We took this same cruise two years ago and had such a wonderful time we decided to do it again to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I have to admit, I was a little concerned after reading reviews that were not the most positive. I shouldn't have worried, we found the cruise outstanding.
We had an hour drive into Brooklyn and arrived by 11:30. Embarkation was a breeze, we checked in quickly and were on the ship by 12:30. Made our reservations with Sabatini's for the following day, had a quick lunch and just enjoyed walking around the ship. Sailing out of NYC is breathtaking especially on such a sunny day as we had.
We were very lucky with this cruise enjoying great weather in all ports except for Saint John and that day was just overcast. We did not do any excursions this time, just walked off the ship in each port.
We had anytime dining and usually went into the Island Dining Room around 6:45. Since we enjoy having dinner at the larger tables, never really had to wait.
Attended a few of the later shows in the theater, never had a problem finding seats. Enjoyed the two comedians that performed. Never attended the piano bar area, found it much too crowded. Did Vines one afternoon, very pleasant. Especially enjoyed the Lobby Bar and the Piazza.
We found the meals in both the dining room and Horizon Court very good. Especially enjoyed the pizza. Dinner in Sabatini's was excellent. Our Room Steward was excellent, and any crew members we met were always very pleasant and helpful, especially the wait staff.
Disembarkation was one of the easiest ones we have experienced. Off the ship about 20 minutes later than posted and was able to locate our luggage easily. An hour later, we were home.
Overall I would say we had another great time on Princess and look forward to our next cruise.