This was our 3rd Princess Cruise, 10th cruise altogether. We were a little skeptical after reading so many negative reviews, but are so glad we went ahead with the cruise. My husband and I traveled with 2 other couples and none of us had any issues and completely enjoyed our time. We had all been to these ports several times (except for Loreto) so the goal was not the ports, just a relaxing cruise that was a tremendous value for the price. The food was delicious...always some things you like more than others, but nothing that wasn't very good and beautifully presented. I especially like their soups and souffles. The main courses were fine too and some of the desserts to die for! We ate very seldom in the buffet...breakfasts and dinners in the Da Vinci with traditional seating. Occasional snacks at the International Cafe are convenient and tasty. Our waiter and his assistant were the best we have had on any cruise - friendly, competent, helpful - just couldn't have hoped for more. They both deserved their extra tip. Embarkation and disembarkation were both smooth and fast, even for one of our couples who were first time on Princess. We were sitting down in the dining room to lunch before 1pm. The shows were good...especially enjoyed the comedians, magicians, and vocalists. None of us are crazy about the production shows so we did skip all but the first night of those. Our cabin was an inside right around the corner from the central elevators and next door to a major laundry room. I was afraid it would be noisy, but not at all. We slept well. The cabin was a typical inside so just as we expected..kept very clean & tidy by our very helpful but unintrusive room steward. We took no cruise excursions. Walked off and just explored close to the port for a little fun shopping. We did take a short local cab ride in Loreto to see that area as it was new to us (not much to see) and then got dropped off in the quaint little town to shop and walk back to the ship. As for shipboard activities, you could be busy all the time. We chose to play a little trivia and read some good books. We did enjoy the BOGO Happy Hours most afternoons. The Crown is a beautiful ship and it really seems to us that Princess "has it's act together" on this fun 10 day cruise.
Just what we expected in an Interior Cabin. Location was great being right around the corner from central elevators. Very easy to get around and not noisy at all.