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842 Princess Southampton Cruise Reviews
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252
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168
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91
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southampton observer
Member Since 2012
15 reviews
15 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
Still a Princess fan at heart and there was much to enjoy on this cruise but with certain notable exceptions ,I feel that the overall experience was not quite as good as in the past. The good International cafe was our favoured venue ... Read more
Stanley16
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise with Princess having completed 18 other cruises with P&O, Celebrity, Cunard, Royal Caribbean and MSC. We had been somewhat seduced by the hype, the advertising and former passengers feedback plus the fact that ... Read more
bigbobwales
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Our fourth time on the Crown,this time we did the 7 day cruise to La Coruna. It lived up to our expectactions.We had the opposite experience to the 1 star transatlantic review. We found the ship to be very clean, no bad smells and ... Read more
rosgoe
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
Delayed at Southamton although not princess's fault ship was late getting into Southamton due to weather in the bay of Biscay which can be very fickle. We checked in and we're informed that as ship was late getting in boarding would be ... Read more
Rachand
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
For the price Princess charged for this cruise, we found it to be value for money, so if your cutting prices, something has to give! No the food isnt perfect all the time, but you can always ask for somthing else, lets face it no one ... Read more
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Cactusstud
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
We booked this through Virgin holidays as we had to use a credit note. As it wasn't a Virgin cruise they went interested in helping. We contacted Princess cruises to explain that it was our Anniversary and the wife had special dietary ... Read more
BernardKane
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our first experience of Princess cruise ships and therefore the comments should be viewed in conjunction with those more familiar with the line. Boarding was ok but could have been handled a bit better. The staff in the terminal ... Read more
missymoo2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
My husband and I took this cruise to celebrate his 40th birthday. May parents who are about to turn 60 joined us to celebrate their own birthday milestones. We were the youngest 4 people on the ship. Average age was 75+ and the ... Read more
Wanderlust 2
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
16 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I will begin by saying that my husband and I have cruised enough to understand that not everyone's experience will resemble ours and that expectations have a lot to do with the overall satisfaction of the experience. We value the ... Read more
PDXNative
Member Since 2016
1 review
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The itinerary was the primary reason this cruise was chosen, but I expected Princess to provide a solid on-board experience. Unfortunately, too many problems that should have been very preventable will lead us to choose elsewhere in the ... Read more
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GDCactus
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this particular cruise for the ports of call, which were mostly enjoyable. Although the ship itself is very clean, and the staff is fabulous, I'd say the ship is "tired". The common areas have been refurbished, but the ... Read more
ElleFortMyers
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
Chose for the ports and they were all excellent. One port we did not get to due to weather. We were lucky and the weather was good - mostly in upper 40's and 50's but no rain at all. The staff was excellent especially our cabin maid Rose. ... Read more
grogers11
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
98 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We picked the cruise for it's ports...and they did not disappoint. We had 2 tender ports. I honestly do not understand why large ships go to tender ports..and when they do, they should be far more prepared to get folks off the ship ... Read more
anunez
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I chose this cruise primarily because of the itinerary (British Isles cruise), and because I had cruised Princess twice before- 20 and 13 years ago. I didn't realize it had deteriorated so much, but have been told things are terrible since ... Read more
Jamiesn1
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I decided to write this review whilst lying here in my cabin on the Caribian Princess so that everything remains fresh in my mind. This is my 5th cruise but my first time with Princess. I will start with the cabin. Cabin: The cabin ... Read more
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Jennywren12
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Had heard good reviews about princess cruises. We were booked on Club Class with everything that came with it, which I might add we did not receive, starting at the terminal at Southampton. Priority embarkation - we were one of that last ... Read more
ilovehawaii1954
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
18 forum posts
We chose the Caribbean Princess European capitals cruise because of the great itinerary. We really enjoyed all the ports of call. It is worth taking this cruise for the excellent itinerary. This was the second cruise after the ... Read more
Jan and Phil
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
What appeared to be a good choice of varied destinations turned out to be a damp squib. Having just been refitted we were surprised that it did not look bright and new! Embarkation and cabin, when found as not shown on ship signage, was up ... Read more
pinknermal
Member Since 2007
1 review
28 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for the ports of call. The itinerary was the perfect balance of major cruise ports and variable sea days. This was our second Princess cruise. Our first was last spring (Spring Break!) on the Emerald Princess. This ... Read more
Manila1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Choose this for the sea days to relax. Loved the time to explore the ship top to bottom. Embarkation was delayed due to problems beyond their control and we were notified by Princess and our TA in a timely manner. Stayed at our hotel ... Read more
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Annettetony1
Member Since 2015
1 review
18 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We choose this cruise as some of my family were cruising all the way to Perth on this cruise, we are still working and could not afford the time off Embarkation was a bit slow but that was due to the staff having to check the visas for ... Read more
Blenray
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
The repositioning cruise was chosen because it seemed to be well priced and was a nice way of returning to Australia. The ports were an annoying interlude between the sea days. No bridge Director on board yet lots of sea days. Sorry ... Read more
davemoz
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
It would take us some hours to list all the issues (from a customer’s viewpoint) that need immediate addressing by Princess, as a result of our experiences during the 48 day Southampton to Sydney cruise on the Emerald Princess, but ... Read more
sweetheart52
Member Since 2013
1 review
49 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Embarkation when very smoothly we booked the princess bus from Victoria st station which was very close to our hotel and a great price. On arrival in Southampton our luggage was taken on board and walked straight into checkin. It took ... Read more
Party Patticake
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
20 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise for it's length (30 days) and ports of call. Princess does deliver on quality every time. It's not the most luxurious ship out there and the cuisine isn't outstanding but overall service is very good. The cabins are ... Read more
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