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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by SherriB

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Caribbean Princess
Caribbean Princess
Member Name: SherriB
Cruise Date: January 2013
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Cabin Category: AB
Cabin Number: A330
Booking Method: Internet Agency
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Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 1.0
Service 4.0
Value-for-Money 1.0
Rates 1.0
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Not for the young...
I've cruised RC and Carnival - both twice, so I was very excited to try Princess. This is ship is old and showing it's age. It stated to have been refurbished a few years ago, but didn't seem like it (worn, frayed carpet; broken tile in bathroom; windows were never cleaned, etc)

First the good news: the food was really great. The servers were quick and attentive to firing off the next course. Five or so pools to choose from, so that's a positive. I also have to give the ports some credit. Princess Cay and Aruba were awesome. If you go to Aruba, do the Mi Dushi snorkel/day cruise! The crew is great, the drinks strong, the water just beautiful!! They can keep Curacao (omg, seriously don't get out of the downtown area. Scary.)

The bad news: Wow...it was like we were on a nursing home trip. The average age was probably 70 or 75. We found only a few other couples our age (48). As a result, all the bands (inside and out) played music from 50 or more years ago. There were no pool games, no congo lines, very little entertainment that was actually fun. The most exciting entertainment was karaoke. Sad, yes? The ladies area in the spa has a sauna and steam room that didn't work. The Spa sold us a pass to their amenities (steam room, hot chairs, etc) for $100/each for the week. We paid it as we wanted to enjoy those types of things. I took a friend for his first time and we were both very disappointed. It's just a let down. We spoke with one entertainer and he said that this ship usually has an even OLDER crowd. I would not sail this ship, nor this line again. I paid more and expected more.

Publication Date: 01/29/13
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