Relaxing Cruise...with one hitch: Crown Princess Cruise Review by dmarkturner
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Relaxing Cruise...with one hitch
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Since we have cruised the Caribbean many times, our primary purpose this time was to enjoy the ship and the sea days. We love this class of ship, especially the Terrace Pool aft. We always get our room on the port side aft...it makes access to the adult pool, the Outrigger Bar and the Horizon Court so very convenient. We did not take any port of shore excursions, but did go ashore in Curacao and Aruba to knock around. We stayed on board at Princess Cays. It's really nice to have the ship to ourselves! We dined at Sabatini's and it was very, very good with great food and great service. We had Anytime Dining and used it once. Since we had made reservations, we were seated immediately and had a nice dinner. I have to say that the food was good, but not excellent. It's difficult I am sure to cook for so many. While on the topic of dining, I must mention the coffee in the Horizon Court...it has to be, in our opinion, the worst tasting coffee that we've ever had...I don't know why, but it's really not good. This has been the case on the past 3 Princess cruises. The coffee in the Piazza, however, was excellent. We spent most of out time on our balcony or by the pool..we did not participate in formal night or the other organized gatherings; been there, done that.
Disembarkation went smoothly as always and the transfer to the airport very convenient and prompt.
Overall, a very nice cruise as we have come to expect from Princess. Hopefully the embarkation issue with be resolved for future cruises. Also, we really enjoyed the free beverage and more membership that included two really nice cups and unlimited soft drinks and fruit drinks and shakes...simple but a nice freebee that was enjoyed. Less
Cabin was exactly as advertised with a very good location. And the fact that it was covered as opposed to the mini suites below us, made it even better. And the cabin steward, Alfred, was top notch!
Port and Shore Excursions
Same story here...just walked around town shopping and looking around.
Again, we'd been here before and chose to simply walk around this really nice town and enjoy a few cold Amstels.
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