September 2013 - Island Princess to U.S. - Pacific, Northwest
Good points. Wonderful view leaving Vancouver and all the way to sunset near Victoria. Equally awesome view coming in under the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. Our stateroom steward was very friendly and helpful. Room service personnel were prompt and polite. The day at sea was nice, though very breezy, and enjoyed a plunge in the Lotus Spa heated and covered pool. Found some good bargains at a small sale for ladies clothing and a couple goodies for the grand children. Not so good: rock hard beds. Had tried to request a kind, but got two twins. Tiny bathroom. Horizon court food was mostly dreadful, too salty and just not appealing. Food at the 'any time dining' facility was also not so good, Limited choices and no options, difficult to get reservation before 7:45pm, which is very late to have an evening meal for us, hard to get a table for 2, and all things combined kinda ruined the evening. There was a storm at sea the first night and the ship rocked quite a bit. Was fun in the pool the nest day, not so much fun almost falling out of bed that night. I would try this particular cruise again, just probably not on this ship. Very dissapointed as previous Princess Cruises were just wonderful.