Another Great Princess Cruise: Grand Princess Cruise Review by norcalmann
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Another Great Princess Cruise
Embarkation: San Francisco
Once on the ship it was time for the muster drill. The ship was scheduled to sail at 4PM but did not set sail until shortly after 10PM. The staff on-board for the entire cruise were wonderful. Service in all areas of the ship was More excellent with the exception of the casino cage cashiers. The ones I encountered were rude, curt and down right nasty. I asked for hand sanitizer for my use once I had finished in the casino and I was told I could use the toilet. Princess dropped the ball insofar as I am concerned about being proactive in making hand sanitizer available for casino customers. The machines are touched by many throughout the day and the chance to spread germs is very high. I have commented about this in the past and Princess obviously feels this is a non issue.
Overall rating for food was just average. Not a good as the Star and Sea Princess. Many offerings were luke warm and under seasoned. It was hard to complain as the wait staff was fantastic. We did dine in the Crown Grill and our meal was over the top good!
The comedy shows were excellent as was the ventriloquist and the mentalist. The princess productions were a bit underwhelming. The highlight of the entertainment lineup was the Crew Talent Show. A few of the crew members should transfer to the entertainment and production department. The Deputy Cruise Director Bernie was a riot. I think princess needs to promote her to a cruise director immediately!
All in all it was very enjoyable and we cant wait to to embark again on another princess cruise. Princess is a very good cruise line and the staff really make the difference. The ocean was smooth as silk for the entire cruise. The captain mentioned we were near a high pressure system the entire time and this accounted for the perfect sailing conditions.
One more thing....the security staff (local rent a cop) in all of the Hawaiian Ports were awful. They were rude and made the TSA agents look like the nicest people in the world. Less
Cabin review: JJC536
we stayed in C536...an inside cabin...plenty of closet space, shower was nice size. Bed was comfortable. We like the darkness and the cave like feel.
Port and Shore Excursions
Good idea, poor execution.
Felt like a 3rd class passenge...
Fantastic Entertainment, Wonde...
Full service vacation
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