Wanted to get back into cruising staying close to home. West coast cruise fit the bill. Los Angeles departure/return port, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Ensenada. New ship and cheap mini-suite on board the Discovery Princess. Never sailed on Princess. Ship had about 2900 guests (capacity 3600) and felt spacious most of the time. Food was good at the main dining rooms (three of them on board). Unable to get any specialty restaurant reservations. Enrichment series on board was minimal. Disembarking was poorly organized and took well over 30 minutes from the time you arrived at your designated wait area. The Application for your phone needs a lot of work, but is useful nonetheless. New for me was the medallion you wore all the time. It is a small transmitter and receivers around the ship know where you are. It is also your wallet to pay for anything on the ship. Order drinks, food, with the app, and it will be delivered to wherever you are on the ship. Need to locate your travel mates, it does that too and gives you directions to get to your friends. Want to book an excursion, look at your account, make a restaurant reservation, or look at the onboard entertainment. As you approach your cabin door, it will unlock by itself and show your photo on the screen next to the door. The retreat area (pool, hot tubs, bar) for adults only is wonderful. Weak room service menu, but other items at cost available. Overall, a good experience.
Stayed in a mini-suite. Well worth the extra cost. About 50 square feet more space than a regular balcony cabin. Separate closet area, a bathtub/shower combination with the dreaded shower curtain. Bed could have been more comfortable. Plenty of storage space and dressers. Closet had at least 25 wooden hangers, but does not have a door. Cabin steward can get you a robe if you desire. Only two USB ports in the cabin. They were on the dresser next to the bed at the base of the lamp. Television controls were clunky and latent. Many selections for movies, TV series, and live TV (BBC, CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, Prime, Prime One, National Geographic, and some others). Very solid closing balcony door. Quiet cabin while sailing. Pull out sofa bed. Cabin could easily sleep four. Finally, the ship smelled new from the carpets and paint.