Trip was perfect. DAWN and Affordable Tours took care of all my needs.
Great trip - everything went smoothly with no problems. The cruise itself was great.
We only have two negatives to complain about: The internet on the ship is woefully slow! I know satellite internet is slow by its very nature, but this is unreal. You literally burn minutes just to get the browser to open your in box. For the price, Princess should either speed up the internet connection, or give more minutes, or provide "unlimited minutes" for a reasonable price. The second beef is the coffee urns in the Sun Deck. No sterno underneath the urns to keep it hot. On the last day of the cruise, they finally switched to thermos containers instead of metal urns.
We were impressed with Princess Cruises. Autumn did a great job with our booking
We weren't sure what to expect since this was our first trip with Princess Cruise - We were pleasantly surprised and will book our next cruise with Princess Cruise. We already put down a deposit towards a future cruise with Princess.
The off ship tours were not the best. Only two guides spoke good English...others not. I would never book Jakarta or Bali highlights again...just urban sprawl. Singapore and Kula Lumpur city highlights were much better. Penang the worse..dirty and bad guide...we couldn't find our bus at appointed place...she changed it but we were able to ride back to the port with another bus. Lok... Island was quite beautiful. The ship was well organized, food excellent. We used the dining rooms as buffets are too hard to manage. The service tops. I would go for more scenic tours in the future.BAD..they sold us two spirits (1L) but never told us the any spirits coming into Singapore from Malaysia were taxed...89 Singapore dollars.. They should have never sold them also smokes etc. We gave them to them. Sure would be nice if flying in to Singapore came in earlier as we were dead tired anmd by the time we got to our hotel it was 3:30 AM
Was very pleased with the location of our cabin. We were disappointed in the weather but the weather we had at our home wasn't any better and we just took it in stride and made the best of it.
While the excursions were wonderful (for the most part), the excursion to Denali National Park was scheduled to be a 6-hour tour and lasted only 3 hours. The only wildlife we observed on this excursion was a snowshoe rabbit and the rear of a caribou from at least a 1-mile distance. That was the only disappointing aspect of the cruisetour.
Another great cruise! We are looking forward to our April transatlantic cruise!