Do not eat at the Horizon Court Buffet.
Don’t book Princess
Put clocks in the rooms
Don't bother with a drink package, even the "Unlimited Soda and More." It does not apply all across the ship. We probably could have saved a lot of money without it. I would also look into booking excursions offered from offshore - we found these were operated by the same agents Princess was working with and were cheaper!
Please use the Sports Bar as a 24 hour sports bar and not secondary creche for teens (who had their own teen function space). with so much great sport on (NHL, NFL, T20 and Ashes I felt the room was servilely under utilised on many occasion I went to Legends and it was either shut (no open bar until 8pm) or being used for teens or glockenspiel classes.
If you don't have the all inclusive drink card, at least get the coffee card. The brewed coffee is so much better than ship coffee and they offer a range of specialty coffees.
Do as much as you can on board
Go see the Maitre'D and the Executive Chef do their culinary show. Best entertainment of the cruise. DO NOT MISS IT !!!!
Enjoy each day staff are very friendly and helpful
We went with a large group approx 40 people yet we always were able to have our own time which was nice you're never bored nor do you ever feel bad for just resting and relaxing I call it the mum's/wife's real holiday no cooking no cleaning true R&R. Cancel your gratuities and only tip your servers/cabin staff as they are on very low wages, work very long hours and have such a pleasant disposition and the greatest attitude and work ethic. Get as familiar with the ship and everything on board as much as possible before travelling and make sure you have everything for special nights etc they're Great Fun!
Enjoy your self the staff will go out of their way to help you
Choose a cabin midship. Adults only pool area near gym at back of ship less busy than deck 12 midship pool area.
The ship is tired and ready for a refurb, don't expect RCI standards
Relax and enjoy.
Unusual tip but take magnetic hooks as the walls and ceilings are metal and it is very handy to hang your washing to dry.
Love the DJ at the sport bar
We bought our drinks at the wheelhouse bar during happy hour and put them in the fridge for happy hour and dinner.
Don't buy drink package before you go, it was heaps cheaper when on there
Make sure you have fixed dining and chose a big table (8 or 10) if are with only the two of you. We had a fantastic table and we all looked forward to see each other each evening.
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