This was our 11th Princess cruise and the biggest disappointment ever. We always cruise on Princess since they seem the most knowledgeable and accommodating for a Gluten Free diet that my husband requires. We have been on many other cruises over Thanksgiving and it has been crowded with many children and large family groups but this time it was a very large group of obnoxious adults that were the biggest problem. We did complain at the desk and they did calm down a bit but still pretty bad behavior in the dining room as well.
Another disappointment was the food. It was nothing special and at times pretty bad. We always have to eat in the dining room due to the GF requirement so I can't address the buffet. The service was okay...there was nothing special or outstanding about this ship.
The day we boarded the first thing were notices were the stains on the carpeting in our stateroom...the ship needs a major overhaul. The public rooms seemed to have been updated but the staterooms were not. Our dining mates were all first time cruisers on Princess and they too were complaining about the food.
After coming home we decided that we would always choose newer ships and we would not cruise over a holiday. We have a cruise booked on the new Royal Princess for Dec. 2014. Originally, we had booked over Thanksgiving week again but immediately changed our booking after this experience.
Princess...please start enforcing some rules of decorum or we will be changing our cruise line of preference.