It's funny but we have lived in Vancouver all our lives and this is the first cruise we have taken, go figure!
Boarding in Vancouver was a breeze, once on board we were settled in our Stateroom and set out to find our way around, the Treasure hunt helped a great deal.
The Princess Patter that arrived everyday was a great way for us to find out what was on for the sea days and also what to plan for when we were returning from excursions.
To us the food was great, and Horizon court was the best for breakfast and lunch, with the Pacific Moon and Santa Fe filling in the rest, although we did have dinner a couple of times at Horizon, usually on Excursion days when we got back tired and didn't want to sit in a dining room setting.
I will take issue with the claim that Internet is only ".35" per minute, that is only if you spend an initial $200 for a plan, the normal is .79 per minute so beware!! We purchased 90 minutes for $69 and that was sufficient as we were trying to escape modern technology, and only used it for updating family.
Same thing for cell phones, ipad etc, be very careful or you may get a rude awakening when you get your next bill.
I have to say that the only reason that this cruise was great was because of the staff, to say they are great is an understatement. They go out of their way to make sure that the folks on board have a wonderful time and Princess should thank their lucky stars that they have these dedicated people.
All in all we had a great 1st cruise and if we do it again will not hesitate to use Princess.