This was our third voyage with Princess. Previously we’ve been on the Coral Princess and the Grand Princess. I’ve read all the reviews and many of them were so negative and I couldn’t understand why. Sure, there are some areas that are a little rusty but that’s to be expected when you’re on a ship that’s exposed to salt water 24-7.
Regarding the food: I read so many negative comments about the food. I thought for the most part the food was pretty good. We ate at the Horizon Court on several port days because we were just tired and didn’t feel like getting dressed up. There were always some good choices here. We also dined at Sabatini’s twice and the Crown Grill once. These meals were excellent!
We loved the itinerary and booked Princess excursions at every port. We were happy our sunset cruise excursion in St. Thomas was a Princess excursion because we were part of a group of four, last ones on the ship. They had to wait for us, lol.
Our cabin: We were in cabin D630 which is a mini-suite. We loved the location of our room. Close to the elevators to the Horizon Court to get coffee early in the morning. Also close to the laundromat. I always do a load of laundry while cruising. It helps us from overpacking. Our room steward, Don, was amazing and kept our room spotless. We gave him an extra tip.
Things we skipped this cruise: We didn’t purchase ANY drink purchases. Just paid as we went and it ended up being less. Also, we didn’t purchase ANY internet minutes. We decided we would just “go dark” and take a true vacation from life!
We didn’t go to any shows or visit the gym so can’t comment on this.
We waited until about 10am to take the tender to the beach as we were still recuperating from jet lag. We were told we missed the crowds and lines from earlier. We almost didn’t get lunch as they close up at 1 or 1:30 pm. My husband just happened to be walking by and noticed so was able to get a lunch plate for each of us. The water felt amazing since it was hot so we spent most of the time in the water. We had to wait about 30 minutes in line for a tender back to the ship. While we were waiting it started raining.
The Sunset Cruise was amazing and the favorite of our excursions
A nice way to see the island. They supply you with ample rum drinks!
Prepare to get wet. Fortunately we were. The ample rain on the way up however, makes it difficult to see any birds or other wildlife. Even though the tram is covered the rain blows sideways and makes it cold (I tend to get cold easily) They load the tram based on your size. Try not to sit in third row if you can. There is a hole in the canopy in which the water pours on your head. We were fortunate the rain let up on the way down and we saw a few hummingbirds and a couple other birds. The tram stops frequently, every time another load of passengers has to load/unload. We probably had to wait close to an hour just to board the tram. If you’re interested in botany this is an excursion. If not, then not so much.View All 32 Rainforest Aerial Tram Tour Reviews