This was our 13th Princess cruise (20th overall). We love sailing the brand new ships, and we had the vacation days to squeeze in this 3 day inaugural. We had previously sailed sister ships Royal and Regal.
Travel to Embarkation Port
Cabin L105 has the Princess Luxury Bed, two nightstands with two drawers and a lamp with a USB port, desk with multiple drawers and usual power outlets, side chair, sofa and small oval table, wet bar area with three drawers and the mini fridge, and three closets (two for hanging clothes, one with shelves and the safe - but this is not a walk-in closet in contrast to most Princess ships). Bathroom had shower/tub combo. Hair dryer is the annoying kind in the drawer. Because the room is oriented horizontally, it meant the balcony is palatial with two loungers/footstools and a table and enough room for about 10 people. We are big fans of this cabin! Super convenient access to Lido deck food, drink, pools, & MUTS venues, yet ultra quiet being at front of the ship. We had absolutely perfect weather so motion was not an issue at all and the wind was only slight if that, so we made ample use of our balcony. Depending on the time of year, we would definitely book this type of cabin again.
We love sailing out of Fort Lauderdale. There's no more convenient airport to cruise port setup. We flew in one day early and got our tiki time in at Mai-Kai. Also spent a little time on Las Olas this time including the Christmas on Las Olas street festival.
A beach day is always nice, but it's really time for Princess to up its game with Princess Cays. The BBQ lunch is just OK. The beach (which has never had powder soft sand) has really experienced some serious erosion due to the recent hurricanes. Other cruise lines are investing serious money in upgraded dining and activities/experiences on their private islands - it's time for Princess to do the same.