Little planning went into our leap back on a Princess cruise to sail the inaugural with our friends whom merit the top loyalty level. Even they are growing disillusioned with the ever cheapening of the product. As one example, they used to get things for free that now are only 50% off to elites. Talk about taking toppings off the pizza while increasing the price!
Boarding - long waits, chaotic "leave your luggage in the street", bus ride from check in location to the pier. Worst ever!
Dining - long wait the first night, despite a reservation and our friend's clout, followed by metal from the grill in my food!
Sufficient but "trimmed" tightly down, especially the ornamental balcony.