2 Princess Crown Princess Group and Theme Cruise Reviews

I'm not sure where to begin... the food or the constant Sewer smell? My husband and I have cruised to Alaska 2 years ago with Celebrity Solstice and being on this ship was hell compared to our last trip. I don't typically ... Read More
I'm not sure where to begin... the food or the constant Sewer smell? My husband and I have cruised to Alaska 2 years ago with Celebrity Solstice and being on this ship was hell compared to our last trip. I don't typically write reviews and it took me several attempts to figure out how to write a review here. It was worth the effort and time to get my words down. Upon our late arrival (have to give it to princess crew for getting us on board as we almost did not make it), we went to our cabin to be greeted by our nice steward. my husband and I immediately smelled a sewer type smelling the hallway and in our room. I asked what that smell was and he said "what smell?" throughout the entire cruise we smelled this mid ship on all floors we were at. We met up with 15 other family members for a reunion on this trip and family members were complaining about the same foul sewer smell. Like water that spills on a carpet and not dealt with and mildew sets in..you know what I'm talking about right? Anyway, this smell didn't stop there..the dining room had a horrible smell going down the entryway and hall way.. it was vile. like old food. I was more comfortable in the public restrooms honestly as they were very clean! after we had booked this trip, I started reading reviews and there were many complaints about the food. Well I have to tell you.. I should have NOT eaten their food in the buffet or dining room. I would have saved in days of illness (still recovering) among other family members. It is very very very clear that this was all food related, contaminated food perhaps. If you want cold milk, forget it... luke warm...if you want cold yogurt, forget it...luke warm, if you want cheese, forget it..sweaty wilty and warm..(every single day!). I tried to eat fruit most of the time. We ate in the dining room every night and the food was also luke warm.. I was feeling sick every night. then BAM! in and out of the restroom... couldn't go out of my room and nauseated..still sick.. past four days. Just got home yesterday. It could be that I have that Noravirus as my Dr just started me on antibiotics. After doing some research on this ship, I found they had 2 breakouts this year on their ship! this virus is caused by contaminated food. go figure.. will never set foot on this ship again. Do yourself a favor..stay away if you want to stay healthy! Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
The Norwalk Virus was alive and spreading, even unto warning signs in bathrooms to wash extra clean. Some got cabin fever throwing up for days, others upon returning home. Worst was a 60yo gal with December perfect labs having her liver ... Read More
The Norwalk Virus was alive and spreading, even unto warning signs in bathrooms to wash extra clean. Some got cabin fever throwing up for days, others upon returning home. Worst was a 60yo gal with December perfect labs having her liver fail after 2.5 weeks of Norwalk after departure. (The very next year, news carried Princess had a class action Norwalk suit against them, others having organ complications - which Princess stonewalled.) Norwalk clings to dishes & textiles like glue and even super heated water/bleach doesn't kill it all. Dancing was margin due to ship rocking fore & esp. aft, where someone intelligently placed the largest dance floor. Best dance music was found in the tightest dance floor bars = uncomfortable unless you only rock and shuffle in a bear hug. When fogged in returning to port, NO mention of staying in room w/room service, complementary this/that, save a couple of run & get it for exact cash only special drinks @ pool bar. By this time a whole day of people trashing and further polluting the Norwalk public bathrooms. The dinners were the only bright spot, once you pushed through the opening waiting lines and ignorant to Norwalk suspect dishes served. Very pleasant waiters & room clerks everywhere. Best defense: 1. AVOID THIS CRUISE LINE 2. or only use your own private bathroom, try to kill dining germs with alcohol & extra cleanliness in bathroom, touching public items as little as possible Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
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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