Ship waited 3 hours for a group out of Chicago who booked thru Princess!!! Finally set sail around 8 pm and have been hauling a$$ since...Very rough, windy and cold! However, hubby is having a blast, eat, sleep, bleep, repeat.
I will bet the reviews will be bad due to pools closed, really rocky seas. People were angry we didn't sail at 4 but when first four days are at sea enroute to Hawaii, it really makes no difference. Nice part about being a previous cruiser, you know the best is yet to be! Hope I can deliver on that speech.
(A note about pools - they are obviously taking advantage of bad weather to do maintenance and nobody in their right mind would be swimming today, but because they can't, people feel they are deprived. Hot tubs are all operational!)