Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > People > Chit - Chat for Cruisers
Register Forgot Password?

Chit - Chat for Cruisers Open Forum for non-cruise posts. Please refrain from inflammatory rhetoric that could be considered offensive. We reserve the right to edit or delete for any reason.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2005, 05:39 PM
AR AR is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 2,472
Default Golden Princess Review

I notice that the gestation period has ended for my review of our Golden Princess transatlantic repo, and it is now posted in the Readers Reviews section.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2005, 06:05 PM
sue's Avatar
sue sue is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 5,074
Default

AR I enjoyed your review a lot! Having sailed on Princess last year on a brand new ship I found the same problems. Coffee was very very bad, food almost always bad and the service WOW very bad. It is interesting to note at Disney they give you a tray,silver ware, cotton napkins and free juices, soft drinks etc. I compared the Disney cruise to our last Princess cruise and I must say Disneys service was 100%. But the food wasn't that great either and I am wondering what cruise line will have the best food? We have a large credit from Princess if we book again with them and I must tell you we could care less. If we do make the Century cruise I am curious how they will compare to service and food to all the other lines? At least you saw some interesting ports! I agree with you when you stated it was almost insane for some people to fly in the same day! Having gone to Germany many times I know how time differences and the jetlag will affect the first 48hrs. Again, thanks for the review!
__________________
2015--- Alaska Cruise separate land trip to Ireland and England !
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2005, 06:23 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 11,499
Send a message via Yahoo to Luanne Russo
Default

AR,

I just read your review, and it was very good. I wish it had been better for you. Are you going to post pictures?

Luanne
__________________
Ecstasy 2005
Conquest 2005
Elation 2005
Conquest 2006
Conquest 2007
Ecstasy 2008
Valor B2B 2008

Conquest Virtual Cruise Topic Link
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old October 10th, 2005, 06:30 PM
Kuki's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Right here :)
Posts: 22,381
Send a message via AIM to Kuki
Default

AR.. an interesting read, thanks!

I sailed the Grand Princess several years ago, and didn't care for it. Even though the same size as the Diamond and Sapphire, they've made big improvements in layout on the newer ships.

I don't think the "drops" you noticed really have anything to Carnival. Past Princess passengers seem to refer to the "Carnivalization" of Princess when complaining about the line, but I think it's entirely Princess' doing... while service on Carnival is actually improving significantly.

I also think that none of the mass market lines are truly consistent from ship to ship. All are somewhat overburdened finding quality, well trained, and devoted staff because so many new ships have come on stream the last few years.

Comments by staff.. like the refusal to get a pax a straw are just a demonstration of laziness. No way I would believe it's "company policy" that the waiter can't go to a bar and bring back a straw!

I'm not certain I'd avoid Princess entirely, but I'd be in no rush to sail the Grand, Golden, or Caribbean.
__________________
C U @ C,
Kuki
CruiseMates' Staff Writer
- The Kuki Side of Cruising-
A new Blog post every Wednesday
http://www.cruisemates.com/blog/author/kuki/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Review: Golden Princess to AK - 8/29/09 Cruuuzer Princess Cruise Lines 8 September 7th, 2010 01:33 AM
Golden Princess Review auntholly Princess Cruise Lines 16 May 26th, 2007 09:50 PM
Golden Princess review Magnolia Blossom Chit - Chat for Cruisers 2 July 24th, 2006 11:15 AM
Golden Princess Review is posted mcathy Princess Cruise Lines 6 October 26th, 2001 09:24 AM
Golden Princess review mcathy Princess Cruise Lines 5 June 4th, 2001 10:12 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:38 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1