When on our previous 24 cruises with other cruise lines, we often saw Princess ships in port. We always admired the look of these and since they attract quite a high "official" rating, we decided that one day we would sail Princess. We live in the UK so when the Round Great Britain programme featured the Crown Princess, we booked with excited anticipation.
Oh dear....we were so let down and felt so disappointed with the reality, so here goes:
The personal highlights of cruising for me are exceptionally good food and very good theatre entertainment evenings. This cruise let us down badly as the food in MDR I would rate from fair to very poor and the Buffet only fair in terms of quality. The entertainment arrangements were crazy as most evenings there would be one comedian or one singer, on stage twice in the main theatre whllst the singers/dancers team were featured for only one performance in a relatively small lounge which was full, so that guests were blocking the passage-way outside of the lounge trying to watch the performance. The quality of the "shows" was, overall, mediocre, with people seen to be walking out on the act on several occasions.
Excellent and immaculately serviced each day
Embarcation port easy to find
Small and freindly main town. Went to see amazing "Little Chapel"
Convenient train service from shipside to town. Enjoyed day in town
Spent one day only and enjoyed this interesting city
Took FREE bus excursion provided by volunteers to a castle. A donation helped cover their costs.Vry Good
Took taxi to the very good "Titanic Belfast" for £6-00 only
This small town is welcoming and freindly, but with only a few shops and I found only one pub
For me, the highlight. So much to see so did Hop-on and dropped of to visitthe Castle. Dissapointed as Holyrood was closed because Queeen was coming to stay on following day
Took private "Bee" bus tour for 25euros pp to the beautiful sea-side fishing town of Honfleur...A very lively street market was in progress that day. This town is very beautiful