Golden Princess - Anyone sail yet?

May 20th, 2001, 09:08 AM
  #1  
Jim
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Golden Princess - Anyone sail yet?

We are interested in hearing from anyone regarding the nw Princess Golden and Mediterranean ports. Rooms, dining, ship size and any fun things to do !

Thanks, Jim
 
May 24th, 2001, 07:24 AM
  #2  
Joe
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Jim, I believe the Golden Princess is scheduled for her first trip on May 28. We are scheduled to take her on July 3 from Istanbul. I ran across a site that may be of interest. It is a review of a 2 day pre-inaugural cruise taken by a fellow from Holland. Great review with many pictures of the ship. Go to this link.. http://psp.club.tip.nl/
 
May 28th, 2001, 08:34 AM
  #3  
Jim
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks... great site !
 
May 29th, 2001, 10:40 AM
  #4  
Phil
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Jim,

Just returned from the maiden voyage of the Golden Princess. It's a huge and magnificent ship. We boarded the ship in South Hampton, England and sailed through 7 ports and finally ending in Barcelona. Food was excellent and first rate. There are three large dinning rooms and two restaurants, one Italian and one Southwestern. We tried the Italian on the last night of the cruise, called Sabatini Trattoria. We were charged $16.00 per person, but it was great. We had cold and hot antipasta, a whole pizza, a selection of soups and pasta. For the main course we asked for a tasting of each of their entrees. There were tiger prawns, sea bass, lobster tail, and veal chops. For dessert, we tried all three of their selections. We were thoroughly satisfied and overwhelmed with what we ate and recommend to try it at least once on your cruise. The food at the three main dinning rooms were also great.

The inside stateroom and the mini suites were of average size and nothing out of the ordinary. The size of the ship was great and it's very easy to be confused. The trick is to find out first if you are on the back or front of the ship.

The ship has its own disco, one main entertainment room, the Princess theater, a health spa, a full service gym and three full service bars.

Service was excellent, and the cruise director was great too.

The only complaint we had was that they charged for soft drinks and bottle water. Otherwise, we had a great time.
 
Jun 2nd, 2001, 04:35 AM
  #5  
Jim
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks! Any advice on room type or location?
 
Jun 2nd, 2001, 07:59 PM
  #6  
Phil
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
We stayed in an inside state room on the Aloha deck, which was the 12th deck and toward the front of the ship. It was convenient because the Horizon court, where breakfast and lunch buffets were held was just one deck above us. Also the swimming pools are on the same deck.
Other good locations are somewhere near deck six or seven because that is where the main dinning rooms and entertainment areas are situated. Hope this helps.
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:15 PM.