By H Cato: This was our first major cruise, and it was great. We were a group of 11 people, including a couple from Denmark. To start with, through no fault of Princess Cruise Line, as each family had arranged their own booking, there was a mix up in our dinner seating, with some seated in "Traditional Dining, and some in "Anytime Dining", but after the first dinner, with the expert guidance of the maitre'd , this was straightened out, with us getting a table for our whole party of 11, in the "Dine Anytime" dining room, receiving special attention from the headwaiter, and our table waiter Adi, who took the time to explain the different dishes on the menu, and the wine steward, who made certain that no glass was empty. With 5 birthdays and one graduation, being celebrated, we had no shortage of special cakes with candles. With the variety selection on the menu, each meal was an adventure in it self.
As for the staterooms, I did hear anything, but praise from the rest of our party, one cabin steward even folded towels into animal figures, for myself, we weer three in our cabin (B-503), I do not remember the cabin stewards name, but service was explicit, from straightening out the cabin in the morning, while we were at breakfast, to turning down the beds, with a chocolate, in the evening, with everything else in between. We even experienced a deep sea rescue, of which, one in our party, was able to get some excellent video clips. the whole operation, was carried out with great professionalism. As entertainment tastes vary, our whole group were very happy, the bar servers were very friendly.
In all we had a very enjoyable cruise, and looking forward to the next one, which, for us is coming up, with a short, repositioning cruise, Los Angeles to Vancouver, 3 days in May, on, you guessed it, the "Coral Princess"..