3 days out of Southampton, with nowhere to go, but around ship, to Enrichment sessions and shows. What a way to get back to cruising and relaxing. Embarking was smooth, with well organised lateral flow testing, car drop off, luggage pick up and clear instructions. Cabin ready straight away, so quick unpack then time to chill. Lovely friendly and efficient staff, plenty of choice for food and drink. Stateroom spotless, but lots of noise from deck above until 1.30am (dragging of furniture for cleaning). Also overlooked from Outrigger Bar, anyone looking to book M722 should be aware, huge balcony and well appointed stateroom, comes with noise and lack of privacy warning. Gareth Gates show was brilliant, don’t think you will automatically get a seat if you have reserved using Medallion App, all first come, first served, numbers on app for information only. Mask wearing in theatre mandatory, although some people, lower masks when lights went down (shame on them). Hand washing when going into Horizon buffet, enforced and hand gel other areas. Felt Covid secure and so glad to be back cruising. Well done Princess
Penthouse suite, deck 15 aft. Stateroom on corner, so quite angular with sleeping area divided from seating area. Shower and bath, with separate toilet. All spotless. Huge balcony, but buyer be aware, you will be overlooked and hear noise from outside bar on deck 16. Not a problem with laughter and conversation during the day, but at 1.00am when cleaning takes place and furniture is being dragged, bot so good. Suites come with Club class dining, no need to book, certainly a perk.