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June 2015 - Grand Princess to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Excellent guest speakers, disappointing ship

Alaska - awe-inspiring, of course!  Grand Princess is old-fashioned,  poorly designed, dark in many areas.  Unfortunately there was a viral outbreak on-board and I was one of the many hundreds affected.  Spent most of the cruise isolating myself from others and unable to enjoy the food.  (The buffet was not well-presented and the food luke-warm anyway.)  Only managed to eat in the main dining room 3 times as I was not well and had no appetite.  2 of those times I chose to sit by myself so as not to share my "germs".  On the other occasion I shared at a large table.  One of the other people at the table was wearing a Nascar-type jacket and red ball-cap, which was never removed.  As Princess reminds it's guests that no ball-caps are allowed in the main dining room at supper, I wondered why the staff did not, tactfully, address this issue and ask the person to comply?  There were 2 boys, aged approx. 8 and 14, at the same table, (from a different family), who were dressed appropriately and very well-mannered.  What message did it send them to be sitting next to a person wearing a baseball cap to the supper table??  There were excellent guest speakers on board and some entertainers and shows were brilliant.  My cabin steward, Nes, was professional and efficient.  I was surprised that there were no obvious extra measures taken to sanitize handrails, elevator buttons, etc., even after the captain announced that there was a viral outbreak amongst the passengers.  I will be sure not to take any Princess ships with less than a 5* rating in future.

 

 

 

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