We chose this cruise as a gift for our 17-year-old granddaughter. She wanted to go to St. Petersburg. We chose this cruise rather than the one on the Regal Princess with a similar itinerary because it started and ended in Southampton, England. This gave us the chance to visit one of our favorite cities again. Overall we had a wonderful cruise. Our cabin stewards, especially the first one, were well prepared to do their jobs. Our meals whether in the dining room, horizon court, specialty restaurant, or grill were always tasty. We do think that the beef served in the main dining room is of lesser quality than it was a few years ago. If we could have changed anything about the cruise it would have been better mattresses on our beds and on-demand television. We had these items previously and did miss them this cruise. Where this cruise stands out is on the all-inclusive photo package which we purchased pre-cruise for $99. We more than got our money's worth from this purchase. We came home with all of our photos as well as a thumb drive with digital files of our photos.
We loved our cabin although we only got to stay there for 4 days. We choose interior accessible cabins since I must use a mobility scooter and would be at great risk for a fall in a standard cabin. Our first cabin was great. It was cool in temperature and dark for sleeping. However, after only four days we found a note in our cabin asking us to call guest services. We were told our cabin was needed for maintenance. It took us about an hour and one-half to get everything moved to our "new" cabin. We were moved to a balcony cabin A302. This was also an accessible room. The room was warmer than the first room and the grab bars were on the opposite side of the toilet. I did use the balcony a few times to watch as we approached a port but this was a cool weather cruise and it did not get much use. We were give $100 of on-board credit and two dinners in a specialty restaurant which we used at the crab shack. We feel we were treated very fairly by Princess.