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5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
We`ve previously done small ships. Our last cruise was a Clipper ship with a very small number of passengers, so this was a new experience for us. Loved it. Great value for money. We chose it for the itinerary which was amazing. We were ... Read More
We`ve previously done small ships. Our last cruise was a Clipper ship with a very small number of passengers, so this was a new experience for us. Loved it. Great value for money. We chose it for the itinerary which was amazing. We were up early and went to bed late every day.....we didn`t want to miss a thing. OK the embarkation at Singapore was slow but the queue kept moving and once on board our cases were waiting and we were unpacked and in the bar by 5pm Loved our room, loads of storage and huge comfortable bed. Efficient shower and facilities. Balcony was big enough for 2, although we didn`t use it much, but view from picture window was fantastic. Market place buffet food was good but locations of items was muddled. Not always easy to find what you wanted. Waiter service dining room food was very good, with varied choices, both for breakfast and in the evening. We had free dining as we were happy to eat after 8pm. The Italian restaurant was very good, and we had lunch here several times. Coffee, cake, sandwiches and pies were always available from the excellent Atrium Bistro. Always got a seat in the theatre. Artists were varied and entertaining with some production shows. Talks didn`t tempt us but we found the Destination Presentations by Hutch really helpful and interesting. Dance area in the centre of the Atrium was small but people seemed to manage. Very, very impressed with excellent level of service throughout the ship in every department. It really seemed a happy ship. We bought the full drinks package and probably broke even. It was just so nice and relaxed to try new drinks, and great fun trying the extensive range of cocktails during our days at sea. It was a nuisance looking for sun beds without a towel or a book on them. Some remained like this for hours. Needs to be policed more. Love, love loved the cinema under the stars with pop corn and as the evening cooled we were given blankets. As we traveled north and the weather was colder there were other options to watch films including the TV in our room. Photographers took your photo at every opportunity(though we dodged most of these)and it was easy to view at them on their computer screen. We booked the studio and had a private sitting. Thrilled with just one perfect photo of the two of us. Appreciated our homework(all the visa and immigration paperwork on the bed most evenings) Some ports we did our own thing, but in Sth Korea and Japan we booked the full day tour with English guide. These tours were brilliant. Please note :-Some ports are a long way from the desirable destination. Varied reports on which was cheapest/ easiest....... either booking your own taxi or paying for the ship transfer. We disembarked early in Shanghai and booked our own taxi but beware you need to write down your destination in Chinese! The ship does not have currency exchange and the currency exchange at the port always had a massive queue. No time if you are booked on a tour. Bring the local currency with you. China does NOT accept Visa and we wasted 2 hours of our precious time looking for an ATM that would accept our card. Favorite thing:-level of service, lovely people we met and the surprise birthday card and balloons. Favorite destination - surprisingly Sth Korea Least impressed - out of order public toilets on board. Bonus - All our visa, immigration forms and other paper work was so easy thanks to you. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
Wanted to experience the new ship. I know it did state it was built for the Chinese market but didn’t expect it to that extent. Only very high end boutiques. No daily sales around the atrium like the other ships. No photo gallery- ... Read More
Wanted to experience the new ship. I know it did state it was built for the Chinese market but didn’t expect it to that extent. Only very high end boutiques. No daily sales around the atrium like the other ships. No photo gallery- one had to flip through thick booklets of negatives! Laundry rooms were only at one end of the ship! Long long walk if you were at the other end. Food menu was very repetitive- disappointed there was no local cuisine when we were in each port. Onboard production shows were great. Lots of guest entertainers as well. Many passengers were complaining of the high costs of the alcoholic drinks. In some ports there were shuttles into town but it was not advised on the shore excursion portals when booking tours! Crew were as helpful and friendly as always. It was a lovely ship but I will stick to the other Princess ships Read Less
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4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
this cruise was very appealing to me an exciting opportunity to see Asia and on a new ship to explore so many different countries very exciting . the only downfall onshore excursions very expensive and not all appealing , personally i ... Read More
this cruise was very appealing to me an exciting opportunity to see Asia and on a new ship to explore so many different countries very exciting . the only downfall onshore excursions very expensive and not all appealing , personally i would have preferred sight seeing the country than shopping the whole day .SMOKING allowed in casino , allowed inside the ship , smoking in the casino with not enough ventilation the smoke coming out of the entrance on to floor 5 and 6 disgusting , going into princess theater through casino and smoke not well thought of and not fair to the non smokers , no smoke free nights at the casino except for 2 nights for only 2 hours only told this by staff at desk , not informed about smoking until i seen it , wasn't told smoking was allowed on the ship casino the entertainment during the day on the ship was same as last years cruise nothing changed i was bored during the day when out at sea , no night club no happy hour very disappointed no happy hour , shopping on the cruise nothing appealing ,the sales at the end of the cruise terrible nothing appealing , besides all that the ship was beautiful and brand new and sparkling . Read Less
17 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
The Good: It’s a new ship. The Bad: it’s a Princess ship. The Ugly: it’s the same as the old Princess ships only bigger and worse and only all dressed up. A Princess platinum member so been on a few rodeo’s with Princess. ... Read More
The Good: It’s a new ship. The Bad: it’s a Princess ship. The Ugly: it’s the same as the old Princess ships only bigger and worse and only all dressed up. A Princess platinum member so been on a few rodeo’s with Princess. Overall, Princess continues its downward spiral and we will probably not do another unless a very very good sale and better experience comes along. The Good: Digital screen in room, a digital screen at pool. Well I guess that sums it up. The Bad: Boarding confusion in Singapore (recurring theme with Princess). Told to sit with others in specific area and then we all realized (about 50 of us) that the main group was 30 yards away across the hall. We would have never been told to board. The food set a new low for Princess. Let’s imagine 3/8 inch thick steak. Or a consistent 4 capers (really?) each morning on the smoked salmon bagel. Little variety and old standbys slimmed down like fettuccini alfredo no longer in parmesan cheese bowl. It was getting cold in a cold dish it was served in. The international buffet was mediocre at best with the same items every day of the cruise for two weeks. Can we say Congee in Asia that tasted like wallpaper paste? Even, their new “Lobster dim sum” pool eatery was mediocre. Shopping was terrible. Wife usually likes to browse and get a few things at the sales but on this ship it is all high end shops. Not even the Asian market was browsing. Their special Leica unveiling was interesting but very few photographers (I am a professional) can afford such gear and then would not be on this kind of cruise. Needless to say, what kind of warranty is on these duty-free purchases? I could not get an answer (not that I could afford a Leica). Excursions were hit and miss: typical Princess. Always, better to book something yourself. The UGLY: When saying it is the same old Princess ships only bigger and worse it is meant literally. Yes the atrium is a bit glitzier than others. Yes the layout is the same but longer walks. Yes, the same stupid tokens for using Laundry room. Yes, the same elevator layouts in which there are always four on one side and two on the opposite wall and selecting a up and down button only controls that bank on that wall. So every time you must push two different buttons to be assured of an elevator. It has been that way on every ship for years. Yes, the same announcements only in the hallways. It is great for not interrupting sleep, etc., but at least put the same message on the television. It is terrible for information on your passport/visa information for the next port. This brings me to technology on board. Princess is making a big thing about the Princess medallion but they didn’t even have it on this newest ship. Though I really don’t want Princess tracking me everywhere and would probably keep it in a RFID proof pouch to disable it until I needed a drink or for my room to open up. The new television was great in quality but it went down a couple of times (it is network driven) and we had to even have their electronics personnel and come and hard reboot it. More importantly, I am not on a cruise to watch television or their small old selections of movies (yes it was very cold on the northern part of the cruise so being outside was not possible). I like to connect either a cable or dongle to the HDMI port and review my photos or watch a movie that I brought on my laptop. There are no inputs available to do so. But you might be able to access the one open HDMI port on the monitor (it hangs on the wall) but there were no controls on the display or remote that would allow you to switch inputs. This is a ship that went into service a year ago. By contrast our room at the Grand Hyatt in Shanghai though having what looks like 20 year old technology connected to their modern digital display allowed you to connect either at the desk or actually at their wall mounted display. Princess, your cliental may be older but most of use have experienced most of the modern technology era so get with it. Caring for their passengers all 4000+ of them was a strain and at times a nightmare. Case in point: Disembarking in Shanghai most of us had no idea that the ship was headed to dry dock for refitting as they were going to minimize the Asia aspects of the ship. This meant for the 1000 of us waiting in the cruise terminal for taxis it was a 3+ hour wait (standing in line) as the terminal is not close to the central city and no taxis wanted to come all the way out for only a return trip fare. In fact, while we still were waiting for taxis the ship departed for its dry dock. We could have paid for the transfer to the airport and taken the Maglev back to the city and saved over an hour and a half and the maglev costs $11. Another example: Unless you’re in a suite or black card you can not try and get a advanced reservation for the Chef’s table. Well, first thing on board we try and make reservations. Wife calls and also informs them of her pepper allergy. They say no problem and they will get back to us after they have received all the requests. Next day a message on the phone saying they could not abide us as the Chef was unable to accommodate her allergy (really, a dinner to show your skills but the dishes made ahead maybe so can’t be modified). We ate at a Michelin rated eatery in Singapore and they had no problem accommodating her allergy even in the tasting menu. But, this was probably not even true as we dined in the restaurant that had the Chef’s table area and not one night was there a Chef’s table. So just call and say you are not doing it for the cruise. Don’t misinform. Net: think twice whether you want to be on any super size cruise ship (some may be great) and also whether Princess is the experience you want. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Far east cruise Feb-Mar '18 from Shanghai to Singapore. Our first time with Princess. I liked the ship and we had a good holiday, but the overall experience was not good enough to say that we will definitely sail with them again. ... Read More
Far east cruise Feb-Mar '18 from Shanghai to Singapore. Our first time with Princess. I liked the ship and we had a good holiday, but the overall experience was not good enough to say that we will definitely sail with them again. For us it is usually the itinerary that entices us, and certainly is never based on cruise line loyalty, as we have yet to see this returned by any company. Good and standard obstructed balcony cabin layout E607 on deck 8 (pictures attached as I hope these will help others considering choosing this category) and, being quite a new ship, all amenities worked well, though my wife reported that there were almost always cubicles out of action in the public ladies toilets. Anytime dining works for us though we found the dining room menu's and food quality quite poor, especially beef/steaks were very tough. We never use the buffet except for getting an occasional snack to eat elsewhere, though positively we thought the quality here was better than other cruise lines. We ate twice in the steak speciality restaurant, first visit was very good, second not so good as waiter poorly trained, scallop starter (a mousse not a real scallop - penny pinching!) was disgusting in taste and consistency and the side dishes were cold so had to be sent back, which is very poor on a night when not busy. Very positive that the pizza restaurant and room service were not chargeable and the quality of both was good. Also, the coffee (payable) at the international cafe in the atrium was very good and with an egg and bacon muffin or danish made for an easy and relaxing breakfast option which we used often. Bar prices are average, not as expensive as Royal Caribbean but not as good value as P&O, however, the cocktails (approx $8'ish) were not dressed very much and were often quite dull, not living up to the menu description. When the barman asked my wife if the cocktail was good and she said it was not a great choice he was happy to swap it at no extra cost. Daytime entertainment was not extensive, but the trivia's were good. Theatre entertainment was mostly good, though surprised that the company dance troupe were not used more. Duke, the cruise director and his assistant Abi, worked very hard throughout the cruise. Although the enrichment lecturer (Neil McShane Oz outback PC) was not a natural speaker I enjoyed his talks. Annoying that Princess do not publish that they run shuttles in many ports (clearly do not want to impact on excursion sales, exorbitantly priced as usual). $20pp in Busan and Hakata was a total rip off, as the journey was very short, and we heard some customers who complained were given a refund. We preferred to use public transport (despite getting on the right bus but in the wrong direction in Busan!) except in Thailand where we did pay the $20 each for the 40 minute shuttle to Pattaya. It is also worth mentioning that immigration in all ports, as well as embarkation in Shanghai and disembarkation in Singapore, was very well handled in the background reducing delays. Princess deserve credit here. Overall, and as said, it was an enjoyable cruise and a memorable holiday. If Princess keep focusing on good agenda's then we will likely be back but they did not offer enough to win our loyalty. Oh lastly, we had a good laugh at a British lady we had seen many times walking fine around the ship suddenly walking with a walking stick to justify early boarding on the flight back before the masses. You know who you are!! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
The ship was good, the people lovely, itinerary varied and interesting, food excellent and entertainment entertaining! We have travelled with several companies but to date, Princess is the best operator. The overall experience with the ... Read More
The ship was good, the people lovely, itinerary varied and interesting, food excellent and entertainment entertaining! We have travelled with several companies but to date, Princess is the best operator. The overall experience with the quality of the service, the ship, the entertainment and the food exceeds Princess's competitors and I would personally favour Princess in the cruise line-up. Give them a try and you won't regret it. We also tried the leisure facilities. The pool was lovely and warm and the gym well equipped. The spa was excellent and the masseuses were knowledgeable in their work - a very nice celebratory treat! The excursions were well planned and they all went smoothly and without delays. In addition each port visit was conducted efficiently and quickly. Visiting Asia is highly recommended and this particular cruise very interesting and informative - getting to see Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand! Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
We chose this cruise because of it itinerary, which we really liked. Embarkation and Disembarkation were very smooth. First time ever that our room was available when we were aboard. Their handling of immigration and customs was handled ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of it itinerary, which we really liked. Embarkation and Disembarkation were very smooth. First time ever that our room was available when we were aboard. Their handling of immigration and customs was handled very well. Our cabin B 736 was great. Aft of ship overlooking the stern. Extra large balcony, We had been upgraded from lowest catagory to deluxe. The ship was really pretty nice. As usual with any ship, never enough deck chairs. The common area was beautiful. The dining was challenging at best. I do not feel it was up to what we experienced on our last Princess cruise in 2015. Not much choice and the quality was not there. Have gone from a 3 course menu to a 2 course. They repeated the menu after 7 days.The buffet was almost the same food everyday. Service in the buffet and dining room was not up to par. Slow. Same can be said of the lounges, maybe a little short staffed. The entertainment was ok, the cruise entertainers were very good, but the brought on entertainers were not all that good. The shops for the most part were high end designer shops. We ignored the shopping. Usually do anyway. The cruise port speaker was ok, but he spent too much time on things that we would not experience or need to know for the short time in port. Could have spent more time on what to expect on the dock and local transportation and shuttles , etc for those not going on organized tours. We did not make use of the ships shore excursions as they were too expensive, We had arranged smaller tours with others thru the room call on Cruise Critic. Other than the lounges and dinning areas any other service was very good. Overall it was good cruise, but sort of felt that it was thrown together for these cruises. Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
The embarkation process wasn't too bad, as we are platinum we had priority boarding, and although we had a later scheduled time to get on, for some reason no one had gotten on by the time we arrived, but they opened it up soon after ... Read More
The embarkation process wasn't too bad, as we are platinum we had priority boarding, and although we had a later scheduled time to get on, for some reason no one had gotten on by the time we arrived, but they opened it up soon after that and we got on in reasonable time. Its interesting to note that the platinum treatment is only for the first gate, once you are in the hall for immigration, there is no special treatment and you join the long queue, but it didn't bother us to wait. The boat is beautiful, its still lovely and new and fresh and very very big. You don't get to avoid doing a lot of walking on this boat. We had a mini suite and we weren't disappointed, it was lovely and roomy and well maintained. This was the first time in months the ship was opened up to the non Chinese market, so the staff onboard seemed happy to be having a change, particularly with it being a 14 day cruise, as the Chinese ones are only 4 days at a time. We had the traditional dining in Concerto restaurant which was very nicely laid out, we had table 369 which was in the middle area, and our waiter was always good and attentive. Mixed reviews about the food though, some was very good and some was just horrid, I'm not sure what beef they were using but I didn't have one beef dish that tasted nice. Sadly I'm not a seafood eater, so it meant my choices were often limited. The pizza restaurant Alfredos was very good though, ate there a couple of times and the pizzas were lovely. We didn't eat at any of the specialty restaurants as the menus didn't appeal to us, so I can't comment on them, they never looked busy though. I'm not sure why, but they didn't do the English pub in the Crown Grill for lunch on sea days, which was a shame as we usually enjoy that. As expected the buffet area is a nightmare, ventured up a couple of times to get breakfast items but other than that we avoided the place, the issue isn't the food but other passengers. The Hollywood Conservatory was a nice addition to the boat, although there isn't really enough seating there as people tend to get their early put their gear on seats and come and go as they please during the day, so we never got to enjoy relaxing on a lounge there. People seemed to be using it as a place to sleep during the day as there was a lot of snoring going on from the couches, perhaps they didn't like their luxury Princess bed to sleep in, I don't quite understand people wanting to do public sleeping. We were very disappointed that there were no happy hours, in the past we have enjoyed having an afternoon cocktail during happy hour, we went to the Platinum/Elite members afternoon nibbles on some days and they would have a special of the day, which we tried a few times but they were pretty awful to be honest, not our sort of cocktail. The other issue was that there was a problem with the billing of them and we were told it would be corrected by the end of the cruise, they did change a couple but the rest they didn't and I couldn't be bothered following up for the sake of a few dollars. Overall the cocktails on the boat were a total let down. We think perhaps the bar staff have been told to reduce the amount of alcohol in the cocktails and to substitute with sugar syrup as they were overly sweet, to the point of being undrinkable. I watched some being made and no measures were used, but a quick tip in of the alcohol followed by a big swig of the sugary mixers and huge amounts of ice. So pretty early on we just stopped having cocktails. Another issue I didn't like was that they encouraged people to book shuttles at Hakata and Busan. In Hakata there wasn't a free shuttle offered, but it was a short walk to the public bus which was a fraction of the cost they were charging, however, in Busan a free shuttle was provided as well, and those of using the free shuttle actually had better service than those who used the paid service. We were provided with maps and information, nothing was provided to those on the paid shuttle and we all ended up at the same place. It just came across as a money grab by Princess cruises and a lot of people were upset about it. On the most part the entertainment was good, they had some good acts come onboard. The first show done by the dancers was amazing, but this was the last one for that contract group of dancers, and the first show by the new dancers had a lot of timing issues, and just overall seemed to lack the magic of the first one. We didn't go to the last show which was Russian acrobats, I particularly don't like acrobat shows and by then I was very sick with a sinus infection so wasn't really leaving the room. The doctor onboard was good with giving me antibiotics, spray and cough medicine so I could at least be ready for my flight home from Singapore. My recommendations for the ports: Shanghai - we had a few days here before hopping on the boat and we had a lovely time, we took a tour via Viator to a water village and really enjoyed it. Hakata - we walked to the public bus, we hopped on the bus and hopped off at a temple and had a look around then walked to the Canal Shops, this was a nice little shopping area, we then continued walking down to the main part of town and caught the public bus back. Busan - we took the free shuttle to downtown, once there we logged onto Dynamic Busan free wifi, I had already worked out what I wanted to see, which was to go on the Busan Air Cruise gondola, so we took the public bus and walked down to the beach. The beach was really beautiful and had a lovely walkway, but the gondola wasn't working that day, but we certainly weren't disappointed with what we saw anyway. Next was Gamcheon Village, this is an amazing colourful village and you purchase a map at the entrance and walk all the way around to see many different sights and cultural items. It was very enjoyable and was not offered as a tour on the boat which was a shame as I think a lot of people would enjoy going there. We did find it hard with the language barrier, there was no understanding of us by people, however, thanks to the free wifi I was able to show them on the phone where I wanted to go and they understood, taxi is very cheap there. Hong Kong - again a free shuttle was offered to a local train station, but the line was long, and there is a public bus that does the same thing from the entrance for $6HKD each ($1AUD), so we took that. We have been to Hong Kong many times so we just visited a park, one of our favourite restaurants and a pint of cider at an Irish pub, doesn't get much better than that. It was an extremely smoggy day, so not a good day for sightseeing anyway. Ho Chi Minh City - Here we took a princess tour to the Mekong Delta, the port is a long way from town, so we spent more than half of the tour in travel time there and back, but we did enjoy learning from our guide, who was very proud of Vietnam. I wasn't about to risk eating anything that I don't know how its been prepared, so that was a bit awkward as I think they feel bad if people won't eat, but I genuinely can't risk getting sick with my fickle stomach. We went on a sampan ride and a paddle boat ride, all of which was an interesting experience. Bangkog - again you are a very long way from town, so again, for 5 hours of bus rides, we got about 4 hours to see some sights. We were lucky that our friend lives in Bangkok so he was there to great us and show us around some temples and the Grand Palace, it was very hot and humid there, which wasn't great as I had a sinus infection by then. Our bus was pulled over on the return journey as apparently the policeman had a 'complaint' about how fast the driver was going, but a quick check of the driver and guide's wallet seemed to make the complaint go away. Read Less
11 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
We are seasoned cruisers, we chose the Grand Asian Cruise on Majestic Princess for the itinerary. We pre-booked a year in advance and was a 'bucket list' cruise for us. Arriving in Shanghai and our pre-cruise stay and ... Read More
We are seasoned cruisers, we chose the Grand Asian Cruise on Majestic Princess for the itinerary. We pre-booked a year in advance and was a 'bucket list' cruise for us. Arriving in Shanghai and our pre-cruise stay and excursions were wonderful (not part of Princess). Once we got to PuDong Cruise Terminal the nightmare started. We arrived about noon, we were in a mini-suite (which we found gets you nothing, no perks). We stood in line for hours, being told it was Chinese Customs authorities and not Princess, completely a mess and no apologies for the wait. 1st they would only take the LARGE suitcase, so any other smaller bag you had to haul through the lines with you. People on walkers and canes and had a extreme difficult time, with no help. Wheelchair people were whisked to front of the line. Once that nightmare was over, we got to our room. Shockingly the bags were waiting for us. No Champagne that I ordered, no flowers that I ordered, the water (which I found out only 1 day before you had to buy and could only do so prior to boarding!!) wasn't there either. When speaking with the room steward, everything we asked, we had to call someone else to help us. No robes in the room, no choice of pillows (Celebrity spoils us I guess). Everything was a hassle. The Wi-Fi we paid for was unlimited, yet when we got on board, they changed the payment policy so you had to buy MB's. I did that, every time I tried to get on, it wouldn't work. I needed to keep up with my work emails, I spent an hour deleting one day, they were ALL back the next. I complained and complained to Internet Manager who acted young, uncaring and not willing to help. Finally with a lot of hassle I got 80% of money back, 20% use was just trying to get on!!! But they were unwilling to refund. The evening shows were 'ok'. But the hassle trying to get a set. Most of the ship were Asian people 60-70%. They would save many seats, we could never find a seat. We had to go 30 to 45 min early to just get a set. People were standing in the aisles everywhere I have vision problems, and could never get up close enough to watch. We could not stay up late to go to 2nd show, because of early am excursions. The elevators were few and always some out of order. When the doors opened there was never any room. The Asians however would push and shove their way on no matter what and the Aussies, Brits and Americans were all left standing with our jaws open. The excursions were mediocre at best. The way Princess handles, is put all people in the theater like cattle and file them all out by color, then once outside it's every person for themselves to try and find your bus. We unfortunately had 2 different Captains, one left to have a baby. But the daily briefings were so dry and useless... Every time I went to customer service, they either could not help me resolve, or I was in the wrong place. There was NEVER any true customer service.\ The food was just OK. Even going to specialty restaurants didn't improve the eating experience. By the end of the cruise, we were trying multiple dishes and eating very little. We have traveled on multiple different cruise lines, I was unhappy with the first Mexico trip on Princess, and now foolishly took another one. I will NEVER EVER take Princess again. You are not treated with respect, you are treated as cattle. Not individuals. I will no longer take large ships,...pay more take less cruises, but go on a smaller ship!!! Viking River Cruises was so different and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. All we remember from Asia is the heat, humidity, crowds, pushing, shoving. Never got to the pool, never a deck chair available... Total Disaster, Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
I chose this cruise from COSTCO as i trust Costco for most major purchases. My wife and I had been thinking about a cruise for some time. This cruise was visiting many countries we wanted to see; Shanghai, Hong kong, Japan, Vietnam, South ... Read More
I chose this cruise from COSTCO as i trust Costco for most major purchases. My wife and I had been thinking about a cruise for some time. This cruise was visiting many countries we wanted to see; Shanghai, Hong kong, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand and Singapore. Boarding was very time consuming, about 2 hours, long queues. After a day at sea I got a really bad sore throat like swallowing a razor, in the morning it was not too bad but by late afternoon I was taking 3 advils at a time for the pain, this lasted until we deboarded finally, a day later i was okay. went to their medical but they wanted 95 bucks just for initial consultation, so i just put up with it. i never found out the cause, it was not a virus. Their restaurants wanted 29 bucks a head for speciality dining, like a steak or something, which i thought was way over priced considering we paid for meals. I read somewhere else, someone saying their food quality was equivalent to Mall court food - this is a good assessment. Staff were friendly and helpful. getting off at the ports was time consuming, the first port was Hakata in Japan, lots of pshing and shoving by guests to get off, i had one british woman try to climb over me and my backpack in the queue. typical of british women. i’d say the guests were 60% Aussie/NZ, 25% UK, 10% Asian and 5% USA. Cabins were nice but very small, bathroom were a total squeeze. Read Less
Majestic Princess Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.5 0.0
Family 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.0 0.0
Service 4.5 0.0
Value For Money 4.0 0.0

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