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We just returned from our back to back cruise, on Crown Princess. The first 8 days were fine. However, the first stop was Manzanillo which was a dump with no where to go and nothing to do or see. We went back to the ship. The next ports were Manzanita, Puerta Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. All very nice however we were only in Cabo until 1PM. Not much time to do anything. We booked a mini-suite (D207) and it was fine but dated. Also the beds were very uncomfortable. We constantly asked at the Passenger Service desk if we could keep the same suite. However they turned a deaf ear to that and after the first 8 days had to change rooms to the other side of ship. (D216). I do not think that we will do back to back cruises again as this was very disruptive. (Having to move). The food was excellent on some nights and so/so on other nights. We had traditional dining and we had to be in our seats by 5:30 or they would reassign our table. This happened once when we arrived at 5:40 and saw someone else sitting at our table. On the 2nd part of the cruise, the winds were blowing so hard that we were unable to go to Catalina or Ensenada, so the ship went to San Diego instead. The entertainment was very good most nights. Only one night was the Comedian not funny. We became ELITE status this trip. We will see what that brings us. These old ships really need to update the rooms!

Mexican Riviera

Crown Princess Cruise Review by DollyVardin

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2015
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
We just returned from our back to back cruise, on Crown Princess. The first 8 days were fine. However, the first stop was Manzanillo which was a dump with no where to go and nothing to do or see. We went back to the ship. The next ports were Manzanita, Puerta Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. All very nice however we were only in Cabo until 1PM. Not much time to do anything.

We booked a mini-suite (D207) and it was fine but dated. Also the beds were very uncomfortable. We constantly asked at the Passenger Service desk if we could keep the same suite. However they turned a deaf ear to that and after the first 8 days had to change rooms to the other side of ship. (D216). I do not think that we will do back to back cruises again as this was very disruptive. (Having to move). The food was excellent on some nights and so/so on other nights. We had traditional dining and we had to be in our seats by 5:30 or they would reassign our table. This happened once when we arrived at 5:40 and saw someone else sitting at our table.

On the 2nd part of the cruise, the winds were blowing so hard that we were unable to go to Catalina or Ensenada, so the ship went to San Diego instead.

The entertainment was very good most nights. Only one night was the Comedian not funny.

We became ELITE status this trip. We will see what that brings us.

These old ships really need to update the rooms!
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Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin ME D207 & D216
Cabin looked dated and bed was very uncomfortable. Bathroom was nice size/
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