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Grand Princess Review

3.5 / 5.0
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1510 reviews
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Northern Cape and Spitzbergen

Review for Grand Princess to the Baltic Sea
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VirgilTracy
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2012
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This was our second Princess Cruise, the first being in 2009 on Crown Princess. Overall, I was left a little underwhelmed but still had a wonderfully relaxing time.

Princess must have taken onboard the poor quality of the hired entertainers on the previous cruises from Southampton. In reality, it may not be a Princess decision and could have been on recommendations by the Cruise Director. On the previous cruise on the Crown Princess, the CD was American and we were served up with some US based comics, who were well past their preverbial "sell by date". This cruise however, all the entertainment that was brought in was, in the most part, of high standard and ALL of a UK origin. This meant that they were able to adapt to a largely British audience and even change things as they went to suit - something sadly lacking previosuly.

The food onboard is of its usual high-standard and we chose to dine in either the Horizon Court buffet and Alfredo's Pizzaria - the best Pizza I have EVER had in fairness. However, the plastic plates in the buffet, although warmed, simply aloud the food to get cold too quickly due to a lack of heat retention - china plates please!

Cabin Review

B631 - Balcony Cabin Baha Deck Level 11.Room a good size, balcony too. Bed massive although needed three pillows as they were very soft.Aircon was ceiling mounted and made the air a little dry. Button was missing from the bedside lamp, although it still worked. I noted that most balconies had their table cleaned daily, ours wasn't cleaned once nor were our windows on the inside.Plenty of mirrors - although with the amount we were eating I'm not sure that was a great idea!There was a fridge with a small amount of stock in it.

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