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Grand Princess Cruise Review by PROCRUISE: First Time With Princess

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Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 4.0

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First Time With Princess

Sail Date: February 2012
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Being our first cruise with Princess we tried to fairly compare this vessel with our previous 20 cruises. We found this ship to be well maintained, beautifully decorated, and well run. Our cabin seemed just a little small but was more than adequate as well as the balcony, which we use a lot on all cruises.

The staff members throughout the ship were professional and helpful. Jandri, our head server in the MDR, was truly the most outstanding staff member we've ever encountered on any ship. Unfortunately we found the food in the MDR, though good, was not as good as we've found on X, HAL and even CCL. Needless to say, we did not go hungry and the whole issue of food on a ship is understandably subjective.

We found the entertainment to be good. The shows in the main theatre were fine but not as good as those on X and CCL.

Having been to Curacao and Aruba several times previously, we were looking forward to our day at Princess Cay. The ship was unable to make this More stop!

We would easily cruise on another Princess ship in the future though we'd want to try one of the larger ships. Less

Published 02/29/12

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Cabin review: BAL-231 Balcony

We found our cabin, L-231 to be pleasant, nice location and quiet. We normally pick a cabin more aft and lower deck, so this was a pleasant surprise, although we had very calm seas during the entire cruise.

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