I wanted to try a royal class ship and picked the enchanted princess for the European ports. But as luck will have it . They had to cancel Madeira due to a naval pilot strike. The ship is beautiful, clean but is showing wear in the cabin and hallway carpets, and lumpy beds. The only annoying things are the cost cutting measures put in place. Note cost cutting words were used by Princess staff. This includes that you must request face clothes and even then you get one per day per cabin. Steak is off the menu as is lobster in the main dining venues. Gigis pizza now has a cover charge, so has very guests using this venue, as the same pizza is upstairs in Slice for free. The teas are now limited to the cheapest Egyptian brand Elias and Lipton. You’ll have a hard time to find any variety, with camomile, peppermint and earl grey only in the dining rooms. I hate that it doesn’t have a promenade deck on seven, so the walking track is busy on 18. Note the only access to the walking track is to walk from 17th level . Note none of the pools are heated or covered from the elements.
Overall I like my balcony cabin, the new take five venue, but am sad that the staff is so focused on trying to meet Princesses cost cutting targets.
Clean, but smaller than other Princess ships. Beds are lumpy and worn.
Love how small and walkable it is. Leche art museum at 5 euros is worth it, but napoleon’s house at 7 euros not so much. Note it’s small and crowded with very little in authentic pieces.
The church and citadel are free. The beach is beautiful, but there is a bad undertow .
I love this port. I took the taxi tour to the light house, Micheal’s cave and the apes. The town has lots of shops with reasonable prices. Note you can use pounds or euros. It’s a long walk from town to port, but the shuttle is 6 euros return.
Very walkable town. Easy to walk to market, auditorium and Palmetto gardens. Take the free shuttle from the ship to port but get off early or there Will be very long lines.