Decided on doing this cruise as relations were making their way back to Australia after spending 3 weeks with us in Wales.
This was our first time with Princess and will certainly cruise with them again .
As I was travelling solo and had to pay the dreaded double cost I chose a inside cabin ,
this was mid ship on Baja deck B411 ,cabin very spacious,loved the open wardrobe space making the cabin seem larger without the wardrobe doors.
Good cabin steward who kept everything clean and tidy,loved the new bed and pillows so comfy you did not want to get up.
We had my time dining and after being on different tables for a few nights we found two excellent waiters whom we asked to stay with ,we were lucky that if we dined around 7:30 pm there was usually room at one of their tables , Prasad was from Goa and his assistant from Brazil ,we were made to feel special every night,nothing was to much trouble for them
The theatre shows were hit and miss , enjoyed Paul Brown who performed two nights fabulous voice he had been the lead singer in The Lion King in London,David Copperfield also put on two good shows once in the Theatre and and another night in one of the lounges. Also went to a few shows in the lounges put on by the crew and were also very good .only problem was there was never enough room and lots had to stand throughout the show.
One of the highlights of this cruise was the transit though the Suez Canal ,excellent commentary from the bridge by an Australian lady ,sorry can,t remember her name ,also enjoyed her talk in theatre on Petra ,I had been a few years ago on a land based holiday to Jordan so had already visited Petra so enjoyed going through it all again.
My only regret on this cruise was not taking the plunge and going the full 48 nights to Australia! May be another time.loved the Emerald Princess
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