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The 3,080-passenger Caribbean Princess boasts charm, elegance and a comfortable vibe. No matter your vacation interest -- romance, culture, exploring culinary interests, relaxing and rejuvenating, gambling or ...
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meiselt01
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
14 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
This was our sixth cruise and my parents first. We took our two children, ages 5 and 7 as well. We drove from the Dallas area and my parents drove from San Antonio. We all stayed at the Best Western Suites close to the port since ... Read more
orcoastcruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
This was my first Princess cruise. Compared to my other cruises all on Carnival I rated this one average. I was surprised at how much ship movement I could feel, bouncing from wall to wall on occasion. The staff was overall very helpful ... Read more
Kalehue
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We are experienced cruisers, but this is the first time we have ever cruised with Princess. 29 members of our extended family joined us over Spring Break to help celebrate our parents' 60th wedding anniversary. The staff was very helpful ... Read more
ShipsAhoy425
Member Since 2011
1 review
129 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was my 5th cruise, but my first cruise with Princess. I have sailed with Disney and with Carnival for my other cruises. I absolutely love cruising and being out on the ocean, and try to look at the brighter side of things when things ... Read more
westernmom
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
799 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First of all we have 9 cruises with Carnival and was very excited about going on a b2b on Princess. So, many of our comparisons were based on our experiences with Carnival. We have always gotten a balcony cabin so booked sidexside with our ... Read more

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vcr_traveler515
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We booked the March 6, 2016 Eastern Caribbean cruise to accommodate a family member's vacation. We flew to Houston one day before and settled in a hotel near Clear Lake, 15 minutes away from the Houston Bayport Cruise Terminal. We took a ... Read more
pmrm
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The cruise my wife and booked and what we actually sailed ended up being two different things entirely; and while there was disappointment that we we unable to dock in Key West, we did end up going to Nassau which was very nice. Before I ... Read more
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bcsjr
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Cruise ship was in poor maintenance, toilets constantly backed up, rusty and dirty balcony. Blanket had brown stains on it, the television was placed such that the remote did not work properly, the buffet was lousy, particularly the ... Read more
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monkfamily
Member Since 2007
1 review
14 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
First, a caveat. I assume a lot of people like Princess. After two cruises, we do not. We are Celebrity Elite status cruisers and find Princess no match for Celebrity. So, maybe my comments will help others who are not sure what line to go ... Read more
CANMARTO
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
My wife and I recently returned from a short Princess cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale. Unfortunately, this was the most unenjoyable experience that we have had while cruising with Princess, or any other line. Our disappointment started when ... Read more

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Dova
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
Sailed February 2016
We chose this cruise because we needed to get away . What we didn't realize was that Houston has expensive taxis the cruise port was 100 dollars by taxi from the airport. We figured it was just the cost of traveling. We had a good time ... Read more
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barlaz
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Our embarkation port was Houston (Bayport). It's about 60 to 90 minutes depending on traffic, from the airport to cruise terminal. We drive our car car and park on site for about $100/wk. safe gated area. Embarkation is very efficient. ... Read more
CountryCruiser
Member Since 2007
1 review
213 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I'll start with the bad to get it out of the way. There were only 2 things that I felt were bad on this cruise. The first and foremost being the smell of sewage on some areas of the deck. I am assuming they had some kind of ventilation ... Read more
PKVacation
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
My husband and I sailed for our anniversary last week out of Houston on the Caribbean Princess. It was our third cruise, second on Princess. This trip was NOTHING like our experience on the Tahitian Princess 13 years ago. We decided to ... Read more
Jackwes
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Travel from Hobby airport to Kemah a day early, close to terminal took over 2 hours and $80+ on I45. This was twice what we expected at 3pm on a Saturday. Traffic was bumper to bumper the whole way. Perhaps the cab driver took advantage ... Read more

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crc78028@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
21-28 February 2016 Caribbean Princess We have cruised many times and had experiences ranging from outstanding to deplorable. On occasion we find ourselves blessed with all possible favorable outcomes on one trip. Such was the case ... Read more
boomerone
Member Since 2010
21 reviews
625 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We booked this cruise about 8 weeks before sailing to get away from the rainy Pacific Northwest and once again Princess delivered a great holiday. We got lucky and did not have to deal with fog or high winds in the Houston port area so ... Read more
powerda2
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We can't say enough good things about this cruise on the Caribbean Princess! All of the crew were genuinely happy to help if we had questions (where to find Coral Dining Room, for example). Embarkation was a breeze, compared to other ... Read more
Horatio Hornblower
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was our first time sailing with Princess and I wasn't impressed with the overall cruise. I've been on eight different ships and Princess was our fourth cruise line to sail with. For me its not about the cruise line but the overall ... Read more
RobertJ
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
We chose this cruise, because there were ports we had not visited. The captain spoke only broken English and it was impossible to understand him. He also seemed like he did not want to meet the passengers, and tried to remain aloof ... Read more

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dckmusic
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
We have previously been on Norwegian (3 times) and were looking to try another cruise line. The Caribbean Princess sailing out of Houston seemed to fit out schedule and price range well, so we signed on. Our first concern was the ... Read more
TexasTripper
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The Caribbean is not my favorite itinerary but an opportunity to enjoy a week with 18 friends and neighbors plus a really low price brought us back another time. It was also a big plus that we could drive from central Texas to Houston. I ... Read more
Lakelore
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We are sophisticated, educated world travelers, accustomed to 5 star accommodations, yet keep coming back to Princess because of its overall excellence, traditions and summer camp spirit, comfort, excursion choices, good food and wine. ... Read more
ddled
Member Since 2004
1 review
143 forum posts
2 helpful votes
just got off CB. It is excellent value for a cruise and it is a shame it is not going to be based in Houston after April. Activities were numerous-at times you could not do everything you wanted. Service was excellent-a throwback to days ... Read more
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Michelle0313
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2016
We've cruised Princess before and had an excellent experience. Overall, this cruise wasn't a negative experience, it was just ok. The ship has plenty of bars, restaurants, pools, etc. but it is PACKED with people. In the evening the ... Read more

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