We live close enough to drive to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. We stayed just across in New jersey on Friday night. Our embarkation was easy and well organized.
We received an upgrade to our Balcony and ended up on Deck 14 (Riviera)just below the Pizza Station. This deck is noisy from all of the activity on the lido deck and we would not choose this on our own.
The bed was configured as a queen so where the two twins come together was a hump with sagging in the middle. While I normally like a flat pillow our was too flat
Deck 14 was added during a refurb according to a discussion I had with some members of the crew. Our cabin was the smallest we have had on our five cruises. The addition of cabins really tasked the common areas especially on a Fall New England Cruise. The Caribbean Princess does not have a sliding room for the pool area so most of the passengers were inside.
Seating at the shows in the Theater were difficult to find and we More
missed several due to our seating time of 5:45. When we finished and tried to get a seat there was standing room only.
Our cabin Attendant was good as wasd our Dining room waiter and assistant.
We would recommend this cruise for other folks but choose cabin with care and maybe earlier in the season when weather is warmer to relieve the congestion in the common areas. Less
Caribbean Princess Cruises to Canada & New England
Our cabin was on the Riviera Deck. Stay away from this deck as it is noisy due to the lido deck being directly above. You get all of the heavy footed folks walking above as well as the typical deck chairs scraping.
Bar Harbor is absolutely great. It has a lot of charm with scenic Acadia National Park as a main attraction. Our shore excursion to the park was OK. There was not enough time to walk around Cadillac Mountain as we would have liked. The bus went by several scenic places that would have been a nice stop for pictures. The one stop was too short and crowded for any significant picture taking. The whole tour was rushed and a lot of time spent on the bus.
Portland is a nice location for an individual walking tour. Check out Andy's on the wharf near the cruise dock directly across from the Old Customs Building. It has a nice menu with great tasting food.