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97 Princess Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

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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
edgeplot
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
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
9 reviews
269 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Ship: The Sea Princess is a very small outdated ship that is getting redesigned and updated this year.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
Kenosha Cruiser
Member Since 2012
11 reviews
4,313 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
2 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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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

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oceanpath
Member Since 2007
11 reviews
37 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Tropic5115
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
85 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just returned from a great week on Ruby Princess. Husband and I were part of a group of 13 that was onboard for a family wedding that was going to take place while in port in St. Thomas. We arrived in FLL the day before and stayed at the ... Read more
dakland
Member Since 2010
1 review
36 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
Our trip began with a week in southern Patagonia near Puerto Montt for some fly fishing and sigh-seeing. We booked the fishing through Jack Trout Fishing. he is an American, married to a Chilean, with guiding business in California in ... Read more
CbusCruiser
Member Since 2009
1 review
60 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed February 2012
Let me start by saying that this was my 8th Cruise (4th with Princess) along with 3 Carnival and 1 Royal Caribbean. I am also 42 year old male. After reading many reviews on here, I truly believe that some people are just down right ... Read more
balacruiser
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
This was a last minute decision to take the Emerald Princess for a New Year's sailing with my husband. Our daughter and her boyfriend, both first time cruisers, joined us. We had a very enjoyable cruise after the 28 hour trip from ... Read more

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roopertnme
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Returned my rental car to Sunshine Rental on Rte 84, just outside the west port road entrance- great prices on cars! $12 ride in with tip. Embarkation and disembarkation were easy and painless. Muster drill now assigned to a lounge/casino ... Read more
Pirate in Az
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2011
Many people take cruises for many different reasons. On this occasion we decided to take a cruise to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday. Because this gift was for such a special occasion we decided to really go all out and purchased the ... Read more
campeckman
Member Since 2009
1 review
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Hello, This is our 9th cruise and our first with Princess. If our next cruise with Princess is as good as the last one we just took, WE HAVE A NEW CRUISING HOME. The ship was awesome. Yes it was a little dated but clean and sharp looking. ... Read more
michca53
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
367 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2011
Ok! First let me start out by telling you if you are going to go on a cruise to anywhere in the world. Do your research! I cannot believe how many people would go on a cruise without taking advantage of all the information that is out ... Read more
FredT
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
209 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2011
This was a "family" vacation with members ranging from 5 to 65 in our party. I found this ship to be "average" with a couple of odd observations. First, there is NO bar or lounge where anyone can watch TV. Not an issue until there ... Read more
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Beaverton Duck
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We traveled on the Golden Princess July 16-23, 2011. Our group totaled 11 people from Portland, Oregon. We had four adults in their 60's and 70's, four more in their 40's, and kids ages eight, 11, and 12. We drove up ... Read more
JenRNandMOM
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Our large family group of 34 traveled to Alaska via Princess in 2009 and we had so much fun we decided to take another cruise together. Because we live in such a hot area, we wanted to cruise in a cooler environment for our summer ... Read more
indycrew
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
173 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This will be my review of our 6/9 - 6/21 cruise on the Ruby Princess, Grand Mediterranean, Barcelona to Venice. We flew into Barcelona from Indiana - 6 of us - arriving on the 8th. We loved, loved, loved, Barcelona, stayed at Le Meridian ... Read more
yuwant
Member Since 2010
1 review
220 forum posts
0 helpful votes
On April 18, we finally arrived after almost 20 plus hour from East coast of USA. Singapore was a very clean city.Most everybody can speak English at the airport. The city has so many interesting ethnic enclaves, Chinatown Little India, ... Read more
Toddy709
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
1,043 forum post
0 helpful votes
I found this cruise during spring break because two in our group are teachers. This sailing still had the five aft balcony cabins on Baja deck available and all five couples booked on the same day to make sure we got those aft balconies ... Read more

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