The buffet was really bad food was either to dry or not cooked right. Everyone that we talked to didn't 't like the Buffet eighteen. Most of us started eating in the dinning room, food was good but service was slow. Made it impossitabe to get a seat together in there tiny showrrom. Plus they repeated the shows to try to solve the problem of having to small of a show room. I use a wheel chair the back two rows are for families that has a member in a wheel chair but people didn't care and sat in those seats so my husband was forced to stand up behind me the whole time during the show.
There were 60 Cases of the flu they weren't being careful enough to prevent the passing this flu around. At first people weren't using the anti- germ gel before entering the dinning room, then when the break out happened they made sure everyone was using it but by then it was already to late.
They need to make the ship safer for those in wheel chairs at every doorway there is a small metal ramp you have to go over which I nearly got dumped out of my wheel chair several times.
They need to make the showroom larger and make have faster service in the dinning room. Allow free access to the serenity area and lower the cost of the Internet. Have more shows instead of so many repeats. And add more fun things to do on board. There wasn't much to do on sea days.
I really enjoyed the alaskan views all of the snow capped mountains and the small costal towns we visited, the tours we went on were enjoyable. We brought there video sets and of the two we watched so far were a little disappointed in. The one of Tracy Arm was show in fast speed I felted that took the beauty away from it and made me glad that I had taken my own videos of this beautiful cruise.
The ship was a smaller ship but was clean and nicely decorated. The crew was nice and gave good service. I only had to ask once of my steward of what my needs were and he never failed to gave them to me. There was enough room for everything we brought from home and there is room under the beds to store your suite cases. I liked that you had a sliding glass door leading out to the baloney so you can hear the sounds of the waves. And that the controls for the heat/air was on the wall easy to get to. It would had been nice to have a tad more sitting room while using the toilet. The sink area and the shelving was fine and enough room in the shower. There was amble lighting in the room, though the room was a bit small it only took a short time to adjust to avoid any problems trying to get by each other. I was using a fold up wheel chair and found a part of the wall where it had a angle to lay up against so we had room to get by that without getting hurt. The wall trim helped to steady ourselves during the times it was more rocky. I liked the colors used though out the ship. I really wanted to use the adult area but they charged for that which I think was a rip off. I may not choose Princess again due to this.
This was our first time on Princess but was our 6 th time on a cruise, we had booked on another first but changed it because Princess left out of San Fran and saved us a lot of hours driving. But my dear hubby kept saying he was disappointed with the food, size of the ship and the small showroom which I can't blame him on since he was forced to stand during the show.
At the time we booked this cruise I had set up my diet needs but once we were on the ship found out they didn't do anything to adjust for my needs due to this my legs, hands and feet swelled up because of there high use of salt in there cooking, making the pain so unbearable that right after the show I couldn't enjoy myself by doing anything else. One of the reasons I want to go on a cruise is to enjoy doing things which there wasn't to many choices on the Sea Princess which was a disappointment to me. But at least I really did enjoy seeing Alaska and going on the tours, but to warn people if you going to be buying things on this cruise do that while in the states and not in Canada where it will cost you a lot more.