Coral southbound Whittier to Vancouver 8/7/04.
First the coffee, while not the best, is drinkable. The ship is wonderful, just the right size, never crowded. Staff was superb, even though tipping is automatic.
Entertainment was ok. The ship had a nice mix of older and younger folks and several families.
We had no problem with the food in Horizon Court or the dining room. Crab legs and lobster tails were great, as was the escargots we enjoyed one night. Wish they would charge us more upfront and not charge for espresso and cappuccino. The pizza was fantastic--as good as we get in New York.
We passed on Sabatini's but ate at the Bayou restaurant and our party of four was not impressed--we have some great Cajun restaurants on Long Island and this did not make the grade. Personal Choice dining was great and we never had a long wait for a table.
In summary, a great ship, great crew and a great cruise. Our shore excursions were all arranged through Princess and could not have been better--highlight was the helicopter/dogsled excursion in Skagway.