109 Princess Sky Princess Cruise Reviews

We choose this cruise for the itinerary, we had done the first week several times but except for Cayman Islands we were looking forward to all the other ports and had several excursions booked with Princess. We arrived from Europe ... Read More
We choose this cruise for the itinerary, we had done the first week several times but except for Cayman Islands we were looking forward to all the other ports and had several excursions booked with Princess. We arrived from Europe Madrid Spain in Miami on March 5th at 21.30 we took the shuttle from the hotel and that’s was the first disappointing thing in reception people that should still be at school. This was the Sleep Inn Miami airport, We didn’t sleep all night because of the AC making more noise than the airplanes. Next morning breakfast the worst ever in America it was free but if you going to do bad don’t do anything. We had to go and have breakfast in a nearby restaurant. After another bad night we were happy to leave for Fort Lauderdale. Once on the pier it was leave our suitcases ok then join standing in a queue for over an hour. Embarkation couldn’t have been worst. But finally the luck changed. Our cabin balcony on Emerald deck was absolutely beautiful and clean. Our cabin attender one of the best we ever had clean and you only had to tell her once what your preferences were. Also she was not intrusive.The food was excellent buffet and MDR . We where really sad that we had to abandon ship after one week but health goes first. At first Princess didn’t seem to be up to the job, we found out about our cruise been canceled on TV . But once they got a grip on it they did a very good job and we will book with Princess as soon they are back in business. Outstanding the people at the client attention desk the manager did all he could for us. The day of disembarkation European and people that had been in Europe in the last 14 days where treated differently to others but. The assistante hotel manager a lady of the name of Kara from South Africa managed to put smiles back on our faces. The same cannot be said from the Hotel Manager he was totally out of it and even rude. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
For 24 years we have celebrated our Anniversary on a Princess ship. We were on some of them 2,3 times. Sky was different and much better in many respects. It was light and airy feeling and not overdone. The ship's decor was more ... Read More
For 24 years we have celebrated our Anniversary on a Princess ship. We were on some of them 2,3 times. Sky was different and much better in many respects. It was light and airy feeling and not overdone. The ship's decor was more modern-looking. The employees were the happiest we have ever encountered. They smiled, knew our name and tried to please at every venue. Our cabin was a balcony deluxe. We spent some time in it relaxing in between activities. It was a 4 day in a row port call so we had to plan our excursions in advance. The beds were the best we have ever slept on in any cruise ship or at home. Every excursion was run smoothly by Princess. The production shows were the most elaborate we have ever seen with singers, dancers and acrobatics giving A+ performances.The special effects were creative; something never seen before. Shows were fantastic to watch and the costumes were beautiful too. Music was everywhere, dancing in the atrium,movies shown were the latest, activities and game shows - what a lot of choices to make daily. Restaurants were great and dining room anytime was easily handled. Cruise pictures now on monitors for viewing which is much better than the old way to select them. On our celebration evening we were sung to, and the special cake was presented. For our 25th we will again go on a Princess ship. We have sailed on Seaway, Sun, Dawn, Star, Island, Crown, Caribbean Princess, Ruby, Emerald, Royal, Regal and Sky. Our best Princess vacation this time! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We were looking forward to sailing on the new sky princess. We arrived a day ahead and stayed at the La Quinta in Hollywood. It was very convenient and close enough to shopping that we could walk. Our cabin was fabulous! We enjoyed ... Read More
We were looking forward to sailing on the new sky princess. We arrived a day ahead and stayed at the La Quinta in Hollywood. It was very convenient and close enough to shopping that we could walk. Our cabin was fabulous! We enjoyed the entertainment - the production shows as well as comedians, magicians, and singers! The volume on the production shows was a little loud but other than that they were very entertaining. The new Jim Henson Muppets Show was a fun trip down memory lane. The staff were helpful and attentive. We had Club Class dining and the food was delicious and the service was excellent. We arrived at the port around 1pm so we didn’t have a long line or any boarding issues. It all went smoothly. We took ship shore excursions in Cozumel (stingray encounter - lots of fun and educational), Belize (snorkeling - very enjoyable even though it was a very windy day with lots of chop in the water) and Costa Maya (an all day tour visiting 2 Mayan ruins - a very long day but both sites were interesting and it was great that we could still climb to the top). We also took a disembarkation tour to the Everglades (air boat and alligators) and Flamingo gardens - a long walk off the ship to get to the bus with very little signage or direction but the tour was great. Can’t wait to go again!! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
I have sailed princess twice before, did not have a good experience on ruby princess I must add, but this cruise was amazing. The cleanliness, staff, and food was awesome. We travelled to the western Caribbean and Mexico this trip, and ... Read More
I have sailed princess twice before, did not have a good experience on ruby princess I must add, but this cruise was amazing. The cleanliness, staff, and food was awesome. We travelled to the western Caribbean and Mexico this trip, and have never been catered to in such a amazing way. I can’t say enough about the crew. They were always ready when needed. This was our first medallion cruise. At first I thought it sounded gimmicky....but found myself using it for everything from locating people I knew, to ordering from anywhere/anytime, and having it delivered anywhere I was at the time. We had no problems whatsoever, and made it home just before corona virus hit. Would I do it again? As soon as we finish with covid19, I’ll be booking another cruise on this boat ASAP. Since all our information was on the medallion, we could go to the beach without having to worry about keeping our passports safe. It was a positive addition to the trip. They also staggered when everyone got aboard, so there was no massive lineups like in the past in Fort Lauderdale....we just showed up and boarded...,it was a nice change. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
a group we've sailed with before were going on this ship because it was a new ship and we were asked if we'd like to go also. I liked to décor and colors in the cabins were not just bland beige, liked the grey accents. The ... Read More
a group we've sailed with before were going on this ship because it was a new ship and we were asked if we'd like to go also. I liked to décor and colors in the cabins were not just bland beige, liked the grey accents. The bathroom was small and the balcony was small-ish but had two chairs and a small table that was fine for us. The food was pretty good, lots of offering in the buffet. The pool area was good and we were able to get to the pool a couple times even with the chair saving. wasn't impressed with our RS. Even thought a couple of us had the same girl, we didn't get our Princess bags, had to go to guess services to ask for them and she missed getting us the shopping maps for each port and missed getting us a couple of our patters. Overall I liked the new ship, loved the colors in the Piazza and the entertainment was good. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We had been on the 28 day Maiden TA and felt there were many problems that needed to be ironed out. Food was merely adequate, dining room service was poor, a ship and crew that was not yet ready. On this cruise it was entirely ... Read More
We had been on the 28 day Maiden TA and felt there were many problems that needed to be ironed out. Food was merely adequate, dining room service was poor, a ship and crew that was not yet ready. On this cruise it was entirely different. Food was varied and hot in the buffet. Service in the buffet and dining rooms was excellent. Crown Grill met and exceeded its standards. Pizza in Alfredos was hot and tasty. Breakfast at Sabatinis continues to be awesome. Cruise staff was of highest quality and service. Our aft suite was beautiful and Melanie, our cabin steward was awesome. Nothing like sitting on the rear balcony with a drink and watching the sea go by. Embarkation was quick and debarkation was the most efficient ever as Port Everglades had instituted a new system whereby we quickly posed for picture and exited. Princess had returned to its high standards. We had a wonderful time. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Doing a back to back, very reasonable pricing on a very new ship. The Inside cabin was small but adequate. Lots of closet space. Plenty of draws. USB ports in the night stand lights helpful. The A/C was cold, shower hot. And the bed comfy. ... Read More
Doing a back to back, very reasonable pricing on a very new ship. The Inside cabin was small but adequate. Lots of closet space. Plenty of draws. USB ports in the night stand lights helpful. The A/C was cold, shower hot. And the bed comfy. Lots of food venues. Soft serve ice cream thru gourmet speciality restaurants. The crew seems genuinely happy to be doing their jobs. Entertainment, well...... if your looking for production shows, there are almost none. A rock opera thing was scheduled once each cruise, however it was on formal/ lobster tail night which made for some hectic eating to get to the show. There were both a comedian and a magician as “headliners”, I think I remember seeing the magician at a bar mitzvah recently. The theatre was big and had comfy seating. The casino had all new slots. The medallion system beats the poop out of key cards Good precautions regarding the corona virus. I really have no complaints about the ship or the food or the accommodations. There was not enough show style entertainment in myopinion a comic and a magician are just not enough. I am 2 days into cruise 2, health restrictions in the buffet more extreme. No more picking up your own plate, no utensils on the table, etc Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Just returning from 7 nights Carib cruise. Embarkation was smooth, luggage arrived within a few hours. Our room steward JAMES WAS THE ABSOLUTE BEST WE HAVE EVER HAD ON ANY CRUISE!! Our first stop at Princess Cay was a nightmare. Only ... Read More
Just returning from 7 nights Carib cruise. Embarkation was smooth, luggage arrived within a few hours. Our room steward JAMES WAS THE ABSOLUTE BEST WE HAVE EVER HAD ON ANY CRUISE!! Our first stop at Princess Cay was a nightmare. Only one place to purchase clam shells - woman was rude - told us after we paid that we had to look for a "guy in a red shirt to unlock the clamshell and set it up". There were alot of red shirts, but we soon found out that there was only ONE GUY AND ONE KEY AND THEY SOLD OVER 50 CLAMSHELLS!! We spent 45 minutes waiting for help. The BBQ was ok but again with people reaching into food with their hands and NO ONE stopping them. The food on ship was mediocre at best. Food on MDR on getaway day was tasteless - chicken was overcooked, all dark meat, guest next to us said hamburger was overcooked and tough. Buffet was mismanaged - no one watching people reaching into food with hands, not enforcing hand washing as u enter any dining area; hot foods ?? like sliced turkey, bacon wrapped meatloaf, french fries were cold - fries at Salty Dog were 100 times better. Empty serving bowls on buffet not replenished - just left there for guests to ask if there was more; Alfredo's is suppose to be the best pizza on a cruise ship - dont let a New Yorker eat there then! Crust was perfect but toppings were just average - cheese and sauce - not memorable. Specialty restaurants were not impressive - Spagatinis was very run of the mill tasting food, nice presentation but no stand out flavors. Crown Grill was ok - 22 oz porterhouse had a decent strip but very VERY small filet. Alot of fat on strip- decent flavor. Never been on a cruise that limits you to one entree or pay for additionals - previous cruises always let u choose extra entrees without cost - might understand if i wanted to have 6 lobster tails, but not a regular entree! Medallion App was a nightmare - 4 times we asked for asst from guest services and internet cafe - worked until we walked away then nothing! Never got our free drink that was to be ordered thru app and delivered to us! Excursions desk was ridiculous - they could not answer even the simplest questions - shouldnt they know more about what they are selling??? Tendering to St Maarten was good - cruise director kept everyone in good spirits while waiting. Celebrity Theatre is ridiculous - 2500 plus people on board and theatre holds 600 comfortable - told u have to line up 60 minutes before show and even thats not a guarantee!! In the dailys, they talk about "CHAIR HOGS "- people who grab a bunch of chairs early in the am and then sometimes dont show up to use them until much later - Sky says they monitor them and will remove the unattended belongings - NEVER, EVER SEEN THAT DONE. Alot of us want to enjoy a chair in the sun but not at the expense of setting your alarm for 6am to secure one. If you are going to post it, ENFORCE IT!! Overall, Sky is a nice ship but needs a lot of attention to things that matter most to the guests. Oh, and after hearing the opening to LOVE BOAT 1000 times, it gets old! Cute once or twice but not every port - arriving and leaving and then 4 times when leaving St Maarten. And one last, BUT VERY IMPORTANT thing, where are the female officers??? Need more Captain Kates from Celebrity!!! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Pros: Clean ship The Buffet area well staffed and friendly. Jorge at the “Seaview Bar” on pool deck. Only friendly bartender we had. Overall crew was friendly. Angel at Guest Services was the best! Nice lounge areas ... Read More
Pros: Clean ship The Buffet area well staffed and friendly. Jorge at the “Seaview Bar” on pool deck. Only friendly bartender we had. Overall crew was friendly. Angel at Guest Services was the best! Nice lounge areas (but read the cons about this). Best cruise ship bed ever. Large closet Salty Dog on pool deck was the best food all week. Hot and freshly cooked as ordered. On and off ship was great Cons: Rocky Ship and don’t believe it was due to the weather. Small rooms, tight to move around Catering towards 65 and over. Food was warm and bland for the most part. Comedian was just OK. We thought the magician was funnier and his magic was awesome. Didn’t see other shows didn’t want to wait 45 min before shows for good seat since we weren’t getting good feeling about the shows. If you want a chair of any sort get up at 7 and plop a towel down and go back to bed like the other 3000 passengers did! Finally got up at 7 on last pool day and I took a pick. You couldn’t get a Lounger on Lido deck all covered with towels and no one on them ! If your into watching people dancing to 40’s music in the Piazza area (which is the main part of the ship) then you will love it. DRINK PACKAGE! Worst ever on Any ship. Don’t say its an unlimited drink package when it only covers 15 per day! Then if you go over they pretty much access you and then you have to start paying. I’m sure your thinking 15 is good for one day until you see the pour. They MEASURE everything! Order a double and you get charged for two drinks towards your package. We’ve sailed on other lines. We will never sail on princess again. Last one was in RC amd we were bowing down to them when we left ! App is terrible. No drink service by any pools. Poor entertainment by Lido pool. If I wanted to watch movies every afternoon I would of stayed home. There were plenty of other quite areas if you needed. Lido deck should not be one of them. Princess should advertise this ship as a senior citizen cruise PERIOD! FYI the group that went are all in there 50s. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We had a great time last year on the Caribbean Princess, but not this time on Sky Princess. The embark/disembarkation was easy, the Medallion worked fine to get in and out of the room and buy drinks (all we used it for). Very nice basic ... Read More
We had a great time last year on the Caribbean Princess, but not this time on Sky Princess. The embark/disembarkation was easy, the Medallion worked fine to get in and out of the room and buy drinks (all we used it for). Very nice basic balcony room, clean, nice and brightly lit bathroom. Polite staff. BUT, the crowds of people made a big difference this time. We knew we had to get to the theater early (45 min to 1 hour for production shows), but we did not expect to be shut out of most other evening events in Princess Live or the piazza on 5. If you went to the 8pm theater show, then you were unable to get seats for 9pm events elsewhere. This was the first time we ever ended up watching movies in our room at night. We really enjoyed Mike Misko the magician/comedian. He was the best entertainment and it was great that he had 2 shows. The buffet on sea days was a madhouse at breakfast time and lunch. Yes, it is huge...but it could take 5-10 minutes to wander around to find a seat even for 2. As many others have said, bland food barely warm. Very good omelets. Not enough sinks, and poor compliance with hand washing. The deck chair situation remains awful, not a chair available at 9am even on a cloudy day! Finally got 2 chairs at 2pm. With chairs at a premium - no one should be using the nice padded chairs for footrests!! There was rarely a spot to sit if you got pizza or a burger at poolside. I also think it is strange that Princess uses the passengers to provide entertainment in the piazza area. All dance and Zumba classes are smack dab in the center of the piazza, with all the surrounding chairs filled with guests watching the classes. I am too self concious to Zumba around with hundreds of strangers watching, but I would have taken classes if they were in a lounge or the gym. The MDR was fine, the service was so fast that you could not have a leisurely meal. All the beef dishes were delicious, most other options were beautiful but boring. Just no flavor. Enjoyed Alfredo's atmosphere, the calzone was good and piping hot!! That said, we spoke with people who had been on the ship for 3 weeks in a row and they were happy. Next time I will choose a smaller ship, or one with fewer sea days. Coastal Cay Cruise - overpriced and boring. Vessel too noisy to hear what guide said. Under Two Flags Tour - very good with great guide, Dennis. Lasts longer than 2 hours due to traffic, so be prepared if you book another tour after this one. Lagoon Kayak - very strenous kayaking in a busy waterway with massive yachts. Not "serene and leisurely" as describe. Nice guides. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Sky Princess is not up to par with her sisters Royal and Regal. Mediocre food selections, cold food in buffet similar to school cafeteria. Main dining room so so. Room service food was also cold when delivered. Main theatre if you ... Read More
Sky Princess is not up to par with her sisters Royal and Regal. Mediocre food selections, cold food in buffet similar to school cafeteria. Main dining room so so. Room service food was also cold when delivered. Main theatre if you aren’t seated one hour prior good luck! I didn’t pay thousands of dollars to sit in a theatre waiting for a show to start. Theatre is too small. Chair hogs!!!! After 7am not a chair to be had!!!! Smallest casino ever ! This ship is BORING and I am in my 70s and an elite with Princess. Lots of cuts on this ship. No hand washing people at entrance to dining rooms. Unacceptable with what’s going on with viruses etc. On a positive note service and staff were excellent! Cabin L101 on lido deck was excellent great balcony and room steward can use balcony when at sea was wonderful. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Seasoned cruiser (35 times) on various lines. We are a Elite member on Princess Ship is very beautiful and colors, etc. are certainly on trend. Service was way over the top good in every department. Cleanliness, as always, very good ... Read More
Seasoned cruiser (35 times) on various lines. We are a Elite member on Princess Ship is very beautiful and colors, etc. are certainly on trend. Service was way over the top good in every department. Cleanliness, as always, very good around the ship and in our cabin. Shinto, the barkeeper that I latched on to in the Crown Bar, was a great provider of conversation and drinks during the week. He really knew his job and was such a delight! We are not big foodies so the food was more than adequate. Miss the Escargot in the evenings in the main dining rooms. Deserts continue to be a struggle on most lines. Why not just do some of the basics and do them in a more Americanized version? Apple Pie, Chocolate cake...?? Ate at the Crown Grill the first formal night. Was a disaster. I know we paid half of what we would on a Celebrity ship but, our meals were ruined. My wifes steak ws ordered "well" it cam out medium. No problem. They took it back and redid it. My steak was so bad, that after I cut out all the grizel, there was hardly any steak left to eat. They asked about it and I told them. They insisted on a reselection and told me they would do a Ribeye (medium). About one minute later, here they come with a steak soaking in blood. At that point, I told them to just forget it and bring me some coffee with some cream and Equal. They had no equal or anything similar. At that point, I told them the evening was over. Without suggesting, they compted the meals and we left. We ate at Sabatinis the second formal night. Meal was just okay. Once again, I would rather pay more and get a better Italian dinner without all of the "fru, fru! Entertainment seemed lacking. Embarkation was the fastest that I have seen as well as disembarkation. Very nice. Had a 10:15 flight and even with Lyft, go there early so we could relax. We went to the members only event (captains night). Took forever to get in as people lined up and the Captain wanted to shake every hand. I think in today's age, they need to forgo this tradition of shaking hands. It was like shaking hands with three thousand people. We simply went around, and nodded to him and went in. This guy, was as different as anyone we have ever seen as a Captain on a cruise ship. He seemed a little/lot off. Even used the "F Bomb" during his presentation. Never have seen anyone like him. He thought he was so "cool" but seriously missed the mark!!!..I think most people will enjoy their cruise on the ship but, we will be running back to Celebrity going forward. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Received credit from a prior cruise to use. We picked Sky as she is new. Pros- Crew is wonderful. Very friendly and hard working. Entertainment is the best I have seen on a ship. Includes Production shows, movies, ... Read More
Received credit from a prior cruise to use. We picked Sky as she is new. Pros- Crew is wonderful. Very friendly and hard working. Entertainment is the best I have seen on a ship. Includes Production shows, movies, comedians, magician, musicians and Award winning singer from Americas Got Talent Brian Justin Crum. Ship is big, new and very clean. Big private island to visit (Princess Cay on Eleuthera) Fastest boarding and embarkation I have experienced. Numerous bars and special events with crew. Our granddaughter enjoyed the camp and ice cream. Cons- Fair. Best meal by far was Sabbatini. French Restaurant was so bad we walked out and went to the buffet. People permitted to reserve chairs on sea days. Management should be out controlling this. All deck chairs need to be placed out for passengers. I observed stacks of lounges. Liquor is expensive. Bring your own. We booked Rm S204 on Deck 17, Forward. A mistake. The first night was rough weather and you felt every wave. In addition, the room creaked (door, ceiling, furniture). Could not sleep. At 1:30am maintenance came to try to fix and finally we obtained a new room at 3am. The room should not have passed a shakedown cruise. They did give us a credit to use on another cruise. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
This was our 15th Princess cruise and it didn't disappoint. Starting with the very personable Captain. We went for my husband's birthday and Cory, the cruise director did everything to make my husband feel special. He did an ... Read More
This was our 15th Princess cruise and it didn't disappoint. Starting with the very personable Captain. We went for my husband's birthday and Cory, the cruise director did everything to make my husband feel special. He did an amazing job as cruise director, upbeat, friendly, interactive and very funny. The "Rock Opera" production was the best we had ever seen in all our cruising years, thats not to say that the rest of the entertainment was just as great Mind blowing magician, funny comedian, 5 Skies needs to reorganize the stage set so everyone on the sides of the theater can see it as well, Take 5(Jazz Trio), and Static, the party band(one of the biggest treats onboard this ship). So much to do and it was hard to pick and chose, needed another week to take part in it all. Our steward, Arnel was unbelievably efficient and truly wonderful at every aspect of maintaining everything in our cabin(E612). Plenty of storage, balcony a bit small but acceptable. On to dining- choices and food were excellent. We had a phenomenal waiter(Garnett) and his assistant(Angelo)-for people who have cruised a lot; they are the good old waiters we had years ago, when every waiter aimed to do everything in their power to please you!! Medallion.Net is an innovative, helpful and perfect tool to help navigate everything from boarding to ordering drinks and finding friends any where onboard Great job by all, hoping this excellence continues way after the inaugural sailing of the beautiful Sky Princess. Can't wait until I can go again!! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We chose this cruise being a new ship, we had 2 other couples joining us. We are all mid 40’s to early 50’s. We have sailed Princess many times and also sailed a few other lines. Good -Buffet was one of the best -Production ... Read More
We chose this cruise being a new ship, we had 2 other couples joining us. We are all mid 40’s to early 50’s. We have sailed Princess many times and also sailed a few other lines. Good -Buffet was one of the best -Production shows were fabulous as was all entertainment -Medallion for accessing room was great and reliable -the App was great for locating our friends on the ship (but was dependent on stability of WiFi) -Decor and rooms were very nice (we were after premium deluxe balcony) -Elevator service was not as bad as others previously expressed (not too slow) -casino had a good variety of slots Not Great -Dining room service was slower than usual -Overall bar service was slow in all areas (was hard to get a drink) -Purchased WiFi but it did not work in many parts of the ship -The app for ordering drinks was cool but if you were in a WiFi dead zone then you couldn’t use it. Also some areas like the Princess theater it wasn’t an option. -the staff seemed less friendly/personable than what we’ve experienced in the past -they hosted a formal night on a port day so that timing was difficult -the app for messaging friends was useless, there was no pop up notifications appearing regardless of all the setting we tried (so we bought WiFi so we could communicate) -iPhones were able to text with WiFi (when you found service) but others brands of smartphones in our group could not Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Very nice ship, was skeptical based on all negative reviews. The entertainment, production shows were great. Magician, singer, and comedian were all very funny and good. The production shows are the best at sea currently. The entrees in ... Read More
Very nice ship, was skeptical based on all negative reviews. The entertainment, production shows were great. Magician, singer, and comedian were all very funny and good. The production shows are the best at sea currently. The entrees in main dinning room, esp fish were overcooked, only big negative. Portions are smaller but with 4 courses very full after each meal. We were on fixed dining at set table, don't know if that makes a difference. Staterooms are nice. I wish Princess would get rid of the shower curtains. Really enjoyed the Medallion made it very nice for keeping up with other in group. Captain is very friendly and outgoing. Bye Bye... Ports were good, Ship was main reason for going. I wish there was access to the bow. There is not a good place to go and look at the stars with all the deck lights. Ships gym is amazing lots of great equipment. When we booked we were wait listed on second seating dining, we were 7th on list before boarding. We never were confirmed on 2nd seating, so embarkation day had to go and spend almost 1hr waiting to talk to matre de about dining change. He made request with no issues. It would have been nice if that was done before we boarded to have saved the time in line Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We were on the Sky Princess February 15th-22nd (Western Caribbean). DH and I are both in our early 60s and this was our 9th cruise on Princess. We really like the Grand Class ships, but decided to try the Sky and check out the Royal class. ... Read More
We were on the Sky Princess February 15th-22nd (Western Caribbean). DH and I are both in our early 60s and this was our 9th cruise on Princess. We really like the Grand Class ships, but decided to try the Sky and check out the Royal class. Usually our objective for cruising is the itinerary first (preferably Princess) and then the ship. However, this cruise, our main objective was a brief escape from winter---mission accomplished for that! Most Sky reviews seemed to be very positive about everything and while it is a beautiful ship and we enjoyed ourselves, there were things that we really missed from past Princess cruises. The Ship: The Sky Princess is a beautiful ship. Since we love using our balcony and we knew the Royal class balconies are tiny, we booked one of the Premium Deluxe balconies in the Aft side section. The stateroom was very nice with a small loveseat (so we didn’t have to fret over the missing barrel chair) and a HUGE balcony. I didn’t measure it, but it was at least as big as the balconies on the Grand Class ships Caribe deck. Captain Tuovo (Bye-Bye) was so fun. I have never paid attention to Captains on cruises before, but he is definitely in a class by himself. One morning there was ‘Coffee with the Captain’ in the Piazza and it was one of the most entertaining parts of the cruise. Dining: We had Anytime dining and ate all of our dinners in the Soliel Dining Room. The times we eat dinner tends to vary by the cruise we are on and I never know until we are on the ship what that will be. Often it is around 7, but this trip, we ate earlier, usually sometime between 5 and 6. The main reason for this was that we often wanted to get to the 8:00 show in the Princess Theater. The service in the dining room was FANTASTIC! It was the fastest service on any of our cruises! We always got a table for 2 and were always out of the dining room within 60-75 minutes. We had several different servers and always the same fast service. I ordered a glass of wine each evening and that too came really quickly! We started thinking the servers were reading our minds as the food came out so quickly! I don’t know if there was a process change made on the Sky or why the service was so fast, but I hope they do the same on the rest of their fleet! Theater: We saw 3 shows in the Princess theater: Rock Opera, 5 Skies and singer Stephanie Hodgdon ‘Rock ‘n Royalty’. For Rock Opera, we arrived 45 minutes ahead of the start time and the theater was ¾ full. For 5 Skies, we decided we better get there an hour early. The doors were locked, so people were lined up at the door. I think if Princess continues to add to the number of passengers on their ships, but not make the theater any bigger, they really should perform their shows 3 times a day---perhaps they could do a matinee or otherwise earlier than the 8:00 show? I thought Rock Opera was very good, DH thought it was OK. 5 Skies was ‘different’. My description of it would be a Broadway version of an online Game. Apparently, it was not enjoyed by several people. About 15 minutes into it, there was a technical difficulty and they had to turn on the house lights. While they were fixing it, several people got up and left…. We did stay and I think we both thought it was OK---not great---but not awful either. Stephanie Hodgdon had performed a show earlier in the week which we missed. The one we saw was the last night of the cruise, which was unfortunate for her as the theater was only half full---maybe everyone was packing? We did enjoy that show. Other Entertainment: This was our big disappointment on the ship. The new Take Five lounge was very nice. We listened to Jazz a couple of nights---not our favorite genre, but ok. Generally, on cruises, in the evening we locate where the ‘party band’ is playing and listen to their music. There was a party band on the ship – Static—but it was rare to find them playing anywhere before about 10:30 at night and even then only occasionally. I really don’t understand what Princess is doing? I assumed since this was a bigger ship with more passengers, Princess would have MORE entertainment in many venues. Instead, I think there was less entertainment than any ship I have been on. The only time we saw Static was one time in the Piazza. I don’t ‘get’ the emphasis on the Piazza. It’s great that there is more room for Vines, the International Café, Bellinis, etc. so more often you could find a seat. However, as a place to watch entertainment---I just don’t get it. Very few tables and chairs have a good view of the entertainment and even if you might when it starts, there likely will be someone standing in front of you unless you are right in the middle circle. It is also very loud with people talking and walking through, etc. If you looked at the Princess Patter each day, you would think there was a lot going on in the evening. Then you looked more closely and realized that many of the listings were for Un-hosted Get-Togethers of various groups, Lotus Spa Clinics, Art Gallery, Photo & Video Gallery or Shops of Princess. Those categories aren’t really what I would call Entertainment. We did enjoy the Marriage Match Gameshow, but like everything else, we arrived an hour early to be sure we got a seat. If Princess continues to build ships with more passengers, but offers less options for evening entertainment, the options available will continue to be more and more crowded. Also, I thought with the Medallions and the upgraded WiFi, Princess was trying to attract the next generation (or maybe even mine?), but when there are such limited options of any music newer than the 1950s, I just don’t see how that will happen. The Sky is a beautiful ship, but we missed the wrap-around promenade deck, the multiple venues in the evening providing entertainment (Wheelhouse, Crooners, Explorers Lounge, Skywalkers). If there is a choice, we will be booking on the older Grand class ships. However, itinerary is usually the most important---so our next cruise will be on the Regal---another “new to us” ship. I am hoping for a bit better evening entertainment in the lounges, but if not, our objective for that is mainly the itinerary with not many sea days, so I am sure we will have a good cruise. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
While we did find the ship very clean; the crew mostly friendly and attentive, the food choices in the 3 dining areas and buffet area exceptional and all of good choice and quality, we found that the entertainment lacking and there was not ... Read More
While we did find the ship very clean; the crew mostly friendly and attentive, the food choices in the 3 dining areas and buffet area exceptional and all of good choice and quality, we found that the entertainment lacking and there was not a lot of variety unless you enjoyed Bingo, trivia and traditional dancing. The two production shows, Rock Opera and 5 Sky’s, were ok at best (opinion shared by most fellow travellers we spoke with)! The Casino was also very small, lacking in options and in our view, disappointing! We also had the beverage package and the individual servings were in the “light side” to say the least, and there is a limit to the daily servings which you cannot carry forward if you have been off ship during port calls and never used the service that day! This was a first for us as other cruise lines that we have used, did not set daily limits. Shore excursion options in each port of call were numerous, prices were good and all 3 that we went on, were well organized. Shout out to the captain (bye bye Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
The cruise was great, We were on a 14 day back to back and this was the front leg of the trip. The restaurants were wonderful and he food was great, there was always a great selection to choose from. Each day there were plenty of things to ... Read More
The cruise was great, We were on a 14 day back to back and this was the front leg of the trip. The restaurants were wonderful and he food was great, there was always a great selection to choose from. Each day there were plenty of things to do, the movies under the stars was great, we always enjoy watching movies outside with popcorn and pizza being brought to you as you watch. The ports we went to were all places we had been but still enjoy them each time we return. The ship was brand new and it looked very neat and clean. Princess always does a great job in keeping their ships pristeen. We have sailed with princess 16 times and always have a wonderful time with all they have to offer. The Sky Princess was one of the better ships we have sailed on and we would sail on her again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Ship is beautiful but it caters to the 80 something crowd. Drinks are small and watered down. The wifi package only works if you have an iPhone, but I do not. The medallion app never worked with the exception of opening the cabin door. ... Read More
Ship is beautiful but it caters to the 80 something crowd. Drinks are small and watered down. The wifi package only works if you have an iPhone, but I do not. The medallion app never worked with the exception of opening the cabin door. The food was just so so. The portions are small unless ofcourse you go the the buffet, but can you go to the buffet daily? The medallion was supposed to allow you to order drinks or meals by the pool without leaving your chair, however it never worked. It always stated the service didn't work at this location. It only worked if you where standing at the bar. Because this service was to be working, they didn't have staff walking around to take your orders. If you were bored and wanted to play bingo, you had to pay for it. Room steward was excellent. Check your onboard bill often. I had drink charges even though I paid for drink package. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Beautiful new ship. Loved the medallion, worked well other than delivering one of our drinks to the wrong person who happily drank his freebie LOL. Easiest embarkation ever, breezed thru and aboard in under 15 minutes. Fantastic service ... Read More
Beautiful new ship. Loved the medallion, worked well other than delivering one of our drinks to the wrong person who happily drank his freebie LOL. Easiest embarkation ever, breezed thru and aboard in under 15 minutes. Fantastic service throughout especially in the dining room. Used anytime dining that works well for us, used 5 out of the 7 nights. Enjoyed the shows in the theater and we really liked the musical entertainment. Listened to the jazz musicians several times in the Take 5 lounge and we were very impressed. We also really enjoyed Captain bye bye (you had to be there).The only disappointment was we thought the buffet was not as good as we have been used to on previous Princess cruises. Also the pizza, burger and ice cream locations on the Lido deck closed @ 10 PM each night too soon IMO. But we love Princess and I'm sure we will sail with her again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
This was our 1st cruise since moving to central Florida. We drove down the morning of the cruise and parked at Park ‘n’ Go near the port. We had prepaid for the parking and we were quickly bused to the terminal. We had loaded the ... Read More
This was our 1st cruise since moving to central Florida. We drove down the morning of the cruise and parked at Park ‘n’ Go near the port. We had prepaid for the parking and we were quickly bused to the terminal. We had loaded the Medallion app at home and uploaded all info including photos of ourselves. Our medallions were scanned, we received a map of the ship and were in our stateroom in record time. I made my way to Slice Pizzeria on the Lido deck and in 10 minutes we were on the balcony enjoying the delicious pepperoni pizza with the Dos Equis from the Elite mini-bar in our fridge. What a great start to our cruise! We loved our stateroom D424. The extended angled balcony was so much roomier than a normal balcony and the mid-ship location was quiet and convenient. Due to the limited walking ability of my DH we stayed on board during this 7 day cruise. While we were docked at the ports it was a perfect time to chill at the mid-ship pools with an outdoor lunch from the World Fresh Marketplace. We loved most of the changes from the Royal. Eliminating the Lido deck fountains to add a pool was a big plus, however the retreat pool area now has very limited seating. The aft pool is lovely and not crowded. A big disappointment for my DH was that there are no stairs to enter the pools, only ladders. This is not very senior friendly in our opinion. The new layouts and furnishings in Princess Live, the Vista Lounge and Take Five were very nice. One of our favorite times was enjoying the Platinum lounge most evenings for a pre-dinner drink and snacks at the Vista Lounge. We enjoyed specialty dining at the Crown Grill on embarkation night with our friends Paul and Judy. The meal was delicious and it was so nice to share it with good company. Later in the cruise we took advantage of Steamers, a specialty dining opportunity in the Marketplace. The steamer pot was wonderful and the side and dessert also. The setting was very pretty with special china and table cloths and we thought it was well worth the $12 per person charge. I purchased a coffee card to enjoy unlimited brewed coffee, after dinner cappuccinos, frozen coffee fusions, and my evening chamomile tea. This is so easy now that it is loaded on the medallion and there is no paper card to worry about losing. Cruise director Corey was everywhere and always upbeat and fun. This cruise had so many activity and entertainment opportunities it was hard to decide where to go in the evening. I participated in Zumba and Line Dancing and my DH and I enjoyed the 5 Skies production show, comedy and magic acts, silly game shows, and more. Thank goodness we somehow managed to pack for this trip in a single suitcase and carry on. I was able to handle the luggage and we made our way down to the deck 5 dining room at 6:15 a.m. on disembarkation morning to await clearance from the authorities. Shortly after 6:30 we exited the ship. We were told to have our passports in our hand, we looked into the face recognition screen and we left the terminal. It was amazing! We walked to the shuttle area and boarded the waiting Park ‘n’ Go bus. By 7:30 a.m. we were in our car with an estimated arrival time to our home of 11:30. We didn’t miss going to the Ft. Lauderdale airport one bit! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Sailing: 2/1/20 If we could rate this at 2.5 stars, that would be best. We’re Platinum and if we cruise again it won’t be on Sky Princess, and perhaps not on Princess at all. BOARDING – It was chaotic, but quick. Due to ... Read More
Sailing: 2/1/20 If we could rate this at 2.5 stars, that would be best. We’re Platinum and if we cruise again it won’t be on Sky Princess, and perhaps not on Princess at all. BOARDING – It was chaotic, but quick. Due to coronavirus, we’d been advised that there would be medical screenings, but there weren’t besides asking if we had traveled in Asia. No checking for fevers. We brought wine, but nobody checked that. We had received an email giving the schedule of boarding times. Sun Deck was to board at 2:30. We arrived at 11:30 and got on with no problem in about 10-15 minutes. SHIP – The décor is too gaudy for us, but it was new and clean. Too much open-ness. Places like Alfredo’s, Princess Live, etc have no walls separating them from the main thoroughfare. It’s a big mish-mosh of people. GYM – Huge with beautiful new equipment and a large window wall. We walked through often, and never saw it being used at more than 25% capacity. THINGS THAT USED TO BE, BUT ARE NO MORE: Library: More retail space has eliminated the Library. Ship Chorus: We’ve enjoyed it on other ships, but didn’t see it on Sky. Small table and regular chair in balcony cabin: All gone. No Pub Lunch on sea days. STAFF – Our steward was as good as he could be considering that he was ridiculously over-worked, poor guy. Our TD waiters for dinner in Cielo were great. Servers of coffee and juice in the buffet for breakfast were good. Random staff throughout the ship seemed to be disengaged from passengers, and little camaraderie among each other. It would be nice if the Captain’s engaging personality could trickle down to all staff, but that didn’t happen. INTERNET CAFÉ - We had questions about settings for wi-fi calling, but the manager didn’t want to be bothered and blew us off. With Princess going high-tech, it’s critical that they employ a couple of Tier 2 I.T. cellular support staff on board. That would require more effort and knowledge than just warming up a chair. ANNOUNCEMENTS – You can’t hear announcements on balconies or in cabins. If you hear a “beep”, you must run to open the cabin door to hear an announcement. MEDICAL SERVICES - Hubby had to use it one day, and the attention and care were top notch! The exam was extremely thorough. We can’t say enough good about the professional service, and the visit laid to rest any questions we’d ever had about “what if” a health issue came up during a cruise. No worries. It wasn’t cheap, but it was fair. Our Medicare supplemental refunded most of the bill to us, and insurance through Princess is supposed to refund the remainder. ELEVATORS - As others have said, the elevator situation is terrible. There aren’t enough of them. It would be nice if some passengers wouldn’t push ahead of people who have been waiting for five or ten minutes already, but how can you teach adults about etiquette? INTERNET / MEDALLIONNET - We got the plan for four devices, but only used two (PC and a smart phone) since wi-fi calling wasn’t working well for us (Verizon). Internet itself was fast and stable. Even though it didn’t come through for us for wi-fi calling, which we were counting on, it still was worth it to be able to go online 24/7 to use WhatsApp. Suggest that before leaving home, have friends and family install this free app on their smart phones as it will provide an extra method of communicating via wi-fi. MEDALLIONCLASS - Attempting to load the Ocean apps was weird. Even though four of us began the process the same way, the following steps were different from each other. Some had to go to the Google Play Store and install separate apps; some didn’t. Some got the chat feature with ship mates, some didn’t. One never did load. There is a space on Deck 7 to support Medallion. We went there, but it’s basically a retail store to sell Medallion-related tchotchke. They must have removed the Library to replace it with yet another revenue-generating venue. There IS a problem with security. When Hubby left the gym he noticed that his Medallion was missing. The side holding the lanyard was intact, but the other side had separated and the Medallion had fallen out. We found it very close to our cabin (using my Medallion). Anyone could have found it, walked by cabins, and our door would have let them in. Maybe run a bead of super glue along that side just to be safe…? OCEAN COMPASS was great when trying to locate others in the group. Chat: There aren’t notifications. If the “chat-EE” doesn’t know the “chat-ER” has sent a message, which they don’t, what’s the point? OCEAN NOW was a mixed bag. Ordering room service was easy, but as far as we could tell, you CAN’T GET COFFEE for your cabin unless it’s for breakfast. We like coffee all day long. ACTIVITIES / ENTERTAINMENT - There was a new Cruise Director on this sailing: Not impressed. Nothing like Cruise Directors 5-10 years ago. There seem to be fewer activities like Trivia, classes, etc., on this sailing. Warning: Cheating occurs. In a Scrabble-like game the facilitator allowed people to use letters in a word that weren’t in the string of letters provided. He also allowed words that aren’t words. So if honest winning is important to you, just be aware that you may be disappointed. COMEDIAN CHRIS BLISS - He was fine. The content would be OK for children. PRODUCTION SHOWS - I’ve never heard such beautiful voices on a cruise ship before, and I think I’ve seen a couple of the stars on other Princess cruises. Completely top-notch professional level. Orchestra was wonderful! ROCK OPERA - If Steampunk and Goth got married, this would be their kid. Dark, dingy, disturbing. Some dancing was beautiful with a ballet look to it. Some was so spastic and hilarious that at one point we burst out laughing. The crowd on the elevator after the show agreed. Being battered with screaming noise might be something millennials enjoy, but these passengers aren’t that crowd. Princess should cater to the demographics of the guests. FIVE SKIES - We considered leaving before the show because the pre-show canned music was so awful, but we stayed. The first five minutes of the show were impressive with projected special effects depicting virtual reality. After that, freakish, dark, and grotesque. Every couple of minutes a couple got up and walked out. Thanks to an equipment malfunction, the show paused and the lights came on. Many people took advantage of this and left the theater, and the four of us sidled in to the exiting parade as it went by. The comments of the people were angry. Again, totally not appropriate for the age demographic. HEIDI KARLSSON, SOLOIST - This concert partially redeemed the awfulness of other shows. She put on an excellent, although short, concert, and we enjoyed every minute of it. OVERALL - We recall Princess shows when you could sit there and be immersed in the awesome beauty of music, costumes, and dancing. We pay for entertainment when we buy cruises and it used to be a wonderful value. Maybe take this stuff to Carnival party ships, and bring back some class. FOOD/DINING - Lunch on embarkation day was a sit-down lunch in the Estrella Dining Room. Delicious! Four of us ordered four different dishes, and all were great. When you board they hand you a card giving places where lunch is available. They never list a dining room, so maybe they like to keep that a secret? When you board, ask the person handing out cards which dining room is serving lunch. We were generally happy with the food in the included venues. Some was outstanding, and some was average. We never attend any of the up-sell specialty restaurants; we can pay for restaurants at home if we want to. We never had a problem finding an empty clean table at the buffet, where we had breakfast daily, and a couple of lunches. Food was fine. Coffee seemed to be much better than on prior Princess ships. We had traditional early seating in Cielo, and arrived at 5:30. We were out by 7:00, in time for the shows. We had a table for four, but met lovely people at nearby tables. SAFETY - Prior cruises were more focused on health safety. Before, at the buffet, a lineup of hand-washing sinks was obvious as you entered, and staff monitored people entering. On Sky a couple of cute sinks were hidden away in little alcoves. They weren’t obvious, there weren’t enough for everyone to use, and most people bypassed them. We never saw buffet staff monitoring or telling people to wash hands. At least when going in to dining rooms there often was someone encouraging people to use the Purell (not that everyone does). Public restrooms on other Princess ships had us enter through a couple of 90-degree turns, eliminating bathroom doors. The doors are back. They have handles so you can’t push with your forearm to open them when you exit. The safer configuration takes up more square footage, so this probably was a cost-cutting decision. CAPTAIN - Same comments as other reviewers. Capt. Tuvo was personable, present, and funny. “Me! Me! Me! in charge of the weather today!” DISEMBARKING - The fastest ever, and impressive. Our group was to be in the dining room at 7:30, but when we got there it was empty. The attendant directed us directly to the gangplank, where there was no line. We looked into the facial recognition gizmo, and walked down to get our luggage. We snagged a porter who took our bags directly to the garage! (He made $40 in 15 minutes.) We exited the port gates before 7:50. Although they told us to have our Passports ready, we didn’t need them, and we didn’t need to see a Customs Agent. (Why weren’t Passports stamped? Inquiring minds want to know.) SUMMARY - We’re looking at other lines. Our first disappointing cruise. Princess ships in order of our favorites: (1) Sapphire, (2) Island, (3) Pacific, (4) Royal, (5) Sky. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We just got off this beautiful new ship last Saturday after 7 day Western Caribbean trip. The new medallion class was great. Both embarkation and disembarkation went so smoothly. We loved that now you can put your hand luggage in your ... Read More
We just got off this beautiful new ship last Saturday after 7 day Western Caribbean trip. The new medallion class was great. Both embarkation and disembarkation went so smoothly. We loved that now you can put your hand luggage in your room right when you get there even if the room is not completely cleaned yet. Gave us the freedom to roam and admire the new ship and its beauty. The problems a lot of people have mentioned have been remedied. I will attempt to give you my opinion. We have done 23 cruises, mostly on Princess. We found this ship to be what we look for cruising. It does not cater to children and very few were on the ship. The median age I would guess is 50. We did see a few younger people but mostly older adults. Our cabin was a mini suite mid ship and was beautiful, spacious and nicely decorated. The bathroom with a bathtub was larger than most we have been on. The bed was very comfortable. Our cabin Steward Ken was great, he came in, cleaned and got out when we were not there like a ninja! We found the food, especially in the buffet where there was some negative reviews to be HOT and flavorful. The choices were great and finding a table at peak hours was not as bad as I thought it might be. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. I did find it a bit strange that they did not push sanitizer like most ships. They had the sanitizer there if you wanted to use it and they have the sinks for washing, but I felt they were not pushing it in light of what is going on with all these viruses, I felt a harder push would have been present. NCL has someone there with a spray bottle and hits everyone that walks thru the door plus the washing sinks. The restaurants were great. Nice choices for food, hot and well presented.We had anytime dining and did not feel the wait was too bad. We went around 6;00 every night, got a beeper went and got a drink and it was maybe 30 minutes. We did not get to see the two main shows regretfully. The 1st show was SuperBowl Sunday which was also Formal night. Princess really messed that up!!!! To have the show and formal night on the biggest football game of the year was a misstep on their part. The other show we did not make as we were exhausted after a long day on shore. I felt the other shows, comdedians, were lacking and was disappointed. This was the 1st time I can say Princess did not have a good line up of entertainment. Also, I think the theater is smaller than on the other ships and you really had to get there 45 minutes at least to get a seat. The game shows with the staff were fun and entertaining. The casino is the smallest I have seen on any of the ships. Don't know what they were thinking. Lots of pool chairs all around the ship and we did not find it hard to get one although we are up and at the pool to get chairs by 8:00. The Captain was walking around all the time and his messages were entertaining with a "Bye Bye" all the time. Everyone thought him to be very funny. The excursions were good. Choices were good. We went cave tubing in Belize which was a lot of fun. Not too strenuous and once in the cave very relaxing. Would recommend. We did go thru Viator tours for our Cozumel excursion which was a cooking class. It was the highlight of our trip. SO much fun and the place they took us was beautiful and a great way to spend the whole day. It was a water park as well so before/after your class you can spend the day with an open bar. The food we cooked was wonderful and our chef "Moises" was funny, talented and knowledgeable. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! We booked this ship again for Feb. 2021 for a 10 day cruise. That's how much we enjoyed it. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We spent 2 weeks on the Sky Princess and had an overall terrific time. There were a few issues, but nowhere near enough to ruin our experience. As another reviewer has said here, many of the earlier complaints appear to have been ... Read More
We spent 2 weeks on the Sky Princess and had an overall terrific time. There were a few issues, but nowhere near enough to ruin our experience. As another reviewer has said here, many of the earlier complaints appear to have been fixed as the ship and crew got their sea legs. But I hope most of these will not stop people from cruising on this ship. Not to harp on the negative, but some of the complaints voiced by others are laughable. I wasn't crazy about all of the food or entertainment, so most of those complaints are fair game. Yes, you have to get to the theatre and lounges early to get good -- or any -- seats. That's the way it is. Note to future passengers: you have been warned! I didn't care for the 5 Skies show and 1 tasteless segment of 1 of the couples' game shows but lots of people liked everything. I don't understand the complaints about the Jim Henson show -- it was entertaining. But I very much get the complaints about people hogging deck chairs all day. Not sure what Princess can do about it but it would be nice to see something. And those who felt their inside cabins were too small likely had a point. But people have complained here about having shower curtains in their cabins, having to reach a short distance for their toilet paper. only getting 15 (!) drinks a day with their drink packages, that the game shows were aimed at North Americans when they made up 90% of the passengers, not seeing the cruise director, or being charged for delivery of bath robes (that is just not believable). Then there were complaints about crowded elevators. What do you expect when lots of people are trying to get to dinner or somewhere else at the same time? It becomes even harder with all of the walkers and scooters on the ship. If you can, use the stairs. And, there are all the complaints about choosng Anytime Dining and then having to wait for a table. This is no different than going to a restaurant without a reservation. If you weren't clear on what Anytime Dining meant, you should have asked. But enough of my venting. As I said, it was a terrific trip with pretty good entertainment, good enough food and fine service. I should mention our excursions. We did 3 arranged by Princess which were all worth the extra cost that entails. The Grand Cayman snorkel trip was very well organized. The trip to Chichen Itza was long and expensive and only included just over an hour at the ruins. But we felt it was an excellent way to spend our onboard credit. But it won't be for everyone and there are other ruins to be seen at Cozumel and Roatan which take less time and money. But be warned that the ferry crossing from Cozumel to the mainland at Playa Del Carmen can be very rough and is not for everyone. We also did the afternoon beach excursion on St. Maarten. Many people want to the airport beach, where the planes scream in right over top of you. But it was very crowded. Our trip went to the next beach down the road, which was far quieter and had lots of chairs and free rum punch and fruit punch. We felt it was worth the extra expense, though you can likely get a private ride there. That's pretty much it from here. Keep the silly complaints to yourself and enjoy the Sky Princess. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Sky Princess Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabin 4.0 N/A
Dining 4.5 3.7
Entertainment 5.0 3.5
Public Rooms 4.5 4.1
Fitness & Recreation 5.0 N/A
Family 4.0 4.0
Shore Excursions 4.5 N/A
Enrichment Activities 4.0 N/A
Service 4.0 4.0
Value for Money 4.0 N/A

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