Just returned from our cruise and was very disappointed in the service, vibe, and food on the ship. We have sailed on princess 3 other times all in the same class of ships and compared to the Ruby and Crown Princess this ship is lacking greatly. The overall food selections were not to the same level as we've had one other ships- lacking in variety and flavor. Expected more interesting dishes since this is princess's 50th celebration. There weren't really too many interesting dishes to reflect the celebration. We also never had a real formal night menu with lobster or a good seafood choice.
As for the overall cruise, service was good and staff friendly. We got to know an exceptionally nice bartender named Keith who greeted us with a smile and always a perfect drink. Our cabin steward Ranier was also nice and made sure to ask us if there was anything we needed.
One thing we noticed was the lack of energy and fun activities on the ship. The band they had was more like a cover band you would hear in a nightclub. There was no real "pool party" music when they played by the pool and they only seemed to be there later in the day. As for activities mostly everything was geared to more sedentary stuff - bingo, trivia, etc. There were no adult type games at night of during the day. Not expecting something every minute but a variety and several through the day would be nice.
Cabin was a little narrower in overall width but more than made up for it with the oversized balcony and terrific views. We were on the right back corner of the ship and experienced the most breathtaking views of the sunrise and sunset we have ever seen on a ship. Only issue was with propeller and stabilizer noise while docking and leaving port. Bed we had needs to be anchored together better as my husband kept falling into the crack where the 2 twins come together. Never had that issue on other ships we have been on. Overall cabin was clean and quiet since it was next to one of the suites