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Mumsie2u
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
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
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
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
Morton Salt
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
48 forum posts
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
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phishlover
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
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
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
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
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
hiredpen
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
16 forum posts
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
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kmilano
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
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
Islands7
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
The Norwalk Virus was alive and spreading, even unto warning signs in bathrooms to wash extra clean. Some got cabin fever throwing up for days, others upon returning home. Worst was a 60yo gal with December perfect labs having her liver ... Read more
Daw6id
Member Since 2004
9 reviews
223 forum posts
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
66 forum posts
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
2 reviews
3 forum posts
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
1 helpful vote
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
10 reviews
283 forum posts
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
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
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
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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Kenosha Cruiser
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
4,594 forum posts
Sailed April 2012
We booked this cruise back in January and the only problem we had was waiting for the sail away date to come. Once on board, we had a wonderful week of cruising. Our trip first started off by flying in the day before from Milwaukee on ... Read more
flpalmgirl
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2012
Embarkation was wonderful when we got off our bus I thought we are never going to get on and we had handicapped people that needed assistance but I have to say I was impressed, the only thing is that if the handicapped people could of ... Read more
F13rc3dr4g0n
Member Since 2012
1 review
Embarkation was amazingly fast. For anyone who sails on Princess in a Mini-Suite, please remember that any sign that says "For Elite, Captain Circle and Suite Only" refers to you. Mini-suites are not advertised on the sign, but they do ... Read more
electricfeel
Member Since 2010
1 review
2 forum posts
Sailed March 2012
I traveled with a large group of family and friends. This was my third cruise; one with Royal Caribbean and second with Princess. We arrived in Fort Lauderdale a day before the cruise and stayed at the Days Inn. The hotel was clean and ... Read more
oceanpath
Member Since 2007
11 reviews
37 forum posts
Background: Mid 60's couple, Princess Platinum Members, extensive cruising experience. We were on this particular cruise for a family wedding which went smoothly. Ship: It has been remodeled, but the primary changes we noticed was that ... Read more
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