The ships decor was dark and dated. There were threadbare carpets on the stairs.
The bedding and beds in the cabin had long past their usable life and clearly needed replacing.
The quality of the food was mediocre and passable. The presentation of the courses were poor.
The waiter service proved to slow on our station as there were Americans on the other tables who were served first and received better attention. They had left their tables 10 to 15 minutes earlier than we did. On occasions Guests on our table missed the beginning of the evening shows.
The white crockery was in a poor state clean but badly worn due to excessive washing some of it with engrained black marks and had lost its sheen. It clearly needed replacing.
The spectacular shows were lack lustre and amateurish. The back drops were poor and did not portray any professionalism. I did go in on numerous occasions but left due to disinterest. The in cabin entertainment selection proved to be of a higher standard. Entertainment at the other venues was passable to poor.
The gym and health suite facilities were good.
Our ports of call were well selected and we had plenty of time ashore to visit.
I have been cruising with numerous cruise lines and am sad to say that in my opinion Princess cruises are living on their past reputation and fall well below their competitors standards.
This was not a luxury cruise, the hotel and dining facilities placed it in the category of a poor bed breakfast and evening meal establishment.
It seems people are very easily pleased but I was not.