Golden Princess is a beautiful ship. The weather was cool but at least it did not rain. Spent a lot of my time inside Romeo was our line dancing teacher, he was a lot of fun. Now when I go line dancing I can join in and know how to do the steps. Met a lot of great people on the ship. Was amazed how many people were from Sacramento. The entertainment staff were a lot of fun, It was great when the Staff would get up on the dance floor and get the party started. I loved the shows, sometimes it was hard to stay awake especially filling your belly up with Golden Princess wonderful yummy food. I loved my guy from housekeeping his name was Nilo, it awesome when they remember your first and last name. He would always stop and ask me how my day was going, he kept my room neat tidy. I saw Odd Stewart in concert, his real name is peter not only did he look like Rod Stewart he sounded like Rod. He plays the piano peter has a lot of talent. Walked up to the skywalkers disco, state of the art the only thing they are missing is a qualified DJ. Golden Princess has a lot of fun games and competitions that is what kept me busy because the weather was so cool. I was a big fan of David and Anna morning tv show. I was there number one fan then another guest showed up his name was Mike, he would tell us a couple of jokes each day. We would get to sample the drink of the day on the live show, they would ask a trivia question if you had the correct answer you would a small prize. Most of my fellow guests new me personally by my first name because I was on the show,also jumping in on all the events the staff knew my name too, so its a great way to know all your fellow passengers, they usually come right up to you and start chatting with you. Came back exhausted but it was a lot of fun.
This cruise was the longest cruise ever 14 days to Hawaii, I have been on 6 carnival cruise ships. Golden Princess is one step up on food, they had a better menu selection. The only complaint I had was I wished my cabin had a digital alarm clock. When I would wake up I did not know if was the wee hours in the morning or 9am and realized I missed my line dancing class with Romeo. I would get a kick out of Romeo he would tell all of us "you are not listening to me you guys you talk too much, come back tomorrow I will teach you again " Most of the age group was old I am only 49 years of age I picked up most of the steps but a few of them were very hard, but we all had fun and I do know how to do some line dancing steps ha ha. We all wished the weather was warmer on this trip I did not spend a lot of time out side sun bathing. But I did see the die hard sun worshippers stay out there they did get red some people a dark brown, I should have followed the people that were dark and claimed that spot too. All the crew work very hard, I felt very uncomfortable when I was sitting at dinner I had one fellow guest asked our waiter if he could speak english and demanded he get his Ice Tea. You have to remember the staff work very hard they all speak english if you want first class service on another boat you will be paying thousands of dollars more. I loved to listen to the group of Sol Play, the girl who sang she is from Atlanta, her voice is wonderful. If you have a request they will sing it for you, I wished they played a lot longer and kept the music going. I loved the Entertainment staff they were all bubbly and full of energy, great dancers. The Odd Stewart show was a big hit in my eyes. I did not spend a lot of time in the Casino, spent only about $7.00 but I did try my luck at bingo, did not win thats okay I still had fun. Some people did get sick on the ship some kind of virus was going around, best thing to do is keep washing your hands. I did find the air conditioning to be very cold when dining at night. Make sure you buy your video dvd as a memory keepsake. I took the ultimate ship tour it costs $150 for one person, sounds like a lot of money but its well worth it Princess pass out beautiful gifts and pictures totaling well over $100 they allow only 12 people to sign up for this tour. They took us into the Bridge we all met Captain Nash and his crew we asked lots of questions they gave us our answers the tour was well organized it took us 3 hours and 15 minutes. climbed up stairs saw backstage where the dancers are in the shows, peeked in there cabin saw there changing room, met with all the people involved pulling a show off. I personally loved touring the kitchen it was immaculate. The chef Mike showed us around his staff was by his side they served us drinks and gourmet treats made special for us. Toured the medical facility met with the staff doctors and his team, walked through the linen dept saw huge washer and dryers watched a machine fold and flip napkins. We all sat and drank tea ate scones with Captain Nash and his staff for about 30 minutes, he is a cool guy funny too he is from England. I bought the Navigational map on the Golden Princess it was a auction purchased it for $150 the money went to charity. All the staff got a A+ they put there heart and soul into there job, there were a lot of older crowd on this ship I only saw one young family with a baby. I hope you enjoyed reading my input on my trip, if you go on this cruise go to all the fun fruit carving and ice carving shows, just have fun!