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Discovery Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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2nd Cruise (B-t-B) - Discovery Princess

Review for Discovery Princess to Pacific Coastal
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Apr 2022
Cabin: Deluxe Balcony (obstructed view)

Discovery Princess Notes 4/3-10/2022

Background Information

This was our 16th Princess cruise (25th overall). We've previously sailed on sister ships Royal, Regal, Sky, Majestic, and Discovery (this cruise was a back-to-back with the 3/27 inaugural). This was our 1st time doing a full California Coastal itinerary. This was only our 2nd time doing back-to-back cruises.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Balcony (obstructed view)

We had the same cabin as we had on the previous 3/27 sailing.

Cabin was Considered a deluxe balcony with partially obstructed view and extended angled balcony - view to the right has lifeboats.

- Cabin décor & size - New Princess color scheme (taupe, gray, teal, and blue) like what we experienced on Sky Princess. Cabin was 303 sq ft.

- Cabin steward was Stephen (India).

- Cabin location & proximity to ship features - Mid-ship port side just forward of the panoramic lifts and stairs so very convenient access to everything in the Piazza.

- Cabin features:

-Some people on the roll call were complaining about the beds - that they didn't seem to be the same Princess Luxury Beds as on other ships. We found the beds to be the same equivalent comfort as what we'd experienced before.

-Similar features as what we'd had with Sky Princess - Two nightstands with two drawers and a lamp with a USB port, desk had usual power outlets and USB ports, side chair, sofa, small oval table, mini fridge, walk-in closet with 5 shelf storage plus safe. Bathroom had usual configuration and shower unfortunately had the annoying curtain.

-Differences from Sky Princess that we noted: No storage drawers with the desk besides the drawer with the built in hair dryer. No annoying motion detector lights located under the nightstand drawers and in the closet area.

Port Reviews

San Francisco

Woke up pre-sunrise to watch our arrival under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Exited the ship and walked an insane number of steps and stairs around to Coit Tower, Washington Square Park, Chinatown, Cable Car Museum, and Wells Fargo Museum.

Lunch - On shore - Wayfare Tavern (Tyler Florence’s restaurant) - We both had the fried chicken sandwich.

Took Lyft to tiki bars Smuggler’s Cove and Pagan Idol.

Really enjoyed the late night 10pm departure.

Santa Barbara

Went to Take Five for priority tender ticket. Boarded shuttle shortly after 8 and docked at 8:30am. Did self-guided Red Tile Walking Tour, including touring the El Presidio State Historic Park. Browsed a couple thrift stores. Had lunch at Shalhoob’s. Walked back to tender launch at 1:30 and back onboard by 2pm.

Santa Barbara is a lovely town - just wish we could have had a later departure to enjoy the evening there as well.

San Diego

Took Lyft over to Trader Mort’s Liquor for tiki mug shopping and then walked down to Bali Hai to meet up with So Cal cruising friends for tiki drinks. We all took Lyft to False Idol for more tiki drinks. Our friends departed and we walked back to the ship.

Really enjoyed the late night 10pm departure.

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