Choose this cruise as I liked the itinerary particularly St. Peters burgh which I always wanted to go to. Ship is not too big which we liked, it is getting older but in good shape overall. As we had a premium sea view one cabin it was quite roomy. Thought the food overall was very good, plenty of variety for such a long cruise. Entertainment was mostly quite good. Could not fault the service of the staff in cabin, dining room and overall. Service desk I feel could have been more informative often, not quite as happy with them
Shore excursions I thought were very expensive. In Europe we only booked with Alla Tours, who were not only much cheaper but very efficient. I would recommend them and have to anybody who wants a stress free tour. All their guides speak perfect English, no waiting in lounges like Princess Tours, Alla Tours are there waiting for you. The tours are done in smaller groups which is good too. With Princess Tours you sometimes had guides whose English could have been better. Our tour in St. Peters burgh with Alla was an experience we will not forget, they were brilliant , I was so glad that my agent recommended them.
Embarkation was a bore as always but I must say Princess was very efficient with disembarkation in Sydney.
Would I recommend a World Cruise, yest most definitely and would love to go again myself. Overall was very happy with it all. Did feel the boutique was very overpriced