Ocean Princess not quite a Queen: Ocean Princess Cruise Review by Californiacruiser57
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Ocean Princess not quite a Queen
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Embarkation: Rome (Civitavecchia)
Embarcation was excellent -- the staff was friendly and everything went smoothly. Our cabin was a nice size.
Dinner was nice -- nothing spectacular, but not bad. The food and service were good.
What disappointed me about this ship? The cost was premium, the ship was small...we knew that, but I hoped there would be quality. The entertainment was flat-out horrid. No bands so to speak. Two duos with canned background music and they sang off-key!!!!
There was very little entertainment in the evening.
But...what ticked me off the most was that on one of excursions...we More got left after being 5 minutes late.
The excursion manager could have made us happy by offering to reimburse us our out-of-pocket expense to get back to the port...or maybe buying us a drink. We were told if we had any more problems, we could go to the excursion office. IT WAS ONLY OPEN BETWEEN 5 - 7! That was our dinner time!!
When I filled out an email when we got back, a Princess rep called, but she also didn't offer to try and make me happy. (We were about about 20 Euros...I know it wasn't much money, but it was the principal -- we spent a fortune on excursions1)
The first day was at sea...on RC and Celebrity, they do a great job of selling liquor around the pool -- I would say that the ocean princess needs to go on a RC cruise and learn a few things.
Second day was at Itea (for Delphi) not listed as a port. We went on the excursion to Delphi and the Museum...was absolutely wonderful! The guide was fantastic, Delphi was amazing.
Third day was cephalonia (Argostoli) went to underground caves and lake. Was a fun thing to do especially since it was raining that day! Less
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