66 Princess Crown Princess Entertainment Cruise Reviews

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
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
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
I chose this cruise because I wanted to do a Trans Atlantic Crossing. The crossing was fun and relaxing at the same time. The cruise staff were outstanding. I enjoyed the food very much. There was always a great selection and ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I wanted to do a Trans Atlantic Crossing. The crossing was fun and relaxing at the same time. The cruise staff were outstanding. I enjoyed the food very much. There was always a great selection and something for everyone. We dined at the steak house which was very good and I would do this again. Our ports of call were amazing. We stopped in Madeira Portugal, Gibraltar, and 3 places in Spain. I would definitely return to Spain! One day in Barcelona is not enough! Our only complaint was that the ship was coming out of dry dock and wasn't ready. Our boarding was delayed longer then anticipated and the ship wasn't ready. The pools weren't open until the 2nd day of the voyage. There were many areas of the ship that hadn't been cleaned up properly from the work and that were not finished and were still being maintained. The worse thing was the smell of varnish. This is something that should have been left for a time when there were no passengers on board. Overall I had a great time regardless of the ship's state. This was my 3rd cruise with Princes. Their staff go above and beyond to please which makes me want to keep cruising with them. Also the fact that you get financial perks for returning. As long as the price point stays where it is or improves, I will cruise with Princess again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
This is our 4th cruise with Princess and again, a fun time. We usually sail the Med but took our first Caribbean cruise to get out of the New England cold/snow. Onboarding was a breeze, our balcony cabin was all ready for us when we got on ... Read More
This is our 4th cruise with Princess and again, a fun time. We usually sail the Med but took our first Caribbean cruise to get out of the New England cold/snow. Onboarding was a breeze, our balcony cabin was all ready for us when we got on board. A note about cabins on Crown Princess, if you want the best balconies, make sure you are on deck 10 - Caribe. These balconies are twice the size of the rest. We did anytime dining for the first time (we usually do late seating) and since it was just the two of us, it worked perfectly. We never waited for a table and we never had to share a table. We made 4 stops: St. Kitts, lovely - go to Carambola Beach Club - very nice beach, Antiqua, our highlight of the trip, we went to Half Moon beach and it was wonderful, St Thomas - still needs alot of work and Grand Turk - what a dump. I am not sure why Princess bothers to stop at Grand Turk, it is a cespool of an island. Lowest point of the trip. Just one gross, disgusting bar after the next with abandoned houses all around. The ship's personnel again were top notch - shout out to the Cruise Director, Corey, we have not idea how he keeps the pace up all day long but the entertainment is truly fun and another highlight. Don't forget to hit Pub Lunch on the Sea day, Fish n' Chips always great with a pint of guinness. The ship has put in some "pop-up" restaurants that are worth passing on. The Main Dining Room is still the best choice. Disembarkment was a breeze as well. Princess does not have a good incentive right now to book another cruise (they use to have strong on-board credits to reserve - only $50 per person now) so I am considering looking at other ships as the Med itineraries are repetitive to what we have already seen. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Some friends decided on a cruise based on ports of call and price. This year, Crown Princess won out with ports of Curacao, Aruba and Bonnaire. Overall, a pretty good cruise. Princess is good but not really exceptional. Overall, quite ... Read More
Some friends decided on a cruise based on ports of call and price. This year, Crown Princess won out with ports of Curacao, Aruba and Bonnaire. Overall, a pretty good cruise. Princess is good but not really exceptional. Overall, quite satisfied and good value. I would return to Princess but it is not my preferred cruise line. The service in the dining room was good, as was the food. The cabin cleaning crew was excellent, refreshing our room regularly. Entertainment, namely, the singers, dancers and musicians and comedians, was excellent, possibly best from any cruise that I had been on. Like so many other cruises, there never seemed to be enough lounges by the pool area. The music around the pool was sometimes too loud for reading or talking or snoozing. The disk jockey was very good and offered to play requests. The embarkation was very quick, as was the dis-embarkation. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Our family reunion group of 8 people wanted a warm climate and interesting islands to visit. This cruise was on a week we all had available. We did not really care where it went, just warm weather was important. Accommodations for 91 ... Read More
Our family reunion group of 8 people wanted a warm climate and interesting islands to visit. This cruise was on a week we all had available. We did not really care where it went, just warm weather was important. Accommodations for 91 year old Mother in a wheel chair were good. Meals great no matter where we ate in dining rooms, Horizon or Grill. Service staff were EXCELLENT. My favorite feature was the International Cafe, open 24 hours near the central Atrium. Nice music there, opportunity to paint and take steel drum classes. Cabin C416 was fairly spacious, lots of closet space and drawers. Mattress was great. I should have asked for a top sheet. Stacy the masseuse, and Brandon, the acupuncturist were excellent. Life jacket/Safety drill sadly was a joke. Holland America Eurodam makes it much more detailed and stresses the importance--has roll call at your station. I liked Princess and would cruise again with them. I still believe I have more learning opportunities on Holland America. I'm not a pool and hot tub person. I like to take classes,hear lectures and learn something. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We are experienced cruisers with 27 previous cruises on various cruise lines. On this cruise, we were part of a large "special group" of 800 music fans. Due to our special activities, we did not have time to experience a lot of ... Read More
We are experienced cruisers with 27 previous cruises on various cruise lines. On this cruise, we were part of a large "special group" of 800 music fans. Due to our special activities, we did not have time to experience a lot of the extra Princess offerings like the spa, gym, bingo, etc. Embarkation went smoothly, especially since our whole group had priority boarding. We were on the ship around noon, they told us rooms would be ready by 2:00 pm, but they were actually ready shortly after 1:00 pm. Luggage arrived later, but in plenty of time to unpack and change before dinner. Disembarkation was smooth until you got to the terminal. It was a zoo there and some of the agents in the terminal were downright surly. We have Global Entry and, even though Ft. Lauderdale does not have Global Entry kiosks, they do have a special line for Global Entry and Mobile Passport. If you do not have Global Entry, get the Mobile Passport App for your phone and use it. We must have by-passed 300 people and ended up with only one couple ahead of us at the Customs booth. The ship is lovely. Seems that maybe the on-board shopping has been decreased, but not sure. Not as many "atrium" sales on inexpensive items as some other ships. We had anytime dining and always asked for a table for two. We ate late (around 9:00 pm) and never had to wait for a table more than a minute or two. One server in the DaVinci Dining Room was the best we've ever had on any cruise, in any venue. He was just top-notch. (Ask for Milan, table #450, DaVinci Dining Room). Other servers were a bit hit or miss. All were pleasant, but many of them did things that just weren't right, like reaching from the wrong side to serve or clear plates or reaching all the way across the table instead of walking to the other side. Not awful, just not the top-notch service we expected and it happened at most every dining room meal other than those where Milan served us. Food was excellent. No complaints at all. Buffet desserts were fairly ordinary, but the cookies were yummy ;-) We had one meal in the Crown Grill ($29 upcharge). My lamb chops were perfect, but my husband's filet has a lot of gristle and sinew and was pretty chewy in places. Try the garlic fries! Of all the ships we've been on, I think the ancillary entertainers were the very best! The productions shows were very good, but not outstanding. However, the lounge piano player (AJ Clarke) was excellent as were all the other ship entertainers. Our cabin (D323) is a mini-suite and was adequately spacious. No complaints at all. However, our cabin attendant was the worst we've ever had. When we first entered the cabin, we found a hat on the top shelf, left by the previous occupants and, as we unpacked, we found a laundry ticket on a closet shelf, a white pill on the floor, along with a toothpick and a pen from Residence Inns. Also, hair on the balcony table, obviously hadn't been cleaned, and mold in the shower grout until the second to the last day of the cruise when she finally bleached it out. As Ruby level, we were supposed to get complimentary champagne on embarkation. She left 1 glass of champagne on the counter, although there were two of us. We had no ice bucket or ice for the first two days, kept asking for that and robes. Finally got them late the next day. One thing we did notice was that the crew was not as friendly as on other ships and, if they were going somewhere (or pushing a cart), you'd better get out of their way because they were not going to divert their path to accommodate you. Also, all public restrooms had brass plaques that said to prevent the spread of illness to use a paper towel to open the door and throw the paper into the receptacle provided, except most rest rooms did not have a receptacle, so there was no way to do what they suggested. We did no shore excursions. Amber Cove was a new port to us. It is lovely. We would definitely be happy to see it on our itinerary in the future. All in all, a very nice cruise, with just a little slippage in the dining room service from other cruises and a definite problem with the room attendant. She was polite and nice, just needs more training and needs to pay attention to details. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
the staff were all very much into a great cruising experience for the passengers. the cruise director Corey was on top of his game with providing a fun time the whole cruise. The ABC islands were enchanting and welcoming. the seas were ... Read More
the staff were all very much into a great cruising experience for the passengers. the cruise director Corey was on top of his game with providing a fun time the whole cruise. The ABC islands were enchanting and welcoming. the seas were like glass and the food was as good as the nightly entertainment. Boarding and disembarkation were smooth, just like they always are.The ship is clean and the only complaint is the WIFI not reaching our room and being verry slow. the double beds need top cover to get rid of split. the evening pre dinner activities for the Platinum and elites were very nice and so was the welcome aboard. the pools were clean and had plenty of lounge chairs and towels. he ship was well maintained and had little to none wobble even in rough seas.The buffet was always well stocked and the pizza is as good as New York pizza Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
This sea day intensive 8 day cruise was very relaxing. We chose this cruise because we have not been to Bon Aire before and were looking for something warm during our home state’s cold months. We set sail from Fort Lauderdale. I will ... Read More
This sea day intensive 8 day cruise was very relaxing. We chose this cruise because we have not been to Bon Aire before and were looking for something warm during our home state’s cold months. We set sail from Fort Lauderdale. I will be as honest as I can. With that being said this is not our first time on The Crown and we are also Elite cruisers. We have noted a number of things have changed both prior and during the cruise. Our last cruise was just seven months ago to Alaska. We flew Delta Air going down and it was very easy and getting our luggage was very smooth. We could not get into the hotel we prefer to stay in so we were at Hilton on 17th just outside the marina. This was our first (and our last) time in this hotel. As you know there are many hotels that are quite expensive in the immediate area. We like just outside the port for many reasons. Everything is in walking distance and very convenient. Currently Carabbas has “happy hour” from 3-6 if you sit in the bar area and this includes drinks and appetizers for half price. You can easily eat your fill very inexpensively. Walgreens, Publix, Winn Dixie and a Ross is just minutes away so if you forget something you can get whatever you need. One of the best reasons to stay so close is that you can walk onto the ship yourself rather than pay for another taxi ride. If you aren’t taking a ton of luggage walking on will save you easily 20 plus dollars. We have in the past had a hotel tell us you could not walk on and wanted 20 dollars pp to ride to the port. Not true and a good way to save yourself a few dollars to spend elsewhere. Hilton was much more inexpensive than where we normally stay but we wanted to keep in the area. We saved more than 150 dollars per night, however, this hotel is showing its wear and Is lacking a bit of elbow grease. Staff were very effective but even the mini fridge in our hotel was not even working. In fairness, they did give us free cold drinks at the bar to compensate. There is Einsteins Bagels within a few minutes walking distance for breakfast and Starbucks next door. After walking up to the pier we were able to hand over our bags to the porter. They will ask you for a tip but will tell you it isn’t required. I asked a Princess Employee and they said a dollar a bag is pretty typical. Getting on the ship was super easy and dropping off your carry on’s is simple once onboard. Usually boarding after 1 pm your wait times are reduced. Once onboard employees will ask you if you would like one of the drink packages. From our own personal experience the coffee card is worth the thirty dollars you pay for it. We do not typically pay for the soda card because part of being Elite does set up a mini wet bar in your room and we don’t drink a ton of soda. The Adult Beverage package is almost 70 dollars per day and covers drinks I believe up to 12 dollars per drink. Do the math and decide how much alcohol you will drink per day as it may not be worth it for you to buy the package. The International Cafe always has wonderful fare and you can get a quick sandwich (warm or cold) along with soup or salad. Remember this location as i think you will visit it often. It is always open so if you are up late it may be the place to go. We had an obstructed outside cabin an it was wonderfully positioned on Emerald deck in the middle of the ship. Everything was super handy to get to. Crown Princess is a very classically appointed ship and doesn’t have a lot of the newer bells and whistles so it may not be perfect for young active kids. It is a very quiet, relaxing ship for us it has just the right amount of amenities. We choose to do the late traditional seating. The benefit of this is that your wait staff gets to know your needs and your likes and they strive to make you comfortable and satisfied. We have done “anytime” before and did not care for the constant reintroducing yourself to passengers and staff. Late seating gives you enough time to get back from the islands and prepare for dinner without rushing. Dining is pretty steadily good fare. We believe it is good enough not to pay the surcharge to go to the speciality restaurants. They have a wide variety of foods and a “standard” menu so if you don’t like what is on that night you can have steak or chicken or pasta instead. I am a vegetarian and cruise after cruise you know what is being served. It would be nice if they had a variety or changed up the menu. Some of the dishes are better than the others. My husband’s favorite night is the 2nd Formal Night where they offer escargot, lobster and prawns and Beef Wellington. They have removed things that I think were a bit spendy like soufflés. They only offer that once during an eight day cruise. Rolls are half the size of what they once were and rather than put out butter they sort of dole it out on an as needed basis. What we do enjoy about Princess is they are not afraid to employ comedians for their shows. We have seen some of the best comedians on these ships. Movies Under the Stars (MUTS) sadly is not what it once was. They used to have pretty close to first run movies every night but that is not the case anymore. We are not fans of the musicals and broadway productions. Sea days have many fun activities. We enjoy the trivia. There are plenty of pools and hot tubs. There are movies either outside at MUTS or in the Princess Theater. The cruise staff are quite interactive and put on different demonstrations. We enjoy the Martini demonstrations. But they also do food carving and have wine tastings. Whatever your pleasure. The choice of islands are usually very enjoyable. This cruise was Curacao, Aruba and Bon Aire. All of which were excellent. We did the Dune Buggies, Hato Caves and “Ostrich Farm”. The off road vehicles were wonderful and Princes caught the fact that we bought 2 tickets and you only needed one ticket for two people on this excursion which was very refreshing. The hike to the caves were absolutely worth it but arrival at the Ostrich Farm supposedly the tour “did not include tix to the farm” so we went to the souvenir shop at the Ostrich Farm and waited for the tour bus. This was very disappointing and telling the tour desk the fact that we were “there for 20 minutes” and no one else complained I guess means nothing. I guess when you advertise specifically for the farm if no one else says anything then it did not happen. Aruba had a beautiful tour that was on the Mi Duschi and included 3 snorkel stops, snorkeling over the WWII Antilla ship wreck, a hot lunch and a ship “swing” was more than fun. And finally at Bon Aire we did the glass bottom Kayaking to the marine “reef” was super fun. If you do this please have sand shoes or water sandals the shore is very rocky and sharp. You do about a 3/4 mile kayak up then swim an then back. It isn’t hard but you can’t be a total couch potato. The reef snorkel was amazing. I am not sure I have EVER seen so many fish and so many different types. All islands are very clean and the locals are wonderful. Our cabin steward was not up to par as they have been in the past. We like to tip upfront to ensure prompt and service that excels but this time that did not work. It was probably the most disappointed in service we have ever had. But dining service was above and beyond. We did eat at Sabatnni’s Italian this time. Service was great. But for the surcharge the food was not worth it. We would have had better food in the dining room. We ate at the Italian restaurant when they first opened these speciality dining rooms and the fun of it initially was that you would get a little bite of all the antipasta’s and got to taste more of what they offered. Now you order like you do at a regular restaurant and food was not impressive at all. Maybe the Crown Grill (Steak) would be different. The Pub Lunch they offer on two different sea days with British flair has always been good and I would recommend trying it. There is no cost on Pub Lunch days. There is now “Salty Dog” Gastro Pub in the evening for a couple of hours that has a surcharge but we did not try it. The fee was minimal (12 dollars I believe) so I would give it a try maybe next time. It was a great cruise. Very relaxing and worth every penny we paid. Knowing this I’d recommend this itinerary and ship. I would also like to recommend really sticking to a particular line for loyalty benefits. Elite (15 cruises) you get free mini bar set up, certain amount of free internet minutes, free dry cleaning, no waiting in lines, captains parties, free special hor devoures every night prior to dinner so something to strive for whichever line you choose. My husband and I enjoy Princess and we find it a very relaxing line. We can do as much or as little as we like but there isn’t pushing and shoving, small amount of children, you don’t see a lot of drunks it is just relaxing. Makes for nice memories and a great vacation. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Staff was very friendly, rooms were clean and I found it easy to navigate around the ship. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. I like that there is an adult pool at the back of the ship and on the main deck there was always fun ... Read More
Staff was very friendly, rooms were clean and I found it easy to navigate around the ship. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. I like that there is an adult pool at the back of the ship and on the main deck there was always fun activities going on. Inside cabin is actually not that bad and our room was pretty quiet. There was a duvet under the bed that I used and the room had tons of closet space. The food wasn't my favorite but the presentation and service was excellent. I liked how there was a selection of bars to go to each with different things going on and I liked that it had a night club. I got the drink package and like that the limit was 15 per day, it is expensive but overall worth it if you drink more than 6 drinks per day. I would definitely cruise with Princess again, so far it is my favorite cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
First off, let me mention that this cruise was wholly chartered by Air Miles Canada and we didn’t pay a dime for it. On board were approximately 1000 collectors and their guests, as well as partner personnel and Air Miles employees who ... Read More
First off, let me mention that this cruise was wholly chartered by Air Miles Canada and we didn’t pay a dime for it. On board were approximately 1000 collectors and their guests, as well as partner personnel and Air Miles employees who had won the cruise. Needless to say, our experience was likely different as we did not have an international crowd, nor did we actually pay for the Crown Princess’ services in any way, shape or form. THE GOOD - Food: We thought that the menu was diverse enough and well executed (they always got our cooks just right). They had theme nights going at the buffet, what with Italian, Mexican or “Oriental” food being served. The dining rooms followed those themes but often with a more refined twist. We honestly don’t understand why anyone would opt for the speciality restaurants, as steak, seafood and pasta was available on every dining room’s menu and in the buffet every single night. Contrary to what others have been posting, we never felt like butter in the dining room was being rationed in any way, there being three or four pats on the table even when we sat just by ourselves. - Service/overall staff: While we felt like some of the crew really didn’t want to be there (some of them were at the end of their contract, which is understandable), we were overall very satisfied with the staff and the services received throughout our cruise, and even those that seemed less enthused were kind enough to offer a “good morning.” Bar staff was fantastic even at happy hour, and dirty plates were promptly removed from your table as soon as you were done, even at busier hours. There were rarely any glasses or plates lying around unattended; if so, it wasn’t for very long until a bus-boy scooped everything up and out of sight. - Entertainment: Even on port days, there was always something to do on the ship. Air Miles and the cruise staff had prepared a boatload (no pun intended) of activities to keep us occupied and on our feet on sea days. The shows were all great, from the Broadway-style production “Encore,” to the hilarious stand-up comedian Phil Tag, all the way down to bar flair in the Piazza. Trivia was on every day, twice a day, and the questions were totally challenging; one YouTuber recently complained that the production was shoddy (awkwardly-made PowerPoints and paper answer sheets), but we didn’t feel like this affected our experience negatively in any way, shape, or form. THE BAD - Ship: While it didn’t negatively impact our cruise in any way, mainly because we’ve witnessed much, much worse in terms of travel arrangements, we felt like the Crown Princess was getting tired. There wasn’t much attention to detail going on aesthetically-speaking, in the sense that there were a lot of scratches, scuff marks and stained shower grout in the staterooms, and some water spots on the ceilings of some of the public areas. We felt like everything was pretty sound, but it lacked the shine and polish that a cruise line that markets itself as “premium” should be putting into its ship. Other than that, we loved the “Love Boat” feel that was going on in the decorations; that being said, we aren’t big fans of the modern aspect some cruise lines (ex. Celebrity) have been turning towards, and much prefer the more traditional feel. - Room service: We honestly only used this once on our stay, and it was to order the pre-paid bottle of spirits that we had ordered. It took a good hour to get someone on the line, and then another 30 minutes before someone came by our room to drop the bottles off. I’m not sure why they just don’t deliver the bottles to your room prior to the cruise, like they do the water bottles. - Prices: Almost 7$ USD for a bottle of Budweiser is just an absolute ripoff. The drinks packages are also very expensive, at almost 70$ USD a night, which means that you have to drink the equivalent of a 12-pack of ship-priced beer every night to make the whole thing worth it. - Disembarkation: Not much to say on this other than, there’s absolutely nothing like the feeling or being herded off a ship like cattle once the cruise is over. While everything went smoothly, they could have made an effort to make you feel a little less like they wanted you gone so that they can get the next paying customers onboard. PORTS - Cozumel: We didn’t do any excursions in Cozumel seeing as my wife is pregnant and we wanted to minimize the risk of zika, so we opted for a taxi to downtown to stock up on tequila and vanilla at Los Cinco Soles. The whole downtown strip is a huge garage sale, with shop employees just peddling out on the street and almost pushing you into their store. We weren’t turned off by the whole thing but we felt that it was pretty intense. Otherwise, 2$ beers aren’t anything to be sad about. - Princess Cays: Such a beautiful, relaxing place. We loved it here; nothing else to add! OVERALL All in all, we loved our experience and look forward to sailing with Princess again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
We have been on 22 cruises on various lines, 9 on Princess; Princess being our obvious favorite and it always comes down to the entertainment. Princess is best for an active older crowd but not ready for Holland. The evenings are always ... Read More
We have been on 22 cruises on various lines, 9 on Princess; Princess being our obvious favorite and it always comes down to the entertainment. Princess is best for an active older crowd but not ready for Holland. The evenings are always packed with things to do to the point you get frustrated cause you can't fit it all in. But, it sure beats going back to the room after the show and watching tv. We can do that at home for free. The entertainment on this ship was the best even for Princess. They had a magician Michael Misko who was actually more of a comedian. And then there was the comedian Joe Yannetty. It was a toss up who was funnier but if you like to laugh - DO NOT miss their shows. The magician was also in the Liars Club - not to be missed either. Don't waste any time when a show is in the Explorer's Lounge as the seats fill up quickly. They also had the usual game shows, trivia & bingo. The first seating in the Princess Theatre fills up but we discovered there were always seat at the later show. The production shows were also excellent. After the "Blame it on the Boogie" show, the entertainers go up to the deck party and continue. I know alot of people skip the deck party - don't. They have changed it and they bring in the "Love Boat" theme to the party - very touching and fun. We were both even lucky in the casino. We don't hang out at the bars. We went on this ship when it was new and while it needs some refurbishments, it didn't affect us at all. It was clean and all the personnel were pleasant and friendly. Service was very good. The size of this ship is perfect. While my husband likes the pool, I prefer the games. The only thing I'll say about the pool is I noticed both pools only have ladders to get in and out. The only complaint would be the mattress. It obviously needed replacing and an eggcrate didn't help much. Our steward Russell tried. Our room was always clean and he was quick at filling requests. He introduced himself as soon as we came in. The embarkation and disembarkation were incredibly quick and easy. We're platinum and that might have helped with embarkation. Our room was ready. We didn't do any excursions as we had been to these ports before. Costa Maya has a very long pier and everyone walked. It could be a problem for some. Costa Maya and Cozumel both had too many ships and passengers in port. I won't say much about the food except it was good and service was excellent tho steak was tough. We ate at Sabatini's one night - save your money - the dining room was better. Ice cream is ice milk but they sell gelato. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Went on as a Csino VIP. Just to many people in the casino. Could not get on Tables most times. Should hold VIP CASINO trips on a bigger ship with a bigger Casino. The food was OK but choices were small. As a Elite Member (33 Cruises) we ... Read More
Went on as a Csino VIP. Just to many people in the casino. Could not get on Tables most times. Should hold VIP CASINO trips on a bigger ship with a bigger Casino. The food was OK but choices were small. As a Elite Member (33 Cruises) we had to ask for what currant Elite events were being held. They said the room stuart had all that information, he did not. We had to go up to the Skywalkers to see if they had the regular 5 to 7 event. They did, we used to get a sheet as to what was up there each night. The Casino sent my wife and I each a nice platter of choc. strawberries, at 4pm last night of cruise. Not a lot of time to enjoy them. The rest of the cruise was fine as usual for Princess ,just these small problems. Harold Schefts Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
We chose the transatlantic cruise that included Iceland because we wanted to take a transatlantic cruise that didn't have just straight sea days but included some stops. After reading some discouraging reviews, I would like to say we ... Read More
We chose the transatlantic cruise that included Iceland because we wanted to take a transatlantic cruise that didn't have just straight sea days but included some stops. After reading some discouraging reviews, I would like to say we found the ship to be fun, clean, and still up-to-date. The ship does have a very few dents and dings, but certainly nothing you would notice unless you were looking hard for something which I was after reading the reviews. I didn't see worn carpet or stains or other unsightly things. I would say the food was fine--it wasn't extraordinary, but there was certainly plenty of it. The cookies and breads are outstanding. I did talk to the buffet manager about why we needed a boar's head on the buffet two nights in a row. That kind of ruined my dinner. He said it was European custom and we would get more westernized as we moved toward Canada. I felt like the dining room food was a tad better than the buffet. I want to make clear that both sides of the Horizon Court and Caribe Café were open for both breakfast and lunch. The buffet does seem a bit small for the amount of people and the layout seems confusing, but, like I said, no one went away hungry. During dinner only one side was open because people were in the dining room. The Trident Grill moved inside due to weather for most of the cruise and was very busy. There were lines for that. Through no fault of Princess, we didn't get much use of the outside decks due to fog and wind. Only two or three days were sunny. Captain Stenzel was a delight. He had a commentary every day at noon. It was very interesting. He also did a question and answer one afternoon. There were many activities during the sea days--lectures, crafts, games, bingo(way too expensive--$15 for one card), art auctions, demonstrations, the usual. The music (orchestra) and entertainment were wonderful. The comedian thought he was a little too funny and wanted constant approval as did the cruise director, Paul. The entertainment was varied with several different entertainers on board for a good variety. The theater is very small for a ship with 3500 people on it. The service was super although we didn't see our steward very often. But the room was well taken care of. Servers were quick with the drinks and clean up. But that being said, many times we shared tables because seating was limited depending on whether or not you wanted to share. We like sharing and talking to people, so that was ok with us. I think some people wanted the table to themselves no matter if it was two people at a table for 6 or 8. I do wish Princess had made us aware of the Northern Lights the night they were able to be seen. I had asked them each of two nights previously. The desk said predictions weren't good for us to see them. Then, lo and behold, the third night someone made the announcement at 10:30 p.m. that we could see the lights. Well, most people were in their cabins and were unaware that they had been visible since 9:00 p.m. That was disappointing. I'm not sure why Princess couldn't have notified all of us by an announcement. The shore excursion desk was very helpful. I had booked our excursions pre cruise, but I had some questions on a couple of days. On a couple of the tours, we gathered in the theater. A guide led us down two flights of stairs and maybe 1/4 mile to buses. I kept up, but the guide from the excursion desk moved very quickly and many people got left behind because of the stairs and distance. Eventually they caught up, but I'm thinking there's got to be a better way to get people to the buses. Southampton--There's a mall very close to the port. There's a medieval wall just next to it for a sort of strange juxtaposition to all the modern buildings. Premier Inn West Quay ws affordable and right by the mall. Five minutes to the port. Lerwick--Unfortunately, the sea didn't cooperate so we missed this port. There were some passengers on board who had tried it before on a cruise and had missed it then too. So I wouldn't count on Lerwick as something you will definitely get to see. Akureyri--We walked around town. It 's a lovely small town that's easily walkable. Post cards and stamps--over $10. Tasty places for lunch. Restaurants had menus posted outside. Isafjordjur--This is a tender port. Again, we walked around. Very picturesque town. The town is close to 1/2 mile I think from the port. There is a grocery store and a liquor store both within a ten minute walk from port. The information center is nice and is a free Wi-Fi spot. Where the tender dropped us was largely industrial, so you need to walk into the actual town. The port talk said city buses would be available, but I didn't see any. Reykyavik--If you can only do one tour in Iceland, save it for this stop. We did the 8 hour tour and were very happy with it. A delicious salmon lunch was included. Of course, lots of people going the same place on other buses, so be prepared for that. $2 to go to the bathroom at Gulfoss Falls. St. John's Newfoundland--Taxis were available at the port. Ship docks literally right in town, but streets are uphill except for the first street. To me, there wasn't a lot to see in town. Halifax--I've been here three times. I love Halifax. This time we saw the Titanic cemetery. It was a very interesting tour. The port is very walkable with lots of shops and restaurants and a very large waterfront. Peggy's Cove is so colorful and beautiful, but you won't get pictures of the lighthouse without people in them. New York City-- Disembarkation was a bit confusing from the time of booking. It said Manhattan or Brooklyn. Then itinerary finally said Manhattan so that's what people had prepared for and were expecting. There was still confusion the day before we disembarked with no word from the captain or Princess information. We ended up in Brooklyn Disembarkation was slow, but not too bad. We were 30 minutes later than our scheduled time. We left ship at 8:30 a.m. in Brooklyn and there were plenty of taxis and for hire cars. That part ran very smoothly. There was a man with the taxis and cars making sure how much we would be charged. Prices were almost identical for both means of transportation. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We completed our 25th Princess cruise on this trip and are still loyal to Princess. Actually, we did three back to back cruises with this trip being the third. Yes, agree that the ship needs some updating, the beds replaced, linens ... Read More
We completed our 25th Princess cruise on this trip and are still loyal to Princess. Actually, we did three back to back cruises with this trip being the third. Yes, agree that the ship needs some updating, the beds replaced, linens updated, and some of the furniture around the ship. We understand the ship is going in for a number of these updates in a few months. The service on the ship throughout our five plus weeks was consistently good from the cabin steward to staff in al the dining areas. Not sure why a previous review noted an unfriendly staff because we were always greeted with a smile. The food in the buffet was standard fare, a nice mixture of choices every day. The dinning room staff attentive and not one time did we receive a cold meal. Sometimes it's what you order that makes an unhappy meal and not the food itself. As with any dining experience. We dined in both specialty restaurants, both were excellent and a good value. We ate in the Salty Dog twice, both times enjoyed a great burger. Unfortunately I did catch the bug that was going around towards the end of the cruise. It wasn't the fault of Princess as they were taking every measure. It's other guest who mingle around others when they should stay away, coughing and sneezing thus spreading the bug. We had a great experience and enjoyed Iceland and the Northern Lights. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We booked this particular cruise to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. Admittedly the itinerary appealed more than the ship itself. It was the first time we sailed from Southampton - previously choosing fly-cruises. ... Read More
We booked this particular cruise to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary. Admittedly the itinerary appealed more than the ship itself. It was the first time we sailed from Southampton - previously choosing fly-cruises. Embarkation was efficient and straightforward and we were amazed how quickly we were on board. In fact - our luggage was already outside our room by the time we finished lunch and we were soon unpacked an able to enjoy our holiday. The ship itself was lovely and on par with P&O's Ventura in terms of layout and facilities. There was an interesting mix of passengers - British guests, people travelling from the USA, Canada, Australia etc. This also reflected in the activities and entertainment - whihc felt very much "home from home". Stateroom: We were allocated stateroom A204 on deck 12. Whilst the room itself was ok - well maintained, always cleaned to a high standard, decent facilities etc - it was right next to a service staircase and as such our sleep quality was compromised. We appreciate this was not deliberate on the part of the crew, but the constant "up and down" metal stairs meant we were woken up early each day. We initially offered this as feedback to guest services - who acknowledged our concern and suggested we return if the situation did not improve. It didn't... A second visit to a different advisor produced a worse outcome. She was unhelpful, unsympathetic and offered no solution. In fact she sent our newly appointed cabin steward to speak to us. It was only by using his initiative did he elect to put up a sign to remind the crew. He should be promoted (perhaps the guest service advisor should swop jobs with him!) Dining: We mainly used the Botticelli Dining Room (second sitting) as we found the buffet restaurant to be noisy and chaotic. Meals were varied and of a good quality and the waiter staff were very helpful. We also used the International Cafe as a great alternative to breakfast or lunch. This is open 24 hours a day and continued to stock fresh sandwiches, breakfast muffins, cakes etc. It was possibly the busiest area of the ship - but not in an irritating way - ie. things were always going on around you. Entertainment: Excellent! A tremendous variety of acts performed throughout the two weeks ranging from comedians, professional singers, tribute shows, etc. The main cast were wonderful and put on lavish productions covering all genres of music. It was lovely! Day time activities offered something for everyone (although more limited on port days as you would expect). We were even treated to an audience with Hollywood actor James Cosmo. Our only criticism is that several activities centred around "selling" - particularly the Effy jewellary shop who made a persistent and determined effort to offer their wares throughout the cruise. (Every Princess Patter included inserts selling something or another...) It reminded me a little of the Blanket Tours offered on the Spanish Costas. It's not the first time we have encountered this sort of tactic - but it seemed much more obvious on this cruise. Service: As mentioned - we encountered a problem with guest services - but other than that the remainder of the crew were courteous and helpful. Bars: Three Happy Hours per day! This really attracted the crowds - offering a "Buy One Get One for 1$". A good selection of venues ranging from quiet areas such as the Adagio Bar - to more lively encounters at the Explorers Lounge or Wheelhouse Bar. Open Decks: Easy to get a sunbed (not that it was that hot!) and we were able to sit out and enjoy the views. Useful addition of a sports deck - mini golf, bowls, croquet as well as a basket ball court and walking track. Ports: Zeebrugge - We took a tour to Ypres, Flanders Fields Museum and Bruges. It was great... Visiting World War 1 & 2 sites - was very moving. The centre of Ypres was charming and peaceful providing an opportunity to walk at leisure before visiting the more busy city of Bruges. The expert guide took us on an interesting walking tour of the centre before allowing us some free time to enjoy a drink/snack. Stockholm - The surprise port of the trip. A beautiful city... Our only criticism is that we docked closed to the centre than originally stated. This meant we felt obliged to book an excursion that we probably didn't need as the Hop On bus was close by! That said our excursion was excellent - again led by an expert guide who took us out of the city to Sigtuna (one of the earliest settlements). We returned to the centre to visit the awesome Vasa Viking Museum. Definitely recommend a visit. Tallinn - Another great port and within walking distance of the Old Town. We would recommend walking (if you are able) or getting a taxi, as the Hop On bus did not offer a great deal in terms of sites. The market square was bustling with cafes, bars and shops. The medieval quarter was lively and interesting. Generally it was cheap to eat out and shop. St Petersburg - The highlight of the cruise! Yes, immigration is a pain in the neck - but it is worth the hassle! We took three tours here to avoid any confusion around navigation/language. All three were brilliant! We marvelled at the Hermitage Museum - a ostentatious display of wealth and opulence. It seemed what Catherine the Great wanted - she got! Following this spectacle - we enjoyed free time in the main shopping area and were able to visit the magnificent Church of he Saviour of Spilled Blood. Our second tour we visited the Ballet. Whilst the production itself was excellent we were somewhat disappointed by the venue. The theatre was on par with a school hall - with the orchestra and conductor on the same level as the audience. A little bit distracting... Our final trip took us along the canals and river - a terrific way to see the city. Helsinki - Unfortunately the weather was against us so we only did a quick sweep of the city on the Hop On tour. There were very few stops - so I'm not sure it would have been any better had we got off to explore further. Gdynia/Gdansk - Another lovely port. We took a tour to the city centre, taking in the Basilica and main street. We also visited the Solidarity Movement Museum which was fantastic! All in all, we had a great holiday. Unfortunately the noise issue in the room prevented it from being perfect. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Princess is our favorite cruise line because of the best organized activities onboard, but we've only been on Holland, P&O, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean. On this trip, we had Theo from Brazil as our Zumba instructor, he is the ... Read More
Princess is our favorite cruise line because of the best organized activities onboard, but we've only been on Holland, P&O, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean. On this trip, we had Theo from Brazil as our Zumba instructor, he is the greatest! I also love the line dancing instructor (her name escaped me), trivia pursuit, games and craft... Love, love, love the Piazza where one can people watch and get great little snacks. The specialty coffee bar is near by and they even have organic teas. The production shows are very good even though I've seen the same ones numerous times. The production shows runs for about 2 years before new ones are presented, but I still love them. We did not have the friendliest cabin steward but she did her job and was acceptable. Occasionally, a venue would be at the Explorer Lounge and finding a seat is difficult, maybe Club Fusion would be a better choice. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Crown Princess trip to Cabo was great. Embarkation smooth and controlled. On board several hours early. Oceanview room was nice and clean. MDR and buffet food was ,meh..... We usually cruise Disney with the kids but it was just two adults ... Read More
Crown Princess trip to Cabo was great. Embarkation smooth and controlled. On board several hours early. Oceanview room was nice and clean. MDR and buffet food was ,meh..... We usually cruise Disney with the kids but it was just two adults this time. Food everywhere on Disney is great. Specialty restaurant rez at Crown Grille was wonderful. Not a big fan of Cabo-very touristy and constant sales pitch from locals. Arch tour was great (use local vendors-MUCH cheaper and same experience). Cruise personnel very friendly and helpful. Music and dancing was great selection. Purchased the all inclusive drink package and was well worth it. Between cocktails, soda, waters, coffee, smoothies, and fresh squeezed orange juice we came out ahead everyday. It was our first with Princess (20 cruises total) and I would sail with them again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Always wanted to do a British Isles cruise and the itinerary and dates worked well for us. We arrived one day early to Southampton and stayed at the Harbour Hotel and Spa--which I highly recommend. We did exploring around Southampton ... Read More
Always wanted to do a British Isles cruise and the itinerary and dates worked well for us. We arrived one day early to Southampton and stayed at the Harbour Hotel and Spa--which I highly recommend. We did exploring around Southampton which was fun--turns out Southampton is nicer and more up-to-date than what I had imagined! Embarkation went great--got right on and bought my coffee card. I do wish Princess would find an alternative to the current method of keeping track--key card/medallion. I preferred the physical punch card. Our stateroom was C743--great balcony, really enjoyed it. Anytime dining went well, did have to wait a few times but it really wasn't a very long wait. Did make us appreciate Traditional Dining a little more in that you seem to have the more experienced servers there. There were several times when the hostess from Anytime Dining would walk us to Boticelli Dining room and we got to experience the service there. Overall the service onboard was good. We enjoyed the ports and our excursions but were not at all happy with how pricey they were. Seems like Princess has started to increase their rates and are definitely playing the game that hotels and airlines are playing--increasing the prices as time goes on. Disembarkation went great. We would go to this area again on our own and would only do this cruise again once we've gotten many more cruises under our belt. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We have never cruised with Princess but we liked the itinerary to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed! This is a fantastic cruise line. The embarkation was flawless. Our stateroom was ready upon arrival. ... Read More
We have never cruised with Princess but we liked the itinerary to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed! This is a fantastic cruise line. The embarkation was flawless. Our stateroom was ready upon arrival. Everything around the ship was clean always. The entertainment was fantastic. We kept busy going from one venue to the next, not to miss anything. Our favorite was Project 5. They interacted with the crowd and were great musicians. They dedicated a song to us for our anniversary. We were so impressed with the buffet line! So clean and not crowded. Never have seen that on any other ship. We like the any time dining and was seated with a fabulous server, Hardika. He made certain that our dining experience was over the top. The food was good but not fabulous in the Michelangelo. But we were never hungry! We met some of the nicest people on the cruise. The clientele was great. We tried to participate in as much as we could but there was plenty that we just couldn't do. Our room was always clean and in order. The food areas were always clean. The Salty Dog had great food, great pizza. Plenty of pools so there was plenty of shade and room in the hot tub and pool. Easy to get around the ship. Drinks were good. Ports were fantastic! It was so much fun. We will definitely go on another Princess Cruise. Disembarkation was a breeze. Very well organized by all. We were very impressed with all of it. Read Less
Sail Date April 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
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
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 3.9
Family 4.5 3.9
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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