This was our first cruise with Princess and we were very impressed with the Caribbean Princess which to date is the largest ship we've sailed. We had an aft mini suite which was well laid out and very comfortable, the bed was comfortable although I don't believe it was pillow top. The balcony was extra large and open to the sky which we liked. We had many a breakfast out there and didn't really concern ourselves being viewed from above. The service from all the crew was excellent, we never noticed any frowns and everyone made a point of greeting us and making eye contact. As an example, our room steward offered the free glass of champagne that comes with the minisuite however we declined it since we don't like champagne. After the muster drill we came back to a tray of chips and salsa, this was an example of the proactive customer service we had all week.
We selected anytime dining, usually around 630P and never had a problem getting a table for two. The food was good to great and portions ample for us in the Island dining room and like all dining rooms the service was good but rushed. The speciality restuarants were great to excellent and the service more subdued. Always got a sun chair, usually near the rear where we like to be.
Now what we didn't like about the ship, at least one or two elevators were always out of service which made the wait times unusually long.
Well laid out, comfortable. Like the separate sitting area and extra large balcony although it was exposed to the elements and people above you