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ChaseM
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
59 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
We live on the North side of Houston so a quick drive down to the new Bayport Terminal to start our Thanksgiving cruise with 3 other families. A very strong Cold front for this time of year hit the night before so no sail away party on ... Read more
tbclayton
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Booked our dream vacation and were generally disappointed. Poor value for the money and the ship is in poor condition (showing wear and tear). Better value in the Caribbean. The five days at sea going over to Hawaii were OK. Lots to do ... Read more
AndyLondon
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
We booked this Cruise in January 2013 to celebrate a friends special birthday. We have sailed with Princess on five previous occasions and have been upgraded to Platinum status. Princess have, for the past year made a huge deal about this ... Read more
Edlaredo
Member Since 2010
6 reviews
We had sailed on the Star in July, 2008, when the weather was totally sunny and the temperatures were in the 70's and 80's. This time we wanted to experience Alaska in more normalĀ weather. While the weather this time was in the 50s, we ... Read more
Tropic5115
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
85 forum posts
Just returned this past weekend from a great week aboard the Crown Princess. We have previously done this itinerary from Galveston but I could not remember too much about it so we decided to give it a go since it was a change of pace from ... Read more
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georgias.kid22
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
37 forum posts
Sailed December 2012
This is a brief overview of my 14 day pre-Xmas cruise to Hawaii on the Sapphire Princess. I spent a pre-cruise night at the LAX Marriott. Transportation to San Pedro was via motorcoach the following afternoon. Embarkation was a ... Read more
G&T Cruisers
1 review
Sailed December 2012
This was our first b2b cruise. We sailed on the Grand over Christmas and New Year, sailing the Eastern then the Southern Caribbean. We flew in a day before sailing on Dec. 21st and stayed at La Quinta Hotel. We booked through Hotel.com so ... Read more
aussiechick1
Member Since 2013
1 review
Not rated Sailed December 2012
My husband, myself and our 14 year old daughter were a bit hesitant going on this cruise as we were told by many that it was for the more mature traveller (over 60), but we turned our smile upside down and decided to make the most of it. ... Read more
laplume
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
5 forum posts
We traveled on the Island Princess over the New Year's holiday, completing a "bucket list" item of seeing the Panama Canal. The Island Princess departed on Sunday, the 30th, along with five other cruise ships. Port Everglades was ... Read more
ACA Jester
Member Since 2008
5 reviews
32 forum posts
Pre cruise There is an Airport Shuttle from the Airport to Downtown Auckland for $14 one way. Pickup is outside Door Nine in the International Terminal and you pay the driver directly. The bus was a typical city-type bus and the driver ... Read more
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gogogranny
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
51 forum posts
Sailed December 2012
We weren't too sure about embarking on a holiday cruise since we had never been away from the family over Christmas before. We were surprisingly pleased with the atmosphere created on board by the Princess Star. The lovely decor, special ... Read more
benny boy
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed December 2012
Embarkation : a nightmare, long and disorganized Cabin : smallest at sea and below average services, no towel animal, no ice, bare minimum :-( New years eve : no champagne toast or drinks offered to guests ?? New years day same ... Read more
ehrkes
Member Since 2005
1 review
128 forum posts
My wife and I have sailed with Princess numerous times and this was a last minute trip, planned in early December 2012.....Wish we had looked up the airfare from ORD TO FLL beforehand booking the cruise (duh momemnt...) ALWAYS look up the ... Read more
mistergjc
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed December 2012
Just got back from New Years eve cruise. Here is the high (sic low) lights of the 14 days. Before embarkation you are issued with a cruisecard - it is your onboard credit/ security card. Upon entry stood in a cue for over 20 minutes only ... Read more
Jessiekouli1
Member Since 2010
12 reviews
1 forum post
We are a family of four, including two teenage daughter (19 & 17). This was our 13th cruise, 4th with Princess (on second on the Sea Princess) so we knew what to expect and were no strangers of the consummate host policy as well as the ... Read more
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pcpop
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
This was my first cruise with Princess. I found the Diamond Princess to be a lovely, fairly large but friendly and well maintained, well operated vessel. The staff are all friendly, always willing to help and very professional and ... Read more
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ercbman
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
Took my bride of 30 years on this New Year's Eve cruise on the Island Princess to celebrate her "special" landmark birthday on New Year's Eve. Considered other choices for a trip but this cruise offered everything we wanted in one, neat, ... Read more
brendina
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
3 forum posts
Sailed December 2012
I am resubmitting this as I am unable to find my original review. My husband and I took his son and our 5 year old grandson on the Emerald Princess for their Eastern Carribean New Year's Eve cruise. My husband and I have been on numerous ... Read more
Ocean Skimmer
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed December 2012
The Eighth Wonder of the World -- Princess Cruise Lines! My family recently completed a Christmas cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, December 23-30 2012. The highly professional staff kept the vessel shipshape throughout the journey in a ... Read more
Ili from Miami
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed December 2012
For the past several years, we've opted to cruise for New Year's. Usually it's been a 3 to 4 night cruise, this time we opted for 7 days. Although it was a great getaway, I have a few comments to share if you plan to go next year to be ... Read more
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clhiller
Member Since 2012
1 review
Had a wonderful Christmas holiday with the family on board the GP. Food was fantastic, MDR, HC, and Crown Grill. We did anytime dining and never waited more than 3 minutes for a table even though there was usually 7 of us, and this cruise ... Read more
scanditaly
Member Since 2011
1 review
1,181 forum post
We occupied three staterooms, and Celebrity has been our line of choice for three of our first five cruises. First time on Princess for all of us. The Sapphire is a beautiful boat and our whole family really enjoyed the whole ... Read more
Rad Daddy
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed December 2012
This was our sixth cruise for our family of four. It was our second with Princess and we found it to be an extremely enjoyable cruise with great weather and ports of call. The food and service was excellent at the Botacelli and DaVinci ... Read more
Temperate
Member Since 2012
1 review
We were excited about taking a Christmas Cruise, believing that it would be special. However, in our opinion, it fell far short of anything special. Christmas Day at sea was incredibly flat and we truly were disappointing. There were four ... Read more
Bob808
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
A really good 14 day experience. My Stateroom number was C309, one of the staterooms with the small curved balcony. STATEROOM: The room was typical in size and in great condition. The balcony was small but was just fine. I liked the ... Read more
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