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HaveDogWillTravel
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
133 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Pros: Every crew member did an excellent job. They always had a smile and warm welcome remembering our names and our preferences. We had traditional dining (5:30) and loved it. The only thing I ordered off the "Available ... Read more
LizSydney
Member Since 2015
1 review
42 forum posts
The steward was absolutely amazing. He was so polite and friendly. He was thorough and aimed to please. I was lucky my cabin was on a higher deck as there were a couple of rough days but I didn't spend much time in the cabin. My fave ... Read more
Luckoftheirish
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
My husband and I took a cruise on Regal princess on December 6th, 2015. It was our first Princess cruise and it is the LAST one! We have been cruising for over 15 years and this is the worst cruise we have ever been on. The staff ... Read more
wickedwazza
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Being first time cruisers we weren't expecting anything, but were surprised by the service and the experience we received on board, will be doing another cruise. The Cruise started from Perth with about 1400 of the passengers on the ... Read more
Hawka
Member Since 2015
1 review
676 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
I got to the pier by Public transport , left early to get there early and to cover any possible delay the public transport could have thrown at me , none, I had lunch at a cafe near there and looked at her and how huge she was. at about ... Read more
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ittlebeme
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2015
This was our first cruise which we chose because we wanted to relax. All in all, it didn't disappoint. We certainly spent a lot of time reading, partly due to the fact that the daytime activities didn't appeal to us - fruit and vegetable ... Read more
Noucamp99
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
After taking a couple of hours to embark with great excitement we were not disappointed. When we arrived at berth 93 at LA we handed our cases to the porter and next time we saw them they were safely stored outside our cabin. We had a ... Read more
MissMuffitt
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, so we really didn't know what to expect. After what I was told was a fairly long wait to get on board (I did not know this at the time), I went to explore the ship and have some lunch. I found a very good range ... Read more
Carmel Woods
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Embarkation and disembarkation were handled very efficiently. We had a mini-suite and were extremely happy with our stateroom. Beds were extremely comfortable. We ate most nights at Traditional dining....great food, the part of ... Read more
Hard rock
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Leaking ceilings, buckets around the Atrium to collect water, the stairs in the Atrium blocked off ( possibly so no one slipped) one end of the ship blocked off outside on our last 2 days at sea when we could be outside. Shore excursions ... Read more
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firegal2539
Member Since 2013
10 reviews
898 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I have been on the Grand Princess a few times, so I didn't set my expectations to high because I know that she is almost 20 years old. She is a Grand Princess, yes her age is showing and she will be having a complete refurbishment in ... Read more
Joanntours
Member Since 2013
1 review
We booked single ocean view rooms aft on deck adjacent to terrace pool. Cruise cost double however having this great location and our own space was great. The crew gets an A+. The most friendly and accommodating of any Cruiseline ... Read more
Kimdrew
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We tried this as our first cruise and was shocked at all the hard sell on the ship from the moment of starting the cruise till leaving the cruise Everything is geared towards you spending on board and I think 50 dollars a day for ... Read more
anderson.iowa@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
I was very pleased with the Emerald Princess 5-day cruise to Cozumel and Costa Maya. The staff was outstanding, as they worked so hard and very incredibly friendly as they served our every need. The entertainment was a blast, and even ... Read more
bob749boat
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
SATIRE: This was my first cruise and my girlfriends 4th. We booked L106 which was Suite with a front view. Let me first say that I had no expectations and that is good thing. 1. On Board Customer Service- "we can't help ... Read more
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jbodker
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
This holiday met all my expectations of a cruise. The entertainment was very good, with a good variety of entertainment types and different shows on offer every day. The only complaint I would have was when a show was in the Vista lounge ... Read more
Tiari_7007
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Princess cruises made our first cruise experience so perfect that we're already thinking of doing it again. Everything was so systematically done from the embarkation to the disembarkation day. We really had a hassle-free vacation but ... Read more
Wiz-Oz
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
I flew to Singapore and took in 3 tours before embarking on the Sea Princess as a 'cruise virgin' and 'solo sailor'. The first impression at the Singapore Terminal embarkation was not good. I assumed by arriving around 12pm, I'd be on ... Read more
Steve49
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
It was interesting reading prior reviews about the Diamond Princess. If all were to be believed, I probably wouldn't have gone - lousy food, noisy engines, bad entertainment etc. Fortunately I ignored the majority of those whingers and ... Read more
Phil Salt
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise, booked on recommendation by a friend of ours mere weeks before departure. We had no real idea of what to expect beyond a big boat!! Travel to the port was a mundane experience as to be expected but once we ... Read more
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Articusblue
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
The boarding process was 2.5 hours in a old run down fruit and veg warehouse. No ventilation, no water , no organization. I have heard every possible excuse ect. I have been told princess has been in the cruise business for 50 years. Well, ... Read more
julie910
Member Since 2015
1 review
The ports of call on this cruise were great. Our experience on the ship was just ok. This was the first cruise for my husband and me, so perhaps our expectations were too high, but we both thought some things could have been so much ... Read more
rentlady
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
269 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Princess changed our port days and times, which in Istanbul, turkey on their highest holy day of the year. Naturally, this found business closed and limited available shore excursions. No explanations given to passengers on why this was ... Read more
Steve Fox
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It was our first cruise so had nothing to compare it to and no idea what to expect from Princess. Overall, we were impressed and will definitely cruise again. Majority of the passengers were Brits ... Read more
justpack
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
34 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We are frequent cruisers...usually on Princess but have also cruised with Holland America, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Crystal and Windstar. We were apprehensive about this cruise due to some very negative reviews particularly regarding ... Read more
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