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DC0743
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
64 forum posts
Had not traveled to Mexico since 2010 when Royal Caribbean pulled out. We wanted to take a cruise where we did not have to fly. Embarkation The check-in area is well organized. The woman checking us is was pleasant. Unfortunately ... Read more
schoolboybob
Member Since 2013
1 review
31 forum posts
Sailed two weeks ago
We had cruised the Caribbean 5 times (including Cozumel) and preciously visited Puerto Vallarta (1982) and Cancun twice to all inclusives with the grown up kids. But this was a different way to see Mexico that appealed to us, it being ... Read more
Suepy
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
181 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Firstly this is a beautiful ship with lots of activities both day and night. The food is very good although we only went to the dining room on several occasions. Definitely the food being offered is of a more economical type on most ... Read more
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1MOTxn
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
This cruise opportunity came along at the right time without much forethought and proves that long-time plans aren't always necessary for a great trip. We found it easy to become familiar with our way around the Ruby and felt at home ... Read more
roses bloom
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose to accompany friends on the New Zealand tour, as they are seasoned travellers and spoke highly of their experiences. We certainly had a great deal of pleasure from our first cruise especially being able to choose to do as much ... Read more
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CiotaA
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
We picked by the date and that we have been past passengers on Princess and we had jut moved into Elite Status. This ship is the largest and newest of the fleet, however the rooms are much smaller than the older ships. Departing from Ft ... Read more
bugsy123
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
because this cruise departed auckland and returned to auckland first to melbourne down to the south island of new zealand travelling via milford sound , dusky sounds port chalmers ( dunedin), akoroa ,wellington, gisbourne ,tauranga , ... Read more
enchanted29
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
It was our first cruise and we absolutely loved it! The ship itself was magical, we especially loved the Atrium and the Open Deck Pool on Deck 14. The Service was amazing! Every member of the crew we interacted with felt like old ... Read more
Vickia314
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
BEST CRUISE EVER! We took the Panama Canal Cruise out of Fort Lauderdale. We had been on a couple more Princess cruises that were good, but this one exceeded our expectations! This one was over the top SPECTACULAR! ONE: It is extremely ... Read more
Offenbachrm
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
This was our 2nd cruise on the Grand Princess, and I scheduled it knowing that the ship was to under go a 2 week dry dock refit in December 2016. We noticed on our first cruise that the ship badly needed new carpeting, painting, new ... Read more
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Jaybardin
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
We live near San Francisco, Grand Princess is the only ship based in SF so we use it. We prefer small ships like the Pacific Princess. We use Princess because we think it is good value for money, we like the decor, and the service is ok. ... Read more
carolerose85
Member Since 2013
1 review
35 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We love cruise days but unfortunately the weather did not cooperate. It was cool and some days had very rough seas. We didn't find too much to keep us busy that we were interested in. The shops were few and very small. The sun came out ... Read more
memdem
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We have done the Hawaii round trip cruise numerous times now....each time it seems more and more things have been removed from the experience. Singers and dancers only perform 3 times during the cruise and the rest of the nights are some ... Read more
Cdn kitty
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
725 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
We had a good time but the ports were a disappointment despite having visited them before. We took this cruise because we had such a good time on a similar itinerary a year ago. We had to skip Mystery Island. It was too rough for the ship ... Read more
MariposaCottage
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Yes, there were long queues at embarkation but it's a world wide issue as port authorities ignore the need to rethink the embarkation process/facilities. All cruise lines are limited by the design of the terminals. Port authorities need to ... Read more
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cdnexplorer
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We had successfully sailed with Princess three times before and when I found that Princess had a cruise from Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal around my preferred date, we booked it without really checking alternative cruise lines. ... Read more
chalce
Member Since 2009
1 review
62 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My DH does not like sea days so this is the perfect cruise. We were off ship in a different country nearly every two days. The Island Princess is in need of some TLC. Some of the hallway carpets, especially on Emerald deck, were ripped ... Read more
JohnnyG8726
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
3 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My wife and I love this ship. Great deck plans, so much to do, bands were great, dancing was great, all was great, except the food quality declined since our cruise last January. Our cabin was large and everything was nice, except the ... Read more
RichFromOmaha
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
10 helpful votes
A Panama Canal cruise was on our to-do list for a long time. The Island Princess is a mid-sized ship, so it doesn't have a lot of entertainment venues. Our low-end balcony cabin was just right, as we didn't spend a lot of time there. At ... Read more
helenpaw
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Chose cruise because it left from Melbourne and we thought it would be a change to cruise New Zealand in the middle of January, which is supposed to be the best time to visit. Embarkation was smooth, on board within twenty minutes as ... Read more
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sheilablyth
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
I have read some of the views for this ship and did not in any way find it tired it was bright and cheerful. I don't know if it was noticed that while in dock the men were over the side painting. The maintenance was being done all the time ... Read more
GOLFINCHICK
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
28 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
We chose this itinerary because it left from Melbourne and we really wanted to see the sounds and explore more of New Zealand. I will start with the positives first, some of the staff were immensely helpful and friendly, embarkation and ... Read more
NFL Godfather
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
The good. 1. $12.80 +tip cab fare from FLL to the cruise ship. 2. Suites are nice and not claustrophobic. 3. Bed was very comfortable. 4. Head Chef and Maitre D were very nice. Chef's Table was excellent. ($95 each) ... Read more
rockinmama07
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
9 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Great ship. Fantastic food, the buffet was different every day, which was a nice change. Food in restaurant was first class. We got room service a few days for breakfast. It was delivered promptly & was basic but adequate if you want a ... Read more
Columbia Beach
Member Since 2014
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
I have always wanted to go to Hawaii on a cruise so we picked the Grand Princess out of San Francisco. I only travel Princess cruises.The Grand is not Grand any more it needs a lot of repairs. The chairs in the pizza place they need ... Read more
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