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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by kkbay: Not the same as last time

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Cabin 3.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 3.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 5.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Not the same as last time

Sail Date: July 2014
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

This was our fifth Princess cruise, and the second time on the Caribbean Princess. It is not the same! For a ship that just went in to dry dock a couple of months ago,, you could not tell what was done. We were in a mini-suite, the first time for us. Usually get a balcony, but the mini suites were the same price when we booked.

Embarkation was a breeze until. . . . . . . the agent said "welcome to your first Princess cruise!" What?? Seems Princess had given us a new Captain's Circle number, and tried to blame Costco Travel, who had printed our CORRECT number on our paperwork. That only took two days to rectify. Seems lots of people had this same issue. Our cabin was D611, and the toilet worked sporadically throughout the entire cruise. Noticed patch jobs in the bathroom and a bit of mold.

Food was fine and I'm glad we did not waste our $$ on the Crown Grill or Sabatini's as we heard mixed reviews. Ports were all fine and so was the weather. Great music on board as we More love to dance.

We chose to do self assisted debarkation and were given the incorrect paperwork and luggage tag. Needless to say, when we realized this, we just walked off the ship and thought nothing of it.

Angelo, our cabin attendant, was very nice and kept things quite tidy. As far as the wait staff, they were all nice and friendly and did not seem sad or unhappy as I have read in other posts.

In conclusion, the last time we sailed Caribbean Princess, the ship was in much better condition overall. They really need to fix the toilets and elevators. Less

Published 07/23/14

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