. . . . But the itinerary was great!!
Arrived in London for a 4 day Pre. So after 11+ hours in the air, long trip to Grovesnor House, virtually crawled up to the reception desk, just to have them tell us our pre-paid reservation had been cancelled!! We paid for it and Princess cancelled it. No one told us it was changed to Rennaissance across town. We stood there stunned, as if we were trying to fake some scheduling problem or trying to muscle into a room. Not so! Not a word from Princess in advance. Embarrassing! and Angering! I guess they expected all their Pre-passengers to experience a little emotional shock and anger by finding out on their own? Well welcome to London. After that meltdown, we spent more time relocating and thankfully got a room. Transfer to the ship was fine, but: Our tour agent was supposed to have a tour of the White Cliffs in route to the ship. That never happened.
Ocean Princess is a fine old lady, small, but the interiors much to my liking. More like an English Gentlemen's club than bright colors. Missed the ice cream bar on other larger ships. Liked the ship much. But it is tired. Peeling caulking in the bathroom, discoloration around the edges of the shower (mold?), water pressure barely produced a shower. Dryer clothes line would not retract and hung there, floating around until I knotted it off. But overall clean and acceptable---just not the new ship sparkle. Had to keep shutting the laundry room door near us because other passengers kept the doors open, and turned the hallway into a noisy humid warm laundry room. Porters should have been on this issue--signs say to keep the doors shut.
Tired, but clean.