TravelPirate

TravelPirate
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Joined: 03/12/2013
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Grand Princess

February 2014 - Grand Princess to Hawaii

OK cruise

Loved the warm weather...did not like the food. I found myself asking some night just what can I eat. I had steak one night that was very tough. I ate the daily salmon a few times because it was good and because there was nothing on the new day specials I cared for. We had two nights alone at our table because the other 3 couples PAID to eat at the steakhouse. Our room staff was excellent. The way they organized the excursions into rooms before getting off the ship was excellent. The pools, pizza, burgers, ice cream, outside movies was great. Not being able to get lemonade in the dining room or on your own without someone bringing it to you, like it was being held hostage sucked. Casino was nice to look at, but all you did was feed machines. It didn't want to give you little wins just so you could keep playing. Not sure if I will choose Princess again.

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Zuiderdam

February 2013 - Zuiderdam to Caribbean

Lisa's review

The ship was fine. The food was excellent. The service was fantastic. The only problem was most (like 95%) of the passengers were 70 or older. At 10:30 the place turned into a ghost ship. All food other than room service is shut down. The only thing open is the casino. After 11 days it was long and I was glad to be home. One problem was even with the older clientele was the saving/hording of deck chairs. They put their stuff on them then go to lunch or whatever for a couple hours.....not cool. Wouldn't have expected that from the older generation. The trip was quite enjoyable. There needs to be a happy medium ship for people aged 35 to 55. i was travelling with my spouse. The next option doesn't give you that choice

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TravelPirate's Tips

Grand Princess Grand Princess - did not do any ship excursions or have to deal with kids
Curacao - we shared a cab with another couple & did a couple hour tour walked around the old city, on top the fort, bit warm, beautiful day
Puerto Limon, Costa Rica - almost third world, if you don't have an excursion, don't get off the ship. Dirty, DOES NOT cater to touists. This is where these ppl live. Not any more shopping than what you get before going out of security. Not a good place.
Oranjestad, Aruba - ship right in town, not much to see on the island but you can take public transportation to a beach, casino in town, nice to walk around
Zuiderdam Zuiderdam - Never go to the Lido deck on any ship unless you like juggling your food while looking for a seat. Then when you set your stuff down to go get coffee the staff cleans the spot. It is a horrible way to wake up. We always have sit down meals or order room service.

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received a helpful vote on their Grand Princess cruise review - OK cruise

received a helpful vote on their Grand Princess cruise review - OK cruise

received a helpful vote on their Grand Princess cruise review - OK cruise

received a helpful vote on their Grand Princess cruise review - OK cruise

received a helpful vote on their Grand Princess cruise review - OK cruise

received a helpful vote on their Grand Princess cruise review - OK cruise