For the onboard staff and crew, I have nothing but praise. We also had 14 days of sunny skies and a sea like glass. It was almost eerie that it was so calm. This was true across all ports we visited in Greece, Italy, and Barcelona.
We didn't find out until we got on the ship that the popular 2 for 1 happy hours had been eliminated on most (if not all) Princess cruises.. This really angered a lot of passengers and was a quick way to get a heated bashing of Princess going just about anywhere on the ship. This problem was caused by the Princess Corporation and not the ship. They seem to put more priority on selling their drink package vice guest preferences. This was a complete policy failure on their part. We did not buy that package and will not buy it in the future.
On formal night they served lobster, but whatever they served looked more like crawdad. It was another major area of complaint in all dining rooms. Again, this was not caused by the ship but rather th company buyers for the product. Another failure for Princess apparently trying to save money. I felt sorry for the waiters who had to field all of the complaints they got. On the second half of this cruise when lobster was served, we bypassed it completely.
Good location and served our needs very well. It is away from most of the public areas and located close enough to the center of the ship to give a good ride in heavy seas, although we did not have any on this cruise.
We were in Rome about 4 days ahead of the cruise and took tours on our own or some that our concierge at the hotel helped us arrange.
Took a tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum using a local company. He was an archaeologist at both locations and our tour of 4 people was more than great.