 and 8. My two sons ... Read more
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lowbrown
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was my first cruise. The trip was "paid for" by a family member, though with drinks, excursions and other fees I ended up spending around $800. If I had paid for the entire trip I'd be more than just disappointed. I'll ... Read more
robdizon
Member Since 2010
1 review
404 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are particularly critical with two things in this cruise. Food and food service. Food on this ship was generally bland, from main dining room to buffet. I understand salt and spice diet may be needed for some cruisers but I don't think ... Read more
pin legs
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
My wife and I are Elite member of Princess. We took this same cruise in Sept. 2015 and again on the Crown to Alaska in July of this year. Reading some of the reviews especially the one regarding the throwing of ashes from the ship,. We ... Read more
VEGASGAL
Member Since 2001
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Embarkation and disembarkation were easy. Ship sold out almost. there were about 10 cabins in our area that had problems with the A/C we reported the problem at 12:30pm on embarkation day a/c not cool at all, at 4:00pm a engineer was in ... Read more
bookworm0007
Member Since 2014
1 review
105 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Slightly disappointed in the Crown Princess. This was my first time on this ship but have done 11 other Princess cruises. Choice this itinerary as I wanted to see the Crown and had friends who had booked it. Embarkation was smooth. Arrived ... Read more
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jcb2001
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
Stayed in cabin C-102 which is on deck 10. Room was fine, except for: 1. Bed was too soft and sank significantly when I slept on it. 2. Cigarette smoke was smelt in our room during the morning hours. Appears to come from air ... Read more
meinkeb
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
31 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I would love to give this review 5 stars, however, I cannot. I realize the cruise industry is very competitive, and cutting costs to keeps fares lower is necessary, but when it affects service, it might drive people to try other lines. ... Read more
joshlangan
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Excellent staff. A magnificent and very enjoyable cruising experience. Cannot say enough about the wonderful staff, from bartenders to waiters -- excellent and very attentive. We had a fantastic time and were well tended to. We would do ... Read more
Savvy Waveriders
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
29 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We went directly to the ship from the airport, since we had been to San Fran. several times. Embarkation and disembarkation is a smooth operation at this port. It was a beautiful day to be sailing under the Golden Gate bridge! This ... Read more
piratequeen2
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My first cruise and I thought it was great. The main reason we choose this cruise was it departed from San Francisco. Since I live in the Bay Area it was so easy to get to the ship. The embarkation and disembarkation was very easy. I ... Read more
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