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Princess Cruises

Golden Princess
by Godfrey
Repositioning Cruise
September 20, 2009

Once again there were problems with a Princess cruise.

Since cruising with another Princess cruise ship in June, I must report that I will not be cruising with this cruise line again.

Their ships are very well kept and clean,and the crew very good,but these problems persist (on this repositioning cruise):

  • Food - very average, and sometimes unacceptable.
  • Their desserts are uninspiring and industrial
  • The coffee is tasteless, even at their coffee house (not free)
  • Poor entertainment, with no main theater shows at all
  • No upper sheet on the beds
  • Breakfast not available in the cabins (at least a full breakfast)
  • Poor movies and bad TV programming
  • The on-deck big screen movies are noisy and a nuisance
  • There is a 15% hotel fee every day per person (meant to cover tips). But tips are asked for on every order as well!

All this I believe is due to cost cutting. The only result is that I will choose another cruise line next time.