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Sky Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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127 reviews

Lovely ship, shame about food/service/entertainment

Review for Sky Princess to Europe
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midoafal
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2021
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Lovely, well designed impressive ship. Shame about limited menu choices - repeated in both Cielo & Estrella restaurants. Not enough bar staff - so don't worry about exceed your 15 drinks a day Princess Plus package) and having repeat drink within the 15 minute rule. If you order on the app, prepare to wait. You'll see staff delivering ordered drinks, but they rarely stop to take orders.

As we left, we had a rare performance on the pool deck by dancers, which reminded me of a Disney performance, for the initial sail away - but didn't get anything for the other 3 ports we left. Talking of which, this was a 7 night cruise with only 3 stops. The 1st, at Le Verdon - a disserted container port was dire. Although the locals laid on free transfer coaches to the nearby small seaside town at Soulac, which took 10 minutes to walk through, ( organised tour to Bordeaux was a 4 hour round journey). The 2nd stop at Getxo, Spain also had free transfer coaches laid on by Bilbao City, which took 20 minutes, but you had a limited time in the city by the ship departing early! 3rd stop at La Coruna, was the only stop where you could walk off the ship straight into the city centre. We then had two days at sea, but it felt as if the holiday was over - Captain announcing travelling back as we left Getxo and luggage labels and disembarkation letter left in cabin the same night! Could have done with a 4th port on the way home, to break up the journey. Very little entertainment on the pool deck, except if you like a 'live football match' and an old film, otherwise be prepared to sit/lay in quiet. The Medallion concept is a fairly new and in its early days - so expect bugs. I was unable to get it work, having had several staff trying to fix it. When it did work it would drop out & need login back in. The internet coverage and speed is excellent for Facetime/Zoom but so slow for any other browsing!

This was our first experience of Princess and probably our last, other do it so much better.

Cabin Review

Lovely cabin, great mattresses, pillows & duvets. Small shallow balcony. Even though only 2 years old still had squeaks/rattles whilst at sea.

Port Reviews

Bilbao

Lovely city, not enough time allowed to explore because of early departure

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