We chose this cruise to see Japan.The port of embarkation does not even exist on the port of embakation listing, its "home" port is Yokohama in Japan.This shows what a company this is.I would not recommend an American owned cruise company to my worst enemy as they are the masters of spoiling a cruise with their on-board pricing policy.How to give up a drink for 2 weeks unless you have very deep pockets.In our whole 2 weeks on board I never saw anyone buy a bottle of wine to drink with their dinner due to ridiculous prices.Every purchase had 15% added to it.For the price of a single whiskey on board you could buy a whole bottle of Japanese Whisky on shore.Drink could not be carried onto the ship as you had to pass through the drinks gestapo.
On the plus side we had an inside cabin A 515.Although it did not have a porthole it seemed much better than those with a balcony.Much more spacious.
The quality of the singers would go out in the first round of X Factor.
The food it has to be said was very good,real English bacon and sausages for breakfast,nice evening meals without wine.Lovely staff.
Embarkation and disembarkation was top rate - very good and well organised.
The daily sum added to your account for staff tips was approx $13.00 each per day, 14 days $364.00 for husband and wife.
It quickly became apparent that those who had cruised previously with the Princess Line had a much better deal than us first timers.
Suitable for the purpose, certainly no wow factor.
The organised excursions were too expensive.We, where ever possible used the courtesy bus and did our own thing at a fraction of the price of your shore excurssuions.