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Grand Princess Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1510 reviews
12 Awards

Ship is nice, food okay (not what I expected), Cabo was cool but a storm made us leave early. Entertainer Darren Dowler extraordinary!

Review for Grand Princess to the Mexican Riviera
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LittleLuv
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Oct 2021
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I'd always heard Princess was the king so we booked a Princess Cruise. Good drinks, food, dancing and more.

PROS: One Pro was singer Darren Dowler. He's a somewhat famous singer, guitarist, actor (Rock and Roll the Movie) and does INCREDIBLE impressions. Saying he's good looking, a great guitarist and singer, great impressionist are all gross understatements! This was the maybe the best show I've seen in my life. Seriously. The only thing I don't understand is that his was the best, most prestigious show on the ship and they put him on the worst night possible. The one day we were at an island. We were all tired, sun beaten and many missed him who stayed on shore and people were genuinely pissed that they missed his show. The other entertainers were very good, but come on put the ship cast show or a comedian on that night. Some people were cheated out of the best part of the cruise in my opinion. And others were saying the same. Makes no sense to me at all.

Other talent, there was a good rock and roll show with a pretty blonde named Steffanie singing some great songs, a magician who was good too. The cast was really talented but a typical revue type show. But they work really hard. Again, why the star performer was on the worst night, I don't have a clue. The other entertainment around the ship was good too. The dance band Static was really fun.

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Cabo San Lucas

I didn't have a whole week and two days in CABO sounded cool. But it ended up only one day. Dock is pricey. But walk in a little ways and a lot cheaper. Cabo Wabo was fun! No Sammy Hagar though. Also couldn't stay out because the best show of the cruise was on this night so had to return to ship early. Then couldn't go back out for weather. Really bummed. I really don't understand why they put the star act on the one island night. We had to cut our island stay short to see him. Put a comedian or one of the ship cast shows on that night. A few people were really upset about this, especially when they heard how great Darren Dowler's show was. I really just don't get it. Management hello?

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