This was a really fun, nice cruise. Of course, it helped that we had great weather and very calm seas. I have done this cruise two times previously in the month of April, and the weather this time was much better.
There is so much to do on the Crown Princess, or you can just relax with plenty of lounge chairs, both in the sun and in the shade. They also now have a 15 minute rule for saving deck chairs and loungers. I really didn't see any chairs being saved on this trip. We had three days at sea, and there was still plenty of space for everyone.
The Sanctuary is a very nice option as well. $10 per person for 4 hours.
We enjoyed the entertainment options each evening. On the main stage in the Princess Theater there were three shows nightly. There were also entertainers one or two times nightly in other venues, all scheduled so that there was plenty of time to dine and still see each show.
There were Zumba classes, line dancing lessons and ballroom dancing lessons, all free. There were even classes for a Mob Flash on the last evening.
The dining options are endless, with the original assigned dining, open seating and the option to make a reservation in one of the three dining rooms. There were lines waiting a few times for the "anytime" dining, but people were given beepers. That allowed them to visit other venues while waiting.
The dining experience was excellent. Our cabin steward was great. We especially appreciated the fact that Princess expects ALL staff members to greet ALL guests ALL the time. It gives off a feeling that the staff enjoys their work.
The entertainment was exceptional. The singers and dancers were amazing, with tremendous set designs, costumes and music.
One of the highlights for us was enjoying some of the cruise director staff, especially Dan, Mark and Nicole. What talent!