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Grand Princess
Grand Princess
Member Name: clhiller
Cruise Date: December 2012
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Cabin Category: BF
Cabin Number: E201
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 4.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children (By Age Group)
        13-15 2.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 4.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 4.0
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Just back from the Grand Princess Dec. 22-29
Had a wonderful Christmas holiday with the family on board the GP. Food was fantastic, MDR, HC, and Crown Grill. We did anytime dining and never waited more than 3 minutes for a table even though there was usually 7 of us, and this cruise was at full capacity.

The shows were all very entertaining, and considering our group ranged from 13-67 years old, that is really saying something! We had a balcony room, E201, which is right at the front of the promenade deck. You can see peoples heads (through the glass) as they walk by, but the glass is mirrored so they can't see in and that portion of the promenade is closed at dusk so there is no traffic at night.

The only complaint we would have is that the youth program (13-17) is poorly run/supervised. On Christmas Eve they had a movie night, which is fine, HOWEVER, the movie they ran was a horror flick called The Ring. My 20 daughter and 18 year old son told us they had seen it at a friends house several years ago, (unbeknownst to us), and they both said it had freaked them out for several weeks afterward. Needless to say that as soon as we found out what was playing, we phoned to complain as our youngest is only 13, besides which, it was just a bad decision to play that genre of movie on that night! The initial response to our call was that it was a "company approved movie" that had been voted on by the kids. My wife informed the person that she was talking to that sometimes the "adults" have to make the right decisions and she would be sending a written complaint to the company with a copy to the Captain. 2 minutes later we got a call back from the program director apologizing for the movie choice and saying that they had shut down the movie.

Other than that one incident we can't wait to go again! Just have to get the bank account fattened up a little! Like my waistline:(

Publication Date: 01/09/13
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