Posted November 15th, 2009, 12:01 PM
Last edited by ggprincess2004; November 15th, 2009 at 12:01 PM
We just had a report from a neighbor who yesterday returned from this cruise; and, they were disappointed. They taught bridge to some of their regular pupils and others on the ship were invited to join the group; and, our friends complained that some of those folks were late for the classes. Additionally, they hated the food; and, indicated that they would never again sail on the Crown.
We were interested because we sailed the Emerald for ten nights in April; and, we were pleased with the cruise, and the food. As a matter of fact, we are booked on the Ruby in March of next year; hence, we are interested in ascertaining if there has been a decrease in the service or food quality on this class.
Princess cannot make people be on time for activities. Some people have difficulty finding their way around the ship, and might run late because they got lost on the way. Others might just be inconsiderate enough not to care about inconveniencing others.
Food - highly subjective. That being said, it has been our experience that the quality of the food is dependent on the chefs who are on board. Over 90% of the time the food has been very good to excellent - depending. Occasionally, the cooking of the kitchen staff just isn't to our liking. IMHO the quality has not decreased at all, it's just sometimes you miss on the chef lottery. Not very often.
We did very much enjoy our Emerald cruise this past January, and thought the food on the Caribbean in August/September was very good. Boarding the Crown in a few more weeks, and hoping the chefs on board are some of the better ones!
We think Princess continues to deliver a reasonably consistent cruise experience, which we enjoy immensely.
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