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Grand Princess Cruise Review by zarbycat

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Grand Princess
Grand Princess
Member Name: zarbycat
Cruise Date: August 2013
Embarkation: San Francisco
Destination: Alaska
Cabin Category: BD
Cabin Number: C710
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 2.0
Entertainment 4.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 3.0
Value-for-Money 2.0
Rates 2.0
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Tired ship and crew

Embarkation was peaceful and quick. Arrived at 1pm and we were in our cabin by 1:20. Very easy and smooth. Cabin has worn out carpet coming loose in areas. Furniture creeks just from the rocking of the ship. Balcony door was hard to slide open and closed. Tile and grout is missing in bath area, she needs a full update in the cabins anyway in my opinion. Lots of rusted pipes and broken parts. After 7 days we were told our balcony was scheduled fro service, no doubt due to a complaint by previous occupant, door was resealed, new gaskets on glass and seals on track. The door was leaking air so badly it was gushing in and whistling, this after their repair. After alerting the pursers desk, which was a major task, a carpenter rigged a temporary fix as it was.

Food was good most of the time, just not prepared as the menu stated.. poor service at times. It just seemed most of the crew was dragging around and not caring much, even the cruise director looked that way the first 5 or 6 days.

best part of the cruise was a comedian named Kevin Hughes, he made the cruise a lot better, along with the scenery.

As usual with Princess, its a hard sell at sea as they try to get as much of your money as possible.

Complaining about anything seems to be something they just do not care about, as they barely respond.

They seem to be concentrating on new ships and letting the older ones just struggle along. Smells of sewage seemed to abound in public areas and though i am sure it is the same on all cruise lines, many rude passengers, who are pushy and stop in the pathways and refuse to let others pass or bang you with their luggage at disembarkation. Elevators seem to be useless, you seem to wait most of your cruise on them unless you take the stairs.

Probably time to stop cruising or change lines!


Publication Date: 09/02/13
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