Grand Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

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7+ cruises


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2 out of 5

An all right cruise

Sail Date: October 01, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Our cruise on the Grand Princess was a disappointment for us. We had heard rave reviews about the Princess line and looked forward to the cruise to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Our experience on this cruise did not live up to our expectations. We ate many meals in the Di Vinci dining room and found the food quality and service just average, if that. We liked the idea of 'Anytime Dining' and that worked for us although we eventually found a group that we stayed with through choice.

In the Horizion (buffet) the food was not at the correct temperature. For example, the scrambled eggs were not hot, the hash browns were cold. We were also disappointed that the coffee was not a 'brewed' coffee, but made from a syrup. If you wanted 'brewed' coffee, you could purchase it in a bar on another floor (not convenient) and we had also expected the coffee to be included with the price.

The state room was adequate as far as size and arrangement was concerned, the personnel were attentative and kept it clean and replaced linens frequently. However, the toilet did not flush properly on a regular basis and was reported early on, but the problem persisted.

The entertainment was just ok in our opinion though not a wow factor. We found the 'Excursions' to be crowded though the ship did manage the movement of a hugh number of people efficiently. Compared to other shore excursions these were average and a bit pricey.

Pros: The ship was nice although very large. The embarkations were very efficient and handled exceptionally well. The crusie line moved a large number of people quite efficiently for both excursions and embarkation.

Cons: Food and service was so-so, nothing spectular.

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