Review of "Princess"
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 :
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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Listed on Ciao since: 12/07/2001