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After 11 cruises on Princess this cruise was the worst. On board activities were all geared to spa and detox lectures with of course sales of products. They put old 1970-1980 movies in the Princess theater and the newer 2014-2015 films on the outside movies under the stars at 10:30pm. It was too windy and cold most nights, this did not make sense. The production shows were old, nothing new, the singers awful. Recycled entertainment. Guess they need a sharper cruise director. Not very many stimulating events during sea days. Food in the Horizon Buffet looked like slop. Runny scrambled eggs, cold English muffins, bad coffee, Dry chicken, mixed veggies with who knows what and a ton of salt. We had anytime dining but had to wait every night for 45-60 minutes until our tracker was buzzed even though we were in line at 5:00pm. Anytime dining is a joke! We finally gave up and found that the International Cafe and Alfredo's Pizza was just as good. Princess is playing with their fare pricing like the airlines. We paid top dollar for a interior room but learned that some passengers paid less then us for a balcony, and only $200.00 more for a suite. I guess if you book after the 75 day cancelation period you get a better deal. Lesson to be learned, don't book early and wait for their sales. Although I doubt I will be sailing anytime soon with Princess after this cruise. Better to stick with Holland America,bat least the food is good and the rooms spacious.

Princess Grand gone downhill

Grand Princess Cruise Review by Bonum

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2015
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Interior
After 11 cruises on Princess this cruise was the worst. On board activities were all geared to spa and detox lectures with of course sales of products. They put old 1970-1980 movies in the Princess theater and the newer 2014-2015 films on the outside movies under the stars at 10:30pm. It was too windy and cold most nights, this did not make sense. The production shows were old, nothing new, the singers awful. Recycled entertainment. Guess they need a sharper cruise director. Not very many stimulating events during sea days. Food in the Horizon Buffet looked like slop. Runny scrambled eggs, cold English muffins, bad coffee,

Dry chicken, mixed veggies with who knows what and a ton of salt.

We had anytime dining but had to wait every night for 45-60 minutes until our tracker was buzzed even though we were in line at 5:00pm. Anytime dining is a joke! We finally gave up and found that the International Cafe and Alfredo's Pizza was just as good.

Princess is playing with their fare pricing like the airlines. We paid top dollar for a interior room but learned that some passengers paid less then us for a balcony, and only $200.00 more for a suite. I guess if you book after the 75 day cancelation period you get a better deal. Lesson to be learned, don't book early and wait for their sales. Although I doubt I will be sailing anytime soon with Princess after this cruise. Better to stick with Holland America,bat least the food is good and the rooms spacious.
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Interior
Cabin IC C725
Typical small 160 ft interior. Clean carpets and ok room.
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