I've sailed twice with Princess, in both standard inside & outside cabins. Yesterday I called Princess to inquire about sailing in a suite in Fall 2001, Panama Canal cruise. The agent told me that amenities were changing, and said they are doing away with the butlers. She went on to say the cabin steward would be acquiring the responsibilities previously carried out by the butler. Makes me curious if they will reduce the number of cabins each attendant is responsible for in order to compensate for the additional duties?? Or is it just plain downsizing??
Has anyone heard anything?