First, about the ship: My husband chose this cruise for his 60th birthday. We splurged a Window Suite, as Caribbean Princess is one of the few that has them. (very large room, all suite amenities, but no balcony makes it a price-point that is great.) The suite on level 6 was steps away from the piazza, shopping, front desk, café, theatre, etc. and we LOVED the location. Only a handful of cabins on the floor in a private corridor, it was incredibly quiet. Only occasionally could you hear someone moving a deck chair right above you (happened maybe three times in 12 days, and lasted only seconds.) In fact, the only complaint we had about the 341 SF room was that you could hear something (anchor maybe) when it docked. And the new duvets on the great beds was TOO HOT!
FOOD: Suite only breakfast in Sabatini's was awesome, with amazing service and peaceful. Food on the cruise in general was very good. We rarely ate outside of dining rooms, as the buffet is usually too loud and you have to find a table. A perk of being in a cruise is Club Class dining. They save one section of a dining room for this, with a separate entrance, and it is anytime dining for suites, elite status patrons, and some mini-suites. It is the same menu as the other dining rooms, plus a special entrée and usually a dessert. We had lobster 4 times on this cruise! There was always something amazing on the regular menu too, and the custom desserts by Love are not to be missed. So unless we had to have whatever the specialty was, we ate at our assigned table with 8 other people.
The burgers and the pizza poolside were very good too. We had never eaten at the Crown Grill before, even though this was our 6th Princess cruise, and we thought it was fantastic. Definitely worth the extra fee. We ate for free at Sabatini's on first night (suite perk) but I was less impressed with it. Still very good, but Italian seafood is really not my thing. You have to really pace yourself to make it all through the courses, and the dessert was a work of art. I actually skipped the pasta course, and that turned out to be a good decision.