Having planned this for a full year as it was our 10Th anniversary, we were very excited when the time for leaving Seattle finally arrived! Flying from Seattle via Houston was nice as we had no delays. The night before embarkation we stayed at the Hyatt Place N which was a great option and close to both the airport and pier. On Sunday morning, after a brief snafu at the Hotel with a smoking toaster in the breakfast area, we paid the $7 per person shuttle fee and were dropped off at the pier just prior to when Princess began general boarding. Once it got moving, the line went fast and soon enough we were on board and our cabin was available. We dropped off our carry on bags and met our fantastic cabin steward, Kennedy, who all week long did a fantastic job! From the cabin, we headed to lunch in the cafe Caribe which is one of the buffets. Things were extremely clean,and with very good service. The food was typical buffet stuff, anything from build your own sandwich to hot entrees all of which were of fine quality. We only did breakfast and occasionally lunch here for the trip.
We began checking out the ship, beings we had our daughter, who is 5, travelling with us, of course our 1st stop was the Princess Pelicans club. We introduced her and signed her in ofr the next days adventures wich was to include Princess Cays. The kids staff did a FANTSASTIC job all week long. Their were not a bunch of kids on board but enough came to Pelicans to make it very fun for her as she loved all of the group leaders, especially Liberty and Lydia who went out of their making things enjoyable for the kids!
As to us, we soon settled in and began enjoying the fabulous ship. Dinner was fantastic every night, we choose open dining and never had to wait more than 10 minutes for a group table. On our anniversary we ate in the Crown Grille, I was disappointed with our waiter as he was foul mouthed and kinda rude but the rest of the staff and the food made up for it. As to the entertainment, it was good, some better than others but typical for a ship now days it seems. All in all, we had a blast, loved Princess and we will be back as this was our 1st time with them!