Ports. Ports. Ports. The Pacific Princess is a small ship that can visit smaller ports that larger ships can only tender. That part of it we really liked. We didn't like being confined to our cabin during Tropical Storm Arlene because of 15-20 foot waves. The PP I believe has stabilizers. They must be 3 feet long. People were being seriously injured because of the rough seas. I fell, hitting my head, and pulling muscles in our cabin when the ship lurched violently (add that to being sick for 3 days). A 18 day cruise turned into a 13 day one.
The entertainment was mediocre with the exception of the dancers (who left the ship in Fort Lauderdale). Best dancers we had ever seen. Everything else was oh-hum. One comic was gross and we walked out. Another used sexual references that we thought we inappropriate. The tenor was excellent. The mentalist was entertaining even though he only had 3 effects I believe in his act.
Food was very good in the dining room and the buffet. Princess made the buffet into a 'bistro' on sea days that had pretty limited offerings. I did not like it after the 2nd or 3rd time we used it. The desserts were outstanding. The presentation and selection in the buffet when we had one was very good. Our waiter and his assistant in the dining room were excellent.
Cabin was very small. The balcony door leaked air and when the wind was blowing was very loud, making a whistling sound. We had to cock the door handle to force it part way open to correct the problem. There were not any 'American' outlets in the cabin except at the desk. The internet was almost totally inaccessible except when the hallway door was open. The shower fixture was 'fixed' to keep it from leaking with electrical tape. There was no desk chair, only an uncomfortable backless stool. Our cabin attendant found a chair for us to use, making the cabin extremely overcrowded. The TV was exceedingly small. The TV channels were a total joke. Unless a movie just happened to be starting you could not watch a movie from the beginning. The onscreen TV guide was worthless.
It is Venice, what can you say.