Posted June 18, 2007 09:54 PM
I just discovered the first significant difference between HAL and Princess. When I booked shore excursions on Princess the charge was put on my onboard account but was not posted until the end of the cruise. I just found out that HAL posted the shore excursion charges the very day I reserved them. I've paid for them and I haven't even left yet.
I have only been on Carnival three times, (the Pride twice, and the Spirit once), have been on the Sun Princess, and now the Zaandam. I would Rate Carnival one, Princess two and HAL third.
I will post a review in a week or two when I make it home.