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We started in Phoenix and drove to San Pedro the day before our cruise. We were routed thru Yorba Linda and decided to see the Nixon Presidential Library. The stop was well worth it. We did the stay and cruise package at the Crowne Plaza. The staff there was great. The hotel is showing its age but it has the location. On cruise day I drove to the port and dropped our checked bags at about 9:30am. Went back and parked the car and waited till about 10:30 to check in. We just walked to the ship from the hotel. We had done the complete Medallion package and it actually worked! Check in was a breeze and we ended up walking right onto the ship. We were on board by 11:10. We had wanted to make reservations for the Chefs table and Winemakers dinner. It seems many of the crew had no idea what we wanted to do. We were told to go see the maître d' and he would be at Sabatini at noon. We just waited and had lunch at Alfredo's. When we checked at Sabatinis, we were told we had to call the dining reservations number to check on the 2 meals. We found out by this time, both were full and we would be notified if we were able to be included. We missed out on both so that was a lesson learned. Our cabin was B726. good location as the deck was in the middle of food or entertainment. The balcony was small but worked well for our needs. We had a great room steward, almost never saw him. We had a very entertaining comedian on the first night. The next night was singers and dancers with an operetta singer. We did not care for opera so we skipped that show. Next day was Cabo and we had a good Mariachi group preform. All of our cruises to Mexico and this was the first time we actually took in this type of show. We were not disappointed! Cabo was fun as it always is. Getting off the ship initially took about 3 to 4 hours to get most of us ashore. Tenders did run all night. We stayed out till dark and then went out again in the morning. The last tender from shore was noon and shortly after we left. We ate breakfast most mornings in the buffet and were very happy with the varied selections that were offered. We did the dining room breakfast one day and it was about what we expected. Food service and hot food. Dinners wer mostly in the buffet. We ate once in the MDR and were please with the selection. Again, good service and hot food. One night we dined at Sabatini's. This was the best meal we had on the ship. Our waiter was great and the food was delicious. Worth the charge. The cruise director and staff worked hard to keep everyone entertained. We attended a couple of trivia sessions and the Majority Rules show. This show was at the Princess Live location. This was a good location for a game that was not relying on teams. They did some trivia in Princess Live but it was awkward to have teams and work together in that room. We need 2 more Princess cruises to make Platinum and look forward to getting these done soon!

Quick 5 day getaway to Cabo

Royal Princess Cruise Review by zonacruiser25

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2019
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
We started in Phoenix and drove to San Pedro the day before our cruise. We were routed thru Yorba Linda and decided to see the Nixon Presidential Library. The stop was well worth it. We did the stay and cruise package at the Crowne Plaza. The staff there was great. The hotel is showing its age but it has the location.

On cruise day I drove to the port and dropped our checked bags at about 9:30am. Went back and parked the car and waited till about 10:30 to check in. We just walked to the ship from the hotel. We had done the complete Medallion package and it actually worked! Check in was a breeze and we ended up walking right onto the ship. We were on board by 11:10.

We had wanted to make reservations for the Chefs table and Winemakers dinner. It seems many of the crew had no idea what we wanted to do. We were told to go see the maître d' and he would be at Sabatini at noon. We just waited and had lunch at Alfredo's.

When we checked at Sabatinis, we were told we had to call the dining reservations number to check on the 2 meals. We found out by this time, both were full and we would be notified if we were able to be included. We missed out on both so that was a lesson learned.

Our cabin was B726. good location as the deck was in the middle of food or entertainment. The balcony was small but worked well for our needs. We had a great room steward, almost never saw him.

We had a very entertaining comedian on the first night. The next night was singers and dancers with an operetta singer. We did not care for opera so we skipped that show. Next day was Cabo and we had a good Mariachi group preform. All of our cruises to Mexico and this was the first time we actually took in this type of show. We were not disappointed!

Cabo was fun as it always is. Getting off the ship initially took about 3 to 4 hours to get most of us ashore. Tenders did run all night. We stayed out till dark and then went out again in the morning. The last tender from shore was noon and shortly after we left.

We ate breakfast most mornings in the buffet and were very happy with the varied selections that were offered. We did the dining room breakfast one day and it was about what we expected. Food service and hot food. Dinners wer mostly in the buffet. We ate once in the MDR and were please with the selection. Again, good service and hot food. One night we dined at Sabatini's. This was the best meal we had on the ship. Our waiter was great and the food was delicious. Worth the charge.

The cruise director and staff worked hard to keep everyone entertained. We attended a couple of trivia sessions and the Majority Rules show. This show was at the Princess Live location. This was a good location for a game that was not relying on teams. They did some trivia in Princess Live but it was awkward to have teams and work together in that room.

We need 2 more Princess cruises to make Platinum and look forward to getting these done soon!
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Very quite cabin almost all the way aft on deck 11. Close to the aft of the ship. Heading down to mexico we had beautiful sunrises and an excellent view of Cabo and the arch from our balcony. Then we had a couple great sunsets on the way to LA. Any of the cabins in this area on Baja deck would be quiet and convenient. DW likes the vibrations at night so that never bothers us. The knock is the smelly shower curtin. Princess needs to change those darn thing more often!
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