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Review of "Princess"

published 31/08/2008 | doakdom
Member since : 30/08/2008
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Pro Good ships with great service and food on board
Cons Always trying to grab some extra cash from you
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"Nice ships but careful of all the extras"

Once you are onboard Princess it is all very nice, the service is great and the food is divine. I have travelled on the Crown and Grand and I have to say I prefer the Grand as it feels less cramped than the Crown which sometimes felt a little overcrowded.
However there are some things about Princess that you need to be aware of :

Tipping - they automatically, for you convenience, add $10.50 per day per guest onto your ship board account. You can remove this and either not tip at all or tip at the end with an amount of your choice. It is easy to do just ask at the pursers desk. They give you a form which you then need to drop off at a certain place in the ship.

No Bingo Pen - sorry but this one bugged me. If you play bingo you used to be given a pen. Now they make you pay for it! So you pay x hundreds of pounds for the cruise but they wont lend you a pen!

Sell,sell,sell - They will try to sell you things during your breakfast and dinner. Whether it is taking your photo, buying bottled water (which they will try desperately to convince you is cheaper than buying once you are on land) or buying cook books. Although they are easy to get rid of it just doesnt seem right on a holiday like this.

Settling your bill - Be very careful about them trying to convert the balance to your own currency before charging you. Even if you tick the box to say not to do it they may still do so. They charge you extra for dong this and give you a worse rate of exchange, and its a pain to sort out afterwards.

Finally a couple of pointers :

-once on board ask your steward for some bath robes. They are free to borrow but you have to request them

- there is lots of space under your bed to slide your case under and out of the way to save room in your cabin

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  • SweetTooth93 published 31/08/2008
    Does sound very expensive. A useful review here thanks xx
  • mhdoggy published 31/08/2008
    good review lots of info! ..
  • mumsymary published 31/08/2008
    thats mean about the bingo pens , those little promotional ones like we often get as freebies are cheap they could order 100's with name on cheaply
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