First time cruiser went with a group of friends, and we had a blast! I LOVE cruising and the Caribbean Princess was a terrific first experience. The staff cannot do enough for you, the ship was immaculate, there's so much to do and you were made to feel very special; you can tell the staff put a lot of thought into planning the entertainment; the food was delicious and of course, plenty of it and always available. We stayed in an interior room - next time I will upgrade to a balcony, well worth the extra money. For those of you who have not experienced cruising (much like myself), the interior rooms are very small and have no windows, so that can be a little confusing when you want to know what the weather is, do you need sunblock, wear a bathing suit, etc. I would recommend any other room but an interior for this reason. The showers are also very small but I understand that's typical in most rooms. It was quiet, never hearing any outside noise
The ports we planned on visiting were Puerto Rico, Grand Turk, St. Thomas and Bermuda; unfortunately the weather wasn't in our favor and we weren't able to stop in Bermuda; a little disappointing because a few of us were never in Bermuda, but we enjoyed ourselves on the ship nevertheless.
I would recommend the Caribbean Princess to anyone - and departing from Brooklyn was a plus.