Your right, I don't think that is the way Princess fixes things. Next time which will be to Alaska again we will ask them to fix it. 14 days of the creaking was too much.
We love Princess and I do not mean this as a slam, only to find out what to do and now I know.
We will be planning a Hawaii trip just to stay on Maui and visit Kuaui for a couple of days.
The cruise does not give you enough time to explore and get lost a little, so next time no ship.
The next trip will be Alaska!