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4 Princess Pacific Princess Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

The Pacific Princess is the smallest ship in the Princess fleet with only around 650 passengers. This was our first time to sail on a small ship and maybe our last. With a few notable exceptions, it seemed like we were sailing with a ... Read More
The Pacific Princess is the smallest ship in the Princess fleet with only around 650 passengers. This was our first time to sail on a small ship and maybe our last. With a few notable exceptions, it seemed like we were sailing with a second or third rate crew. Princess must have their first teamers on the larger ships and use their smallest ship as a training ground. Service, entertainment and the quality of food was nowhere close to what we experienced on the Regal Princess last year. The Spa Director Radu was plain rude and obnoxious and his staff mostly inexperienced. Service and food in the Main Dining Room were well below par. However, the food in the specialty restaurants and grill was above average and service there was great. Breakfast in Sabatini's each morning was especially rewarding. All of the waiters in the lounge areas were pleasant and tried to remember your name. Lindsay, the future sales consultant/Concierge was spectacular and helped us with our disembarkation plans. Also, our cabin steward did a great job. The entertainment was sparse and below par and very few passengers showed up. The best things about the trip were the large suite, the itinerary and no kids! Split, Santorini, Rhodes, Athens, Mykonos and especially Dubrovnik were all spectacular ports. Stopping in Lesvos was a major blunder because the seas were too rough to launch the tenders to shore. Also, Rijecka was a big waste of time. At least Princess had the good sense to stay in Santorini until 8 pm, which gave us plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful sunset from the cliffs of the caldera. Overall, it was an average cruise. I will stick to the midsize Princess ships from now on for better food, service and entertainment. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
To visit Dubrovnic and Greek ports on a small ship. The Princess line was very liberal with their wine policies. They allowed you to bring a bottle of wine each to your cabin free and bottles to dinner for only a $15 charge. The waiters ... Read More
To visit Dubrovnic and Greek ports on a small ship. The Princess line was very liberal with their wine policies. They allowed you to bring a bottle of wine each to your cabin free and bottles to dinner for only a $15 charge. The waiters often did not charge you for this. The small ship experience was much better then the large ones as you got more personal service from waiters to cabin staff. The cruise in and out of Venice also made for an easy addition to the holiday. Hotels near the docks were very inexpensive and could be done by yourself to avoid the cruise line excessive charges. There is also a very cheap shuttle service from the airport that takes you right to the docks and back to the airport which is also far cheaper than that provided by Princess. Take any cruise on the Pacific Princess that they offer, you will not be sorry. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
My husband and I have never been disappointed in any of our sailings on the Pacific Princess. We have traveled for 32 days from Ft. Lauderdale to Sydney and never once felt cramped, bored, or invisible. There was always something to do ... Read More
My husband and I have never been disappointed in any of our sailings on the Pacific Princess. We have traveled for 32 days from Ft. Lauderdale to Sydney and never once felt cramped, bored, or invisible. There was always something to do and the food was wonderful and fresh. The Library is lovely and a nice place in which to relax. We attended a wedding of table partners that was beautifully appointed in the Library. We have also sailed in the Mediterranean, Black Sea, and other sailings over the years. This ship has a wonderful energetic friendly staff. Since it travels the world we always check to see if we can connect when we are ready for another excursion (no matter who owns it and realizing the staff and crew make a huge difference.) The Best memory (hard to choose from so many) was seeing my husband participate in the traditional ceremony for first time Equator Crossers. What a delightful, fun, mess. Other entertainment was on a small stage in a cabaret lounge setting and other venues. Each port had marvelous acts board for the evening. And, of coarse, the talented singers, dancers, comics, jugglers, bands, etc. who traveled with the ship entertained us at sea. (Good movies, too) The overall feeling was that of sailing on my own private yacht with friends. Hint: For any sailing, don't try to be the first on board. Relax, know when you MUST be on board, have a late`or a beer near by, and walk on board comfortably without spending your vacation in line. Don't be a "Hurry up and wait" person. Read Less
Sail Date November 2013
We like cruising on smaller ships,having already cruised on the Royal Princess twice, and were really attracted by this itinerary. Our Princess arranged flight to Venice(BA)was on time and Princess reps met us & the transfer to the ... Read More
We like cruising on smaller ships,having already cruised on the Royal Princess twice, and were really attracted by this itinerary. Our Princess arranged flight to Venice(BA)was on time and Princess reps met us & the transfer to the ship was quick,as was embarkation. For a charge of 15$ each there was an unlimited ship's shuttle to St Mark's Square. This was very convenient as we had an overnight in Venice. The ship was what we had expected--our stateroom very comfortable,I like the sofa ,the flat screen TV & ample storage. The balcony to me is invaluable & this was quite private. The ship has a wonderful library with games,jig saws etc as well as a large number of non fiction & fiction books. The food in the Dining Room was very good & the Maitre D',Bruno, excellent. Upstairs the food was really good,the breakfast buffets especially so,& nothing was too much trouble for the crew there. There were always plenty of tables available both inside & on deck. We took 4 Princess excursions-Malta,to Taormina & MtEtna in Sicily (a wonderful trip),to Capri and to Monaco/Monte Carlo.All were good to excellent & the included lunches in Capri & on Etna were excellent. Overall this was a great cruise--the crew on this ship are so friendly in a respectful way. The itinerary exceptional-the call at Kotor-is very special. The only downside to this holiday was the number of children,that can't really be catered for on a smaller ship like the Pacific Princess. Embarkation was very smooth as was our airport transfer. Read Less
Sail Date July 2011
Pacific Princess Ratings
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