We chose this cruise to celebrate a special birthday - and this was a high priority item on our bucket list.
The ship was beautiful as are most of the Princess ships...and was one of the most efficiently run ships that we have been part of. From the food handlers to the cruise director - everyone was enthusiastic and made us feel that we were an important component of this cruise. The cruise director in particular was friendly, personable, and worked incredibly hard to have a "happy ship". We ate in the anytime dining room, and the staff was incredible. The Assistant Maitre'd and the hostess were incredible. We very seldon waited to be seated, no matter what time we arrived for dinner. Unfortunately Carla was on the last sailing of her contract, and she will be difficult to replace.
If I had to find fault with any part of this sailing, it would be with some of the theatre productions becoming a littled "tired". The entertainers themselves were wonderful, but with the except of one big production, most of the productions lacked lustre and were repetitive from other cruises. This is a difficult area to satisfy everyone, but in general they were very good and entertaining. Many of the individual entertainers were excellent, but there again it is a matter of luck, with some of them needing to "retire".