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Crown Princess Cruise Review by mumsy47

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Crown Princess
Crown Princess
Member Name: mumsy47
Cruise Date: August 2009
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: British Isles & Western Europe
Cabin Category: BA
Cabin Number: C509
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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Americans 2500, Brits 101
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.

Cork (Cobh)

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

Publication Date: 09/09/09
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