We like cruising on smaller ships,having already cruised on the Royal Princess twice, and were really attracted by this itinerary. Our Princess arranged flight to Venice(BA)was on time and Princess reps met us & the transfer to the ship was quick,as was embarkation. For a charge of 15$ each there was an unlimited ship's shuttle to St Mark's Square. This was very convenient as we had an overnight in Venice. The ship was what we had expected--our stateroom very comfortable,I like the sofa ,the flat screen TV & ample storage. The balcony to me is invaluable & this was quite private.
The ship has a wonderful library with games,jig saws etc as well as a large number of non fiction & fiction books. The food in the Dining Room was very good & the Maitre D',Bruno, excellent. Upstairs the food was really good,the breakfast buffets especially so,& nothing was too much trouble for the crew there. There were always plenty of tables available both inside & on deck. We took 4 Princess excursions-Malta,to Taormina & MtEtna in Sicily (a wonderful trip),to Capri and to Monaco/Monte Carlo.All were good to excellent & the included lunches in Capri & on Etna were excellent. Overall this was a great cruise--the crew on this ship are so friendly in a respectful way. The itinerary exceptional-the call at Kotor-is very special. The only downside to this holiday was the number of children,that can't really be catered for on a smaller ship like the Pacific Princess. Embarkation was very smooth as was our airport transfer.