Sometimes a cruise is just a cruise, but sometimes you can experience a very memorable vacation. Sailing on board a Princess ship is such an experience. The Grand Princess, is quite simply, the nicest ship I have ever sailed on. It is visually stunning, and the service on board this luxury class cruise line is superb.
There is often a noticeable difference in the service between different cruise lines. Princess provided a nice combination of excellent service and enough to do on board the ship. Some ships that I have sailed on have been more elegant, others more fun, but the Grand Princess but none have been an excellent combination of both.
The ship is very well designed and has many amenities: a convenient walking track, three separate pools, ice cream bar, a number of reservations only dining rooms and many bars and theaters.
There is a lot to do on board a princess ship. The Broadway-style shows occurred every night and our cruise featured a comedian, not one but two separate nights. There are also a lot of fun and games organized by the cruise directors staff.
One of the lesser known advantages to sailing on board a cruise ship like this, is that the staff are the best of the best. New staff who have never served on board a cruise ship before, usually work on board the Carnival or Norwegian cruise lines. Princess and Holland America Line are fortunate to be able to select the best of the best to work on board their ships.