Occupation:customer service representative
Number of Cruises: 3
Cruise Line: Princess
Ship: Golden Princess
Sailing Date: January 10th, 2004
Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean
STAFF: The people were so friendly. The waiter would bring us 3 extra deserts every meal so we could try the stuff that no one ordered. The people always said hello to you when you walked by. My friends and I made friends with a bartender and he even invited us to tour St. Martin with him. The cabin steward kept the room very nice and would even fold our clothes for us. There was always clean towels waiting for us as well.
ROOMS: We had an inside cabin on the Aloha deck. The rooms were fairly same, but who goes on a cruise ship to sit in their rooms anyway. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom was about the size of two airplanes bathrooms put together. The TV in the room played up to date movies.
ST. MARTIN: My friends and I loved this place. They sold beer on the side of the road for $1.00 and a carton or cigarettes for $9.95. Definately the place to shop. We also went jet skiing here for $35, which was a good price. However, I would recommend eating on the island, especially since food is free on the ship. We ate at a chinese restaurant and my friend paid $19 for shrimp fried rice.
ST. THOMAS: Watch out for the taxi drivers here, some try to rip you off. We were told one price and then when we arrived the rude lady demanded more and made a huge screen. We went shopping here and it was mostly jewelry stores. We then took a tour of St. Thomas which was nice because the tour guide stopped the bus at certain places allowing us to take pictures. We were advised by our tour guide to visit Sapphire Beach for water sports so we went there and went snorkeling. We saw tons of fish. The beach was very nice and the water was a pretty teal color.
PRINCESS CAYS: This is also a good place to go snorkeling. You can see your feet when you look down in the water. It was really rocky so it was better for snorkeling rather then swimming. It was a nice island with a free BBQ buffet.
AGE: My friends and I felt that there were a lot more older people on this ship. It was ok though because the pools weren't crowded and there was always a hot tub open.
SKYWALKERS NIGHTCLUB: My friends and I found ourselves here every night. They played a variety of music for everyone. In the early hours they played older music and as the night got late it changed to more up to date music. The nightclub looked very nice and had comfortable seats for lounging and the lighting made a good clubbing effect.
FOOD: EXCELLENT!! There was a 24 hour buffet so you could never go hungry. The menu at the buffet as well as the dining room changed daily, expect for breakfast, but there is only so many things that you can eat for breakfast. On Lobster night we all ordered two entrees so don't be afraid to ask for seconds.
ACTIVITES: My friends and I went to see a magician, a comedian, and we painting ceramics. I didn't feel as though there were many events that sparked our interests, although most of the ones we planned to go to we never made it to because we were busy with other things.
SHIP: The ship was beautiful and big. It took me four days to realize the ship had a basketball court, track, and lap pool. The golden princess is very elegant and it makes me hesitant to go on any others. I would definately recommend this ship to people off all ages.