This was not a fun ship. If you have any allergies to chemicals this is the trip to avoid. They were constantly repainting and/or varnishing during the time I was onboard with the odors of the chemicals used present in most locations around the ship and in our stateroom. I found the purser's staff to be most rude. This was my 7th cruise, my second on board the princess and the only cruise I wish I had not taken. The smell of the chemicals were even present in the dining room. Everyone is right about Omni Air, the charter flight used by Princess to Tahiti, very cramped, uneven airconditioning and some of the monitors for movies were not functioning.
The staff to get you onboard the flight to Tahihti from Princess were excellent. The best I have yet seen. Equally the staff's help at disembarking in Tahiti and upon arrival back at LAX were fantastic. The food on this cruise was mediocre. The chef should learn how to cook fish, most were overdone and had to be returned. We have never had to complain about food on any other cruises nor haveI ever had to vacate my stateroom due to the presence of chemical odors. On this cruise even opening the balcony door, I had to remain away for more then 10 hours. This is a trip to avoid.
We flew air tahiti nui from lax. first class lounge was great. the plane was ok, almost 10 hour flight. We got on the ship about noon. The ship was over night and many of the people on the last cruise were on excurisions and returned to the ship to eat and relax during our first day. We got into our stateroom, owners suit, about 2:00 pm .It was great with a huge balcony and 2 bathrooms. During the cruise we checked out many of the other staterooms which were very nice.
The ship was smaller than most of the ships we had been on, Regal Sun being 2nd smallest.Great service and Rui the boss in the dinning room made everyones cruise special, He was a real professional and made contact with every person on the ship regardless of the time of day.The staff was also great.Make sure your hungry for dinner every day because the selection is very good. We did our own excursions but the ship did offer some good ones. We had good weather but the cruise before us did not. No pressure to buy anything at thestops, Cook Islands. very relaxing cruise. we are doing it again next year in the same room different islands.