Posted January 2nd, 2015, 10:24 PM
Last edited by Mom33; January 2nd, 2015 at 10:27 PM
We enjoyed using the new messenger icon found on the main Princess @Sea page and found both the intranet and internet to be improved.
For the first time at sea, I did not have to go to the techs for help! We also never visited passenger services.
The Princess theater now has side aisles along the walls of the theater making access from both ends of the rows possible. The Royal did not have access from both ends. Perhaps they will change this during a dry dock.
We went to a lecture, "Birth of a Cruise Ship" given by Chris Joly, an engineer with Carnival Corp that was very informative. He promised that the toilet roll debacle would be rectified on the third Royal class ship.
He also said that it is unlikely that they will go any larger on the next class of ship.
Beside the lecture held in Princess Live, we attended a Wake Show taping. It was an enjoyable experience but they need to enlarge the studio. So many people want to attend the events, but can't because of the size of the studio. The chairs will not last very long as they are of poor quality.
We enjoyed the entertainment on this ship as we did on the Royal. There was plenty to do and see and not enough time in 7 days to do it all. The bands were excellent, performing music for every age onboard
and performing it well. The production shows were well done with Fiera being a must see. It was the best I have seen yet on a Princess ship.
Alas, the Beatlemaniacs weren't on board for our cruise, but the Unexpected Boys were there instead to do the Jersey Boy show with Frankie Valli music. It was enjoyable but not as dynamic as the Beatle music. However, the boys did an encore singing "One Day More" from Les Miserables that was wonderful and this is where their voices belong.
Our first dinner in the dining room was good but the service was very slow. We sat at a table for eight and all agreed the servers were not on their game. We decided to go back to tables for two as they are plentiful on the Regal and the service was much better. The spacing of the tables for two is much better on the Royal and Regal than on the Grand Class ships. We ate in the Crown Grill and the Crab Shack and the food and service was excellent. The Horizon Court did not disappoint for any meal. One morning, we ate breakfast in the dining room and I ordered Eggs Benedict. I don't know where they got the eggs they poached, but they were huge! I buy jumbos all the time and they are no where near the size they used. I could't finish the meal.
The ports were sunny and warm with Princess Cays having the most beautiful weather we have experienced when visiting there on a cruise.
There was no wait for a tender at 9:45 The air and sea temps were perfect and we had a relaxing beach day.
We had one very windy sea day, making the Lido and Sun decks uncomfortable.The rest of the cruise we used the pools in comfort.
Our Captain was Ed Perrin and our Cruise Director was Ron Goodman. We have cruised with them before and have great respect for them and their crew. The service and entertainment was phenomenal once again.
We really enjoy this class of ship as we have enjoyed other Princess ships and look forward to sailing the Regal and Royal again.
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