I chose this cruise since I had never cruised the Mexican Riviera before. The ship is beautiful, the staff was extremely friendly. Due to COVID restrictions, the ship was only about 1/3 full, and so nothing was over crowded. The Pool area always had deck chairs, and the bars, restaurants and even the buffet had ample seating. With as small a passenger list, it was easy to make friends throughout the ship. That being said, on to the cruise:
We sailed out of Los Angeles with ports in Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, and Cabo San Lucas. I did excursions booked through Princess at each port and was very pleased. My highlight was the Estuary cruise and tequila tasting in Mazatlán. The guide took us from the harbor into the river system pointing out the many types of birds and waterfowl in the area.
I booked a Princess transfer from LAX to the port, where embarkation was amazingly easy, and luggage was completely handled by ship staff. I never saw my luggage from the time I left the airport until it was delivered to my stateroom. Speaking of which, I booked a "Guarantee Inside Cabin" and was upgraded to a deluxe balcony cabin. The room was comfortable with a queen bed and a small sitting area. Food on the ship was exceptional in the main dining room, however I was not as impressed with the buffet area. But there was always good food available. Several food venues near the pool area made outdoor dining easy.
The cabin was clean and comfortable, with a balcony. The bathroom was bigger than many I have had on other ships.
I did a "Best Of Puerto Vallarta" walking tour of the city, including the Our Lady of Guadalupe church the mosaic garden, and of course shopping!
I took the Estuary cruise and tequila tasting tour. The cruise through the harbor then into the river systems was incredible. Lunch then the tequila tasting was just fun!
I did a catamaran tour of the area around the rocks and the famous Cabo Arch formation, then had two hours at a resort with use of their private beach area. Lunch and drinks were served. Unfortunately, the port time in Cabo was only a half day. We had to depart around 2:30 PM to be able to make it back to Los Angeles after one more sea day.
I did a bus tour of the Los Angeles beach area, including Venice, with a drop off at the airport. To take advantage of this tour you have to have a flight leaving LA after 4:30 PM.