CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Princess Cruises Grand Princess by Traci Western Caribbean October 19, 2003

We recently returned from our first cruise aboard the Grand Princess. I had never cruised with Princess before and was afraid that I wasn't going to like it but we had a great time. I'm going to go over some different things about the ship.

Check in was a breeze we were on the ship by noon and then went to the horizon court for lunch. The food wasn't that great there but none of the buffets on ships thrill me.

We used PC dining and thought the food was good not great though.

First formal night they had a little cocktail reception with free drinks which are always a plus :)

Second formal night they had the champagne waterfall that was pretty neat to see.

The ship is in great condition for being 5 yrs old everything was always clean and I never saw anything that was ripped or torn.

We really enjoyed princess cays went snorkeling and just relaxed on the beach.

Grand Cayman we've been there before and its not one of my favorite places.

Costa maya there isn't much there but we went to the beach thats on the right hand side of the dock the snorkeling was ok there but make sure you wear wet socks its very rocky getting into the water.

Cozumel is one of my favorite places we went to Chankanaab lagoon and had a great day of snorkeling. Later we ate at Panchos Backyard food was very good there.

During the day you can get pizza on the ship which was good and they has a seperate place for burgers,hotdogs etc.

There were 4 pools we only used the solarium pool which was very nice and the spa deck pool. That pool has a wave machine which was pretty fun if you wanted a good workout. It was nice being able to swim in freshwater.

All in all we had a great time and would definately cruise on the Grand again. If anyone has any questions don't hesitate to email me. Happy cruising:)

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