October 2016 - Crown Princess to South Pacific
We enjoyed the sea days on this cruise more than anything. it had been 25 years since visiting Hawaii and all I can say is it has really become crowded. The Samoan and French Polynesian islands are remote and have little to occupy your time unless you enjoy water activities. The Crown princess is showing her age, but more disconcerting to us was the lack of amenities we had on board the Royal princess. The Mini Suite has no divider between the two rooms so it might as well have been one large room. The tvs carried the same endless loops of the food channel and HGTV, We did get a couple live news channels, but no sports in the rooms. No on line account review or On Demand Service in the rooms either. Since it was a longer cruise the ave age was low to mid 80's which was OK just not a lot of late night activity. Casino usually closed all tables before mid night. Food was what I call institutional. the specialty restaurants were good and the Chef's table was elegant. In all I would say it was not worth what we paid.