This was a quick cruise with 1 port - Amber Cove. The Island Princess was a beautiful ship, decorated everywhere for Christmas and the crew was fantastic everywhere we turned.
The ship was in wonderful condition...the only imperfection I noticed was in our stateroom where they had obviously changed out artwork on a wall for a wall mounted large flatscreen TV....you can still see where the old artwork was attached to the wall. I much prefer the large TV to the artwork, so I'll take it!
Standard mini suite for Princess. Our favorite class of cabin. Compared to the grand class that we've been on before, the most noticeable difference was that the TV's were larger, and were wall-mounted flat screens. On other ships they've been smaller and mounted up on a floor to ceiling tv-stand/storage/mini-fridge section. I much preferred the TV's wall-mounted as this yielded extra storage space as well as a couple additional outlets.
The bathroom is spacious with a standard tub/shower combo and lots of counter space.
There is a ton of space to hang clothing and a very solidly sized floor to ceiling closet with a ton of shelving space. There's not a ton of drawer space other than a couple small drawers in the nightstands on each side of the bed, which is probably just the right amount of space for someone's socks & underwear for 7 or 10 day cruise. Much more than that and you might have to start to get creative with the abundant shelf space.
The balcony is large, spacious, and COVERED. While not all are, there are lots of covered balconies on this ship, including mini suites. This is a noticeable difference from grand class ships we've sailed in the past as well.
Bedding was extremely comfortable.
Beautiful Port, albeit a little commercial. No hassles though, lots of swimming pools immediately available, while beach time will require an excursion.
Not much to say, our standard embarkation port. Went as smoothly as it always does.