Trip great, even with a little confusion : Golden Princess Cruise Review by Butch42
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Trip great, even with a little confusion
Destination: South America
Embarkation: Los Angeles
However their were some problems. It seemed that princess had never made this trip before. But they have. This was a re positioning cruise. the itinerary which was listed on our contract as well as on line indicated that we would be docking at the port of Puntarenas Costa Rica at 7.00 AM. We had made arrangement with 8 other cruisers to go on a private tour to the Monteverde Cloud forest. It is two & half hour ride requiring leaving as soon as we dock. After boarding the ship they change the time of arrival to 9:30. Our private tour company did not feel that it would give us enough time to make the trip and comfortably get back to the ship in time. We More had to change the excursion we were going on.
In both Cabo San Lucas and Nicaragua which are we have to tender we had to wait way beyond our scheduled leaving the ship to meet our excursions. In fact in Cabo San lucas we waited two hours in the princess theater before leaving the ship and we were only in port for a half day. It messed up the time for our excursion.
It seem that they were not aware of these timing situations when they set up the itinerary.
In the end we still had a great even with the timing blunders. Less
Princess rooms are small even with balconys However we are used to the rooms after several trip with princess.