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By Bob Staffs on 10 June 2019

Parked at the docks with CPS and on the ship in no time. Weather could have been better, meaning the outside spaces on the ship were little used the first couple of days. Good that the middle section of the ship is covered like a conservatory, albeit it does get quite noisy in there, esp when there’s quite a few children on board (it was half term). We elected for Anytime dining which gave us the flexibility to go to dinner when we wanted. ( 1st sitting was a little too early on traditional fixed dining at 5.45pm). The ship seems to cater well for Anytime dining with a choice of three dining rooms- same food just different décor. No problems getting tables even though the ship was full. Never had a problem with any of the food and it was all tasty and well presented. Serving staff worked hard and were friendly and efficient.

Shows were pretty good, with a guest comedian and a ventriloquist ( Gareth Oliver – we’ve seen him on several cruises so only went to one of his shows) The entertainment team put on regular quizzes and game shows which were good. Entertainers in the atrium and lounges were also pretty good.

Drinks service was efficient , but drinks were pricey, the cheapest wine was $9 a glass and beer $6.25 for a small bottle (330ml) plus 18% Service charge. Drinks package was available at $59.95 per day per person.

This was only a week cruise to Northern Spain ( La Coruna and Bilbao) followed by Bordeaux from Le Verdon and Guernsey, all worth the visit with a full day at each.
Princess excursions are well organised, but extremely expensive, only did 2 Bordeaux and Guernsey ( $119.95 each about £95 pp).

Overall an extremely good cruise and will definitely be back with Princess.

By Bob Staffs on 10 June 2019

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