Thank God No Noro: Crown Princess Cruise Review by lorenzod
Overall Member Rating
Thank God No Noro
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The Ports of Call were not that important to us. We just wanted to relax and meet people. I was in charge of arranging the Cruise Critic Meet and Greet. We had lots of fun doing this and were able to meet and make so many new friends. As usual, Princess only supplied us with one pitcher of water. Unlike NCL who really goes out of their way to set up a nice table with danish, fruit, muffins, cookies, coffee and tea at no cost. NCL usually has about 6 or more department heads attend the Meet and Greets, arriving together and giving out their phone extensions to the cruisers in case their help is needed. They all give a speech telling who they are and what they do on the ship. Princess sent a few Managers to our Meet and Greet. All arrived late and individually. Most were busy doing other things and could not attend but we were pleased they did stop by.
The food on the ship was okay. The only meal we really enjoyed was the second formal night when they rolled out Lobster Tails and escargot. Oh they were so good. My husband really missed being able to get ice cream in the buffet. He would have to go out on deck and bring it back. I missed seeing hot chocolate at the buffet. Service in all the areas was good. Staff was always polite. We had first seating dining that worked out for us and when it interfered with the shows we ate in the buffet.
The gym was very nice with great views of the ocean while you exercise. Next to the gym was the Spa. We attended a class on how to give a massage and found it very helpful. The staff was very friendly and helpful
The Cruise Director, Lisa Ball and her staff, were very good. There were a few stars. Clinton and Alex from the cruise directors staff were our favorites.
Overall, we were very pleased with the Crown Prince, so much so that we purchased "Future Cruise Credits" to use next year. Less
Cabin review: BDB632 Balcony
Cabin did not have air conditioning working until we left port. Our cabin had an odor and not having air conditioning made it worse. It took 2 days to remove the smell. Finally they put a Glade oil plug in to help with the problem. Only 2 chairs on balcony, 2 lounge chairs would be nicer. Room had nice layout. Light from bathroom is blocked by closet that I appreciate because it wakes me up in the middle of the night. The closet stops this from happening. Shower massage was great and the water temperature regulator worked. Had a few problems with the toilet clogging. Nice quiet cabin. We slept well.Read All Balcony (BD) Reviews >>