Well, we had our second cruise on Coral Princess and our third. (don't worry the 2 cruises totalled 5 nights) We were hoping to see some improvements to our last trip in August. However, it was ground hog day. Still couldn't book a specialty restaurant as they were booked out way in advance.
On the August cruise the pools were heated to a nice temperature but on this one they were freezing. Also I didn't mention but the spa pools don't work and probably haven't for years. All in all the service as usual was excellent and the ship was kept clean and tidy. The ship never feels crowded and I like that. If only the showers were bigger and the food was better. Didn't see any so called chocolate journey's in any of the 3 cruises. Glad to see that the menu didn't go on repeat after the first cruise.
Still no amenities, bag or chocolates. Many items out of stock and the shops had hardly anything in them. (that was a blessing ) as my wife usually has a field day in the shops.
Cabin was spacious with a large window and although it was next to the casino, there was no noise apparent. It felt like it was the same size as a balcony. Again the shower was tiny but the soap dispenser was in a better spot.
Eden is a beautiful little town on the coast which can be walked in an hour or so, depending how long you linger in shops and such. There is a whaling museum and a few coffee shops and we had a beer or so in the pub on their sun drenched deck. Very nice indeed. They had fresh oysters and mussels which are some of the best. The town really made us welcome providing a shuttle bus and many volunteers giving information. We did not do a tour from the ship as we have been there before.
The fact that you are right there, between the bridge and the opera house.