Ron and Jon, we just had a wonderful cruise on the Crown Princess, but were somewhat put off by the Eastern Europeans s on the crew. They seemed sullen and somewhat rude at times by comparison to the wonderful Indonesian and Filipino crews of Holland America. you should give HAL a try.
It is true that there has been somewhat of a downturn in service, food quality etc. Fuel costs is the culprit. That and the value of the dollar. (IMHO).
Landlocked in Denver, but cruisin every chance we get.
Polynesia, Carib. '86
Cr. Odyssey, Scandinavia, '91, 30 Day S Pac. 2002
Crystal Harm, Aust., N.Z., '94
Royal Odyssey, AK,'96
Old Cr. Pr. Canal, '97
RCCL, Carib, 1998
Volendam, Car, 2000
Ryndam, 35 day S. Am., Antarctica, '03
Is. Pr., Canal, 2004
Statendam, 34 day China, Japan, AK '06
Cr.Pr., Carib. 08
Eurodam, Atlantic, Med. '10