Grand or not?: Grand Princess Cruise Review by tropicl123
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Grand or not?
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The New Years Party was really great with a wonderful balloon drop and supposedly free champagne, which we never saw or received. Our meals were mainly in the dining room utilizing the anytime dining that we love, but using anytime dining makes it hard to bond with the wonderful waiters. The best experience we had on the ship was the wonderfully gracious staff.Each and every person we encountered on the staff was friendlier and more helpful than the last.
The food was hard to rate as some was good some was ordinary, I must say none was bad but a few nights into the cruise we commented to each other that everything was sort of tasting the same. One night we ventured into the buffet and if it was any indication of the other nights stay away. It was pretty awful with odd choices. Breakfast buffet seemed fine though. The best gem for food is the pizza, dessert and sandwich shop that is open 24/7 and delightful, oh and if you are a coffee drinker beware the coffee is awful..
Pool situation same on all ships, but they seem to be trying to control the chair hogs by removing towels.
Entertainment was boring except a nice entertaining pianist M....he was fun!
Now I will close by mentioning the shopping on board....it is awful. The selection of duty free alcohol etc is very very poor as is the selection of other merchandise. My sunglasses flew overboard via wind and replacing them was impossible unless I wanted MAGNIFYING sunglasses....and evening shawl......NONE.....So would I cruise Princess again......probably not....but just maybe Less
Cabin review: E
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