oosterdam versus princess
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2017: 4 completed cruises
2018: Crown Princess, Emerald Princess & Azamara Quest
2019: Ruby Princess, Royal Princess & Azamara Journey?
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Seriously, the Island and Coral we thought were HORRIBLE and will never do again---their mast market standard is even below the Z--with that said--I have found that the food on Hal is a LITTLE better(again depending on the ship) and the overall atmosphere is a somewhat more formal---the older ships of Princess i.e. Dawn,Regal,etc. seemed to have slipped in recent years---overall,food and service is better on Hal-shows and entertainment on Princess--all IMHO
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We have been on other lines also, but not Princess. Many Princess ships seem to be larger than HAL ships. We prefer the ambience of HAL. If we abandoned HAL for some reason we'd probably try Radisson or, perhaps, return to Celebrity.