First, sorry for my bad english. I can not use the same words to descript this review as detailed like others do. This cruise was our 4. cruise (Royal, Carnival and Costa). We enjoyed the cruise very well. We started in San Diego where the embarking was very fast. We stayed at the pier at 11.30 h a.m. an on bord a half hour later. Our stateroom was allready at 2 p.m. after we had lunch. We had a balcony room with lot of space for two people with normal sizes (also in the bathroom and the shower (curtain))The staterooms were made for people there are in good shape, others have to knew that. All day the cabine was clean and the steward was very helpful and friendly. We had no problems at all (no plumping or other problems). The ships interior for us was very nice, not overloaded like carnival. As we knew that they had no table reservation for our first setting in the main restaurant, the headwaiter give us a table in an second room. First we didn`t need that, than we enjoyed it. The room with 4 tables was a very quiet place. The dinner was every time very good, also in the windjammercafe, we had dinner there for three times. Where over the world you get sushi as much as you want, and pay nothing more? The rest of the buffet there, breakfast an dinner was very good. The dinner times in the windjammer we enjoyed so much, there were so less people, you can`t believe it. And all the time the food was excellent.
If you don't need the pool with his music, you find always a quiet place on the ship. The first shows at the theater were not good an very short. Than the shows were better every day.
To the ship: it is an ship 9 years old, so what? There is an spot on the carpet in the hallway where every day cruise 2000 people? Ha, ha. What for a critic!
On the other hand, people they pick food like an tower on their dishes an eating less this is for me immoderate. I see that so many times, unbelievable.
The stuff overall was friendly.
We like that ship, that cruising, the port of calls
near the centrum, no noises, balcony had space for two chairs an a little table, enough for two. good privacy.
Ship is not on pier, no problem. In cabo you get every tour to see the landscape from the ocean cheaper than on board. It is easy to walk by yourself
Nice town, you can easy go by yourself to see the old town. after you pick up an open taxi and go sightseeing.
we didn`t see the town. we have booked, ourselves in the internet, a tour with a ship to snorkel and see an fisher town. the same tour is offered by Royal Carribean an cost more. was o.k. the fisher town was not good to see , the trip to an waterfall easy but not a must. Nice beach there.
All by yourself. The Old Fort is nearby the ship dock, over the street, the old town also. It is no problem to catch an bus and drive along the big bay (cost 5 peso p.P.).
Nice town Zihuatanejo where the sip arrived. Local buses or taxi to ixtapa. People say Isla Ixtapa is wonderful. to go to an beach in Z. by local boat is cheap.