Spring Break Southern Caribbean on the Caribbean Princess
We booked this cruise about 10 days prior to sailing and chose it because of the itinerary -- we hadn't cruised to Curacao or Aruba previously. The reviews I read from the recent few months were decent, but quite a few comments about the condition of the ship. This was the 3rd cruise we've done on Princess, 9th cruise overall. I was pleased w/ the condition of the ship, the service and overall didn't have any issues other than trying to find the best waitstaff as soon as possible. We were fortunate to have an excellent room steward; the best one we've ever had (Alfred from the Philippines was a joy -- genuine and always smiling; did a great job & was patient in doing our room later in the morning due to the sleeping teenager).
I had read that getting off the ship had been taking up to two hours, but this was the quickest we ever got off and the ship was full. We were in the group that was due to meet at 10:05am but they were ahead of schedule and it was 20 min. earlier. They made announcements so groups knew about the change.
Bert Statton was a pianist/singer/entertainer and was a blast. I watched most of his set every night and both of his full shows in the lounges. He is a nut and brought humor, had the crowd participate and sing a little. From kids to seniors, it was great to see so many people having fun together. A++++ for Bert.