Wonderful experience overall: Golden Princess Cruise Review by Dragongourd
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Wonderful experience overall
Embarkation: Los Angeles
We enjoyed many of the history presentations and also the entertainment. The singers and dancers are so full of energy and you can tell they enjoy their "work".
I took some hula lessons and was able to perform on stage with other dancers and the ukulele players. What a unique More and fun experience.
Our waiter, Juan, and his assistant, made our mealtimes special. He is a delightful person who saw to our every need and often anticipated our selections. We were served very quickly, never had to wait long for a course, and thoroughly enjoyed some new taste sensations during the cruise.
We really enjoyed the food at all the venues. There was a good selection in the Horizon Court and there were interesting choices at the outside food stations, both the permanent ones and the special ones like the Asian buffet, pasta station or the dessert station.
My sister is smoker so she made many friends at the small smoking section on deck. A few days it was pretty cold and windy there, though.
Our cabin steward, Crispin, greeted us often as we came and went from the cabin. If we left the cabin and returned within a short time, our room was already refreshed. He made us feel like queens. :-)
We really enjoyed the excursions we booked, particularly the zipline. I'd recommend that to anyone! Our guides on all the excursions were fun, friendly and knowledgeable. I actually took almost 600 pictures during the cruise.
We enjoyed looking at the art and attending one of the auctions, although our purse strings didn't allow for us to purchase any of the beautiful art. We did enjoy the shopping events and were able to buy a few things to bring home for family.
One thing I missed that I had on other cruises was the cleverly folded towels that I found on my bed when I came in for the night. But that's a small thing and didn't detract from our experience.
All in all, it was a wonderful cruise and I'm looking forward to my next one. I'd like to see Australia and New Zealand. Maybe in 2014. Less
Cabin review: IIA237
The only glitch in our cabin was a lamp next to the bed that seemed to have a short. If I tapped it a few times, the light would remain steady, though.