by Eileen Foster
British Isles & Ireland
August 10, 2006
Just returned from London after sailing thru the British Isles on the Golden Princess. The weather was great, almost heatwave temps. We spent 2 days before the cruise in London at a small B & B since the hotels offered by Princess were soon sold out. We boarded in Southampton very quickly and easily. The overall look of this ship was great.
The staff was friendly and we were happy to meet our Cruise Director Chris Nichol on board for the 3rd time and he as usual put on some great events. Lots of trivia games and lots of interesting things to do. The tours of the ship were not easy, required some stamina and we were very lucky to have had great weather. Main reason we booked this cruise was to see the famous Tattoo Performance at Edinburgh Castle and it was awesome, never to be forgotten.
Food was okay and we did have a nice room with a very good,attentive room steward. The only port we missed was Holyhead in Wales, due to high waves which prevented the tenders from the ship to shore. All in all, we enjoyed the amenities of being repeat and Elite passengers and Princess does a wonderful job at what they do. We are booked with our group for the Tahitian Princess for our second cruise there in October and still another for Christmas and New Years to Mexico for 11 days. We are partial to Princess!