12 Princess Crown Princess Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises to Caribbean - All

I chose the cruise for the ports and these ports of call because we had not been there before. We had cruised on Princess line before and gone on more than 20 cruises in the past, but this time had an exceptional 10 days and the vacation ... Read More
I chose the cruise for the ports and these ports of call because we had not been there before. We had cruised on Princess line before and gone on more than 20 cruises in the past, but this time had an exceptional 10 days and the vacation exceeded my expectations. This trip was great for the value we received. Yes, the decor was a little "tired" but the crew and their energy far made up for the old decor. We laughed, we played, we learned new things, we had a great week. I loved the crew and their hard work at keeping the ship clean. The food was exceptional in the dining room. The singers and dancers were excellent. They have a 24 hour International cafe were you can pick up cookies or pastries or desserts or even a light lunch. The medallion made the embarking process super fast. The cooking show with the gallery tour is something not to be missed. Very entertaining and enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
we were looking for a 10 day cruise with good hot weather, which we did get. We have been on this ship before and it has since been refurbished but I'm not sure what parts. It seemed exactly the same as 10 years ago. Maybe the ... Read More
we were looking for a 10 day cruise with good hot weather, which we did get. We have been on this ship before and it has since been refurbished but I'm not sure what parts. It seemed exactly the same as 10 years ago. Maybe the specialty restaurants which we did not go to. The cabins were exactly the same but with very mushy beds. We chose twin beds which were extremely small and too soft. They had very heavy duvets on the beds which might have ok on a trans ocean crossing but far too hot for the caribbean. The ports we went to were just ok. Bonair was very interesting. We took a ship excursion in Grenada but the driver just took us to each stop and opened the door to the van and told us nothing. I complained at the ship but they just apologized. At St.Thomas we would have had to take a taxi to town which was charging $5. per person for approx.2miles. We didn't bother. The Princess Cays was very nice. A nice time to swim in the ocean. Entertainment is very good on the Princess which is one of the reasons we keep coming back, but I would go on a newer ship if we do it again. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We chose this cruise since there were some islands on the itinerary that we hadn't been to before. We love the crew on the Crown so we wanted to sail on her again and this was our 4th time on her! We live in NE Florida so for a ... Read More
We chose this cruise since there were some islands on the itinerary that we hadn't been to before. We love the crew on the Crown so we wanted to sail on her again and this was our 4th time on her! We live in NE Florida so for a change we drove down to port the morning of the sailing. We parked our car at the Park N Cruise and caught the shuttle to port. We arrived around 11:45 and were onboard by Noon, just in time to get lunch in DaVinci dining room! Easy peasy! Our cabin was on Baja Deck, midship. Nice cabin, in very nice condition except for the AC...our cabin was very warm and it wouldn't cool down. I always bring a small battery operated fan so that helped. The "ventilation worker" came to our cabin a few times and customer service followed up several time to see how the cabin temp was. It did get a wee bit better and the last day they offered us some obc credit to make up for the issue. Our room steward, John was quick and efficient! We sailed on the Crown 25 day sailing in the Med last October and the food in the dining room was not good. This time however, the meals in the dining room were very good! Not a bad meal for the whole 10 days! Very impressed by the change! Our waiter and assistant waiter were both friendly and efficient! The new "late dining" time was 7:15 but they opened the doors at 7:05 most nights. The new time fit with what we like to do onboard and if you want to make it to one of the shows(9:15), it works well We ate in Crown Grill the first formal night, and it was lovely as usual! However, they rolled out the new wine list on our sailing and when we ordered a bottle in the Crown, they had a hard time finding it...took 20 minutes! We did try some of the new wines and were very pleased with our selections. We played Trivia several times and actually won 3-4 times! We attended several of the game shows which are always fun! We went to Kareoke and the Voice of the Ocean audiions and that is always entertaining! The cruise director staff was great! We particularly enjoyed Allwynn and Song! Very fun and funny! We didn't go to any of the shows in the Princess theater having seen many of them on our October cruise. We went to a few in the Explorers lounge and they were good. I played Bingo twice and was very dissappointed with the higher priced packages...even higher than just 5 months ago! And I found the hard sell on the "tablets" to be extremely irritating. Smallest tablet package was $69!!! Won't be playing bingo anywhere near as much as I used to. Very disappointing....but I must say this was the only real downside to this sailing. For one of the few times, we booked all Princess tours and they were good to excellent. Whale Watching in Dominica was a real highlight! And we also ventured to a sailing on the "AquaSpace" vessel, a one-of-a- kind 40 year old exploring boat that Jacque Cousteau used for some of his explorations! Very interesting and different! In Aruba the DePalm island beach break was nice and relaxing and included drinks and lunch. Overall, we found the Crown to be even better than before and it was reflected in being voted #2 ship in the fleet only behind the Regal! The health inspectors came onbaord mid cruise and gave the Crown 99 points!! That's really saying something for a ship as old as the Crown! I give credit to the Hotel General Manager, Andreas Pitsch for all the quality improvements....he is doing an excellent job! We will definitely sail on the Crown again! Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
We wanted a relaxing time away and to warm up!!!. The crew was exceptional especially in the bars and international cafe The Salty Dog Grill had exceptional grilled food and offered a good variety. It could be substituted for main course ... Read More
We wanted a relaxing time away and to warm up!!!. The crew was exceptional especially in the bars and international cafe The Salty Dog Grill had exceptional grilled food and offered a good variety. It could be substituted for main course if you don't want buffet or dining room. The dining room breakfast was good far better than dinner. Service at dinner was always slow. We really enjoyed the buffet. The dinner was different each night with a theme from different countries. It was exceptional. Dining room sit down was so so. Entertainment was fantastic and they offered a variety of venues nightly. The singer and dancers on this ship were very good and voices paired up very well. The highlights were the comedian and the ventriloquist. The both did two shows with the ship using the smaller venue stage which worked out great as they staggered start times between them and the main show in the princess theater. The ports were varied and offered a variety of choices to everyone. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Our cruise gang chose this cruise because of the less frequently visited islands on the trip. We enjoyed the 10 day cruise with 4 adjoining balcony cabins on Caribe deck. The extra large balconies allowed the 8 of us to gather together ... Read More
Our cruise gang chose this cruise because of the less frequently visited islands on the trip. We enjoyed the 10 day cruise with 4 adjoining balcony cabins on Caribe deck. The extra large balconies allowed the 8 of us to gather together both morning for coffee from international café and evening over wine we brought along! We experienced the gambit from a day at the beach in Antiqua to our catamaran sail in St. Kitts. The crew was both entertaining and helpful in every way. The wine drinkers in our group enjoyed Vines bar and the beer drinkers liked the wheelhouse bar before dinner. We enjoyed both Crown Grill for awesome steaks and Sabatini's for delicious Italian ,as well as the dining room for excellent dinners. We found the entertainment to be varied enough for our group ,but the comedian was outstanding and we enjoyed both of his shows!! We found the crew to be fun loving and helpful in every way. We will be sailing with Princess again very soon. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
I chose this cruise because it was a 10 day cruise and our friends have not been to these islands but we have seen them before. We drove to Ft. Lauderdale so embarkation and disembarkation was easy. Easy parking as well. Our favorite ... Read More
I chose this cruise because it was a 10 day cruise and our friends have not been to these islands but we have seen them before. We drove to Ft. Lauderdale so embarkation and disembarkation was easy. Easy parking as well. Our favorite island is Aruba and St. Thomas. Grand Turk was great. Not a fan of Dominica or Grenada. We went on 4 excursions and they were ok. This is our 3rd cruise on Princess. The ship is older but doesn’t show it. I prefer the smaller ships. Went on the Oasis and it’s just too big. Horizon buffet is very good however trying to find a table was very hard. Need more smaller tables for 4 people. 2 people would table up a whole table for 6 to 8. We do Anytime dining. We always got right in. Not a fan of the food however. We only went 3 times. I feel people go to this dining if they are first time cruisers. Not worth getting all dressed up to go to this type of dining. Loved the Steakhouse! Liked the pizza and burger restaurants. Also we were disappointed with the Crab dinner you pay extra for. Did this dinner on another ship and it was fantastic. Pool is very COLD but nice. Movies and music by the pool VERY LOUD! Can’t even talk to your friends. Not relaxing by the pool with entertainment blaring. My cabin steward Mario was fantastic! Answered every question. Room was nice and clean. Loved the layout of room. Outdoor bartenders were great but not enough people walking around to get you drinks. Been on a cruise 8 times and I would rate this one a 7. Did not go to any entertainment or casino. Casino smelled like smoke. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
My husband and I won this cruise at our Jack casino in Cincinnati, Ohio. This was the first time we cruised with Princess cruise line. We have enjoyed over 25 cruises over the last 25 years with Carnival, Royal Carribbean, Norwegian, ... Read More
My husband and I won this cruise at our Jack casino in Cincinnati, Ohio. This was the first time we cruised with Princess cruise line. We have enjoyed over 25 cruises over the last 25 years with Carnival, Royal Carribbean, Norwegian, Holland America and Celebrity. We flew into FLL airport day of the cruise and took a taxi to cruise terminal. The Princess Cruise line is extremely organized and we moved thru the embarkment process very quickly with employees stationed throughout telling us what to do and how to get aboard ship. We arrived around 1130 at the terminal and were aboard ship by 1pm. We ate at main dining room every night except for formal nights. Check the formal dress code before going to make sure you have the right clothing packed. Entertainment was fantastic, cruise director and his staff were great as well. The were all kinds of activities planned daily. Service both forcabin, di ing room and bar service was phenomenal. Disembarkation was well organized, painless and option to have Princess transfer our luggage to airport and check it for us was a pleasant surprise. We are in our early 60s and noticed most of the passengers appeared to be in their 70s on this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We chose this ship for ports or call and length of trip. We loved all the tucked away areas on the ship. The Sanctuary was quiet and enjoyable, we booked it for three half days. The restaurants were fantastic and the service provided by ... Read More
We chose this ship for ports or call and length of trip. We loved all the tucked away areas on the ship. The Sanctuary was quiet and enjoyable, we booked it for three half days. The restaurants were fantastic and the service provided by Antonio and Anthony was five star. We never visited any specialty restaurant because the food in the main dinning room was so delicious. Behind the fitness center is a free unisex sauna and steam room that can be used free of charge. The TRX classes lead by Dan were outstanding. We enjoyed the outside jogging track on 18 as long as people walking didn't get in the way. The shows were very good and we enjoyed all of them. The ports of call were our favorite. We went to Pirates Cove in Barbados, The Marriott in St. Kitts and in St. Lucia we did the "Joy Tour Excursion". They took us to the mud baths, waterfalls and finished up with a delicious local meal. Our tour guys Captain Phil, Nano and Jonathan were polite, informative and fun. Our least favorite excursion was in Antigua. We visited Church Valley Beach which was disappointing because the bar service and food were horrible and way overpriced. The steep slope to enter and exit the water was challenging for the ederly. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Right time of year, very clean ship, dinning room too noisey and limited menu while they only offered a limited offering. Yhey tried top sell the up-grade menu from Crown Room - very tacky! Buffet selection and quality was excellent. ... Read More
Right time of year, very clean ship, dinning room too noisey and limited menu while they only offered a limited offering. Yhey tried top sell the up-grade menu from Crown Room - very tacky! Buffet selection and quality was excellent. State room was very nice, however shower too small and only had a fixed shower head not a hand held option. Seating in buffet was too limited and there was no encouraagement to share tables. Tables for 6+ only had one or ywo guests - a waste guests should be able to indicate they are willing to share. Several ports are "Carnival manufactured properties" which limites private vendors from providing exciursions (they claimed Carnival demanded 50% charge to go on property). This limites convienient access from local environments - bars, shop, resturants, etc. In some locations it is a mile plus walk just to get off the property. Also prices and shopping options expensive and not reflective of the country - one might as well stay on the ship. The least Carnival could offer would be a minimum charge or free shuttle to the town or at least the property entrance to give local vendors and guests an opportiunity to get away from these manufacture4de ports. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
-The cabin and common spaces were well laid out and polished. -The service was overall very good. -Evening entertainment was mixed, both very good and some average -The daily programmes were good but scheduling was not well ... Read More
-The cabin and common spaces were well laid out and polished. -The service was overall very good. -Evening entertainment was mixed, both very good and some average -The daily programmes were good but scheduling was not well thought out. eg last day had a lot of interesting things but the day before last was boring. -Large outdoor movie screen by one of the pool decks was great. -My kids 19-23 enjoyed the cruise thoroughly as there were plenty in their age group even though the bulk of the crowds were old. -Shore excursions were ridiculously expensive especially if you are a family of 5. How about some family rates instead of pp rates please? Go with local tour operators at less than half the price. 6 shore stops on this 10-day cruise, very good. -Buffet food and snacks were good but food menu and quality in main dining halls were patchy and mostly average. exception the creme brulee. -Fitness area was large and good, some Norwegian and RCI ships can have small areas. However, the spa was as with all these ships very expensive - avoid. Good nightclub layout but music /DJ average. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Because I went on Princess Two years ago and it was great. The Crown Princess should have been buried at sea. Mildew in the ceiling on 15 and tile missing showing pipes. Balcony table should have been thrown away and replaced with new one. ... Read More
Because I went on Princess Two years ago and it was great. The Crown Princess should have been buried at sea. Mildew in the ceiling on 15 and tile missing showing pipes. Balcony table should have been thrown away and replaced with new one. Drawers in cabin stucked everyday. My cabin steward was polite but not any good st all. My waiter , asst. waiter and head waiter were excellent. The food was good. The staff on 15 were great also. Someone found my water bottle on the ship and either threw it away or kept it. Coffee on 15 and formal dining was horrible. Embarkation was long and unorganized. It took a very long time. Guess service was great. This survey is time consuming and unnecessary. I feel that nothing will be done about my conserns. If the Crown Princess had been my first time using Princess it would have been my last time. The disembarkment was great. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We had a great time aboard the Crown Princess! It was are honeymoon cruise 5 years ago, and this we considered are second honeymoon, and Princess did not let us down. The service in the dinning room was excellent and the food was as ... Read More
We had a great time aboard the Crown Princess! It was are honeymoon cruise 5 years ago, and this we considered are second honeymoon, and Princess did not let us down. The service in the dinning room was excellent and the food was as usual superb! We set said in not so great weather on Sat March 25th, are ship was smart and waited until 7pm to leave Fort Lauderdale as the storm was bad. Once underway the fun and relaxation began! The first port was Antigua and Barbuda, we booked an excursion thru Princess (I highly recommend this way for excursions, simply said you get what you pay for!) it was to an exclusive beach. It took my breath away, it was right out of a movie, gorgeous! The next port was St. Kitts and Nevis, another lovely spot. We did as "do as you please day", and St. Kitts did not disappoint, lovely town and great locals to help guide us with a smile! Then we were off to St. Thomas as the 3rd stop, we booked an excursion again thru Princess. We went on a ferry to St. John and had a great day of food and fun. Lovey town, and the best smoothie I have ever in my life, by the nicest lady that had a road side stand. The last port was Grand Turk. We had an excursion to tour the island and the tour guide was terrific! Princess really knows how to pick the best excursions. We ate on Grand Turk at Margarita Vill (Jimmy Buffet's Place) I was very disappointed as the food was terrible as well as the service. Never do that restaurant again. We had a great surprise back on the ship as our travel agent told the cruise line that this was an anniversary trip. They broke out the balloons and sang to us in the dinning room. Even a special dessert just for us! We love Princess and will now ONLY sail with them. In the past we have tried Royal Caribbean, and between the nora virus on both sailing we had with them and the long lines, the bad cold food, and missing all the shows because we did not get tickets for them and all the kids.....we are done with them! They just have way too many people on them to be fun. On Princess we feel special and are treated like gold. No long lines, no bad food, and we saw every show! Are Cabin steward was a dream, he was so on top of everything and made us feel like family. There may be no "towel animals" on the bed at night, as a previous traveler stated, but at least Princess sheets are clean and have not been used for 6,000 people! Movies under the Stars on Princess is always a good time, new movies with a cozy blanket and cookies, now that is way to relax! All and all we have great time when we cruise with Princess. We go once a year and highly recommend them! Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Crown Princess Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.5 4.1
Dining 4.0 3.8
Entertainment 4.0 3.6
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.8
Family 4.5 3.8
Shore Excursion 5.0 3.7
Enrichment 4.0 3.4
Service 4.5 4.2
Value For Money 4.0 3.8
Rates 4.0 4.1

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