Crown Princess Cruise Review by BlueCharm: Crown Princess - Not My Cup of Tea
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Crown Princess - Not My Cup of Tea
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Embarkation - Organized and we were onboard and in our cabins by 12:30 p.m.
Crown Princess Ship - Did not care for the layout of the ship. I too smelled sewage in the hallways. Found the entire ship musty smelling. Balconies are very small. Buffet areas very congested and main dining room very dark with low ceilings.
Staff - Stateroom attendant was great. Looked after us very well. So much for the policy if a lounger is left unattended for a set amount of time. Brought this to a staff members attention that a couple of loungers had been left unattended for well over 1/2 hour and he told me "you should have come here earlier". I also called Customer Service for a "lost" item and was not happy with response either.
Food - First time I lost weight on a cruise. Food that I ordered from Botticelli dining room other than the lobster night was terrible. Ended up eating in Horizon Court and Caribe Court most nights trying to put something together for a meal - More there was always a salad and rolls available. Breakfast was the only really good meal of the day and we used room service since the line ups for breakfast began in the pool area outside Horizon Court. Princess is not very strict with offering hand sanitizer before entering food area. On one particular morning after lining up for breakfast the attendant handed us our plate with her bare hands - no sanitization here.
Entertainment - Fine if you like jugglers and comedians. Music in the Piazza was awful - a lot of "chamber" music....fine if you like Bach or Bethoven...no dancing. I always enjoy this area after dinner but only visited it once and left it was so bad.
Disembarkation - Requested early disembarkation for 11 a.m. flight. We were given a 7:55 a.m., disembarkation with a transfer to the airport.
Would I sail again on Princess - Definitely not. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
Princess Cays - Beach day was thoroughly enjoyed....good souvenir shopping. Enjoyed swimming and sun bathing here. BBQ lunch and fruit bar were great.
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