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This was our eights cruise, the first with Princess. Here is my verdict: The "Goodies: - embarkation/disembarkation as well as transport from and to Heathrow were easy and stressless - the ship is worthy and has a splendid inner architecture - nice spacious cabin with (for the first time!!) a real king size bed for the 3rd passenger - food in "Concert" dining room and "Horizon" was of good quality and sufficient variety; Pastry buffet was super! - the service: many thanks to the following people who worked a lot for our comfort and happiness: the stateroom steward JAYSON from India the Concerto team starboard side: the receptionist OKSANA from Ukraine the seating lady MARIANA from Mexico the waiters and their assistants: ALEJANDRO from Mexico, MARIA from Serbia, CESAR and JOSELITO from the Philipines and AKASH from Mauritius. we also loved to chat at breakfast time (a few moments, hey..) with CEDRIK from India in the Horizon - the automatic doors are comfortable and safe - the smoking area on deck 17, at last a positive gesture for those who like to smoke - the huge choice of movies on TV (as the weather often forbade staying on the balcony) - the complete log of the cruise delivered the last night to our cabin - the ship's "horn-organ" playing a farewell melody when leaving a port. The "Badies" - the ship is outszandingly noisy when manoeuvring in the ports, vibrations feel like a quake; this is extremely ennoying, as arrivals in ports often take place in the early morning, when people would like to sleep - the excursions are over the top expensive, the guides were from excellent to very poor - a real time map with the ships position and progress is missing on TV and elsewere - the TV is for US passengers only. For a few bugs Princess could show free news channels in spanish, french and german at least while cruising in Europe. They take a lot of money from non-US passengers, so they could offer them something. On the home page of the TV set the news ticker shows one US news, one international, one finance, one US sport and (my goodness how thrilling) the weather in a US City and then the same scheme all over again! - another "US only" issue are the luggage tags for disembarkation which is kind of offending: on the address side there is no line for "country"; since Copernic and Galileus it should be known that the earth rotates on itself and turns around the Sun and not around the USA ! - the famous "industry first" Sky Walk is a false good idea: walking on this passage you can look into the bedrooms of at least 6 staterooms! and in return, the occupants of these could study the skirt wearing ladies' underwear. Well,all in all we were satisfied as the cruise met our exspectations. We give four stars. Remember, to achieve excellency you should seak for perfection

A few flaws

Royal Princess Cruise Review by ocramreglih

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2015
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
This was our eights cruise, the first with Princess. Here is my verdict:

The "Goodies:

- embarkation/disembarkation as well as transport from and to Heathrow were easy and stressless

- the ship is worthy and has a splendid inner architecture

- nice spacious cabin with (for the first time!!) a real king size bed for the 3rd passenger

- food in "Concert" dining room and "Horizon" was of good quality and sufficient variety; Pastry buffet was super!

- the service: many thanks to the following people who worked a lot for our comfort and happiness:

the stateroom steward JAYSON from India

the Concerto team starboard side:

the receptionist OKSANA from Ukraine

the seating lady MARIANA from Mexico

the waiters and their assistants:

ALEJANDRO from Mexico, MARIA from Serbia, CESAR and JOSELITO from the

Philipines and AKASH from Mauritius.

we also loved to chat at breakfast time (a few moments, hey..) with CEDRIK

from India in the Horizon

- the automatic doors are comfortable and safe

- the smoking area on deck 17, at last a positive gesture for those who like to smoke

- the huge choice of movies on TV (as the weather often forbade staying on the balcony)

- the complete log of the cruise delivered the last night to our cabin

- the ship's "horn-organ" playing a farewell melody when leaving a port.

The "Badies"

- the ship is outszandingly noisy when manoeuvring in the ports, vibrations feel like a quake; this is extremely ennoying, as arrivals in ports often take place in the early morning, when people would like to sleep

- the excursions are over the top expensive, the guides were from excellent to very poor

- a real time map with the ships position and progress is missing on TV and elsewere

- the TV is for US passengers only. For a few bugs Princess could show free news channels

in spanish, french and german at least while cruising in Europe. They take a lot of money

from non-US passengers, so they could offer them something. On the home page of the

TV set the news ticker shows one US news, one international, one finance, one US sport

and (my goodness how thrilling) the weather in a US City and then the same scheme

all over again!

- another "US only" issue are the luggage tags for disembarkation which is kind of

offending: on the address side there is no line for "country"; since Copernic and Galileus

it should be known that the earth rotates on itself and turns around the Sun and not

around the USA !

- the famous "industry first" Sky Walk is a false good idea: walking on this passage you can

look into the bedrooms of at least 6 staterooms! and in return, the occupants of these

could study the skirt wearing ladies' underwear.

Well,all in all we were satisfied as the cruise met our exspectations. We give four stars.

Remember, to achieve excellency you should seak for perfection
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