Just got back from a 14 day cruise from Southampton round the Med on Crown Princess.
All we can say is we had a great time. We did hear a number of moans but it was difficult to understand why. - our only "complaints" were that LOVE BOAT wasnt played on the siren as we were leaving Ports and in the trivia comps some of the office answers were wrong. As usual though the Princess excursions are expensive, most places we called at it was very easy arranging our own, especially Rome , Florence and Gibraltar - the best port we called at. Food was great although a little limited on the veggie option. The ship did seem crowded though, we've been on several Princess cruises before and never been on one as packed as this, probably due to there being 950 + children on board. Come on parents start being responsible for the behaviour of YOUR children....... ( the swimming pools were shut twice due to "accidents"..... ) To be honest in places the ship does seem to be in need of a refit but apparantely this is happening in March. The shows were much better than previous ones, We always felt Princess fell short in the theatre dept but this was quite different and the last nights shows, "Last night of the Proms" in the piazza and "Royal variety performance" in the theatre really were good, and by far the best we have see
We had a mini suite and it was VERY COMFY. in Weve been on P and O ( never again ) and Celebrity but in our view no one does it like Princess..
it was lovely. the bed was very comfy and our room steward was great