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Crown Princess
Crown Princess
Member Name: BlueCharm
Cruise Date: April 2011
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: BD
Cabin Number: B315
Booking Method: Local Travel Agency
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Member Rating   1.0 out of 5+
Dining 1.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 1.0
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 1.0
Rates 3.0
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Crown Princess - Not My Cup of Tea
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 - 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 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.

Publication Date: 04/11/11
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