From: Gadget World on 22 Nov 2009 21:31
Recent rants in this NG against Princess had me rethinking the two
Princess cruises we had booked.
Well we just got back from the Crown and everything could not have been
Food, service, accommodations, housekeeping, entertainment. The attitude
of all staff, officers and crew was great.
After many Princess cruises I must say that this was one of the best.
Even the passengers were nice and quiet and respectful of each other,
with few children on this non-holiday sailing!
From: Gregory on 22 Nov 2009 22:50
On Sun, 22 Nov 2009 21:15:50 -0600, "Jean O'Boyle" <job1930(a)yahoo.com>
> I believe a great deal has to do with... the passenger him
>or herself's attitude and mood. It is what one makes of it themselves that
>makes or breaks the experience. Of course, who you cruise with makes a big
>difference, too. Then there is always that sour puss who can't be pleased no
You've said a mouthful. Whenever a poster has negative comments about
a wide range of unrelated items on a cruise, I have to question
whether ANYTHING would have made that person happy. Everyone has
experienced a few glitches here and there, but when a person reports
that "the propeller fell off and the towel monkeys were too loose",
and you don't hear the same thing from other passengers on the cruise,
you have to wonder if that person was just too pissed-off to be happy.
From: Sue Mullen on 22 Nov 2009 22:53
Gadget World wrote:
> Recent rants in this NG against Princess had me rethinking the two
> Princess cruises we had booked.
> Well we just got back from the Crown and everything could not have been
> Food, service, accommodations, housekeeping, entertainment. The attitude
> of all staff, officers and crew was great.
> After many Princess cruises I must say that this was one of the best.
This is exactly the way we felt about our Crown Princess and Emerald
Princess sailings. Both of these cruises are among our favorite cruises
From: Tom K on 23 Nov 2009 01:19
"Jean O'Boyle" <job1930(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> Is the Crown the only Princess ship that you have taken?
No. Not at all. Ocean Princess, Dawn Princess, Grand Princess and Crown
Princess 2x. This was my 5th time on Princess. Second on Crown... which we
picked strictly because of itinerary, and despite our dislike for her after
the San Juan sailing. We wanted a North Cape sailing, needed those two
weeks (because of Daniel's Pharmacy School schedule) and this Crown
itinerary had more different/new ports than Century's did (for the same 2
Loved the Ocean.... liked the Dawn, didn't like Grand, and was very
disappointed in Crown both times. Though this second time, while the food
was abysmal on a number of evenings in the dining room (with returned
salads, entr�es, etc.), at least the service wasn't "surly" like when we did
the ship in the Caribbean. The crew were great. The ship was in excellent
shape, but the food was just so bad. Ask Charles about the salads. There
were some evenings it was so wilted we just pushed it aside. Other evenings
it came without dressing, and a plate of dressings never showed up. And I
can't even recall how many entrees I sent back, there were so many. I do
recall multiple lousy steaks and multiple lousy fish meals that I sent back
or simply didn't eat. Yet the buffet food was really very good. Not sure
what the problem was in the dining room.
Even Charles had it with the food on Crown.
From: Charles on 23 Nov 2009 08:40
In article <4b09fa81$0$5008$607ed4bc(a)cv.net>, Tom K
> We're looking at a major disconnect... either there was significant
> improvement, or maybe we have major differences in our expectations.
Read Gadget World's posts over the years. They are usually a
disconnect. That is what he does.