Number of Cruises: First Cruise
Cruise Line: Princess
Ship: Dawn Princess
Sailing Date: n/a
Itinerary: Southern Caribbean
For the first cruise, I wasn't sure what to expect. I do know everyone telling me they are fabulous and you will be treated like royalty.
We picked this particular
ship because of the ports and only having one day at sea.
The ship itself was nice and clean. Our room was a standard inside stateroom with no windows. It was small, as expected, but with ample closet/storage space.
Our complaint was that no one was friendly and eager to help. They did seemed bothered at the fact when you did ask for something. We purchased the drink pass for $22.50 that allows you to have unlimited fountain drinks through out your week long cruise. When the waiters and staff saw you had that and wasn't making that automatic 15% gratuity they weren't as friendly and took there time serving you.
After having room service food one night, we got ketchup on the sheets that stayed there for 2 days until we asked our steward to change our sheets.
Our shower curtain was
quite moldy, that they could easily replace with a new plastic one.
The buffet was good that we dined at each night, nothing to really brag about. The dining menu did not look so good if you weren't one for seafood, duck, frog legs, veal, etc.
The evening shows were good and a highlight of the ship.
The ship overall was nice, but I cant compare it to any other cruise, being this was my first one. The staff was not friendly and willing to help out but they didn't mind, they get a gratuity for anything and everything ordered, on top of a $10.00 gratuity charge each day for each person. Why should they be nice?!
Overall, I don't think I would recommend Princess to anyone.