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Sheila Johnson

Age: 73

Occupation:Retired

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Princess

Ship: Dawn Princess

Sailing Date: 2013-03-3

Itinerary: Melbourne-New Zealand

Ship was lovely with loads of seating in all sorts of corners plus the many bars .Lifts were crowded as there were a lot of people on walkers,wheelchairs & even mobility scooters but I must add that everyone was very good humoured about it & there were many comments when we got in one. Room service was excellent &reception very helpful with any problems.

It was a bit of a rat race trying to getfoodor a seat at the buffet, so we only braved that twice. We retreated to the restaurant after that & were very happy with the food. A good variety & although rather bland was non the less enjoyable.The last few days the chefs excelled themselves & the food went up a notch or two & with things like duck, prawns,lobster & steak all on offer it was hard to choose. The bomb Alaska on the last night had to be seen to be believed, I have no idea how they managed it for everyone but it was delicious. The waiters we had at our table were fabulous, very attentive & a lot of fun.

A bit disappointing , not as we'll designed as on our previous cruise. The doors were the problem, they all opened out onto each other & you couldn't move. Storage was good & the bed comfortable. Our steward. Was good. So everything was always slick & span.

Not a lot of imagination, a bit repetitive. The shows I thought were amateurish. The musicians were good & the crew show on the last night were good. Had some good films which we enjoyed & appreciated the back rows reserved for people with disabilities, there were quite a lot of us.

Shore excursions I thought expensive so made our own arrangements.

Over all we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the seas were calm, the weather mostly good & the days soon passed lazily. Ate far too much & the wheelchair assistance to disembark was an enormous help. Well done Princess have no hesitation in recommending you. Must mention Fiordland, we didn't relise we would be going round so many, it was truly beautiful.

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