We did enjoy this cruise very much. The ship is a nice new ship, however some of the changes are not really that great. They have made the theater much smaller and in order to get a decent seat you need to go to the theater no less that thirty to forty minutes before the show. If not you will probably not even get in to see the show. They have also removed the little tables in front of the seats, so if you do decide to buy a drink there is no place to sit your drink. The shows are extremely short (45 to 55 minutes) in order for them to squeeze in three shows per night. Shows were generally less than average, but o.k. Some of the most popular game shows they squeezed into the very tiny Princess theater.
The buffet was terrific and we ate there often, mainly due to the fact that even though the food in the dining rooms was really good, the SERVICE IN ALL THREE DINING ROOMS WAS TERRIBLE!! In two different dining rooms we waited for over forty-five minutes with NOTHING OTHER THAN A GLASS OF WATER to be served. It appeared the the dining rooms had terrible staffing problems. I would say that in general that this was probably the one complaint that I herd over and over. Don't get me wrong, this was a very nice cruise and we would probably do it again. I think that this is just a problem that Princess needs to work out.
The room was just what we wanted with plenty of space for our luggage and enough space to hang all of our clothes. The balcony was very nice, even though they have reduced the size and they are not much more that enough space for two people to sit upright in chairs with a small table. The bathroom was fine and had no problems with the shower easy to adjust the water and the sink was nice and deep.