East/West Caribbean on the Grand Princess: Grand Princess Cruise Review by lovetocruisenow
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East/West Caribbean on the Grand Princess
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The production singers/dancers were okay, but not as good as most on Princess. One lead female singer was really bad. The rest of the music was GREAT! We loved David Clarke on steel pan, Marguerite Nering on Piano More (Piazza and elsewhere), and Ana and Soundtrack in the Wheelhouse. Also the Dixieland Jazz from the orchestra was wonderful. We also had Bobby Brooks Wilson (son of Jackie Wilson) entertain one night and he was very good. The Patter was accurate and informative with a nice assortment of activities that didn't (thankfully) all happen at the same time. Nice job by the Cruise Director and Music Director. As usual, the Princess staff -- waiters, junior waiters, bar staff, Horizon Food Court staff were GREAT. Special thanks for the matre d' and hostess at Michangelo's who were always warm, welcoming and accommodating. It's what we've come to expect on Princess but it still should be mentioned and appreciated. Other food info: The food in the dining room was better on the Grand than on the Emerald in September and the food in the buffet was pretty good --much better than average. The hamburgers and fries at the Trident Grill were good, the pizza on LIdo was above average, but the soft serve ice cream was hit or miss -- sometimes it was scrumptious and sometimes thin and icy. Pizza at Alfredo's in the Piazza was very good also.
We stayed in an inside room (C525) midship on Caribe deck. It was a very good location, easy to get to everything. The room was small, but quiet and had everything we needed. Our cabin steward was not great and that's the first time we've ever had anything less than great for a cabin steward. We made it work anyway. Hey, when you're on a 14 day cruise in the Caribbean in the middle of the winter, don't sweat the small stuff. Less
Cabin review: JJc525
c525 - inside room located midship on deck 10. A very good location for getting around the ship. Very quiet and nice smooth ride.