Was this a cruise ship or an Indian casino?: Golden Princess Cruise Review by duhmel
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Was this a cruise ship or an Indian casino?
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
I was looking forward to lox and bagels for breakfast - not on this ship in the buffet. Instead every meal had 'smoked trout' a dried out smoked fish of some kind. I did find that Berini served 'lox and bagels' for breakfast, although this was unlike any lox that I had ever seen and the bagels must have been purchased from a supermarket frozen More freezer case.
I think I have given the idea - We were so frustrated that on the last night we ponied up $25 per person an huzzah, huzzah finally recieved a good meal - let me take that back, a great meal. Great chops - waoter pushed us to order a second entree to experience the chef's stuff. This is what I had expected. Only a few people in the upscale restaurant - the rest were hogging it down - quantity instead of quality.
No matter where you went on the ship you were being hussled for money. Of course, soft drinks were $8 per day, water was $2.50 per bottle and coffee in the international Cafe was $1.50 (free in the upstairs restaurants). Your refridgerator is stocked with soft drinks and water when you arrive - nowhere is there a sign that says that if you use these items a stiff tab awaits.
I guess that in the 10 years since I last cruised, the experience has dumb-downed substantially. I did not expect formal dining, but the Morongo Casino was not what I paid for. I guess Princess has just morphed into another of the Carnival line ships, with a different name but the same quality. Less
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