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Island Princess Review

OK, but not great

Review for Around the World Cruise on Island Princess
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jan 2024

We chose the Half World cruise as a way to escape winter and to get to the Arab countries where we wanted to tour. Cruising is always pleasant and so my rating is relative to other cruises we've done. Generally the food was ok (what you might expect at Denny's) and the ride not to bad (for us) even when the seas were rough. But nothing was impressive and the entertainment was VERY lame. You can get much better entertainment at free events on shore. Derek the piano player at the Crooner Lounge, the guitar player at the Wheelhouse (or later at Crooners) and the band Asian Sole were exceptions. I would pay to see them. Dinning service by our waiter was great but not so good at B&L where we had different servers each time. Our steward did his job, not much else. The service at the customer service desk was fast, it doesn't take long to apologize and do nothing when you need help. Fortunately we got a good price for our balcony stateroom. I guess we got what we paid for.

As an anecdote Princess stopped handing out suggestion forms early on. Either they ran out or just got overwhelmed with complaints. Also, we never got the post disembarkment survey they kept talking about. I suppose they know it won't be positive and don't want to hear the complaints.

Cabin Review

Great location (deck 14 behind the spa) and the amenities were good. No issues.

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