Princess LinesGolden Princess ReviewSouthern CaribbeanKatie and Jason
Number of Cruises: 1
Cruise Line: Princess
Ship: Golden Princess
Sailing Date: December 31st, 2005
Itinerary: NOT FOUND
Princess Cruise Lines
Golden Princess Cruise Review
Katie and Jason
My husband and I celebrated our
4-year anniversary on this cruise, which was our first cruise ever. Overall, we
had an EXCELLENT vacation.
First of all, our steward was so friendly, helpful, and welcoming, but not over-bearing at all. Our bags came to our room quickly, and we were unpacked and comfortable with the ship almost right away (besides getting lost a few times! It's huge!). The food in the evenings was absolutely delicious, and the buffet was pretty good. The entertainment was great, and we were mad at ourselves for missing a really funny comedian on the second night. There are several kinds of live music going on in the evenings and the entertainers seem to really enjoy their jobs. Even the bartenders were friendly and always smiling. The atmosphere onboard was great. We met nice people of all ages and from many different countries.
The only bad thing that happened was that our toilet didn't work for a few hours on one day toward the end of the cruise, but it was fixed pretty quickly. We did hear someone complain about a little peeling paint on the ship, but we hadn't even noticed that and it's not a big deal to us anyway. The ship seemed to be in great shape to us.
We really enjoyed our balcony and having our door open at night. I would definitely recommend having a balcony, which is a comment I heard from many people. I sometimes get motion sickness, but had absolutely none of that on this trip. One night the waves were a little rough, but it was fine with me. We also had a room toward the middle of the ship, which may have helped with that.
We visited 5 islands - St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Grenada, Aruba, and Isla Margarita. They were all beautiful. We golfed on St. Thomas and St. Kitts - beautiful, but challenging! Some of the holes are right on the ocean, which makes for some amazing pictures.
THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP: Watching our very own UT Longhorns win the Rose Bowl!!!
We had such a great time that I started looking for a cruise for our five-year anniversary a few days after we got back! Although we can't compare Princess to any other cruises since this was out first one, I can't imagine that any other cruise line would be much better!