We have just completed our trip to Mexico and I'll post a review towards end of the week.
It was wonderful , especially the warmth and those days at Sea , count them, 3 1/2 days are just perfect.
Coming back we had swells, so the hangers in the closets were banging during the evening and when you sat up top towards the bow or on the lower decks, one went a bit up or to the left.
My wife had two drinks and she was fine for supper.
We enjoyed Matzlan and Cabo San Lucas especially.
For you Non US citizens, like us, you report to the Vista lounge at 7am with passports in hand, a paper Princess gives you so they can check you off the manifast and a US Customs form. As we docked a bit late around 7am, the customs and immigration folks arrived a bit after 7:30am. Once we got in the process was done within 10 minutes.
In our case we got up ay 5am (<,,,), breakfast at 6a, , to security folks at 7am and then were finally off the ship around 9:15am.
As we had Princess voucher to airport and had registered with purser on 1st day our airplane tickets then we had green 1 lugguge tags. Within ten minutes we had our bags and were in the bus for Alaska Air Lines. By 10:15 we were at the airport , in time for our 12:41 flight, .
The ship is wonderful and service was personal and great.
It was too short if you think as the embarkation and debarkation days as lost leaders. Our next cruise will be at least 10 days.
We did this trip on the Regal Princess 2 yrs. ago and it was 10 days then. I agree with you, a 7 day cruise is just not enough. Our longest so far was 15 days through the Panama Canal and the best part was realizing that after that first week was over, you still had 8 days to go!
When MV Star Princess starts seven-day "Mexican Riviera" cruises from Los Angeles in March, MV Sea Princess will shift to a ten-day itinerary with additional ports of call. With the revised schedule, MV Sun Princess will take over the ten-day itinerary next fall.