Grand Princess Cruise Review by Rookie44: The Grand Princess
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The Grand Princess
This was our third cruise with Princess and they have all been great. The check-in was very efficient and quick as we arrived around 2 p.m. and were on board shortly there after. The gentleman selling the Cola package was a bit short with the couple we traveled with as they wanted the Coke sticker on the other room key so he had to change the sticker and made a comment that they should be more careful next time in which key they provided. Oh well other than that it all went smoothly and our luggage arrived shortly.
We had selected the first seating and our waiters were both great. Problem with this seating however is that this is the time that we left most of the ports so we missed the sail away. As well this is the time we also came back on board for some of the ports so it was very rushed for this seating unless we decided to go to the buffet instead.
We visited 9 ports in 10 days which we felt was too many and we agreed that maybe at least one less port would of been More better for us. I know we are not obligated to get off in port but when you have not been there before you do really want to see them since you are there.
The ship is still in reasonably good shape even though it was showing it's age in a few areas. Entertainment was good as well and enjoyed the British Invasion. Also the Movie under the Stars we very good and we enjoyed this as well. I think they forgot to change back the slot machines from the end of the last cruise in the Casino as everyone was complaining that they were so tight right from the start. Most complaints heard and experienced was the Internet as it took all your time just trying to either log in or log off. You could spend at least 10 minutes each time trying to do this. One email cost me $10. to send due to this. Complaining did not help as they said that they have no control over this, however they were collecting the money from it.
Getting off the ship as well went very smoothly and we did not feel rushed at all and our suitcases were waiting for us in the terminal Less
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