We have been cruising for several years now and have quite a number under our belt. Our choice being Princess for there superb service, classically beautiful design, destinations, and military friendliness. For the ultimate experience and pampering you really can’t beat it. For instance I am a Elite member and this includes yup a free mini bar set up.
For the luxury minimalist it is a very nice room especially if you book a balcony. I get to bring two YES two bottles of wine on board and I really love my wine. I have a room steward who comes to take care of my room twice a day. I can order room service to be served on my balcony if I booked one over looking that big beautiful ocean. Or I can have them open my wine as I just sit and relax in ultimate comfort. It really has a lot of featured comforts that can’t be beat.
For this cruise we chose a ocean view obstructed room on the Ruby Princess and it was cabin E632. We had a great window and there was hardly any obstruction at all. A little noise in the morning from the opening of the storage door below but really nothing. When you book an ocean view obstructed you can just about get anything. It can be completely obstructed to really nothing to speak of. I try to usually go on line and make sure I am getting a room that is not totally blocked. This is always a great value and is comparable to a interior room and less than a full ocean view in price. It’s a great deal if you are not spending a lot of time in the room.
I chose the ocean view obstructed because we were traveling with a group this time and was pretty sure I would not be in the room too much. I was not disappointed as this view was great! The cabin fantastic.
Our cruise this time was to the Mexican Rivera our stops were Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas. I have to say my favorite used to be Puerto Vallarta but I really enjoyed Mazatlan this time. We chose a self guided taxi ride that took us throughout the city and out to the beach area to somewhere called Playa Bruja area. We stopped and had lunch at a little place right on the beach.
The food was classic seafood style Mexican. I chose grilled lobster which was very good. Now I have to say that is was not as good as the little lobster village down in Baja California called Puerto Nuevo but it was close. I was serenaded upon request of course as I enjoyed my lunch with great company.
If you have never taken a cruise it is wonderful and one of my husbands favorite vacations. He really enjoys the idea of unpacking once yet seeing multiple places. It’s great if you just want to step your foot into various places before you make a longer trip. In the United States our vacation time is some of the shortest in the working world so most try to make the most of the short time. A cruise is perfect in this aspect because you can see a lot in a relatively small time frame.
For those who just want to enjoy the sea it’s perfect. You can stroll upon the decks or sit in the International Café and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a nice cup of loose leaf tea. There is no better place on ship for my favorite past time people watching then the Piazza.
As always if you enjoyed my review of Princess and would like more information please contact me. I would love to help you book your destination discovery.