Author: Gemma, Iglu Cruise Sales Consultant
I recently travelled on the Grand Princess to the Mediterranean and it was the high standard you would expect from a 4 star cruise. There was nothing I could fault, from the delicious food that was served every evening, to the great service from all the staff onboard. On sea days there was plenty of activites to keep you occupied, you can play a game of crazy golf up on the top deck, have lunch at the deli at the piazza or chill and watch a movie at the pool. Most night we dined in the main restuarant and being a fussy eater nothing was too much trouble for the waiters. We tried out the buffet retsurant and I was surprised how much choice there was and loved to try out the freshly made pastries and desserts. Its not all about the food with Princess the entertainment was fantastic too, from comedianes, caberat and West End style productions. You could even stumble up to the nightclub and dance the rest of the night away. As Princess is a American-style cruise it really was a relaxed atmosphere onboard, it can be as formal as you want it to be. On a 14 night cruise there were three formal nights with a champagne reception with the Capatain. But if you didnt want take part it wasn't frowned upon. The Grand Princess has been in service since 1998 and some people had said that she was looking a bit tired, but she has undergone a recent makeover and I found the ship with its new piazza, resturants, wine bars and shops very stylish. I stayed in a inside cabin and having travelled on many different cruise lines I found the cabin size quite gernerous. As I have said there was nothing I could fault with Princess, it would really suit couples and families who like faultless service, great food and entertainment with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I am already planning my next Princess cruise!