CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Princess Cruises Diamond Princess Alaska June 26, 2004

What a beautiful ship! Love the new layout of cabins, you have lots more closet space than previous ships. We had no problems parking in Seattle lot which is in front of ship. No problem with processing to board. We were on the ship in less than 1 hour. We used express option when leaving ship and carried our own bags which is great if you park at pier. We were off by 7:45am. The only problem that Princess needs to work on is the personal choice dining system. If you take early or late set seating you may have no tablemates at a table of 10 as we did.

They hold the assigned seats for other passengers even though they may be going to an earlier seating at one of the small restaurants. Princess needs to let the set assignment seat go 15 min. after set-dining time so other folks have a chance to dine. Most nights the 2nd seating was quite empty. The food was excellent and the entertainment was of good quality. We will definitely use Princess again.

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