We live in upstate NY so just an hour to travel to the Red Hook Pier. Embarkation was such an easy process. From the car to our cabin in under 15 minutes!
We had a mini suite mid ship. We liked the location and have absolutely no complaints about our stateroom. Wish we had better weather to enjoy our balcony but at least we had a couple of beautiful days.
We made the decision after always using traditional dining to go with eating in the Caribe Cafe each evening. It was so much easier for us and no time worries or dress ups. The food and variety were great.
We did 4 excursions through Princess and enjoyed them all. The whale watching in Bar Harbor was the highlight of our trip. To be so close to giant whales and watch them diving under the water was amazing. The other excursion we both liked was the Upper Deck Trolley in Boston. We had never been to Boston before and felt like we got a great overview of the city. We are not great walkers so this was super for us.
The singers and dancers were the best we have seen on 6 Princess Cruises.
We found all staff to be polite and friendly. Cruise director was top notch.