The Crown Princess was everything we expected having sailed with Princess a few times before. We were very suprised by the number of passengers from the USA and Canada, most of whom were charming. We are, as you may have gathered, from the UK and thoroughly enjoyed meeting our fellow passengers from across the pond and interested to hear how may had come to 'the old country' almost on a pilgrimage to see the area where their grandparents/greatgrandparents had emigrated from.
Quiet location with lots of wardrobe space. Like how the wardrobes
seperate the cabin from prying eyes (or 'rubber necking')and make the
cabin quieter. Would like there to be more seating ie a sofa as on some
other lines we have sailed with. Superb balcony with more depth than
most, even bigger than the mini suites. not far from lifts, but far
enough not to hear them.
The weather was not good although those from California seemed to enjoy seeing a little rain having had so little of the wet stuff at home for so long.
The itinerary was quite exhausting with a different port on each of the first 6 days, followed by a day at sea.
Guernsey (St. Peter Port), England
a nice enough port but as it is one needing the use of a tender to get
ashore it takes quite a while for all to get off the ship and even
worse very long queues to get back on board.
After docking at Cobh it is so easy to catch the train into Cork. We
looked at the tourist map the day before and decided to catch a local
train even though the station wasnt marked on the map. I hoped it
wouldnt be too long a walk - it wasnt. The station is right alongside
the ships berth- 3 or 4 minutes at the most. Extra trains had been put
on specially, so it couldnt have been easier or more pleasant a
If you dont want to do much its a pleasant walk into Cobh with plenty of pubs/cafes and a few shops.
Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland As we were travelling at the end of
August, we had the opportunity to go to the Edinburgh Tattoo. It was
the last night of the 3 week spectacular and meant we had to be coached
from Glasgow to Edinburgh for the 90min show (well worth the time and
effort) We got lucky as it wasnt very cold and thankfully it stayed
dry. What a fantastic show.
In all truth I cannot say much about Greenock itself as I only drove through on our way to Edinburgh