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235 Princess Holiday Cruise Reviews

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Aislinncursala
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
207 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I have been on two Princess cruises previously in 2013, a 7 day on Ruby and 10 day on Emerald. At the time I told Princess that the food and service was excellent but the space was so cramped we would not travel with them again. We saw ... Read more
CocaColaCruiser
Member Since 2002
1 review
714 forum posts
3 helpful votes
After many cruises with Princess, the crew of the Grand Princess was outstanding, from the Passenger Service desk, to the staff in all of the dining venues, to our pleasant and always smiling cabin stewards as well as the ever present ... Read more
carinainacar
Member Since 2015
1 review
92 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I was on the Crown Princess for Christmas and celebrated it with my family on board. For our itinerary, we visited Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Manzanillo. My family of 4 stayed in two connecting premium balconies, which ... Read more
Calimom08
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 3rd cruise on Princess, and the first on Emerald. I understand that the ship just came out of dry dock, but I couldn't really figure out what had been updated other than the Effy jewelry boutique that took up a large amount of ... Read more
Capt Grumpy
Member Since 2014
1 review
5 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We waited anxiously to board the Sea Princess at for the Christmas cruise from Brisbane. Having sailed previously on her, we were waiting to see the remodelling that had been done in Singapore - and it didn't disappoint. Her new Horizon ... Read more

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sueohara
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I traveled with my family of four on the Ruby Princess for its Christmas Cruise to Hawaii. We flew from Oklahoma the night before the cruise was to debark and had done 'massive' preparation for the trip. We packed seven checked-in bags ... Read more
allhamm
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
72 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Wish I could choose no stars. Half the ship sick as no sanitisation policy, sloppy management (Italian and S. American majority) art auctions...painting and easels all over our muster station, no checking of tender and shuttle bus tickets ... Read more
bellbus
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This was our third time on the Royal and we decided to take two of our adult children with us. This was their first cruise and although it was not geared toward a younger crowd, they had the time of their lives. The Royal is a beautiful ... Read more
Gibsongirl
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are a family of 2 adults and 2 teens and we are Elite cruisers on Princess. We booked this 15 day cruise to be away for both Christmas and New Years. It was wonderful. Our last two cruises were Hong Kong to Shanghai and Yokohama to ... Read more
sbyers
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
Having cruised on large ships before, I was prepared for the herding but not for the lack of caring by management. An attitude of "company policy" and "couldn't care less" were exhibited by front desk personnel. Hanukkah and Christmas ... Read more

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BrynaH
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
I normally would not write a review but I must say this was fantastic. Taking Princess is first class and such great quality. I know going during the holidays is an expensive time to travel. But a family of 4 with Kindergarten Twins this ... Read more
Sweet Fountain
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
I did a back to back on Princess over the holidays and came back extremely disappointed in the drop in Princess Standards and amenities. They did not have an omelet or pasta bar on this ship, which its competitors from Carnival to ... Read more
amy@texasbrowns.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We had our first cruise due to the generosity of my in-laws. They purchased tickets for 14 of us to go together over Christmas week 2014 in honor of their 55th wedding anniversary. Further, they got everyone balcony rooms. We sailed out of ... Read more
lloydmcilroy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I recently over Christmas travelled to Fiji and the South Pacific onboard the Sea Princess. Have cruised several times before but this was the first time onboard a Princess cruise ship. I was with my parents and my girlfriend and we had a ... Read more
dileep
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
4,661 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We decide a month before the sail date to go away for Christmas on a short cruise from an easily accessible port. We had been on the Star Princess in 2007 to the Greek Islands. We chose the Dec 21 departure from Houston on a 7 day journey ... Read more

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Desdemona1
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
26 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
The ship was beautifully decorated with an xmas theme. We enjoyed the first half of the cruise as we chilled out and relaxed, however due to a lack of activity range on board, the second half was deadly boring. On board activities were ... Read more
johndon
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
697 forum posts
0 helpful votes
EMBARKATION Embarkation was at Princess Pier, Melbourne after flying in fom Adelaide that Morning  And bussing to pier from airport Booking in took about 45 mins and we were on board in no time After dropping our hand luggage to ... Read more
runrobrun
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
"Oh, you are the Hammann's? You have been upgraded!" OK. I'm not an idiot. I realize that getting upgraded is fairly standard. However, don't we all love to hear that phrase? It put a smile on my wife's face as well as mine and set the ... Read more
grouchomarx
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
403 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We sailed Regal Princess Christmas week 2014. The ship was full with 4000 passengers. This is my 5th Princess cruise, 7th overall. My BF has sailed many more times than me on both Princess as well as other cruise lines. We are both ... Read more
jennevery
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
My husband and I wanted to do something different for Christmas, like not spend time with our family this year and do our own thing!!! It was our second cruise we have ever been on. I am going to list the pros and cons. Pros: The pizza ... Read more

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GradUT
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
1,891 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
I was initially concerned about cruising on the Emerald Princess at Christmas for fear that: 1) the ship would be overrun with unsupervised children, 2) we'd have problems departing and arriving in the Port of Houston due to fog and 3) ... Read more
OnVacation11
Member Since 2004
5 reviews
785 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This was our 6th Christmas cruise but 1st on the Royal. We arrived in FLL a day before the cruise and spent the night at Embassy Suites. We took the hotels's shuttle to the port at 11:00am and were on board eating lunch in the dining room ... Read more
nosnowpls
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We were on the Dec 22-27th cruise to Cozumel and Princess Cay. We are experienced cruisers and have travelled on Ruby Princess, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity before. We go on cruises with the mindset that we are going to be flexible and ... Read more
PrincessC15
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
26 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We are a family of 3. This was our 3rd cruise with Princess. Previously we cruised with Dawn to Brisbane and Sun to Melbourne, one way. Both the Dawn and the Sun catered to all types and we had a good time. I wanted to try the Diamond ... Read more
Docandpirk
Member Since 2011
1 review
155 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Overall, we were happy with our cruise. We did B2B 4 and 5 night cruises. This was our first Princess cruise our others were four Celebrity and one Carnival. The ship was beautiful and was very nicely decorated. We enjoyed Grand Turk and ... Read more

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