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This is our 10th cruise with Princess and first on the Royal ( though we have sailed on her sister the Regal 2xs) . The ship was wonderful, from the mid ship balcony room to the lux Thermal Suite ( called “Enclave”). The only downside was one of the two production shows had technical difficulties and could not be shown. We didn’t care much for the comedian or vocalists. But HUGE upside -The Diamond Trio! They played every day in the Piazza and at night in Wheelhouse bar. They gave us many opportunities to dance! Very good musicians ! Also Zumba instructor Nat was the best I’ve had in all 10 cruises! Overall we had a great time. Princess does needs to update their MDR menus, as they are showing their age and sameness. Our excursion in Cabo “Santa Maria Sail and Snorkel” was one of the most fun we’ve ever taken. Would definitely do it again. We booked the estuary cruise in Mazatlan against my better judgement. Mazatlan is full of trash and everywhere they took us -the harbor, the estuaries, the coconut plantation- were covered in garbage. Clean up your act Mazatlan! PV excursion to Majahuitas and Yelapa was pretty fun-Yelapa not so great.If you want to buy ANYTHING in Yelapa bring pesos, because they won’t make change in American and will swindle you on the exchange rate.

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Royal Princess Cruise Review by Kitxhenwitch2

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This is our 10th cruise with Princess and first on the Royal ( though we have sailed on her sister the Regal 2xs) . The ship was wonderful, from the mid ship balcony room to the lux Thermal Suite ( called “Enclave”). The only downside was one of the two production shows had technical difficulties and could not be shown. We didn’t care much for the comedian or vocalists. But HUGE upside -The Diamond Trio! They played every day in the Piazza and at night in Wheelhouse bar. They gave us many opportunities to dance! Very good musicians ! Also Zumba instructor Nat was the best I’ve had in all 10 cruises!

Overall we had a great time. Princess does needs to update their MDR menus, as they are showing their age and sameness.

Our excursion in Cabo “Santa Maria Sail and Snorkel” was one of the most fun we’ve ever taken. Would definitely do it again. We booked the estuary cruise in Mazatlan against my better judgement. Mazatlan is full of trash and everywhere they took us -the harbor, the estuaries, the coconut plantation- were covered in garbage. Clean up your act Mazatlan! PV excursion to Majahuitas and Yelapa was pretty fun-Yelapa not so great.If you want to buy ANYTHING in Yelapa bring pesos, because they won’t make change in American and will swindle you on the exchange rate.
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Cabin Review

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Cabin BE
Middle floor and perfectly mid ship. Excellent location! Balconies on Royal class ships are teeny, but we knew what to expect so we weren’t disappointed. Beds are super comfortable and nice amenities.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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    Vallarta Adventures is always top notch. Bring pesos to Yelapa to avoid getting swindled- nothing is included here except a lounge chair on the beach.
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