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91 Princess Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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KS_Meadowlark
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I won't mention the name of my first cruise, but it was so bad that it took 25 years before I was willing to cruise again. This ship was chosen because we were going with Lonny Lynn Orchestra on a big band theme cruise. I have read the ... Read more
bobndiatsea
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
25 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was the first of our bucket list trips and found Alaska to be wonderful and exciting. We had done the northbound 7 day cruise from Vancouver to Whittier on the Crown and then a 4 day cruise tour to Fairbanks. The ship was OK and the ... Read more
boomerone
Member Since 2010
21 reviews
594 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This review covers a 10 day Southern Caribbean cruise and a 15 day trans-Atlantic cruise. My wife and I have trusted Princess Cruises with providing high quality, memory-making holidays for many years and this cruise did not disappoint . ... Read more
FL Golfer
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
223 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Embarkation- Horrendous is not an overstatement. You would think that the Port Everglades Princess staff had never had to check-in customers where visas or other special country entry docs were required. We arrived at the port about ... Read more
summersbreeze
Member Since 2008
1 review
270 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2014
I took a group aboard the Crown and we were disappointed in how much the service has gone down in just a year (the group was on this ship last winter too.) Food was warm not hot. Service was slow. Orders were mixed up and some never got ... Read more

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Nancyquilts
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
6,601 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2013
Two of the grandchildren are graduating from college this year, and we wanted to get everyone (11 of us) together. It would be harder when they were working. Two of our children drove us down to LA from Sonoma, and the whole family stayed ... Read more
Mumsie2u
Member Since 2009
9 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
THANK YOU, PRINCESS CRUISES!!! What an amazing job of putting together a cruise to honor veterans .My husband and I flew in the day before the cruise and stayed at the Airport Doubletree by Hilton hotel at Houston Hobby. They have a free ... Read more
Guesszoo
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was under the impression that Princess LInes were a cut above the bottom where I believed Carnival was at - I was wrong. The errors were non-stop: Embarkation was delayed an hour for no stated reason so we stood waiting because all the ... Read more
maggie
Member Since 2000
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed October 2013
We decided to celebrate our 43rd anniversary with friends that were first time "Princess Cruisers" and expressed how wonderful their service was as well as entertainment and onboard activities. What happened? Heard many complaints from ... Read more
hondo79
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
For the most part, it was a wonderful experience. Cherished memories. Memories made within our group. NOT because of Princess staff. The ship and offerings were beautiful and fun. The entertainment was a lot of fun. We enjoyed the movies ... Read more

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Morton Salt
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
48 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Family of 3 generations, age 13 to 90 years old, boarded Princess Ruby at Civitavecchia outside Rome on June 29 for a 13 days/12 nights port-intensive vacation. Embarkation and disembarkation were relatively smooth and problem free. ... Read more
phishlover
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Background: We planned this trip for a year in advance. 10 signed up and 2 dropped out due to a medical situation. Our initial contact was with Vacations To Go but we were disappointed in call-back responses so we dealt directly with ... Read more
bullseye19
Member Since 2013
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
Sailing on a small ship (784 people) is good and bad and noted by many people before me. Rarely do you have a crowd anywhere. We almost never shared an elevator with others. The ride was very smooth and that surprised me a lot. The down ... Read more
brimmp
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
We met a Canadian couple on a Princess cruise in 2008 and became very good friends. Since we live in Florida cruising is a good way for us to get to see each other. They joined us for this cruisetour and this is our 4th cruise together. We ... Read more
YVR2dreams
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
142 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
Stayed one night pre-cruise in Ft. Lauderdale at the Best Western Oceanside Inn. It was probably as good as you'll find in F.L. For a 3 star hotel. I found the ship a bit too large. My cabin was at the front and almost everywhere I had ... Read more

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hiredpen
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
I sailed on the Ruby Princess on April 7, 2013. Although this ship is a little old, I found the facilities to be adequate. I was with a large group of 300 single people over 50. The food and service in the regular dining room was not very ... Read more
kmilano
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Our group consisted of my 70-something year old parents (who treated the rest of us to this cruise), my husband & me (in our 40s), our 2 sons (ages 10 & 12) and my brother, a single 40-something. I had cruised once 20+ years ago ... Read more
Daw6id
Member Since 2004
9 reviews
223 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
After a disastrous cruise on Royal Caribbean 30 years ago, we swore off cruising - came back after discovering smaller ships - Renaissance, Regent and Oceania. This itinerary - around Cape Horn from Chile to Argentina appealed, so we took ... Read more
CA Winediva
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
65 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our second Princess cruise. The first being to the Panama Canal, Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles, 2009. In the mean time we've taken several Oceania cruises in the Med. Princess is a good value for the money,but we found the ... Read more
Islands7
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed January 2013
Young, blonde, energetic, Hungarian head waiter Kitty + her assistant Batman were the spark plugs that got this event engine up, running & eventually hilarious, not to be missed fine dining! Nothing on this ship tops this time of the ... Read more

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edgeplot
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed from Los Angeles to four Hawaiian islands, then to Ensenada in Mexico, and then back to LA. Four and a half days each way across the Pacific was a long time to be on the ship. Since it was winter, most of the time it was too cold ... Read more
louden
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
267 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We left Ottawa aboard a United airlines flight at 0630 the morning of the 19th connecting in Chicago for onward flight to Los Angles. There was a 20 minute delay in Chicago for baggage loading and a slow taxi resulting in a 30 minute ... Read more
JudyA_TX
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I wasn't even sure I wanted to take a cruise. I'm an introvert who needs a lot of "alone time" to recharge my batteries, so the thought of being on a big ship with 3,000 other people didn't sound very appealing. Plus, I'm single and ... Read more
Gucc
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
Day 1: Embarkation. Embarkation was supposed to run from around afternoon to overnight. I arrived with my group around 6pm. The security and staff of Princess made us wait at the side for 1-2 hours because we had not embarked earlier. ... Read more
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hawaiijos
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Ship: The Sea Princess is a very small outdated ship that is getting redesigned and updated this year. Passengers: Average age of the guests was about 75. Lots of walkers, wheelchairs, canes and oxygen tanks to maneuver around. ... Read more

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