Thanks for all of the info on the board, it helps so much!
And thank you
I'm glad you enjoyed your cruise, despite the indifference of your cabin steward. I hope you gave him an appropriate rating on the comment card (or will do so if the comment form is emailed to you).
We haven't sailed N. Star's Mexican Riviera itinerary, but did so on Diamond Princess and count that among our best cruises. It's nice to hear from someone who's done both.
Many thanks for the great and informative review!