December 3, 2005
My husband and I have just returned from a Southern Caribbean cruise and albeit that I now have the flu (probably because it has gone from 94 degrees F to -4 degrees!!)it was the BEST cruise I have taken!! We have sailed on Cunard, NCL and Carnival before and this was way above all of them. The ship it's self is immaculate, the cabins on the small side but very well appointed and the cabin stewards keep them spotless at all times - we seemed to bring most of the sand in the caribbean back with us but there was never a trace left!! The food is out of this world - I dread to think how much weight I have put on. We chose the formal dining in The Traviata and our assigned waiter was the most couteous, knowledgeable guy you could ever wish to meet. I am a very fussy eater and he always knew what I should choose. From day one he knew what bread we liked, what we drank, etc etc oh and by the way girls he was goregeous looking too!!!
With regards service in the bars etc this was exceptional and again the most courteous I have ever experienced - they really do make you feel that you are the most important and special person in the world.
The only very slight negatives are that the "production" shows are in my personal opinion poor. The singers couldn't hold a tune in a bucket and even resorted to miming on one occasion, but hey there is so much more to do like the movies under the stars which was excellent and showed fairly recent films. The casino is very small and has limited choice of slots etc but on most days appeared to be fairly loose (very rare on a ship!)so I saved a few dollars.
In summary I loved this cruise and would only sail with Princess again, I wouldn't even bother looking at any other brochures BUT best of all I have the best tan imaginable.
10 out of 10.