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44 Princess Caribbean Princess Cruise Reviews for Repositioning Cruises to Transatlantic

The itenary started out good, but due to circumstances beyond their control we were unable to complete the tours originally booked. The traditional dining food was good, the menu unexciting and the service was disappointing. Our ... Read More
The itenary started out good, but due to circumstances beyond their control we were unable to complete the tours originally booked. The traditional dining food was good, the menu unexciting and the service was disappointing. Our CABIN(E214) was situated a floor above the Princess theatre and as a result we were bombarded with continual noise from about 11 am to 11 pm. Also the cigarette smoke from the casino seemed to permeated the floor from the stairs to the forward sections. The CABIN itself needed a lot of repairs walls with gouges, toilet repairs and the thermostat could not maintain temperature. We experienced great service at Vines, International Cafe and with our room steward. The ship needs upgrades to their internet service, the in room televisions, and the delivery system. It uses an analog cable system providing noise and distortion in the video. Our room safe locked our items with a low battery display just before debarcation to a prepaid tour. Often when we called for maintenance, they sent someone illprepared to fix the problem. I had to tell their customer service people twice that they weren't providing service and needed to escalate the issue to get resolution. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We sailed the Caribbean Princess from Southampton 9/22/17 to Ft Lauderdale 10/7/17. It was our 45th cruise, but first transatlantic. We used Princess’ EZ Air for Virgin Atlantic BOS to LHR and enjoyed a day in London pre-cruise. ... Read More
We sailed the Caribbean Princess from Southampton 9/22/17 to Ft Lauderdale 10/7/17. It was our 45th cruise, but first transatlantic. We used Princess’ EZ Air for Virgin Atlantic BOS to LHR and enjoyed a day in London pre-cruise. Overall we had a very good, relaxing time. We love sea days; the first two were very cool, but the other eight were fantastic. We relaxed on a Lido Deck chaise alternating between napping and reading. Deck crew did an amazing job removing debris left on unoccupied chaises! We have sailed the Caribbean Princess a couple other times, so readily acclimated to the layout. Our stateroom was obstructed view E515; the location was fantastic with quick access to mid-ship elevators and a short walk to the aft elevators. We went forward only for the evening shows in the theater. Our stateroom view was only slightly obstructed nicely positioned between lifeboats. The first day’s Patter advised us that we would enjoy FOUR production shows over the course of our 15 night cruise; our cruise director “Gary” echoed that information at the Welcome Aboard Show. Unfortunately we actually got to see only three production shows: Bravo, Born to be Wild and Broadway Ballroom. My husband loved the first and actually went to two showings of it. I strongly preferred the last one, but we both enjoyed them all. We were very disappointed that, although told we’d also see “Piano Man” it was never performed and we did not receive any explanation. Fly on entertainment included vocalist Todd Adamson and violinist Chris Walker, both of whom did a great job. We also had a magician whose show consisted of only sleight of hand tricks, mostly performed and displayed by overhead projector…in a theater that seats more than a thousand guests. We also had a musician who played a couple unusual instruments for 30 minutes…on a formal night. “Voice of the Ocean” is essentially the karaoke finals presented as the evening’s entertainment. We really enjoyed about half of the shows, but were seriously unimpressed by some of the others. Many evenings the group “Nexus” performed in the Explorer’s bar and they were wonderful for listening and dancing. Passenger demographics on this sailing was predominantly retirees; we love Movies Under the Stars and expected movies would be planned accordingly. Not so. We were treated to flicks like "Lego: the Batman Movie." There were a few that we really enjoyed but our cruise had only a half dozen kids and the movies presented were absolutely not tailored to the primary demographic on board. We booked all of our shore excursions with Princess so we didn’t have to plan, think or worry. The motor coaches and narrators all did fine jobs. We enjoyed the cobblestone streets and canal of Brugges, absolutely loved Paris and our dinner cruise, Lisbon was OK. Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda was beautiful. I’m certain we didn’t lose weight on board. We had breakfast in the dining room only once; the buffet breakfast was exactly the same thing day after day. But the omelette station (far aft) was very good, bacon was crispy and Princess has the absolute best ever (raisin free) bran muffins. We bought the coffee card and enjoyed a lot of fresh brewed coffee from the International Café. We had lunch in the dining room three times, but the menu wasn’t anything special, so we grazed on the Lido Deck most of the time. This cruise is the first time (of 45 cruises) that we left feeling rather disappointed in the food. There were always some odd casserole concoctions, pre-made sandwiches, very repetitive mediocre soups and too often we ended up having pizza. I tried the burger place twice, but the “American cheese” is actually the wrapped slices of processed cheese food (51% cheese, 49% oil,) NO, thank you. The “ice cream” is actually some artificial frozen dessert mix that is neither rich nor creamy; I tried it once and hubby tried it twice – very disappointing. The MDR for dinner was much better. Service was very good and we never had to wait more than a few minutes to be seated. Although we did have to choose from the Princess favorites too many times (salmon or fettucine alfredo) the food was well prepared and well presented. I left a 15 night cruise seriously impressed by ONE meal…the chicken pot pie. Neither of us usually eat dark meat, but this was absolutely delicious. I had dessert only two times – once just ice cream, but the texture had ice crystals and the other time was supposed to be New York Cheesecake, but the texture was too soft, not firm as that item should be. My husband had and enjoyed dessert almost every night. Our biggest food-related disappointments were the quality of Lido Deck options and that the aft section is now set up as extra charge dining outlets. On prior cruises, we loved having dinner with table linens, but casual Lido atmosphere with some MDR selections on the buffet. We are booked on our next Princess cruise to Hawaii (for the third time.) But cancellation is an option due to our disappointment in the casual dining food. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We chose this cruise for itinerary. Unfortunately the second half ports were changed before final payment. We thought long and hard about canceling. Sorry now we didn’t. We flew to Heathrow on Princess EZ air. Flights went well. ... Read More
We chose this cruise for itinerary. Unfortunately the second half ports were changed before final payment. We thought long and hard about canceling. Sorry now we didn’t. We flew to Heathrow on Princess EZ air. Flights went well. We landed at 6:15 am and it took almost two hours to get off the plane and through passport control. A nightmare. We found our princess transfer easily and were on our way to South Hampton by 8:45. We arrived at the ship about 10:15, had to wait to get our cruise cards, then had to wait to board the ship. I think we were on by noon. For the first time ever we had booked a mini suite. I wasn’t impressed with the cabin. The carpet was very worn. The bathroom floor had chipped tiles. The grouting was dirty. The balcony was very rusty and appeared to have paint stains on the floor. On the plus side, there was plenty of room and storage. The bed was very comfortable. And thanks, Princess, for allowing a catholic priest to say Mass on Sunday. It was much appreciated. We had traditional dining, in the Palm, early seating. We had a terrific waiter for the first 12days. She was very friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic. Unfortunately someone decided to move her for the second leg and we got an older guy just back from vacation. He obviously had a difficult time getting into the routine again, as he forgot several second courses, never made any recommendations, didn’t serve ladies first.. just a bad experience. The menus were ho hum, and the same choices were offered several times. I had spaghetti and meatballs one night and the meatballs were undercooked. The waiter tried to tell me they looked red because they had catsup in them. I know when meat isn’t thoroughly cooked. We found the buffet choices very repetitive, especially at breakfast. Lunch always had lots of choices. Dinner wasn’t so great. We had burgers at the grill. They were good. Pizza from Slice was cold. We enjoyed the pub lunches. There was a pizza lunch in Sabatini’s one day. We each got a small pizza which was freshly made, so service was slow. I suggest having slices to choose from. Loved the ice cream. The entertainment was hit or miss. Some was okay, some was awful. We had seen many of the production shows on other cruises, and they were repeated from one leg to the next. Other activities were always the same. Too many sales, raffles, art shows, photo ops. Didn’t particularly like the cruise director. He spent most of his time dancing. A big plus was the staff. Most were very friendly, helpful and seemed happy with their job. Right out of the gate we missed our first port. Then a strike at LaHavre prevented our stopping there. I was very disappointed because we missed our tour to Normandy and the American cemetery, one of the reasons we chose this itinerary. The tender experience left a lot to be desired. Disembarking at ports was slow and confusing. Getting back on the ship was also slow, because they had only one security station open most of the time...poorly handled. The weather for the most part was chilly, windy and rainy. The seas were also rough a couple of days and nights. We would not travel on this ship again. After several cruises on Princess, we are thinking of canceling the one we have booked for next summer and trying another line. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Pricing: Princess originally offered this 5-port transatlantic voyage at $2k each for midship balcony cabins. Upon eliminating 2 ports and substituting 1 port, the balcony price reduced to $1,500. We were told the skipped ports were ... Read More
Pricing: Princess originally offered this 5-port transatlantic voyage at $2k each for midship balcony cabins. Upon eliminating 2 ports and substituting 1 port, the balcony price reduced to $1,500. We were told the skipped ports were because the ship was operating on only one engine instead of two, and could achieve only 18 knots instead of the normal 20-something.Onboard we learned that some people received phone calls offering $399 for balcony cabins. I telephoned Princess weekly, asking for the lowest price, but my $1,500 was never reduced. Princess engages in oddly discriminatory and capricious pricing. Onboard: Onboard activities are thin: same old trivia; "the wake show" up-selling liquor & up-selling costly onboard restaurants; bad movies suitable for teenage boys, Princess Players trying to update their offerings but failing; huge casino and bingo push, art auctions and sales, fakey raffles for overpriced jewelry, hard sell for onboard "boutique" and jewelry stores; "specials" for overpriced liquor drinks; constant daily "blowout sales" of crappy t-shirts and poor quality clothing and junk jewelry; just awful offerings. No port history/culture lectures at all, few documentary in-person presentations, with gawdawful screen projector slides, no innovative activities at all. Every square inch of the Caribbean Princess is a profit center, to be exploited in addition to the fare for the voyage. Renovated Caribbean Princess: Princess touts a multi-million-dollar so-called renovation of the Caribbean Princess. Reality: the Horizon cafeteria on Deck 15 was renamed Marketplace Fresh with no menu changes; the cafeteria seating area has new window coverings and white walls, and the floor covering was changed. Hand washing stations were added to each end at the cafeteria entrances, but the soap dispensers did not work. If any cabins were renovated, it's a well-kept secret. My midship Aloha Deck cabin had the same old carpet, furniture, and accessories as my previous three Caribbean voyages, other than the new mattress which was quite a good improvement. Paint throughout the ship has breakthrough rust, varnished railings on my balcony were peeled and worn down to bare wood, the blue plastic balcony floor pad was splattered with white paint and indistinguishable stains, the tiny shower shelf was missing the bar that keeps things from falling, the shampoo/conditioner on-wall shower dispenser plungers did not work well and the products were positively abysmal. Bar soap is now a wafer thin round which came packaged in paper, much smaller than is easily handled. Planned maintenance was ongoing. Hot tubs were shut down one by one for installation of new parts, service people were repairing various components on outside decks, and it was clear that Princess was undergoing maintenance at sea that appropriately should be undertaken between voyages, all at inconvenience to customers. Cabin: The cabin felt like an inexpensive hotel; not luxurious, not furnished with upscale thoughtfulness; it was just plain old and tired and depressing. The television had a screen too small to be viewed nicely from the only place to watch, the bed. And it didn't work well; much of the time the audio worked but not the video, and the remote worked with difficulty even after two attempts by maintenance to fix it. No replacement was offered. Excursions: Bruges, Belgium canal cruise excursion was wonderful. Lisbon's trip to Sintra and Cascais produced a 4 hour bus ride with 35 minutes in Sintra and 1 hour in Cascais. Clearly not worth the pain. LeHavre's trip to Honfleur, France was unremarkable, as the small town is primarily dozens and dozens of restaurants at the river, with a semi-interesting old wooden church and a couple blocks of "old town" viewed by walking down the street but not actually going into or experiencing anything along the way. Worth skipping. We entertained ourselves in Bermuda. Overall, excursions were a huge disapppointment, as it seems Princess is offering reduced experiences for greater cost. The bottom line is worshipped by Princess. Employees: They are uniformly well trained, unctuous, and courteous. It is, however, interesting to note that employees in the public areas of the ship are expressionless, unengaged, and trained to be unflappable in the face of unhappy passengers. I found that stultifying. Room stewards were more happy with their jobs, perhaps because they have much less face time with customers, and because they can nearly always accommodate requests by customers. The front desk employees have but a thin veneer of knowledge, being wholly unable to appropriately respond to a gigantic flap that ensued when "transfers" to the airport and hotels in Ft Lauderdale at the end of the cruise proved to be a significant ordeal. I paid Princess in advance for a transfer from the ship to the Ft. Lauderdale airport to make my Princess E-ZAir flight. The front desk invalidated my transfer, telling me they could not get me to my flight on time. They told me to arrive at the onboard transfer location at the appointed time, even without a transfer ticket, to be led off the ship with the group, and to get a taxi on my own and hope for the best. The front desk woman advised me Princess of course would not try to change my flight, as this would be "very expensive". Wow. The transatlantic crossing was uneventful during October, no storms. I'd like to see Princess return to its old upscale status, but it appears they are headed to the basement. I am wholly disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We got an unbelievable offer to take this cruise, and truly could not pass it up! This was my 15th cruise with Princess and my husband's 13th. I have to say, Princess' EZAir is amazing! We got a phenominal price for the ... Read More
We got an unbelievable offer to take this cruise, and truly could not pass it up! This was my 15th cruise with Princess and my husband's 13th. I have to say, Princess' EZAir is amazing! We got a phenominal price for the airfare and had a good flight over to England. We opted to take Princess' transfer from Heathrow to Southampton and was very pleased with it as well. We boarded the ship and were happy campers! The first production show, Bravo, was amazing!!!!! I met, by accident, the lead singer in the production the night before, and she was truly wonderful!!!! The swells were pretty bad but neither my husband or myself ever got sick. They did put out the barf bags but fortunately, we didn't need them. I have 2 main concerns about this cruise. First, I felt that the food was NOT good, whether it be the MDR or the Buffet. Everything seemed to taste and smell the same day in and day out! I ate a lot of fruit and even lost 5 pounds on this cruise!!!! The best food and the hottest food was the hamburger place...and that is pathetic! Our waiters in the MDR were fabulous! They couldn't do enough for us despite problems. I preordered and prepaid for 3 bottles of White Zinfandel a month in advance to the cruise, to enjoy on the cruise. When I called down to the Room Service....I was informed that they had not gotten any White Zinfandel on the ship in Southampton, and I would have to take something else. Needless to say....I was NOT a happy camper!!!!!!! I ended up drinking 3 bottles of Chablis but wasn't happy about it. I have to say the cabin was very comfortable. The new beds were truly heavenly! We both slept very good!!!! Lots of storage! Love the International Cafe(especially the Cashew Chicken) and always buy the Coffee Card! We took one shore excursion in Lisbon, Portugal, and was a little disappointed in it. Mostly on the bus riding but did stop for an hour to shop! I would have loved to stop at other areas rather than the beach for an hour to shop. All in all, it was a good cruise, but the food was not what we would expect from Princess. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Always wanted to cross the Atlantic, and very happy we did. Many complained that Princess failed them when they dropped a couple of ports and substituted a couple of others, but we didn't mind - it's all about the ship for us ... Read More
Always wanted to cross the Atlantic, and very happy we did. Many complained that Princess failed them when they dropped a couple of ports and substituted a couple of others, but we didn't mind - it's all about the ship for us and CB was looking sharp coming out of her major dry dock. We sailed her only a year ago, so the changes were obvious for us. Most Notable: Horizon Court is no more. Replaced by "Market Fresh" (or was that "Fresh Market"). What we liked: No more "point and wait" sweet and sandwich area, it's all grab and go now, so much more efficient. The hot food was little changed. The room itself looks far more elegant and tidy, I really liked it. Some have complained that tables are spaced out a bit costing some capacity. Princess seems to have dealt with this by keeping both sides open for seating whether or not food is actually available or not, we never struggled to find a seat, even with our many sea days. The burger bar is slightly updated with a few menu changes including the addition of surprisingly good chicken tacos. Some more variety. Likewise, the pizza bar has a slightly increased menu including new "California Toasts". Again, a few changes to liven things up. We didn't eat at the new barbecue place "Planks" which operates nightly in one of the former cafe Caribe locations (the other being "Steamers"). Both of which we intended to try, but simply ran out of time. The big highlight of our trip was our first experience with Club Class which really impressed us on a nightly basis. This ended up being a very small space within the Coral dining room. Not in any way blocked off (so we didn't feel weird) the approximately 18 tables in Club class had a dedicated staff of 10 plus a dedicated head waiter. Food was the same as all other dining rooms with one additional entree every evening, often prepared by the headwaiter. Service was great, the main advantage however was rarely having to worry about a seat, we only once had to wait and even then less than 5 minutes. We enjoyed the experience but are unlikely to pay the large premium for Club on future cruises. Caribbean herself was in good shape, we loved her last year and the updates improved an already good thing. There was literally nothing I could complain about with the ship itself. Embarcation in Southampton was far and a way our worst ever experience there. Boarding was chaos mainly due to the fact that this sailing included more than 1200 Elite passengers most of whom were convinced they should be boarding FIRST. Staff did a very poor job controlling the crowd, disappointing. Predictably the problems recurred in Ft Lauderdale when all 1200 Elites wanted to depart concurrently. We spent much time in the sanctuary and throughly loved the service there and the few other guests who showed up daily, first in the quite chilly days in Europe and later the very warm South Florida approach. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
This was our first time with Princess. We loved how on embarking, you were not forced to eat in the buffet. Past cruises have guided all guests to this area. So, that was a good start. Because most of the activities were scattered in ... Read More
This was our first time with Princess. We loved how on embarking, you were not forced to eat in the buffet. Past cruises have guided all guests to this area. So, that was a good start. Because most of the activities were scattered in other areas of the ship, the atrium was a relaxing place to sit and listen to the music, while enjoying a tea or coffee. Didn't like having to pay for a pot of tea though! On other ships, tea and coffee were free, but, it was worth it to have the tea made properly, in a pot. Loved the afternoon tea served in the dining room, at no extra charge. It was also nice to be able to sit and have a sandwich and a pastry in the atrium area. Less temptation than going to the buffet! Cabin could do with a bit of TLC. Cracked tiles in the bathroom. Activities got a bit repetitive and shows were not as good to other cruise ships we have been on. Shore excursions were a little rushed. Could have done with more time in the towns. However, the staff were the friendliest staff we have ever experienced on a cruise ship, and every one of them spoke almost perfect English. Disembarking was also very well organized. I am assuming that, because this was a transatlantic cruise, and longer than some cruises, was the reason that there were not too many children on board. We found that most of the passengers were our age or older, and the activities were geared to our demographic. It may have been our first time with Princess, but it won't be our last. I would recommend them to friends and family without hesitation. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
This was my 2nd Transaltlantic with Princess and my 6th overall with them. We really enjoyed ourselves. Check in was easy and although I am Platinium, I was not given priority boarding until I showed my number to a Rep. and she then let us ... Read More
This was my 2nd Transaltlantic with Princess and my 6th overall with them. We really enjoyed ourselves. Check in was easy and although I am Platinium, I was not given priority boarding until I showed my number to a Rep. and she then let us aboard, not a biggy, but for sure can set a tone. Our inside cabin on Riviera Deck was fine, every thing we really needed, It was our first inside for such a long cruise, but it really was fine, never had an issue with space and our Cabin steward was fantastic !, we really didn't need any thing special, but he was always around and ever so friendly. Always room by the pools, the only thing I did notice, was the pool hogs at the adult pool every morning by 8;00. I would pass that way to get to the gym in the mornings. There was always ample room by all pools, not sure why they needed to( reserve )these seats so early. Gary, our Cruise Director, was Fabulous !. Never a dull moment when he was around. We enjoyed all the activities he hosted. The other cruise staff was good, but he for sure outshined them all. Thank you , Gary. You made our cruise. As for food, I understand everyone has an opinion, For us, while we may not have found every nights menu right for us, we still very much enjoyed all our meals. The specialty Pizza lunches at Sabatine's, were great, we did lunch there 3 times and every Pizza was excellent. If we didn't like the main dinning rooms menu, we went to Food market or even had Tacos by the pool. Not every thing was perfect, but there was plenty to pick from. I enjoy a cup of coffee every morning and usually a tea in the afternoon. The international Cafe is great for that. I did find though, that it was rather hard to get a servers attention, so always had to order at counter, and forget the Bartender serving you. All in all a wonderful cruise, the small things were just that,small, you really had to time your laundry just right, as there are only 2 washers and dryers per floor, and for a 15 day trip , a very busy place.. We have 2 more Princess cruises booked . Princess meets all our needs and we always have a great time !. Hope this helps any one. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
I just read a review from someone who sailed on this cruise who claimed Le Harve was experiencing a port strike and they missed going to Normandy because the ship didn't dock there. This is false. We certainly did dock in Le Harve and ... Read More
I just read a review from someone who sailed on this cruise who claimed Le Harve was experiencing a port strike and they missed going to Normandy because the ship didn't dock there. This is false. We certainly did dock in Le Harve and many, many of the guest on board went to Normandy. I spent a very lovely day with my friend, who traveled with me, in Honfleur. Others went into Paris, but we've were recently there and returning in the winter so it seemed not very logical travel 3 hours there, then 3 back to spend 3 hours in the city. We loved Honfleur and I would enjoy it again as well as Zeebruggee, a substitute for Amersterdam and, in my opinion, a wonderful substitute. This was my 3rd Princess cruise and we upgraded to a mini-suite that included some amenities that were lovely, such as a Club Class dining room. I've been on many cruises and many cruise lines so when I say the food was outstanding in Club Class, I'm comparing it with Celebrity, RCL, Viking, etc. It was certainly 100% better than the food we had in the main dining room last year on Emerald Princess. The service in Club Class is very personalized and charming. I thought the money I spent on the upgrade was well worth it for the food choices alone. Food on the buffet, on the other hand, was pretty poor even though I only had lunch there once and usually just some steamed fish for breakfast with coffee. The coffee was particularly awful and after trying the scrambled to death eggs once, I never tried again. Fresh fruit was plentiful even though we had 8 straight sea days, but the choices, were hard pears, hard bananas, sour kiwis, and no fresh berries. We could get grapefruit served with coffee by room service in the morning, but couldn't get it on the breakfast buffet. Our room D415 was spacious and comfortable even though my roomie was sea sick, along with many other people on the ship a number of days. Rough English Channel, Rough Atlantic. However, there was problem with something squeaking every time the ship rolled that kept us awake at night, and, even though someone from engineering came to see about it, it never was resolved. T.V. channels were mostly boring and useless, however, happy to see they didn't play endless loops of the Love Boat as they did on our last cruise. There were a lot of participation activities for those of us who like to move, such a Zumba, but it was difficult with the ship pitching and rolling and I really wish they offered pilates as a free activity instead of something you have to pay for. The bar where Zumba was held as well as line and ballroom dancing was not big enough to accommodate everyone who wanted to participate. The Explorer's Lounge would have been a better choice, but that was usually filled with people participating in what seemed like a half a dozen trivia games each day. WHY? i realize that most of the people who cruise use the ship as the destination and just want to eat loads of bad food and then sit around and eat a drink, but I honestly don't know why there are so many trivia contests. There was some very good entertainment from Nexus, a band with singer that had a wide a varied music catalog. Also a pianist that did some great funky soul music and a duo of young ladies on stringed instruments. The big theater shows were poor to awful and we couldn't sit though any of them. The highlight, however, was Chris Watkins, who played a crystal embellished electric violin like the devil went down to Georgia and presented it to him personally. He was great! We had dinner at Sabitini's and enjoyed every mouthful, however, the desert was way too big even for my chocolate loving traveling companion. The pasta was fabulous and the herbed breadstick was totally indulgent on my part and I didn't feel bad about it for a second. It was so worth it. Our server was kind enough to share with the kitchen that I wanted the fresh fruit, but couldn't eat raspberries so they prepared a dish without them for me. A big shout out to Mr. Silva Sousa at the customer service desk. When you go on vacation you never expect to receive a message from home that says urgent, call as soon as possible. My mother died suddenly when we were eight days out from our next port. It was shocking and extremely hard to deal with emotionally, not to mention the pure logistics of trying to arrange a funeral home. He was professional and kind and very, very helpful. We enjoyed all the ports, but probably least liked Bermuda. Everything was so overpriced, and, although I realize they have to ship everything in, I still thought they overcharged for a lot of items. Because the ship had some engine issues we were not able to go to some of the ports originally proposed such as Amsterdam and the Azores, so the long period at sea, especially with the rough seas, was hard for some, however, I enjoyed myself and although had a sad experience while on the ship, it wasn't the fault of Princess. Looking forward to my next Princess adventure. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Chose this cruise because of the sea days. Ports of Le Havre, Bruge, and Lisbon were very interesting with perfect sunny weather. Did not take any of the overpriced Princess shore excursions. Caribbean Princess is beginning to show its ... Read More
Chose this cruise because of the sea days. Ports of Le Havre, Bruge, and Lisbon were very interesting with perfect sunny weather. Did not take any of the overpriced Princess shore excursions. Caribbean Princess is beginning to show its age, but is still a nice ship. Dining room service at dinner was very good, but open-seating breakfasts and lunch had only so-so service. Fish dishes were very good, but I can't say the same for beef entrees. Not as many on-board things to do with the Princess Patter showing many revenue-producing events. "Bravo", one of the main dance shows, was great, and the other 2 dance shows very good. The sound in the Princess Theater was far to loud and tinny sounding. No problems with embarkation and disembarking. Recommend using a taxi to FLL instead of Princess transfer: $14 and change to get to the airport. Uber is available and cheaper, but due to popularity not available in a timely way. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
The only reason we decided to do this cruise was because it was such a fabulous bargain. I mean $398 for a balcony on a 15-night cruise ... How do you pass that up? Add in to the calculations the $250 OBC for being a veteran, and the deal ... Read More
The only reason we decided to do this cruise was because it was such a fabulous bargain. I mean $398 for a balcony on a 15-night cruise ... How do you pass that up? Add in to the calculations the $250 OBC for being a veteran, and the deal got even juicier. Finally, as an extra, extra bonus, they gave us each $100 OBC for the change in itinerary. We seriously debated whether or not to do such a long cruise all by ourselves. We were concerned we would be bored. That NEVER happened! The activities were fabulous all day long ... excellent Enrichment Lecturer (a former CBS and CNN News Producer), fun game shows (even though they weren't new to us, the team made them so much fun), ballroom dance classes that were both fun AND beneficial that were taught by the best Cruise Director (Gary Golding) that we have had with ANY cruise line. We got home today and are still smiling from the wonderful 15-day experience. We enjoyed the ports we went to, even though there were only 4 of them. However, our onboard experiences and our new cruise buddies made this one of our very best cruises ever! Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We enjoyed the ports of call except for missing Le Havre on the 12 day British Isles portion of the cruise. But the ship needs some serious work done on it. The air conditioning didn't seem to work all through the night --we would ... Read More
We enjoyed the ports of call except for missing Le Havre on the 12 day British Isles portion of the cruise. But the ship needs some serious work done on it. The air conditioning didn't seem to work all through the night --we would wake up sweating. The shower water temperature was never regulated. It would go from Hot to cold & back again after just a couple days into the cruise. I reported numerous times but it still was not resolved by the time we got off the ship & no one ever got back to us. the drawers would open of their own accord when the seas were rougher & that never got resolved either. Our cabin steward tried to tell me they were designed that way. Steamers was a total disappointment--miss the Crab shack. The food was not very good in Steamers---I will never try it again it was so bad. 4 of us went & all of us agreed not worth the extra $$ charged for it. The food was pretty good in the regular dining room. The fish was nicely cooked but the duck was so overcooked. The shows were enjoyable for the most part--some great entertainment. We love Bravo --saw both shows --Love the Sopranos. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We had an adequate transatlantic crossing. It had some good points, but overall was just OK. We've been on 22 cruises and traveled many lines, some luxury and some mass market, but this was our first time on Princess. First the ... Read More
We had an adequate transatlantic crossing. It had some good points, but overall was just OK. We've been on 22 cruises and traveled many lines, some luxury and some mass market, but this was our first time on Princess. First the things we liked: Embarcations & Disembarkations: The ship was delayed in reaching Ft. Lauderdale for our departure, but we received warning e-mails, and we followed instructions and did not arrive at the port until after 5:00, thus avoiding all crowds. We simply walked on board. At all ports, leaving the ship and returning were seamless experiences, and our departure in Southampton was super smooth and quick. Much better than some other large ships we have been on. Food in the Coral Dining Room: We ate most of our meals in Club Class in the Coral Dining Room and we were pleasantly surprised by the food quality and variety. This was some of the best food we have had on a ship. The service was also excellent as we were served by the same team at each meal and they made an effort to know us. Lovely experience. Full Suite: We pampered ourselves with a full suite and thus were very comfortable with all the space and the lovely rear-facing balcony. Casino: Probably the most active and fun casino I have found on the sea. Lots of passengers playing and having a good time, very friendly staff. Now the things that made it just an average cruise: Ship Design: This is not a handsome ship, nor is it modern or stylish. From the outside it looks like a shoe box on the water, designed to hold the maximum number of people. On the inside, the design is like a suburban Holiday Inn. There is nothing wrong, but there is no beauty or luxury. The Caribbean Princess had just come out of dry dock where they had installed new carpeting, but they were still completing the job while at sea, and the workers were quite sloppy. Not a good look. Service: Other than in the Club Class dining, the service was just OK. No special or personal touches, just doing their jobs. Food in Other Venues: We ate in Sabatini's, the Crown Grill, and had a few lunches and breakfasts at the buffet. The specialty restaurants were all right, but not on par with fine dining on land, plus their interior design was tacky. The buffet was adequate, acceptable quality but not finely-prepared or presented food. We were surprised that the new Steamers buffet was not open at lunch, even though the daily program said it was. Now the things that were lacking: Entertainment and Activities: In these areas Princess seemed to go for the low-cost options. Way too many activities that involved selling you something, or things that were cheap to operate, like movies. I went to one enrichment lecture and it was sloppy and not interesting. Live music was too often like that in a lounge at an airport hotel. The headline entertainers were mediocre or bad, like an Elvis impersonator (really?) and a comedian/juggler who was neither funny nor competent. Cheesy. Fitness Center: My pet peeve, unfortunately. The center is large and affords splendid views. But no one has assessed the popularity of the aerobic equipment and purchased accordingly. They had only 2 recumbent bikes and they were occupied all the time with people waiting. This is my favorite form of exercise and how I work off the calories. At the same time they had 20 treadmills which were never 50% occupied. The fitness staff were absent. We might take Princess again. It was very affordable. But we did not book while on board and will not be hurrying back. It was just OK. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Chose this cruise to get to Ireland. We have sailed about 18 times with Princess. The newly refurbished updated Horizon Court was very nicely appointed. The problem was the food at lunch was not very good. There was not much variety and it ... Read More
Chose this cruise to get to Ireland. We have sailed about 18 times with Princess. The newly refurbished updated Horizon Court was very nicely appointed. The problem was the food at lunch was not very good. There was not much variety and it didn't seem fresh. Everything seemed tired and had that leftover feeling.the space felt small as much of the room was taken up by two new pay to play restaurants for evening time. The entrainment on board was very average and lacked any imagination or appeal. Very average talent and quite old feeling. The passenger games were very crowded because there were not enough scheduled and people were searching for something to do. There were no sports broadcasts for much of the journey. The ship was fresh out of drydock but the women's public restrooms were mostly broken the entire trip. Always had to scramble to find a working public restroom when attending shows, activities or bars & restaurants. This was below average of all the Princess cruises we have been on. With about 18 cruises, we were disappointed and will not be sailing on the Caribbean Princess again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and wanting to take an east bound t/a having done several crossing west bound. Knowing the ship was coming out of dry dock gave us some concern which proved correct in our thinking. Much ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and wanting to take an east bound t/a having done several crossing west bound. Knowing the ship was coming out of dry dock gave us some concern which proved correct in our thinking. Much refurbishing was still being performed during the cruise such as carpeting still being laid down and an annoying banging/grinding noise below our cabin mid ship. Cannot understand how when you have the all inclusive beverage package the International Cafe still managed to charge us and customer service could not correct the issue, we just gave up. This has put us off from cruising with Princess in the future. Lesson learned about missing a shore excursion due to illness. You must get a doctor note in order to get you money back. Now we know but to late, out several hundred dollars. The new Club Class dinning was very nice and service superb but there is no wall between Club Class and the mdr so a lot of noise. Celebrity offers a separate dinning room which is superior and more intimate than Princess. Wise to thank Olena, Nelson and Velson for such attentive service! Vines bar was a great place to hang out prior to dinner with a glass of wine. Flynn, the bar steward knows his wines and was a blast to talk to. Overall outside of my husband getting sick with a uri and being charged for two shore excursions that were missed, I had a decent time but will probably not cruise on Princess again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
I had read that there could be problems with a ship leaving dry dock and it was true. There is no need to list everything that was wrong, but there were many things that took about five days to remedy. That being said, the prices had been ... Read More
I had read that there could be problems with a ship leaving dry dock and it was true. There is no need to list everything that was wrong, but there were many things that took about five days to remedy. That being said, the prices had been discounted drastically which did compensate for most of the problems. If this had been my first cruise on a Princess ship it would have been my last. I hope people who were on this cruise consider this when judging the line. Along with leaving dry dock, they were changing a lot of venues, menus, and how things are priced. Cruise food for the inclusive venues reflect the price of the cruise and is sort of like going to Denny's or Applebees. Many of the changes were wonderful, but when you are used to certain things being there it is an adjustment. It seems that waffles are a thing of the past along with peppermint tea being replaced by a spearmint version. I used to look forward to those items on the vacation. As Princess rolls the changes out on the rest of their older ships I hope they listen to their loyalty members regarding the changes. Many of the complaints I heard were from people who have cruised on more expensive lines and their comparisons were like comparing Morton's Steak House with Sizzler. If you want Morton's you are going to have to spend the cover and go to The Crown Grill. The staff doing the art auction we not as friendly, except the blonde, Lanna. The main auctioneer was brash. She liked to promote her non-profit in Africa, and herself. Also, other Princess ships auction staff gave free mass produced prints out for attending any events, this group didn't even give them after the last two hour auction. Many older people have problems with knees and hips and need to use an exercise bike instead of a treadmill. They only had a few bikes, they don't let the spinning bikes be used. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Embarkation was 4 hours late in starting, no heat for days despite 40 degrees outside. Numerous calls and visits to desk were put on back burner. Excursion very expensive and the worst we've ever taken. Taken to Paris given ticket ... Read More
Embarkation was 4 hours late in starting, no heat for days despite 40 degrees outside. Numerous calls and visits to desk were put on back burner. Excursion very expensive and the worst we've ever taken. Taken to Paris given ticket and when clearing security us, and several others were dumped no guide no group. Had to search for group and had no time to check out area or even to pickup a souvenir. One couple was actually left in Paris and had to take a taxi back to the boat, a 3 hour ride. Our bus and another was late getting back, but they did wait. Hopefully it'll improve, but be weary. The new bedding is nice but duvet is weird and constantly separates. New design in buffet area nice but same food and only one choice of carved meat nightly. Really disappointed with princess and this cruise. Hopefully this will improve over time. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
This was our 4th transatlantic cruise, the 3rd one on Princess. It had nice ports, 2 of them we never had visited. 14 night cruise. Ship was in dry dock 12 days in the Bahamas before we boarded. I read some of the refurbishing details, ... Read More
This was our 4th transatlantic cruise, the 3rd one on Princess. It had nice ports, 2 of them we never had visited. 14 night cruise. Ship was in dry dock 12 days in the Bahamas before we boarded. I read some of the refurbishing details, as they were replacing bedding, carpeting, lido deck eatery and some restaurants. I have been on this ship 3 previous times and actually was able to book a special cabin that we like...different than the regular shaped balcony..I always choose my cabin before making a final decision. We live in Florida now so driving to Ft. Lauderdale in a rental car was simple...On the way to the pier..I received an email that the ship was being delayed for embarkation and not to arrive until 5 pm.( We were scheduled to board about 1:30 pm) Of course we had no choice since we had to return the car and had a service take us to the port. Fortunately, the ship was there and they did take our luggage. We had to wait inside the terminal for a few hours. Considering what they had to go thru, the employees were very organized. Bottom line was we actually did not sail away until almost 10:30 pm..Dining was more or less...walk in any dining room. This was our 54th cruise so we are well seasoned cruisers. We are Platinum on Princess and also on other lines. If we had never cruised with Princess before and didn't know that they are a great cruise line...I might be disappointed on this trip concerning our cabin that we love. There were several issues right from the start. The AC would not go off...could not even adjust it...and as we were heading for cooler weather we needed to correct this problem...So, I caught a terrible cold and remained in our cabin for a few days..A worker came and did something in the ceiling panel to turn off the AC and we then had PLENTY of heat, but I wasn't going to complain it was too hot! No TV for 4 days...it was there but no picture or sound...Finally workers came in with a new TV and new cable wiring in the walls! Our key card constantly would not open our cabin...seemed it was a problem before since our cabin steward kind of knew to "jiggle" the latch...but...many times we had to go and get new cards and or have the cabin steward open it. Once even a supervisor came and he could not open it either...That lasted most of the 14 night cruise...Then there was a short problem with the toilet...Other than that......all was great! My husband was annoyed more than me...although I was the one who got sick from the AC...So, if it was your first cruise...you might have not been happy with the cruise line. All of the above never has happened to us before...Princess did comp us with a dinner in one of the pay for a fee restaurants. It was a full ship so we could not even change to another balcony cabin and I really like this one...R746... Cruise entertainment was perfect!! Great music in all the different rooms and bars. Shows nightly in the main theater. On their T/A cruises they always have a Happy Hour at 3 to 4 pm and another at 11 pm. Buy one drink get the second for $1.00...Great feature...Princess bartenders do make perfect drinks. Plus, we do get free internet minutes, according to the amount of days on the ship. Food was a bit disappointing this time..not up to par...I never considered them to be the best at sea, but decent.. Another line in the Carnival Corporation is better...won't mention the name but you would be surprised. The Lido deck where the buffets are was redone completely from top to bottom..looks better than before and a little more room. It did seem that the food that was heated could be a warmer temperature...I heard other cruisers making the same remarks about the food so it wasn't just us...it wasn't the worst we ever had on a ship. Bedding was wonderful...we were the first to use them...especially that I had to remain in my cabin for a few days...at my choice... Ports were good...stopped at the West End of Bermuda...which we have been there before. Then many sea days..before we docked in Cobh for Cork Ireland....Next day..Falmouth, England...then Le Havre, France then final destination was So Hampton. So we were extremely busy the end of the cruise...Took Princess transportation to the London airport..efficient. So, forgetting about our "cabin issues," it was another great cruise! Princess does go above and beyond to accommodate their cruisers. I am sure whoever has our cabin will not have any more problems now!! (maybe the door lock!) Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
This was our first Transatlantic voyage. The renovations to the ship were very noticeable as we had sailed twice before. Enjoyed the BBQ based Planks restaurant which replaced the Horizon buffet. They had great tasting options for ... Read More
This was our first Transatlantic voyage. The renovations to the ship were very noticeable as we had sailed twice before. Enjoyed the BBQ based Planks restaurant which replaced the Horizon buffet. They had great tasting options for breakfast and lunch at no charge. The new beds were very comfortable for us but we did hear a few people had to have a board put under the mattress. The formal dinners were wonderful as we love seafood and had plenty of choices. Only issue was delays at times but we were not in a rush most of the nights. The Broadway style shows were well done and had great singers. The featured singer and ventriloquist were great also. The ports of Bermuda, Cork, Falmouth, and LaHavre all had plenty to do if you wanted to venture on your own and we enjoyed the Famous homes tour in Bermuda. In LaHavre we were able to share a taxi for 2-3 Euros each to the train station and get a train to Paris that was very scenic and comfortable for 60 Euros roundtrip. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
After several cruises, we decided to go for a transatlantic one and see how we would like so many days at sea. We liked it a lot! We live in Florida and rented a car through Budget for drop off near the cruise pier. This worked real ... Read More
After several cruises, we decided to go for a transatlantic one and see how we would like so many days at sea. We liked it a lot! We live in Florida and rented a car through Budget for drop off near the cruise pier. This worked real well and the Budget shuttle was a good one. Since we would be flying home from London, leaving our car in parking was not an option. I would recommend Budget for everyone thinking of driving to the ship for a transatlantic. Princess had notified us that the sailing was delayed so we did not get to the pier early. When we arrived, there was a reasonable wait before we were allowed to check in. Given the circumstances, embarkation could have been a lot worse. I did find out there was a bomb scare on the ship while it was in dry dock. The loss of a day probably caused the delay in the cruise and explains why there were a number of glitches in the condition of the ship. Disembarkation was the best we have ever experienced. Kudos to Princess! We were off the ship in a flash in Southampton. The ship is quite large and beautiful. All carpets and bedding were new and some restaurants were updated as well. There was a lot of hoopla about the new beds but my wife and I thought they were uncomfortable. You should check this out with other reviewers. A big plus for Princess is their laundry rooms. We did a 10 day tour of the British Isles after the cruise, and being able to use this facility was so good. And they have irons and ironing boards, too. Other cruise lines forbid irons. We had a mini-suite which was nice. There were some electrical problems that had to be sorted out during the first few days. Issues such as this were common for the first few days and customer service was busy getting everything right. I really do feel a few more days in dry dock could have relieved this. There are 2 televisions in the cabin with 2 remotes. The units were almost next to each other, pointed in different directions. Either remote sometimes changed the channels on both televisions so this took a while to master. There is adequate space in the cabin and the balcony was nice to use the first few days (it got cold in mid Atlantic after we left Bermuda). We did like the junior suite on Royal Caribbean better because it had a large walk in closet and more space in the sitting area. But the Princess cabin met all of our needs and we liked it. Our cabin steward, Rommel was terrific and you will be lucky if you get him. I thought the dining experience was a good one. We chose 6 P.M. traditional dining and other than the expected confusion on first night, everything went well. Service was great. Michael was our waiter and he did a top notch job. We sampled World Marketplace (buffet), International cafe, The Salty Dog, tapas at Vines, Slice and the new ice cream shop. Not a bad meal to be had. Especially good was the pizza and the Princess Classic hamburger at Salty Dog. One down side to dining was that the food was just lukewarm a lot of the time. I don't know if this was a result of the dry dock but I hope Princess does address this. My dining rating has a lot to do with expectations. I paid a reasonable fare for 14 nights of sailing, dining, entertaining, etc. I did not expect gourmet dining three meals a day. If you expect more, pay more for an upscale cruise. The entertainment is what I expected and comparable to what I have seen on Royal Caribbean, NCL and Celebrity. It was entertaining and varied. We are taking an Allure of the Seas cruise this fall and I look forward to seeing their Broadway caliber shows. We really liked the movies in the Princess Theater in the afternoon. The large screen gave a movie theater experience. The movies were all recent ones. The Movies Under The Stars on the pool deck was running continuously to an empty audience as we were in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in April with a wind of 20 plus miles per hour. Service on the ship was first rate. Crew members always had a smile and were ready to help. Mid ship, Crooners lounge on deck 7 was a meeting point. Rose and Rob were favorites of cruisers. They asked for and remembered your name and your favorite drink. Ask Rose to make you an Ariani. Our favorite excursion was Normandy. I cannot explain the feeling of seeing those 10,000 headstones in the cemetery. If you do just one excursion, splurge and do this one. The Cobh excursion was good, too. Everyone should experience Blarney Castle once in your life. I found the Blarney grounds very pretty and peaceful and there were many paths and flower gardens to see. We hired a tour guide (Jon) in Cornwall and saw some very beautiful landscapes and water views as well as some quaint villages. I recommend hiring Cornwall Tour. Skip Lands End, it's a tourist trap. Would we cruise Princess again? We are booked on a Panama Canal cruise this fall on the Caribbean Princess so the answer is yes. Would we transatlantic again? Absolutely. One benefit of doing this is the elimination of jet lag on conclusion on the trip. Next time maybe we will go in the opposite direction. I have been reading Cruise Critic reviews for years and I figured it was time to join and post one myself. I hope it is helpful. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
50th Anniversary Celebration and the excellent itinerary! We booked this cruise to celebrate our 50th anniversary and husband's birthday! We loved the itinerary because we were able to see ports never visited before! We love sea ... Read More
50th Anniversary Celebration and the excellent itinerary! We booked this cruise to celebrate our 50th anniversary and husband's birthday! We loved the itinerary because we were able to see ports never visited before! We love sea days and this cruise gave us lots of relaxing, unhurried days to do whatever we wanted....or to do nothing at all. The food was very good but the staff makes any cruise good or bad! Our waiter and Jr. waiter were excellent. They did everything and more to make sure our dining experience was memorable! Our cabin steward was so efficient. He cleaned when we were away and turned our covers down while we dined at night. We love cruising and feel it's the best value for our money. We always meet new friends from all over the world and this diversity adds to the enjoyment of our cruise. Princess is committed to making each cruise special and this one was special for us! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
I always wanted to go on a trans alantic cruise and found it a very relaxing way to cross the ocean. The Princess Caribbean was a great ship and lots to do during the day or night. I didnt really like the upgrade or re-do of the buffet on ... Read More
I always wanted to go on a trans alantic cruise and found it a very relaxing way to cross the ocean. The Princess Caribbean was a great ship and lots to do during the day or night. I didnt really like the upgrade or re-do of the buffet on Lido deck, less choices to eat, but I really enjoyed dining in the palm dining room for breakfast, supper.I always wanted to see Paris, but it was real cold, but no rain. Wales port was great, their was alot to see around Falmouth port. Ireland was a great stay in port also enjoyed the pubs at the port we stopped in.Bermuda was a great port also, we enjoyed just visiting the area around the port, but did take a local bus to the town , but took the ferry back to the princess ship at the dock, I would recommend the ferry over the bus. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
The TransAtlantic cruise was no more than average. Also, the stop at Lerwick was cancelled due to adverse sea conditions - nothing the ship could have done about that. Food was nothing special, and various national foods left a lot to ... Read More
The TransAtlantic cruise was no more than average. Also, the stop at Lerwick was cancelled due to adverse sea conditions - nothing the ship could have done about that. Food was nothing special, and various national foods left a lot to be desired! Service staff at the Horizon and International were exceptionally helpful - no criticism there. Entertainment - the so-called "comedian" should never have been booked on a cruise-ship. His idea of comedy was to make disgusting fun of the Royal Family and any other name he could think of. We, and others, walked out on him. Americans were shocked. His name - Rikky Jay. No-one I have met since the cruise, has ever heard of him. No wonder!! Princess is a company that has the Royal Family to launch its ships. Then again, that is what British "comedy" had come down to - "urine extraction". (Me being polite). Other entertainment was a bit lacking. A singer, Rob Lewis (probably good) was drowned out by the ships orchestra. The best entertainment was the night of the Crew Talent Show and American comedian George Casey. Now for the bad. Future Cruise assistant - she could do with some more training! Booked a future cruise on this ship but as a Christmas cruise in Caribbean. She told us that the price shown in the book was the total price. When we got home, I contacted Princess at Southampton to confirm that all four passengers were booked - only to be told that Future Cruise had only booked two, and that the finance department had cancelled the booking for non-payment of deposit. We were not told anything about this on the ship, and to cap it, Southampton added a "Package" that was, according to the book, included in the price, as confirmed by Future Sales - only to be told that there was some small (minute) print that says it was the price of a cruise a year previous. No apology for being given the wrong information, or notification that our booking was cancelled. Will we book with Princess in the future? Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Normally love TA as there is so much to do on the sea days. The ports were enjoyable which made up for lack of sea day activities. Still don't understand why Princess has given up on organized bridge or having a bridge teacher. ... Read More
Normally love TA as there is so much to do on the sea days. The ports were enjoyable which made up for lack of sea day activities. Still don't understand why Princess has given up on organized bridge or having a bridge teacher. Happily the ship is going in for dry dock in March as the rooms need updating as the cabinet drawers were constantly opening and closing when the seas weren't even that rough. Can't believe our ocean view cabin only had 1 large nightstand and we had to have the room done with twin set up as the double bed setup won't allow you to get out of the bed on both sides. The new mattresses were the highlight of the room. Our wait staff was great as usual but our room steward seemed overworked since he also had the deck 6 suites. The worst part was it took 4 days to get our laundry turned around which is one of the best parts of being elite but very disappointing on this ship and we've done TA at least 6 times and never encountered this problem before. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Caribbean Princess is getting old! The ship does need some redo of their cabins but the itinerary on this cruise was fantastic. the cruise staff need to come up with more interesting and different things to do on the days at sea. the ... Read More
Caribbean Princess is getting old! The ship does need some redo of their cabins but the itinerary on this cruise was fantastic. the cruise staff need to come up with more interesting and different things to do on the days at sea. the lecturer was great. Food was same as usual which is ok. The cruise did provide what was expected and the usual Princess standard. We did not use any Princess excursions but did use the other friends we found on Cruise Critic roll call to make side tours that turned out to be great. The people who joined us for the side trips were great and very friendly. Using Cruise Critic roll call was a big help in determining our side tours. The service on board ship was fine. There needs to be better use of their different venues. The entertainment was great. Loved the production shows. I would love to go again with hopes that the weather would be better!! Looking forward to our next Princess cruise. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Caribbean Princess Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.5 4.2
Dining 4.0 3.9
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.5 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.8
Family 3.5 3.8
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.7
Enrichment 3.5 3.3
Service 4.0 4.2
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 3.0 4.2

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