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We thought this was perfect since we only Iive 80 miles from the port. As others have said, it does show its age a bit. But tried and true can be better than fluffy new. And certainly nothing was in bad shape. The captain and chef were very visible and jovial. The staff were friendly and made you feel very welcome. We had a Aft cabin on Deck 12 like many other times. It was great as usual until the last day when we hit rough seas. A lower mid would have better that last 16 hours. The weather overall was fantastic. We enjoyed the normal Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cano stops. It ws s nice to visit Manzanillo. We had not been there before. We had traditional early dining. Service was wonderful and food was good. Embarkation and disembarktion was fast and so easy. Loved the new terminal at San Francisco. We feel this was definitely good value for the money. We parked nearby in the Princess suggested parking lot. We had rolling suitcases and walked the couple of blocks to the ship. I had made advance reservations for the parking.

Great trip

Grand Princess Cruise Review by calval

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2018
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Interior
We thought this was perfect since we only Iive 80 miles from the port. As others have said, it does show its age a bit. But tried and true can be better than fluffy new. And certainly nothing was in bad shape. The captain and chef were very visible and jovial. The staff were friendly and made you feel very welcome. We had a Aft cabin on Deck 12 like many other times. It was great as usual until the last day when we hit rough seas. A lower mid would have better that last 16 hours.

The weather overall was fantastic. We enjoyed the normal Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cano stops. It ws s nice to visit Manzanillo. We had not been there before.

We had traditional early dining. Service was wonderful and food was good.

Embarkation and disembarktion was fast and so easy. Loved the new terminal at San Francisco.

We feel this was definitely good value for the money. We parked nearby in the Princess suggested parking lot. We had rolling suitcases and walked the couple of blocks to the ship. I had made advance reservations for the parking.
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Inside cabin was typical. Unfortunately I had not looked at the floor plan enough to see it had overhead berths. Made walking around the bed a bit harder. Otherwise had plenty of space by putting suitcases under the bed.
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