We choose this short reposition cruise up to our home port, as it fit well in our vacation time and it only required 1 flight. We haven't been on Princess in over 15 years, but now Princess will be on our radar. As this was a last minute cruise we were able to get an amazing price on the Vista Suite, and will be hard to go back to a basic room. We found the staff friendly and approachable, and the team in the Concierge Lounge were very helpful and pleasant to engage with. I thought I would find having a medallion to carry to be a bit of as issue, but like anything, you got use to it. Loved to be able to order food or drinks right to your location, due to the medallion, but found the menu a little limited. There was plenty to do around the ship on sea days, and plenty of areas to just chill. Did find the MDR to be extremely slow, and not because the staff was busy, but that just how it was. It took us, on average, 2 hrs for a lunch and dinner meals. We ended up not going back on the last two days of the cruise. Many other areas and specialty restaurants to check out and loved that we didn't feel we were missing out on the MDR. Will definitely be booking Princess again.
This was our first Vista suite and loved it. There are only 6 rooms of this category on the Royal Class ships on Sun deck 17 near the front and loved walking down the window hallway overlooking the Retreat pool. The room had a Toilet room and a bath/shower room. The bed faced the sliding door towards the deck and a small vertical widow on the same wall that was oddly frosted. The deck had teak chairs that almost could be used as loungers and a large rounded table with a potted plant on it.