Grand Princess Cruise Review by nearco: The Med East and West
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The Med East and West
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
my first cruise was on the grand princess in 2009 since then I have cruised six times mostly with royal Caribbean.
the grand had under gone a make over since my first cruise it was ok but not spectacular
the main thing that stuck out was the lack of hygiene,
on rci you cannot move for handwash stations and staff encouraging you to wash your hands, when boarding the ship and entering food area which is no bad thing as the norovirus is the last thing you want on a cruise
the food varied from excellent to good to quite poor, overall it was good but compared to rci not as good nor was the selection, breakfast became a bit boring
the entertainment was a bit patchy to be honest compared to rci, I have no other lines to compare to, the entertainment was not as good
the pub meal at lunch time was excellent and princess ought to make more of this
I have to say that I did thoroughly enjoy the cruise but it was not perfect but then I More didn't pay a perfect price
first port was cadiz a lovely place Less
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Cabin review: J
we were in a disabled cabin not that we are disabled or asked for a disabled cabin, lots of room, 2 to 3 times as much more but it was a bit tired and needed some attention and updating
Port and Shore Excursions
it was beautiful weather which helps,
we wandered around not a great deal to see but really enjoyed the feel of the place, very clean and felt very safe,
there was an impromptu mini concert by 6 men quite good I have to say, a bit better than some of the acts on the grand princess
been before and i'm probably in the minority but venice doesn't do a lot for me, it does get very crowded and it is very touristy but there was a high tide which flooded a fair bit of streets and squares
if you are a shopper then it will be close to paradise with the narrow alleys and lots and lots of little shops
Be careful where your room is.
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