Going to keep it short, we have seen enough about Hurricane Sandy to be way tired of it! Friends from Texas flew in early to beat Sandy and possible airline interruptions. We all wound up huddled at our house doing day by day wait to see if NY would open and let Princess back in. They did finally and off to Manhattan we went.
Despite no power at pier embarkation went pretty decent with two ships in. We sailed with changed itinerary and maybe a little lighter passenger wise but still plenty people boarded. Princess credited two days of our missed 10 day sailing per diem right onto our onboard accounts. Could spend or take in cash later in week your preference. Next they advised for those that made sailing we have a year to take credit of 50% of our PP price off as credit against next cruise good for 1 year. It already appears on my Princess account. Cannot ask for more than that. I thought Princess handled whole situation beyond their control wonderfully!
Cruise itself, we were are table 123 Palm dining traditional second seating, waitress and assistant EXCELLENT.
All staff all categories that we had contact with were smiling and excellent despite what I am sure were some trying days previous to our boarding.
Food was excellent and we had been concerned on if they had been able to properly restock with the storm and all, apparently they had.
Was great cruise look forward to sailing again soon.
Disembark easy, we took EZluggage option they take bags off see them again at home airport. They also provide boarding passes. Our worked great with Jetblue, Friends with AA did not fair well had to get off and handle their bags due to some screwup. But also first start of port this was a reposition. This costs $20 pp but worth it plus easy to take cab.
Ship condition no complaints! Only wish they would reconsider and allow smoking on balconies. Enough is enough after all.