Pre Christmas Crown Princess cruise: Crown Princess Cruise Review by MrsKatz
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Pre Christmas Crown Princess cruise
Destination: Southern Caribbean
I also had to call security twice to get them to have children removed from the adult only Terrace Pool. I overheard one parent say " what's the problem, the staff doesn't care and the other pools are too crowded." Maybe. But other cruisers do care and as much as I like children sometimes I want to have a space to enjoy some quiet. There are three other pools that children can use. I know this may make me sound like a difficult person but I am really not. I just think that when a large number of people are traveling together like this we should all try to be respectful and follow the rules. We did have an excursion cancelled in Princess Cay because the operator did not renew his license but it turned out well as we decided to spend some time on the ship. We did enjoy Aruba in spite of the rain as we had a local friend show us around the island and took us to some non-tourist spots. We also enjoyed the captain's sense of humor regarding the virus and the rough seas. The debarkation was one of the smoothest ever! I have a real fondness for the Princess line as our honeymoon cruise was on the Caribbean Princess and it was such a delight and unforgettable experience. We may sail again with Princess but after this experience may consider other lines also. Less
Cabin review: S5103 Premium Suite with Balcony
We were upgraded to room Lido 103. It is a beautiful room and although it is listed as obstructed the only obstruction is some railing. Lots of room compared to an inside room. The only drawback we experienced was that it is at the very front of the ship and with the rough seas it was very rocky. On calmer days it was great. Lots of privacy too as few people came by that passage.Read All Premium Suite with Balcony (S5) Reviews >>
Port and Shore Excursions
Aruba is a beautiful island and probably more beautiful when it isn't raining. We had a personal tour with a friend that lives there. Went to a lovely Dutch restaurant for lunch and got to do a lot of photography.
The facades are beautiful. We walked around the town and I enjoyed the architecture. However they were some areas we ventured into not far from the main streets that I did not feel safe. It was pretty much the same thing of trying to get you into shops to buy diamonds, tanzanite and watches.