This was our 3rd cruise, 2nd with Princess. We had read some reviews of the Caribbean Princess, some of which were a little negative, so we didn't have the highest of expectations. It exceeded our expectations though! If we could design our own cruise ships, it would have a combination of the 2 cruise lines we've sailed on: Princess and Royal Caribbean. We've had enough experience now to make comparisons. First off, we love the "Movies Under the Stars" that the Princess has offers. There's nothing like hanging out on the lounge chairs under the stars while watching a movie. I enjoy the International Cafe on Princess where you always have access to small finger foods and some yummy desserts. We also took advantage of eating out on the back deck of the Princess. The Coral Dining Room has doors right out to the back area where you can eat outdoors (Deck 15) right above the back pool area. We enjoyed the fitness center every day, then would go into the locker rooms and spend a little time in the steam room and sauna. It's the best.
The entertainment has been good. Always enjoyed the comedians! Singers and dancers do a great job and the poolside live music has always been great.
The food on board was great! This was one of the best times, with desserts exceeding out expectations. If you can't decided what appetizer or dessert to get, they'll bring you both. Wished we'd gotten a second round of the lobster & shrimp meal...so divine.
As always, the service all around was great.
Overall we enjoyed our ports: Cozumel, Roatan Honduras and Belize City.