Was excited to be on a brand new ship that was part of the Royal Princess group. Had a good itinerary and was happy with my past cruises on the Royal and over 20 past Princess cruises. We have had a total of 40+ cruises on various lines.
The Medallion system is a lot of hype about nothing. I never had a problem carrying a cruise card in my pocket and presenting it for a purchase. I can't imagine how many millions of dollars Princess invested in it's hardware, software and implementation. This however was the least of my dissatisfaction.
First, the removal of the crooners lounge was a mistake. This was always the 'go to' place between shows and activities, along with being a primary destination when there were some of the better 'interactive' entertainers. I'm sure that past Princess cruisers know who I am talking about.