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241 Princess Holiday Cruise Reviews
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GradUT
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
2,235 forum posts
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
844 forum posts
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
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
3 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
166 forum posts
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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FLCruiser60
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
My wife and I are frequent cruisers (19), with 13 on Princess and the others spread between Royal Carribean (1), Carnival (2) and Celebrity (3). We started with Princess on the Golden and to be fair, that class of ship remains my ... Read more
LeDuc
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
'What plans do you have for your day today?' - 'Did you have a nice day?' - 'Where are you going to eat?' - 'What did you think of the entertainment?' These are examples of the opening conversation lines we did not hear from our Concierge ... Read more
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spqr369
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My family (parents and husband) and I recently returned from this cruise (11/19-12/4/2014) and were very happily surprised after reading a few bad reviews about the Grand Princess. Yes, she needs a rehab to the cabins (public areas were ... Read more
Susa Beau
Member Since 2006
1 review
11 forum posts
We took a five night cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale over the Thanksgiving holiday. Recent ships we have been on are the Royal Caribbean Oasis and Allure and we have sailed on other Grand class Princess ships so I knew pretty much what to ... Read more
murraync
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
43 forum posts
Just back from a week on the Regal Princess over Thanksgiving week. I rely quite a bit on reviews and tips from cruise critic - so please feel free to email me if you have specific questions, and I will try to offer my take on it - email : ... Read more
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fun4amc
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
We just returned from a 4 night Thanksgiving holiday cruise on the Golden Princess. We have sailed on the Golden Princess previously but this time was definitely not like the first. Most of the dining staff and buffet staff were so ... Read more
ocom
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
9 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
We love cruising and are already planning our next trip. We were married on a Princess cruise and have sailed with Princess nine times. Most recently we were onboard Royal Princess Dec 22 -29, 2013. The Ship is beautiful, but we ... Read more
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ajrca
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
I have to say for my sixth cruise with Princess , I was a little disappointed with the Royal Princess. The new design was poorly thought out. The rooms are smaller, especially the bathrooms. The ship is nice; however, there are things ... Read more
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lopakaaz
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2013
We have sailed to Hawaii 5 times during the Christmas and New Year combined and this was one of our best. We departed very late but was no problem--once on board we escape completely! Everything is wonderful-- Food, Shows, Happy Hour, ... Read more
PilarB
Member Since 2008
1 review
106 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
For those of you who want me to get down to brass tacks immediately, I will say this was overall a wonderful cruise. The ship was in beautiful shape, very classy and clean. This was my third Princess cruise and my 5th overall. I have never ... Read more
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topstep
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
Having relatives near Houston, this was a great opportunity to do a Christmas time cruise with family. There was even a cruise planner who seemed to make everything easier when booking the cruise in May. Unfortunately having a guaranteed ... Read more
Mattm250
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
After sailing with other cruise lines in the past and having a blast, we decided to sail with Princess for the first time due to the itinery they offered over the holiday period. Biggest mistake I have ever made. I don't normally complain ... Read more
Jaclynw
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
Just returned from the Christmas cruise aboard the Sapphire Princess. I had read the reviews prior to leaving and was a bit nervous after to reading them. I have not cruised with Princess before but have cruised multiple times with Royal ... Read more
fabiluis
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2013
I went on the Christmas Cruise with my wife, son, mom and my wife's parents. We booked 2 rooms on the Royal Princess on the 16th LIDO level floor. I understand you cannot please everybody most of the time but I agree with most of the bad ... Read more
Donnalewis
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
The reason I chose the diamond princess was so I could escape all the madness that surrounds Christmas . So husband and three adult children set of and what a wonderful time it was. No worries about what to eat on Christmas Day, who's ... Read more
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baronessk
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
359 forum posts
First let me disclose that I am a part-time travel agent, and limit myself to booking strictly for family and friends as I would never take on the responsibility of booking cabins for strangers. Too many liabilities and complainers! ... Read more
travlin2
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
Sailed December 2013
This was our 14th total cruise, 7th with Princess, and our 2nd time on this particular cruise and ship. This was our 1st time staying in a mini suite stateroom. My wife is a "bath tub" person and the mini suites have a decent size bathroom ... Read more
jannrasp
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
It's hard to put my finger on exactly what wasn't right about this cruise. It was over Christmas, and we wanted a get-away of rest and relaxation, and we definitely got that. But some things were a little off with this cruise as compared ... Read more
ACSWILM
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
3 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
Our party of 10 (2 brothers, their wives and teenaged kids, and Grandma) embarked on our first-ever Christmas cruise 12/21 and are just back. All of us have cruised multiple lines previously, including Princess, so have a basis for ... Read more
slipschultz
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed December 2013
We have been on cruises before, but years ago. We have taken Princess, Cunard, Royal Caribbean. The stateroom on this cruise was nicer and larger than we expected. The food on some nights, however was inedible. We were on the "traditional ... Read more
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