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We have done this cruise a number of times and we love it however, in January 2019 we noticed a sharp decline in the food on the ship in comparison to prior years, we cruised on the same ship again in December 2019 and unfortunately the food was pretty woeful again. It would be better to raise the price by a couple of hundred bucks and keep the food as amazing as it used to be instead of just cropping the quality of the food and keeping the prices the same. The drinks package is 15 drinks per day which sounds like a lot but when you are at sea there is nothing else to do, you can run out pretty easily, a couple more in the package would be better. We also noticed the entertainment seems to be a bit lack luster now as opposed to the past cruises. On the plus side, the staff on board have always been and continue to be amazing, extremely helpful and just genuinely happy people, it really does make your vacation so much nicer when the people around you appear to be happy. Our room was a Balcony room and it was our first time with this room having always gone an interior cabin. The difference is incredible and we will always go for a Balcony from now on, it's worth every extra cent you pay. Make sure you tip your cabin steward as soon as you get on board and again at the end, these guys work really hard away from their families and the tips really help.

Princess is still okay value for money but has gone downhill in the last 2 years

Sea Princess Cruise Review by Dan Donoghue

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We have done this cruise a number of times and we love it however, in January 2019 we noticed a sharp decline in the food on the ship in comparison to prior years, we cruised on the same ship again in December 2019 and unfortunately the food was pretty woeful again. It would be better to raise the price by a couple of hundred bucks and keep the food as amazing as it used to be instead of just cropping the quality of the food and keeping the prices the same.

The drinks package is 15 drinks per day which sounds like a lot but when you are at sea there is nothing else to do, you can run out pretty easily, a couple more in the package would be better.

We also noticed the entertainment seems to be a bit lack luster now as opposed to the past cruises.

On the plus side, the staff on board have always been and continue to be amazing, extremely helpful and just genuinely happy people, it really does make your vacation so much nicer when the people around you appear to be happy.

Our room was a Balcony room and it was our first time with this room having always gone an interior cabin. The difference is incredible and we will always go for a Balcony from now on, it's worth every extra cent you pay.

Make sure you tip your cabin steward as soon as you get on board and again at the end, these guys work really hard away from their families and the tips really help.
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Fantastic room, will never go back to an interior room again.
Riviera Deck Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins