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510 Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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42
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Carmel Woods
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Embarkation and disembarkation were handled very efficiently. We had a mini-suite and were extremely happy with our stateroom. Beds were extremely comfortable. We ate most nights at Traditional dining....great food, the part of ... Read more
Hard rock
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Leaking ceilings, buckets around the Atrium to collect water, the stairs in the Atrium blocked off ( possibly so no one slipped) one end of the ship blocked off outside on our last 2 days at sea when we could be outside. Shore excursions ... Read more
firegal2539
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
482 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
I have been on the Grand Princess a few times, so I didn't set my expectations to high because I know that she is almost 20 years old. She is a Grand Princess, yes her age is showing and she will be having a complete refurbishment in ... Read more
Joanntours
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked single ocean view rooms aft on deck adjacent to terrace pool. Cruise cost double however having this great location and our own space was great. The crew gets an A+. The most friendly and accommodating of any Cruiseline ... Read more
Kimdrew
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We tried this as our first cruise and was shocked at all the hard sell on the ship from the moment of starting the cruise till leaving the cruise Everything is geared towards you spending on board and I think 50 dollars a day for ... Read more

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anderson.iowa@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was very pleased with the Emerald Princess 5-day cruise to Cozumel and Costa Maya. The staff was outstanding, as they worked so hard and very incredibly friendly as they served our every need. The entertainment was a blast, and even ... Read more
bob749boat
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
SATIRE: This was my first cruise and my girlfriends 4th. We booked L106 which was Suite with a front view. Let me first say that I had no expectations and that is good thing. 1. On Board Customer Service- "we can't help ... Read more
jbodker
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
This holiday met all my expectations of a cruise. The entertainment was very good, with a good variety of entertainment types and different shows on offer every day. The only complaint I would have was when a show was in the Vista lounge ... Read more
Tiari_7007
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Princess cruises made our first cruise experience so perfect that we're already thinking of doing it again. Everything was so systematically done from the embarkation to the disembarkation day. We really had a hassle-free vacation but ... Read more
Wiz-Oz
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I flew to Singapore and took in 3 tours before embarking on the Sea Princess as a 'cruise virgin' and 'solo sailor'. The first impression at the Singapore Terminal embarkation was not good. I assumed by arriving around 12pm, I'd be on ... Read more

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Steve49
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
It was interesting reading prior reviews about the Diamond Princess. If all were to be believed, I probably wouldn't have gone - lousy food, noisy engines, bad entertainment etc. Fortunately I ignored the majority of those whingers and ... Read more
Phil Salt
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, booked on recommendation by a friend of ours mere weeks before departure. We had no real idea of what to expect beyond a big boat!! Travel to the port was a mundane experience as to be expected but once we ... Read more
Articusblue
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
The boarding process was 2.5 hours in a old run down fruit and veg warehouse. No ventilation, no water , no organization. I have heard every possible excuse ect. I have been told princess has been in the cruise business for 50 years. Well, ... Read more
julie910
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The ports of call on this cruise were great. Our experience on the ship was just ok. This was the first cruise for my husband and me, so perhaps our expectations were too high, but we both thought some things could have been so much ... Read more
rentlady
Member Since 2008
1 review
235 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Princess changed our port days and times, which in Istanbul, turkey on their highest holy day of the year. Naturally, this found business closed and limited available shore excursions. No explanations given to passengers on why this was ... Read more

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Steve Fox
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We chose this cruise for the itinerary. It was our first cruise so had nothing to compare it to and no idea what to expect from Princess. Overall, we were impressed and will definitely cruise again. Majority of the passengers were Brits ... Read more
justpack
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
34 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We are frequent cruisers...usually on Princess but have also cruised with Holland America, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Crystal and Windstar. We were apprehensive about this cruise due to some very negative reviews particularly regarding ... Read more
First and Last
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise ever and we had expectations of a great time. We could not have been more disappointed and definitely will not cruise again on any cruise line after this experience. For a cruise that only had 2 ports in 12 ... Read more
Neveragain1234at
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first ever holiday on a cruise ship, we choose Princess because it had the timing and visits we wanted. We choose a balcony room and paid full fare. I will keep this simple: A Cruise to us is nice food and entertainment ... Read more
Bourbon Believer
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
15 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was a much anticipated and planned for cruise with my daughters and there husbands. This was my 8th cruise on Princess, first trip to Alaska. I won't berate the ship or crew severely though will comment briefly later. My ... Read more

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sueynix@sky.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
I can't speak highly enough about Princess Cruises they went above and beyond and everything ran smoothly ,nothing was an issue and the staff were all polite and went out of their way ,especially room service and the seated dining in the ... Read more
merwench
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We decided to do a cruise of the med for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and to be honest we were both not really looking forward to it as didn't know what to expect as used to relaxing on holiday and this was a port heavy cruise. We ... Read more
Rickj2903
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first cruise and I have to say we are total converts. The ports on this cruise were all interesting and varied. The organisation from the cruise line to get the right passengers on the right excursions with the right guides ... Read more
19Jay54
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My wife and I chose an Alaskan trip on Princess as our very first cruise ever and I and I just wanted to offer my "virgin" perspective on a few things: 1. We brought a plug multiplier that had USB outlets built in to keep our ... Read more
jazzy02
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
My first vacation and first cruise. I was with a group who have been on several cruises. I was told before hand that there's a lot of food and entertainment. Everything but alcohol is included and food 24x7. They had 3 dining rooms you had ... Read more

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