This was our first and last cruise on Princess cruise lines. We had gotten off the day before we sailed on the princess on a GREAT Day NCL cruise on the DAWN. We booked this cruise because we went with a group of 50 people (friends of ours have a band in Detroit and this was their cruise). we stayed the night in Fort Lauderdale at the Best Western Airport and Cruise Port. NOT worth the money the shuttle they have from the airport doesn't run til after 1 pm even though we were told differently, when we got there no rooms ready has s throw all of our suitcases into the back area of the office no tickets nothing to show we gave our luggage to them VERY RUDE Office staff the older gentleman there was a real jerk. paid almost 200.00 for this room and wasn't worth a third of it. we got to the cruise port around noon waitedin line went fast the check in process went fast and smooth about the only good thing on this cruise. we found out cabin on the Baja deck cabin ok lots of wasted space small bathroom but served its purpose. upon walking around the ship we found the ship to be VERY NICE one of the nicest looking ships but looks are deceiving. went for pizza on the deck the area open with tables by the pool. good pizza but the area filthy. the ceiling fans over the tables in the pool area had almost an inch of black dirt and grease build up from NOT BEING CLEANED I have the pictures to prove this. YUKKKKKK the ports all were good the usual suspects. private island nice. the ship was DEAD the bars night clubs etc by 1030 at night dead or was ready to close up/ the casino Small but nice it was paying out though won 300.00 in the casino for the week Bingo was low prizes and low cost better on other cruiselines. the main stage and shows... hmmm where to begin... the main theatre looked like a college classroom (auditorium) the productions TERRIBLE I seen better highschool and community theatres productions. the comedian didn't even get laughs during his show. The food in the dinning room and buffets were OK all carnival quality nothing to right home about but good never dd the paydiners because figured it wouldn't be any better, service was good. The SHIP was VERY shaky and rocked an rolled alot unless in port need to do something about that.
This was one of the worst cruises we had ever been on if we weren't with the group of friends we would of left the ship in St thomas and flew home 2 days early. employees RUDE short and acted like we were bothering them when asking for drinks information at pursers desk gift shops etc. in fact in the friday before the end of the cruise went to purchase transfer tickets to FTL was told it was too late and that for two of us we would be better just to get a cab. talked to hotel manager she acted like it was no big deal told her about the irty fans by pizza area she said she would look into it the dirt and grease buildup was still there upon returning to port . disembarkation went smooth and fast best part of the cruise getting off of this terrible cruise.
ok room large walk in closet small bathroom even smaller shower