Looking for an easy and relaxing getaway, we decided on this 5-day cruise to Cabo San Lucas to celebrate our anniversary for several reasons. Living in Northern California, the drive to LA meant no airports, most of the cruise was at sea with only one port...perfect! We drove to LA a day early and had a great overnight stay at the Crowne Plaza, which is literally within walking distance from the port/ship. Embarkation was smooth and relatively quick. I really appreciated the many, many port agents there to point everyone in the right direction.
The ship is beautiful...great decor, fairly easy to navigate, nice public rooms and very clean. We did the Anytime dining and ate in the Horizon Court for breakfast and lunch, dinner in the Main Dining Rooms, Michelangelo and Da Vinci. Food is average, especially in the Horizon Court. The Main Dining Rooms waite staff appeared overwhelmed and rushed which might explain why it took so long to be served. But they were gracious and apologetic. My biggest complaint was being told that tables for two were for Suite passengers...not good. We did get a table for two the last night of the cruise...guess late is better than never. Speciality dining in the Crown Grill was the very best...great ambience, good food and service. We had room service for breakfast two mornings. It was always on time and complete.
The public rooms are inviting and comfortable. Our favorites were the Skywalkers, a quiet daytime hideaway with magnificent views, and the Adagio for jazz and a cocktail after dinner. The Piazza is beautiful and has lots to offer, shopping, food, bars and entertainment.