Grand Princess Cruise Review

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5 out of 5

Reviewed: 6 years ago

As our cruise director, Lisa from England, says about everything on the "Graaand" Princess. We went to the Western Caribbean from Jan. 5-12. This was our first cruise ever, and we had a blast! We are now cruise junkies and are planning for our next cruise. We were told that we went on the Rolls Royce of cruises and may not step down to anything of lesser quality. We pre-registered the day before embarkation, and we were told that our information did not get into the system, which is strange because the computer system should have taken it, said my computer geek husband. So we had to register at the Express line, and with a new registrant, no less! Express line no longer. Our room was an inside room on Baja, deck 11. We opted to spend our money on other things, so it was fine. We didn't expect to spend our time in our room that much anyway.We did so much that I actually lost weight, despite the constant eating. The activities were so abundant that we were thoroughly entertained. The shows were Broadway calibre. The singers and dancers were superb. The comedians were good too. The other bands, pianists and string quartet were average. We also did ballroom and line dancing. The food at Sabattini's ($15 cover pp.) is excellent. It's an 18 course tasting menu that Zagat might have given a 26-food, 26-decor 28-service. Personal Choice dinner was what we discovered-way to go, but avoid 7-8:30 PM dinner rush. Terrible coffee, as we have heard, in all the dining rooms, except at the coffee bars, which I didn't try.The excursions were fun, but a little more expensive than the local ones. If peace of mind is important to you, just stick with that. Shopping at Cozumel was great. Swimming with the stingrays at Grand Cayman was awesome! We snorkeled in the beautiful Princess Cays(we were bitten by beach fleas there), Costa Maya, and did "Discovering Scuba" at Cozumel. I was very proud of myself. I took Bonine a day, and I was not sea sick, which was one concern prior to the cruise. We would go back to the Caribbean in a heart beat. However, we would like to try the Coral Princess or the Voyager of the Seas. The Grand Princess, although grand, does look a little tired in some areas. Tammy and Leo, NY

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