Last New England cruise of the season: Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by clearwaterflorida111
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Last New England cruise of the season
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
The entertainment in the Princess Theater was very enjoyable. We had no trouble finding a seat but More didn't come late. The singers/dancers were entertaining. The comedians that we saw were not very funny. Did enjoy the bagpipe show in Halifax.
Food in the dining room (anytime dining) was uninspiring. We did enjoy the steak restaurant-it was absolutely worth $25 upcharge. HIGHLY recommend the Chef's Table. It costs $75 per person and is worth that and more. It exceeded our expectations. What a treat. Don't miss it!
Unfortunately most of the deck area was unusable due to the cold and bad weather.
We ate dinner in the dining room 3 times (the lobster on Thursday night was delicious), the buffet 2 times, the steak restaurant 1 time and Chef's Table. The cookies in the Caribe Buffet were always delicious.
Had a couples massage and thoroughly enjoyed it. Expensive but very relaxing.
Ports of call were Boston (we took a cab from pier to Quincy Market (about $12) and had lunch at the Union Oyster House. We shopped the market and did the on & off tour on our own. Bar Harbor: took tender to town. Walked around shopping. Beautiful area. Very scenic. St. John: walked to shopping. (free internet on the 2nd floor of the shopping area if you have your own laptop.) Halifax: Did tour through Princess to Peggy's Cove. Pleasant trip & tour. Paid for on & off tour but were too tired to participate.
All in all we would highly recommend Princess. We met many wonderful, interesting people. Great crew - wonderful Giorgio (head maitre d), the Captain, Chef, Lotus spa people, cabin crew, wait staff, bar employees.....all were spectacular. Other than the rough seas (which you can not predict) it was a very enjoyable week. Less
Cabin review: AED109
D109. Mini suite. Good size with plenty of storage. Big bathroom. Remote on TV has to be held in the air to work. Balcony was great but unusable due to weather. We brought wine in our suitcases and nobody cared. Bad weather and we felt all of the waves as the cabin is the 2nd from the front at the arc of the ship. 9th deck. Maybe smoother in the middle of the ship.
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Wonderful relaxing cruise