We chose this cruise for convince, living in southern Oregon we were able to drive to San Fransisco. The ship is old so don't expect glitter and gold. It is going into dry dock soon but i'm really not sure if it will help the carpets and furniture they are old. This is reason for average. The Embarking and Debarkation were very smooth i loved this especially debarkation after two rough days at sea i was ready to get off and get on land and go home.
The service in the buffet was wonderful and variety of food served was great. We ate in the dining room few times and quiet frankly was disappointed each time in the food and the dress code service was slow .They have a smart casual dress code that was not enforced. Small issue but still.
Wanted to try the movies under the stars but limited seating on the lounge chairs and some families stake out seats early in the day so come time to get a seat good luck. But figured out next day they were playing on channel 21 and i could relax in heat of day or on way home in a cold stormy day in my cabin and enjoy the movie. The Theater shows are OK nothing exciting that made me want to see it again at next show. Only real issue was we had to arrive about hour early to secure our seats. The ship Activity level is quiet unless you like to shop that is about all that is to do. They do have Live music on port days on lido deck about hour or so before debark. I wished on Sea days they had this going on since most of the nice days we spent on lido deck enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.
Our Shore excursion in Mazatlan was horrible we paid for 9 to 12:30 and guess what we were dropped off at 11:30. If you get on a city highlight excursion with Andres get off the bus ask for another one. Our shore excursion in Puerto Valletta with Victor was wonderful. Would i do this cruise again o yes i would. And i do look forward to seeing what they do to make her Grand again.
room was bigger then we thought Dindy was the best Steward.
Victor was great. Don't be fooled by the silver prices at the silver factory way to high just go in pee and get free drink and leave.
horrible our guide Andres was horrible. Why would a fish market be a big deal to take people to that are on a cruise ship? Did not take us like the excursion i paid for.
We just got off and walked around while in the Marina area plan to be annoyed about getting a water taxi. The town is restaurants or shopping, the Marina was exciting to see all the fancy yachts. that's about it.
Just got off the ship and walked around be careful don't stray to fair. I suggest and if we do it again we will take a cruise sponsored excursion.