2 Aarhus Romantic Cruise Reviews

If you are NOT a "Spa person" this would be a great ship. Normally my wife and I like to get a massage while on a cruse to wind down; unfortunately this got me wound up a little. Paid for a 75 minute massage, the Spa desk had ... Read More
If you are NOT a "Spa person" this would be a great ship. Normally my wife and I like to get a massage while on a cruse to wind down; unfortunately this got me wound up a little. Paid for a 75 minute massage, the Spa desk had 4 people who couldn't figure out what was going on, had me wait for over 20 minutes in the wrong area, then I got my 75 minute massage in way less than one hour. My wife came into the spa 15 minutes after me for a 45 minute massage special, she went in for her massage before me, and came out 8 minutes after me and she paid about 60% of what I paid for and got a longer massage... So I complained, The very bothered lady at the spa desk told me the spa manager was going to check into it and call me, But I never got a call, and was never able to get a hold or able to talk to a spa manager. It would have been nice for the manager to at least call me back but, no. Their demeanor at the spa desk as well as their attitude over the phone gave me a feeling that they really don't care! The cruse from LA to Vancouver was a great getaway and is a great cruse if you are looking for a little relaxation. The Princess Cruse arranged transportation to and from the ship was awesome as was the food on board and all the staff outside the spa. Stayed in a junior suite that was amazing; very spacious and had a full size tub in the bathroom. Even though every other part of the Ship was excellent I would avoid this ship for a cruse again as my wife and I feel that the spa is an important part of our cruse experience Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
My fiancee and I booked the Princess Caribbean for 5 day cruise to Costa Maya and Cozumel departing on March 2, 2015. We have both cruised before - just not with Princess. We arrived about 2pm and boarding was quick and easy. We were in ... Read More
My fiancee and I booked the Princess Caribbean for 5 day cruise to Costa Maya and Cozumel departing on March 2, 2015. We have both cruised before - just not with Princess. We arrived about 2pm and boarding was quick and easy. We were in our balcony stateroom by 2:30ish. We were famished so we asked crew staff which restaurants were serving a lunch. We did not want to eat at the buffet. We were given two locations but when arriving at each the restaurants were not open. By this time it's almost 3pm and our only option was the Horizon Court buffet. When we arrived it looked awful. Most items were old or not available . The service was also terrible. We could not get a glass of water. Now after 3pm - we were running late to get to muster drill so we blew off lunch. Muster drill was lengthy and it was after 4pm when we were able to get back to our stateroom. For dinner we headed to Island Grill. We were seated promptly with another party. We ordered from the menu and patiently waited for our meals. It took longer than expected and when the meal arrived we were also disappointed. The "beef Medallions" were terrible. Some type of mystery meat. We ate some of the meal because we were so hungry. At this point, we thought we had made a terrible mistake by choosing Princess. We talked to some of the other passengers and they reported better food and service in another dining room. So on Tuesday morning we made our way to Coral Dining room for sit down breakfast. It was great. Things began to improve from there as we had better food in every venue through the end of our cruise. The only other complaint would be the service in the Special dining venues (Sabatini's and Crown Grill). We ate in each restaurant and the food was better than other venues. Having paid an additional fee to dine in these better restaurants, we expected a better experience. We brought our own bottle of wine and wanted to have a relaxing meal together. But in both restaurants we felt very rushed. The servers want to know our entire order before we could be served drinks or appetizers!! When I asked if we could take our time and have an appetizer and a bit of wine before deciding on main course - the server was a bit rude. Based on our reservation time - we dined later so there was no line of guests waiting for tables. Unfortunately, we felt rushed in the regular dining room as well as the specialty restaurants. Now for the positives, the bartender at Cruisers lounge was exceptional. Try her version of sangria. Most excellent. Our cabin steward was also very responsive and helpful. The Vines wine bar has a good selection of wines - better than other restaurants on the ship. We paid extra to attend a very upscale wine tasting and it was excellent. Worth the $25 fee. The ship is in good condition but does show it's age. I'm not sure I would choose this ship again but would certainly take another cruise with Princess. The Costa Maya destination was tricky. You have to leave the cruise terminal shopping area to see the better part of this area. Try the day beach club - Tropicante. In Cozumel definitely take the Bar Hop tour. The east side of the island is less touristy and is beautiful. A must see! We also loved the disco/lounge and went dancing almost every night. DJ was great, It's a beautiful view at night from the top of the ship. Being new to Princess and only having cruised once before - we learned a lot from the other passengers and met great people. Despite the initial impression (which was really bad) Princess overcame it and we will consider Princess for future trips. Thanks to other cruise critic members. I learned so much from reading your reviews and roll call comments. Hopefully others will find these comments helpful too. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015

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