This is our 5th cruise with Princess, we have had good luck in the past. BUT this ship was way to big, too many people and the service was not as good.
The new arrangement with most public places open to the atrium is awful. Could not sit at the wine bar or any bar for that matter and have a conversation due to the loud noise coming from the atrium.
LeMer was a fabulous restaurant but you better get there before 7pm or you won't be able to hear to order your dinner.
If this had been our first cruise with Princess we would probably not go back. Some staff were good and some just did not seem to care.
We had better entertainment on our last cruise, they did not have enough comedians, etc..
Lots of kids but all in all they were very well behaved. We only went to the buffet once and saw the kids picking through the food and that was enough not to go back.
We had a mini suite which was actually larger than on their other ships.
Loved New Zealand and would love to go back but not on Princess.
Great mini suite, larger than on other Princess ships.