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After all that time in Dry Dock, they were still doing a ton of work on the ship. The paint fumes were nauseating. They shut down the smoking section for several days but no one seemed to be working on it . Although they allowed the crew to sit in there the night of the crew party. Our cabin was always cold, the shower water went hot and cold intermittently and there weren't very many interesting activities to do. There were also times in the dining room that food took 30+ minutes to get to our table. But thanks to about 30 passengers that we met, we had a great time. I will say though, that despite the slow food in the dining room, the service was always excellent as was the service on the deck outside the Disco, although it would have been nice to have somebody wait on us after 11 when our waiter got off work. Thousands of dollars they missed because no one would come out and wait on us. The dolphin tour in Cabo would have been great if it had lasted as long as advertised. And the zipline, ATV, water slide tour in PV was great but more information should have been provided. Such as the fact that we were not in fact required to wear pants, that it was in the jungle so wearing white was a bad idea and that mosquito repellent would be a good idea. We were the only ones that brought any. It was also a lot more strenuous than explained

Fun, but mostly bc of the passengers

Grand Princess Cruise Review by JulieAndBrian

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)
After all that time in Dry Dock, they were still doing a ton of work on the ship. The paint fumes were nauseating. They shut down the smoking section for several days but no one seemed to be working on it . Although they allowed the crew to sit in there the night of the crew party. Our cabin was always cold, the shower water went hot and cold intermittently and there weren't very many interesting activities to do. There were also times in the dining room that food took 30+ minutes to get to our table. But thanks to about 30 passengers that we met, we had a great time. I will say though, that despite the slow food in the dining room, the service was always excellent as was the service on the deck outside the Disco, although it would have been nice to have somebody wait on us after 11 when our waiter got off work. Thousands of dollars they missed because no one would come out and wait on us. The dolphin tour in Cabo would have been great if it had lasted as long as advertised. And the zipline, ATV, water slide tour in PV was great but more information should have been provided. Such as the fact that we were not in fact required to wear pants, that it was in the jungle so wearing white was a bad idea and that mosquito repellent would be a good idea. We were the only ones that brought any. It was also a lot more strenuous than explained
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Cabin Review

Oceanview (obstructed view)
Cabin OV E412
The cabin was fine except for the thermostat and the water issues. But so many people had problems similar to ours that we didn't want to complain because we didn't want to get moved like they all did
Emerald Deck Inside Cabins, Outside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • Dolphin Encounters
    We had Max and Mariah and they were amazing. The actual part of the dolphin experience was amazing. The problem was it didn't last nearly as long as was advertised and he made us wait for three people who were entirely too late to justify the amount of money we spent
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  • Ziplining
    The staff on the zipline, ATV and water slide tour was amazing and I highly recommend it. But princess needs to update their description of this event as it was dirtier and more strenuous than described. Tip bring some bug repellent
    View All 22 Ziplining Reviews