September 2016 - Grand Princess to Mexico
The music groups that played dancing music were great. They played very danceable music and a lot of dancers enjoyed themselves. The DJ music was not very good. The DJ seemed to want to play music that he liked for himself and didn't play what the passengers wanted to or could dance to. You need a DJ who plays the to the crowd, not to his ego-dominant self.
Everything else was great, except the dinners in the dining room were overpowering. The food was delicious, but there were too many sauces and the food was too ambitious, too rich. Great cooks do not need to cover up everything with a rich sauce. This did not seem to be food that is preferred in fine restaurants in the U.S. - too culturally different. Would have preferred a few choices of traditional dishes. Not much to choose from that was not overly rich and "saucy". How about a steak without a rich overpowering sauce? Or maybe shrimp with the traditional garlic and butter instead of a strange flavored sauce? The dining room food was just a bit too "strange" this cruise. The food in the Horizon Lounge always gave good and varied choices. The desserts were all good, especially in the dining room. Entertainment on stage was good and the lecture series was great.