We chose this cruise because of the itinerary to the southern Caribbean. Hadn't been to Martinique in years, and although we've been to Aruba, we had never gone to Bonaire. As expected the embarkation was fast and efficient. Our cabin on Dolphin Deck was a mini-suite and Club Level. We have stayed in mini-suites before, and the room was more than adequate for our needs.
The balcony on Princess ships are open to the sky, and do not offer the privacy you enjoy on Royal Caribbean, or Celebrity. It had been awhile since we cruised Princess, and while we are Platinum Level on Princess, I had forgotten about this arrangement. It was an unwelcome remembrance.
The staff on board were lovely and most accommodating. We ate dinner in the special area reserved for Club/Suite guests. Again the service was excellent. the menu was uninspired, the food portions on the small side, and the food was mediocre. Breakfast and lunch at the buffet were very disappointing. Very hard to find a table, few options, and food quality that should have embarrassed Princess. The other lunch dining option at the pizza place, and the pool grill were pretty good.
This may sound funny, but the lounge chairs were just terribly uncomfortable. They have no cushions, and the mesh fabric is like lying on a slab of cement.
Entertainment in the Princess Theatre was good. We saw a few production shows, and a few individual performers there as well.
Getting back to food, we ate one meal in Sabatini's, which was pretty good. Had another meal in the Crown Grill, which was about as good as going to a chain joint like Longhorn. Not worth the money.