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just returned from Golden sailing 10/25

Discussion in 'Princess Cruises' started by redhead, Nov 3, 2003.

  1. redhead

    redhead Guest

    First let me say that this was my first cruise so I can't really compare but I have lots of experience with land based resort travel. Overall I was happy with my experience. We had Personal Choice seating which we loved and by day 3 had found some waiters and a table that the Maitre D just knew that we were always going to request. We were sailing over Halloween and their decorations and pumpkin carvings were unbelievable. In the future I would chose a cruise that stopped at ports right away rather than having two days at sea immediately. We were bored by day two. However, we did have another day at sea after two islands and we were ready for the rest. Loved St Maarten and St Thomas. Thought that Princess Cays Island was kind of a rip off since we couldn't use our soda cards and the shopping was limited.

    I found the people on the ship in general to be non-adventerous travellers. I actually heard people complaining on the private island that they would have to walk in the sand on the beach in order to get to a lounge chair.

    I would take a cruise again but plan it differently. I met fun people and a good time with them. Perhaps a different cruise line might be better for me.

    The best things I packed were extra hangers, an alarm clock, a power strip, neosporin, and a travel iron. I learned a lot at this sight and felt I was well prepared for the cruise. So I wanted to add this review. I hope it helps and I am happy to respond to individual questions on this forum.
  2. Einstein

    Einstein Guest

    Glad U enjoyed your 1st cruise and did NOT let others influence your happiness. Thanx for sharing your insights. :thumb Time to start working on booking that next one. :dance
  3. tonto524

    tonto524 Guest

    Hi, redhead - Glad you enjoyed the cruise, but maybe next time try a Southern Caribbean cruise where you are in a port almost every day. It's busier but you get to see and do a lot!
    We will be on the Golden in a couple of weeks, and are trying to decide what night to make our Sabatini's reservation. Do you remember what menues are for what nights in the dining rooms? Like is the 2nd night "French", the 3rd night "Italian", etc?? If you could let me know, I'd really appreciate it.
  4. rellyrod

    rellyrod Guest

    redhead, my hubby and I did a western caribbean (went to Grand Caymen, Costa Maya, Cozumel, and then Princess Cays) and we LOVED it!!! I don't think (that I can remember anyways) that we were on the boat two days in a row!! Glad you had a good time!
  5. redhead

    redhead Guest

    My husband really enjoys Mexico and would probably enjoy that route as well. Where do those cruises usually start?
  6. rellyrod

    rellyrod Guest

    We started off in Fort Lauderdale, was at sea I believe the first day, then princess Cays, Grand Caymen Island, at sea the fourth day, then at Costa Maya, then Cozumel, then at sea, then back to Florida! I believe that was the route....it's been a year ago! I think you guys would love it.

  7. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Guest

    Glad to hear your cruise went well.Our next is Golden and can't wait even if it is in 15 months ...Thanks for the info and I love Princess because we go find the fun...and HELLO you are in the Caribbean for the weather which for me is the JOY of sun ,sand,surf and vacation on a ship to pick your options ...What bonehead passengers...Glad it was fun in spite of grumpolas which I avoid or just Smile sweetly at and IGNORE ..I will not let them spoil my trip!!!!.......Joanne

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