Princess Cruises - Cruisemates Reader's Cruise Reviews
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Princess Cruises
by Wes Carter
Western Caribbean
February 11, 2006

We are three couples from Denver who decide to cruise together, and we surely enjoyed this wonderful cruise out of Galveston, Texas. We flew from Denver into the Bush International Airport in Houston arriving at 9:15 pm, claimed our bags, and got on the hotel shuttle van. We did a pre-cruise night at the Holiday Inn on J F K Blvd. near the airport. This was a good choice for our Houston stay. We stayed in Houston because of the arrival time in Houston, and the because of the higher cost of the rooms in Galveston. After checking into our hotel, we enjoyed a lite dinner in the restaurant at the hotel. This hotel give us a great rates on our rooms, they give us the "cruiser's special".

The morning of our cruise we boarded a shuttle van we had reserved weeks in advance for our trip to Galveston. We reserved this shuttle service weeks in advance for our transfer to the Grand Princess. We read good things about this service in cruise reviews. This shuttle was another great choice we made in preparation for our cruise. Our driver was awesome, he give us a tour on the way to the cruise terminal, He offer us a wealth of information about Houston and Galveston, and for first time visitors like us, we truly appreciated his insight. This service also returned us the airport on the return from our cruise. This was great, while everyone else from the cruise was fighting to board the cruise line's buses or shared the ride shuttles and taxis. Our driver picked us up curbside at the terminal within minutes of our disembarkation. This driver is a pro.

Now about the Grand Princess. My wife and I loved this Grand Princess. This is truly a big ship. It's a beautiful ship, and well care for in every aspect. This was a totally relaxing cruise which is what we look for in a cruise.

The Grand Princess is a beauty from bow to stern, and she is very ?ouser friendly.? The itinerary is just right for this ship. This was one of the most relaxing cruises my wife and I have taken and we spent a great deal of our time aboard ship, and still found we didn't have time to do all there was to do. If anyone wants a laid back cruise, this is it. And first time cruisers will enjoy it because of its blend of ports and days at sea.

The Grand Princess was a pleasure, from our cabin, our balcony, the food, casino, total relaxation, the very friendly and efficient staff and crew and yes, even the walking. We would do it again in a heartbeat.

Ports include Belize, Costa Maya/Majahual, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. This was a wonderful cruise the six of us enjoyed thoroughly. We would recommend it to anyone, especially those wanting to cruise out of the Galveston/Houston area. You will get your money's worth and more.

Looking for a great cruise, do on the Grand Princess, if your looking for a good dependable shuttle service to drive you your ship, call Mr. L. J. Cormier at Texas Cruise Ship Shuttle in Houston at 281 443 4430.