I needed some cruise credits in my quest for Elite status, so I booked this 5 day trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico out of San Pedro, California and traveled solo. I'm 56 and married now for the past three years, so I don't usually get to go by myself anymore. Embarkation was flawless. I was very surprised not to have to wait in a "holding tub room" and within 10 minutes I was on the ship. Our rooms were not ready yet until 1pm, so I headed up to the buffet on deck 15. I thought the food quality was very good compared to the many other Princess Ships I have booked in the past. See, I know you guys can do it if you have the right management in place.
The crew attitude and vibe of the ship is very nice. I decided to dine every night in one of the alternative restaurants. For $29, you can hardly beat the service and cordiality and relationship you build with the folks in the Crown Grille and at Share. If anything, it's just a bit too over the top. No fewer than six people asked me how my black and blue onion soup was. Did notice that some days it was just good and other days amazing. Consistency issue? The meat quality is more variable than I would like, but still pretty good, I'd give it a B+.
Booked the Sanctuary the entire time. This was good at times, not so good at others. Basically the staff don't pay much attention to the passengers and it's not clear if you need to wait to be seated on your chair/bed or if you can just walk in. One day I got a glass of lemon water (as opposed to water with a little lemon) and an order for lunch taken, the next day was completely ignored. It was also quite cold up there the first and last days of the cruise - which of course they can't help.
Everything is in good shape. Two US electrical outlets. No couch where one is ordinarily present in this category of room. Balcony is very big, twice the size of normal it seems.