My only disappointment about Princess is the constant up-selling of of everything. Everyday we would come back to our room with more brochures about upcoming cruises, jewelry sales, photo's always wanted to be taken, etc. I want to enjoy myself and not be dodging the photographer or the server wanting to sell the drink of the day. We prefer traveling on Azamara where everything but the tours are including in the pricing (including all gratuities). Plus they include some types of wine, beer and other alcohol and we didn't see anyone overserve themselves. Also love the smaller ships where the passengers are less than 700 and the crew is around 400 (excellent customer service).
5 out of 5
Food and Dining
2 out of 5
The first night in the dining room was 2 hours, not sure why it took so long. I ordered prime rib and they put type of gravy over the prime rib! (Ruined it)! The last night of cruise we went back to the dining room and had a great server and the food was excellent. The specialty dining seafood restaurant only offered two types of fish (clams or fried fish) and they charge an extra $12 each. If you want to add baby lobster or king crab legs it is an extra $10.
4 out of 5
Service and Staff
3 out of 5
The older ship personnel in the food areas were excellent, the younger ones were not so helpful when it came to asking for more coffee or iced tea.
4 out of 5
The new Medallion with the Internet is great, Internet was consistent (including while we were at sea) and the price of access was $59.99 for the entire cruise (per device). I hope all other cruise lines adopt this!
Cabin / Stateroom
4 out of 5
Room was clean and bed was comfortable.
The Medallion for the Internet is excellent and well worth the price of $59.99 for unlimited use (per device).
Both St. Thomas and St. Maarten are still recovering from hurricanes 18 months ago. Glad we visited because that is what the island needs in order to recover financially. It is still going to take a couple more years for the repairs to be finished.
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