No matter what cons we read about the Caribbean Princess, we decided we wanted to go on the New England/Canada cruise anyway. We have traveled 4 other times on Princess (Island Princess, Grand Princess, Sun Princess and Coral Princess), twice on Carnival and once on Disney. We have always loved the Princess cruises (Alaska, Panama Canal (15 nights) and Caribbean). We live within 45 minutes of the port and upon arrival, our luggage was taken and we were in our cabin within 15 minutes and off to eat at the Horizon Court.
We enjoyed everything: the shows (especially the comedians and the hypnotist), food, and our cabin. Not one complaint about our cabin. Our servers, whether in the dining room for the early seating or in the Horizon Court, were great. Always happy and smiling. Our room steward, Wilfred, was fabulous and did whatever he could to make us happy. All ports were fantastic.
The only con: the last day we hit a storm at sea. Never before have we experienced such a storm on our cruises. We have been loyal to Princess and will continue to do so. Every tour we took was great; Newport, Boston (what a beautiful city), Bar Harbor (loved the lobster lunch and Acadia State Park), St. John and Halifax. Disembarkation was smooth but we were the last off as we were being picked up by someone; not unusual; just like our other cruises. I would say everything on the ship ran smooth. I would do this cruise again.
In Bar Harbor we took the Grand Tour of Bar Harbor & Lobster Bake. This tour lasted 6 hours and was wonderful!!! The Lobster Bake was so good and Acadia National Park was beautiful. The weather was great so we were able to go to Cadillac Mountain. What a view. Our guide grew up in Bar Harbor so he was like a history book. I would highly recommend this tour, especially if you like lobster.
In Boston we took the Boston City & Amphibious Duck Tour. What a beautiful city. We had a bus tour of the city and then the duck tour on water. It was fun. We had terrific tour guides.
In Halifax we decided to do the Essential Halifax Tour-Express Pass. Made one mistake, didn't allow enough time. Would love to go back to Halifax as there is so much we missed. Loved this tour.
We took the Newport by Land and Sea tour. The weather was cloudy but we saw such beautiful homes both on land and sea. Had a great time.
We had been to St. John before so all we did was book the Traditiional Fundy Bay Lobster Bake. WOW..what fun we had. We also got to see the reversing falls.