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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by vharwood: Bigger is not always better

1 Review
Member Since 2010
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 3.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 4.0
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 4.0

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Bigger is not always better

Sail Date: September 2010
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)

Boarding was easy at about 11:am took about 45minutes, later in the day 2:30 there was almost no line.

Departure from New York is wonderful, seeing the tip of manhattan and the Statue of Liverty then just clearing the Veranzano Narrow Bridge. Seemed like we cleared it by about 20 feet.

We went back to interior cabin for this trip, to save a little and it was fine. since our last Princess criuse two years ago we had traveled on Azmara, and Celebrity, so both smaller shipes and hugh ones.

Room: It was fine, clean nicely laid out, with n more space than a similar room on the Dawn Princess, wwith a cupboard between sleeping area and washroom. New flat panel TV. Steward named Harold was good. The major problem we had with the room was the noise from above. The Riviera deck is below the dining/kitchen area and during the night they clean the kitchen and wheel heavy carts around and the noise comes throught the ceiling. We spoke to another customer on our floor More and she had the same complaint. she had spoken to Customer Service each day but it did not change.

Food: Fine, usual stuff, terrible bread choices, tried the steak restaurent, it was worth the $25 for me but my wife wa unimpressed as her food was underdone. The ambience was quiet and pleasent. Staff were attentive

Disembarkation We chose the express option to exit with our bags. It was chaos, The staff were badly disorganized. They had passengers enter and exit thru same doorway, should ahave been enter doorway one and exit doorway two. No space assigned for the different groups, and no cross aisles. Whe finally told to exit thru the far door there was not way to get there. Spoke with the woman incharge to no avail. Really needs improvement !!!! Less

Published 10/04/10

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Port and Shore Excursions

Bar Harbor, beautiful smal resort and fishing port. Tendered in again, this time with no delays. Lots of shops and places to eat on the amin street.

Next stop was Boston and we sspent the day wondering around the north end and had a great lunch from one of the many Italian restaurants. We took a local bus into to the subway to get there. It cost us 60 cents as seniors. Came home the same with but had to pay regular fare of $2.00 this time.

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Halifax the largest City in the Canadian Maritime privinces. Lovely city, visited the Citadel and wondered around town. the waterfront walk was a nice way to get into downtown, No taxis or bus needed, lots of good restaurants for lunch.

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Newport and tendered in, Tendering was a slow process, but the town was great, with so much history, easy to walk around and see the major sights. Lots of opportunity to go for a sail, on some reallly big sail boats. We lunched at a local restaurant Senna?? to the right of the tendering area and foods was terrific and prices very reasonable.

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Small city, uninteresting port worth a few hours in town but more interesting to see local countryside.

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