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Trip Report Princess - Needs Help!

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The "Consummate Host" that is anything but. A recent voyage on the newest ship in the fleet (Majestic) strongly suggests that Princess management has lot touch with passenger expectations and their intelligence. There are so many examples poor quality food and resultant unappetizing cuisine. Something as simple as supposed freshly popped popcorn turns out to be a cruel, tasteless joke.

The so called "chef inspired" upgrade restaurants which cost extra were hardly worth it. In lieu of a quality ingredients upgrade, they simply serve more food. Several of these restaurants were located at or near entertainment venues so any attempt at dinner-table conversation was defeated. If these concepts were truly the creation of Michelon Star chefs, then they may want to consider the risk to their hard-earned reputations.

The at sea activities for passengers not inclined to attend an event designed to sell, were left with ample time for reading, playing cards or, on a more positive note, a decent selection of on-demand movies and television shows in the staterooms. Perhaps, the biggest and most cruel joke is the "Art at Sea" fiasco. While there is some decent art, the vast majority are extremely overpriced and, to be honest, suitable for display in the garage.

Shore excursions should be selected carefully after a great deal of non_Princess on-line research. To put it bluntly, most are not what is advertised. If, however, shopping is your primary objective, you will not be disappointed, as the tour guides will gladly direct you to "the best places with the lowest prices."

Bottom line: The hype is no where close to the execution.

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