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Grand Princess Review

3.5 / 5.0
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The Fabulous Adriatic & the beautiful Grand Princess

Review for Grand Princess to the Eastern Mediterranean
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Sail Date: May 2012
Cabin: Balcony

Embarkation: We travelled up to Southampton the night before & stayed in the Highfield House Hotel, a basic but, pleasant place for an overnight stop. On arrival at the docks we dropped our luggage, drove to the short stay car park where we were met by Edward from Looking4Parking (booked through Cruise Co.uk): he took the keys & we set off for the very short walk to the check in desks. After a brief wait we went through security & into the departure lounge where we waited until we were called to board (approx 30 mins). Once onboard we dropped our hand luggage in the cabin & headed to Horizon Court for lunch.

Onboard: After the mandatory muster drill, we headed onto Deck 15 for the rather misty sailaway from Southampton.

Dining: We had opted for Anytime Dining as this suits our needs. However, unlike the last time on the Grand, the tables for two had diminished & if you didn't arrive in time to queue for half hour prior to the dining room opening you were issued with a pager & a wait of over an hour. This did not apply if you were willing to share a table. However, many people wanted the small tables & there were a lot of unhappy diners. Contrary to the info provided tables for two could not be pre-booked, but, larger tables could.

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Great cabin in a very quiet location. Ideally situated for a quick visit to the Horizon Court to collect early morning cups of tea (a must have for us Brits!). Lots of storage, good size hanging area, plenty of shelves, drawer space. There is a 240v euro socket behind the bed which is great for charging mobiles etc. Launderette on Deck 11 is closer than one on Deck 10. The Caribe balcony furniture is far too small for the double balcony & is crying out for extra chairs/footstools & a larger table. The painted floor never looks clean despite the best efforts of the room steward.

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