Linda brought up the fact that Princess used to charge for ice cream (but it was haagen Dazs!).
So, I was thinking that ice cream is one thing that has definitely gotten better on ships. Is this a small thing? By NO MEANS!!!!
Ice cream is a big part of life, especially on vacation. Grocery stores will tell you that after 98:00 pm they sell more ice cream than anything.
So- these ships have excellent FREE
ice cream. I mean at least several choices of flavors, free toppings, hand scooped and NO charge!
Disney Cruise Lines - several flavors, hard or soft serve, sliced almonds, coconut and chocolate sauce.
Norwegian Epic (I dont know about other NCL) - several flavors - hand scooped, several free toppings, several sauces.
Azamara - hard & soft, several flavors, hand scooped, several toppings
Holland America - hand scooped, several flavors and FRESH BAKED COOKIES.
Who else is in this league (free and better?) that you notice has gotten better and MORE AVAILABLE on cruises lately?
How about - flat panel TVs, more modern and diverse entertainment, more food choices, better kids programs, ... give me YOUR ideas on what you now appreciate more than ever?