Overall, we had a pleasant cruise. In all fairness I do hold Princess to a higher standard than, say, NCL.
We got the distinct feeling we were dealing with a crew where most were in training. They lacked attention to detail and knowledge, which improved somewhat over the period of the trip. The ship was just not is the best shape. Rust stains were prevalent, and most of the trip included a rather unpleasant sewer smell near the bow and upper-exterior decks.
Food quality and variety were excellent, with the exception of the poor coffee in the Buffet. There was always something going on. Bars were themed and very comfortable. Alcohol drinks reflected variety and creativity. Cabins were very comfortable, and housekeeping service was excellent.
Deck 11. The cabin was spacious and very comfortable. The steward kept our cabin impeccably clean. we especially enjoyed the daily chocolates. The aft of the ship is noticeably more motion oriented especially in rough seas, but we did not find it to be noisy in the least. Location placed us conveniently near the stairs and elevators, with the buffet directly above on deck 15
Just got on and off the Ship.
$20 tour. Small van. Great tour.
We got off the ship in charming, inviting, Lahaina and just wandered around shopping and eating. This was a great port for that kind of self tour.
Its Mexico. The port is clean and feels safe. Once you are out of the port it's just another Mexican town.