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2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
It was my 10th cruise on Princess and even if the itinerary was perfect for relaxation (B2B 14 days Western-Eastern Caribbean) the ship was a major disappointment. ROOM (Inside A323) I was very disapointed with my cabin. I booked ... Read More
It was my 10th cruise on Princess and even if the itinerary was perfect for relaxation (B2B 14 days Western-Eastern Caribbean) the ship was a major disappointment. ROOM (Inside A323) I was very disapointed with my cabin. I booked through Princess site and was aware that it was a connecting stateroom but not that it was a stateroom with bunk beds on the wall! There was no notification about bunk beds on the website, in the booking section. Also, when I arrived on day 1 I noticed that the toilet seat was broken and had to call the stateroom steward to replace it. Still on day 1 we had problem with my tv system. Live tv was not working well: after watching 5-10 minutes the image froze and then tv displayed main menu. I had to call/ go to Guests Services EVERY SINGLE DAY UNTIL DAY 8 in order to get the tv system repaired (technician finally changed tv on day 8). The only answer from GS from day 1 was « we are sending someone ». No apologies. They could have offered me a drink or two for the major inconvenience. No. Nothing. Nada. I cruised on several others companies way cheaper than Princess that offered me drinks for very minor issues. Princess doesn’t know how to keep its customers happy when a problem occurs. SHIP DECOR I was on the Caribbean Princess in 2016 so I can really appreciate the Horizon Court Bistro refurbishing into Fresh Marketplace. The decor is very nice. Silverware are available everywhere in the little trays on the tables which makes it easy to grab what you need even if you don’t have your meal at a table. Great idea! FOOD I was disapointed with the food. In the MDR meals were good despite the fact that is very difficult to get the chef to cook a steak rare... always overdone... My major disatisfaction came from the World Fresh Marketplace. I cruised many times on the Regal Princess and I can see major differences between ships... The Caribbean Princess offers a less wide selection of food. Cafeteria-like desserts, poor choices. Cupcakes? Jell-O? Really? Nothing a little bit fancy or nice-looking. Grandma chocolat cake and pecan pie every two days... Nothing to do with what I experienced on my first Princess cruise in 2015. However I must say that pizza I had at Slice was way better than the one I get on other Princess ships. Good improvement! GYM Only 4 regular bikes (not the spinning bikes). It’s a joke! Gym has too many treadmills and besides that people are running on the promenade deck! That being said, Princess should enforce the no-running rule on the Promenade... COFFE CARD I hate the new coffee card system because you can’t really see how many coffees left you have. And it happened that I had a problem with my room card and the coffee card as well because after ordering 3 coffees barista computer stated that I had only 11 left instead of 12... So I had to go to Guests Services to resolve this... And what was the way to give me back the missing coffee? A Post-it for a free coffee signed by the Guests Services manager! Post-it! Wow! And Princess is telling that Ocean Medallion is coming... I know that Princess wants to get rid of the old paper card because some guests keep remaining punches for years... Instead of using a virtual system that allows Princess to do mistakes like double punch because card is not properly working and then subtract coffees from its guests, why not returning to the good old paper card and simply void it after the voyage it has been bought on? PLANKS BBQ Good addition. Cover charge is ok. Service and food were very good. Poor dessert choices tough. SANCTUARY I went to the Sanctuary 2 times. I was disapointed to learn that chairs by the windows are sold to people who book Sanctuary for the whole week. Despite that I was able to get chairs in the shade. On my first afternoon it was very noisy around because of the adults pool near my spot. I didn’t feel like I was in a « Sanctuary »... I talked to a Sanctuary manager, Diego, and he moved me to a quieter spot. He was very nice to me and even came back later to check if everything was ok. On my second day at the Sanctuary I was happily surprised to see that Diego had already prepared my chair in my quiet spot like he did the first day. Great job! INTERNET Princess internet is very expensive and slow. The Princess at sea app is a good thing but could be improved. DJ I spent a few evenings at the Skywalker Lounge hoping to listen good music. DJ Nicki was by far the worst DJ I have seen on all my Princess cruises. She did’nt talk to the crowd, did’nt interact with people. She just played bad music which was perfect to make the dance floor empty and to get me go to bed early... on June 25th she was late for her show! She arrived at 10:08 PM (show was supposed to begin at 10 PM...) started playing music at 10:10 PM. I saved money on drinks tough so thanks DJ Nicky! HAPPY HOUR On my last cruise in March I learned that Happy Hour no longer exist on Princess. You should seriously reconsider this. Like so many other customers I am not a heavy drinker so I will not buy your Premium Drinking Package. I was enjoying HH almost everyday because I liked the social gathering that it created (and the discount for sure!). Now that it’s gone I buy less than a drink a day so Princess is not making money with me... EMBARKATION/DISEMBARKATION Very well organized and smooth. Overall I will book with Princess again but I’ll do everything I can to sail on the Regal or one of the newest ships. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise because of timing, destination and the ship. Other Princess ships we have sailed on include Royal, Regal and Island. We stayed at the Embassy Suites the night prior to departure and it was perfect. Walking distance to ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of timing, destination and the ship. Other Princess ships we have sailed on include Royal, Regal and Island. We stayed at the Embassy Suites the night prior to departure and it was perfect. Walking distance to restaurants and last minute shopping, quick and easy Uber ride to port. We departed from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, day at sea, Grand Cayman, Roatan, Honduras, Belize City, Belize, Cozumel Mexico, day at sea then back to Ft. Lauderdale. This was a great itinerary for us stopping at two new ports and we definitely maximized the opportunities. We arrived at the port around 10:30 and were on the ship by 11:15. As Platinum level we are able to take advantage of the port lounge and priority embarkation-very nice!! This is our first time on the Caribbean Princess so after stopping at the spa to sign up for the Thermal Suite week long pass(they only offer 40) it was off to get lunch and explore. Cabins are ready at 1:00 pm and they start delivering luggage as soon as possible. With that said, we always bring our basic toiletries, one change of clothes and a swimsuit just in case our luggage is delayed. We have never had any issues or problems but we like to be ready for anything! Caribbean Princess is a great ship with lots of areas for retreat and quiet inside and out! Outside the way the four pools are separated gives the feeling of being less crowded on the deck. The pool (not sure why they call it a Lap Pool) by the spa and Sanctuary is adults only-very quiet and secluded with teak lounge chairs and comfy cushions. Inside, many of the corridors on the 5th, 6th and 7th floors have great little seating areas and quiet nooks. With all the standard bars, buffets and restaurants there is always plenty to eat and drink. Whether you are lounging poolside or watching entertainers in the Piazza there is always someone to get you a drink and ensure you have everything you want. We did traditional dining and thoroughly enjoyed the dining room-menu had good variety, food was good, service was great. We ate at the Crown Grill one night-excellent steak dinner from start to finish!! Definitely a favorite! We aren't art people so we skipped all of the auctions. Princess has a new program call Detourist but again, we didn't participate but it sounded cool. I booked our own excursions instead of using the ones that Princess offers. Fitness Center was great - plenty of cardio machines, free weights, benches, weight machines and mats. They have spin and a variety of other fitness classes during the week. It is really nice having the spa right next to the fitness center. Spa was great-husband got a massage and we went to the thermal suite every day and it was never crowded, very relaxing!! Shanae the asst. spa manager is fantastic!! Cabin was perfect for the two of us. Queen bed was incredibly comfortable. All the basics-ample storage, hangers, fresh linens, of course clean, fridge, plenty of lights and the balcony was great! There is only one outlet in the cabin so it might be helpful to bring a power strip. The casino was sufficient-we're not big gamblers. Basic table games and plenty of slots. The shows were good-some very talented artists on board. Cruise staff was a blast-up beat, fun and energetic! The views from Skywalkers Nightclub are great!! Someone commented that Caribbean Princess no longer has the cocktail hour for suite, mini-suite, Platinum and Elites-not true. Almost every night special drinks and complimentary hors d'oeuvres are served. At the ports, it is fast and easy to get on and off the ship, very organized. Disembarkation is once again organized and easy. Being able to get breakfast in the dining room on our last day is really nice! I would definitely come back to the Caribbean Princess, we love the layout and design as well as the staff and crew! We already have our next cruise booked with Princess for December-can't wait!!!! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
I grew up watching The Love Boat and admiring all the passengers in their elegant clothes. The Princess Cruise Line even has a dress code! Smart casual during the day. I'm not sure if most of the passengers were aware of this fact. ... Read More
I grew up watching The Love Boat and admiring all the passengers in their elegant clothes. The Princess Cruise Line even has a dress code! Smart casual during the day. I'm not sure if most of the passengers were aware of this fact. I've recently been on The Norwegian Jade and the Holland Eurodam. The Carribean Princess is similar, but bigger. It had a huge movie screen on the main deck and ran movies continuously. This was a blessing since most of the entertainment was passenger provided via trivia games, wedding match game, karoake and Voice of the Ocean contest. There were some shows in the small theater, but none were notable. There were excellent musicians in several of the lounges. The Caribbean Princess did have many pluses. The movies being one of them, but the shore excursions being another. They had many different types of excursions at reasonable prices. They also had many restaurants to pick from. Sabatinis was by far the best. Boarding and disembarking was quick and painless. Afternoon Tea was superb and served every afternoon. We had an aft-facing balcony and had breakfast and dinner on the balcony, which I would recommend. The only real dissapointment was the chair hogs who would get up at the crack of dawn to place towels and books on their preferred chairs. ( I was up by 7am & the chairs were claimed.) They did this every day and became upset if people even used the spa pool, which they considered theirs. Management did nothing to prevent this practice. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
I recently arrived from a Princess Cruise Vacation. This was my first time sailing with Princess and I don't think I will ever go on another Princess ship again. Several things happened during my trip that compared to other cruises are ... Read More
I recently arrived from a Princess Cruise Vacation. This was my first time sailing with Princess and I don't think I will ever go on another Princess ship again. Several things happened during my trip that compared to other cruises are unacceptable. First, I had stated it was my anniversary on the Princess website and upon arrival I see other cabin doors decorated (with Celebrate signs or Anniversary signs) but ours was not. Also, I had opted for champagne in our room. When we arrive, I see a note that states we have to call room service for the champagne (so it's not sitting out for too long). This was fine. I called for the champagne maybe over three times between that day and the next (not exaggerating) they never brought us our champagne. At the end, I told them I didn't even want it. I also complained about our room not being decorated and all they said is they could either decorate it now (a day after our anniversary) or bring chocolate covered strawberries. At that point I was somewhat over the whole thing so I told them to forget about it. But then other issues happened. Upon showering, the water in our cabin was cold. I then went to the front desk to have someone check it out and they never came that night (I ended up showering with cold water). It was not till the next day (midday) that someone came and fixed our shower. To our amazement there are two knobs in the shower and they were originally switched that is why the knob could not turn all the way to produce hot water. I was in shock. Another thing, the remote in our room would not work. Flipping the batteries was the only way to get the channel changed. I had to call about this too. At the end all these issues were addressed however these issues should not have even occurred. Complaining about all these issues cost me time from enjoying myself and frustration as many times it would take a day or so for the issues to be addressed. The customer service on this ship was by far the worst I have ever seen. Nothing other than chocolate covered strawberries were done to corroborate for all the mishaps we experienced. The crew did not seem to be hospitable perhaps in helping you find an area of the ship if you seemed lost or for instance, in the pool area, to get a waiter to come to get your drink order was nearly impossible. My partner and I joked about how the service off the ship was better than on the ship. I also saw that the ship was recently renovated, however, the pool/outside area lack in a renovation. The inside was relatively nice, the cabins are pretty spacious, but the outside needs work. See pictures below. Not the cleanest either. Another HUGE issue was the food. Which was one of the biggest let downs this cruise had to offer. The selection was poor and there was at least one thing in every sitting that was not to my liking. I am not a picky eater and have never had an issue with poor food on any previous cruise I've ever been on. So this was a big downfall about this ship. All in all, the cruise experience could've been so much better. The food, the customer service, and the outside area of the ship need major improvement. Entertainment was also average. I do not recommend this ship to anyone. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
I live in Ft Lauderdale and love leaving and returning from Ft Lauderdale. I really liked the ship, and especially my room! I was on the 15 th floor - which is where 2 pools, pizza kiosk Ice cream kiosk and Buffet were! And the gym - ... Read More
I live in Ft Lauderdale and love leaving and returning from Ft Lauderdale. I really liked the ship, and especially my room! I was on the 15 th floor - which is where 2 pools, pizza kiosk Ice cream kiosk and Buffet were! And the gym - which is totally upgraded with great equipment was one floor above. I had a balcony and the rooms now have huge hdtv screens with choices of lots of movies, tv, news etc. the ports were interesting- Roatan, Belize, and Caragena. - didn’t get off in Grand Caymen. The bad part was the food in th dining room my table and I ended up sending almost every dish back. One night they had lobster. Being from New England makes me a pro when it comes to good lobster. I don’t know what they served us but I heard they were scavenger lobsters from Mexico. The chef should be ashamed- also. Tried the trout. - big mistake. Could smell it before the waiter put It down! BUT the food in the buffet was great! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise for our honeymoon after researching ships due to it being more for retired older people because we did not want alot of children on board, and we got what we wanted, there were very few children the first week and ... Read More
We chose this cruise for our honeymoon after researching ships due to it being more for retired older people because we did not want alot of children on board, and we got what we wanted, there were very few children the first week and quite a lot of teens on the second week. However, the food was not only tasteless but old, meaning that the desserts were premade and left out to dry out the mousse was dry and cracked etc. We ate at Sabatinis the food had very little taste and portions were small, the crown grill steaks were delicious but everything else was just gross, The Plank barbeque had no taste, small portions and the sides and appetizers were tasteless and did not really go with barbeque. The only thing we ate on board that we enjoyed was the pizza and hamburgers and fries and after 2 weeks i wont be eating pizza any time soon. Buffet food was disappointing everytime, what is supposed to be cold was too warm and hot food was barely room temp. The same things were served over and over. Nothing had any flavor. Unfortunately we threw away alot of food just tasting different stuff trying to find something we liked. We did not see any shows because we didnt care to but I heard the comedians were great. Getting on and off the ship was pretty smooth but they lost my luggage and just so you know you dont have to give your luggage to the porters, you are guided through in such a way that we thought we had to, but you dont. If I had known that I wouldnt have lost my bag which they eventually got to me around 10 pm the first day. Showers are small, very small. The staff was fabulous though, our room steward Pablo was very nice and attentive but no towel animals, and we had to ask for the robes that were supposed to be in there already because we requested one prior to cruise on the personalizer. No fault of Princess but the cruise ports were soooooooooooo touristy, we were herded through so many gift shops that had the same items every where we went. Princess caye was a beach and it was crowded and the food sucked. St Thomas we took an independant tour of the island and the guide just went on and on about how poor the area was, im not unsympathetic but I would like to know more about the island. St Maarten has a beautiful beach with great food thats as far as we went, and if someone tells you to shop for electronics there be warned most of it was higher than walmart prices. Grand cayman has beautiful beaches and we loved the submarine ride. Roatan we went to gumbalimba the park is pretty the monkeys are mean and the birds are huge. Belize we went cave tubing it was cool but our tubes were all tied together and I would have loved to spend more time exploring the park it was amazing. Cozumel was soooooooooo touristy but we went to the national park and went snorkeling it was the highlight of our excursions Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise of two weeks to relax after a stressful school year. We wanted to cover some areas of the Caribbean we had not visited before and check in on some that were old friends, but suffered in recent hurricanes. The ... Read More
We chose this cruise of two weeks to relax after a stressful school year. We wanted to cover some areas of the Caribbean we had not visited before and check in on some that were old friends, but suffered in recent hurricanes. The embarkation process in Fort Lauderdale can be a trifle chaotic. There is a lot of walking to get to anyplace. The gate agents were very pleasant and efficient. Once we had our boarding documents we were directed to the waiting area. For terminal two this is a pleasant area with ample comfortable seating, even small theatre looping Princess promos. The only downside is there is no efficient way to call the boarding groups. We waited about 20 minutes before we were called to board our group. Getting onboard was easy and efficient. On arrival our cruise card was scanned, our picture was taken and we were welcomed aboard. This all took about 5 minutes. Once onboard there were many crew members available to direct passengers to wherever they wanted to go on the ship. Since we arrived about 11:00 am we were too early to go to our cabin, so we were directed to the Coral Dining room for a quiet sitdown lunch. While we were eating the announcement was made that all cabins were ready for occupancy. So, after lunch we proceeded to our cabin. We were lucky to get the same cabin position we had on our last two cruises, an interior cabin forward on the Lido deck. This puts us close to the pools and the buffet. The lifts go straight down to the Princess Theatre on deck 7. The ship piazza was three decks high. It was somewhat understated with an undersea motif. Decks 5-7 are open here giving a feeling of space. Dining options include thend the Market Place buffet. There were also several smaller venues and specialty areas that serve foods at various times of the day. Behind the Market Place buffet on either side of the ship is Planks BBQ and Steamers, a seafood menu specialty restaurant. Both function as specialty buffets for breakfast and lunch, but charge a $12 upcharge for dinner. We enjoyed taking our buffet items and go to the Outrigger bar at the aft of deck 15, it was inconvenient to walk through Planks or Steamers to get there. Also on deck 15 were the Ice Cream bar, the Pizza kitchen and the Burger bar. All are convenient to the pools and open deck areas on the Lido deck. In my opinion the Caribbean Princess had some of the best entertainment I have experienced at sea. The production show Bravo was absolutely magnificent. AJ Clarke, a singer, was presented in several venues and was consistently enjoyable. Micca, the cruise director and his staff were not the most lively I have experienced, nor were they as present as most cruise staffs are. The downside was the apparent lack of bar servers around the ship. Never before have I had to go get my own drink. Routinely, just sit down and a server appears to take your order. This cruise required looking for a server or getting your own. There were times when no server could be found in the Princess Theatre before showtime. I also felt that some of the custormer services were short staffed. The shore excursions desk was rarely opened and when they were there was normally a line several passengers deep. Also, although we purchased a two week cruise Princess treated us as if we had take two cruises. The shore excursion desk would NOT talk to us the first week about the second week opportunities. Food on the cruise was routinely superb with large portions. As with past ships my favorite dessert is the Creme Brulee. I also love to try and enjoy the chef's cold soups, You won't find either on the buffet. The buffet is not only convenient, but always fresh and rotating flavors from around the world. Our two weeks on the Caribbean Princess had a few bumps, but in the main was relaxing and enjoyable. I will be watching to see if the trend toward cost cutting continues to cut into customer service, that could change my opinion. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
I chose this cruise because I am an Elite customer and would like to enjoy some perks. Embarkation is always along wait for a wheelchair. Once you obtain one, the rest goes rather smoothly. Disembarkation was a dream. 20 minutes ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I am an Elite customer and would like to enjoy some perks. Embarkation is always along wait for a wheelchair. Once you obtain one, the rest goes rather smoothly. Disembarkation was a dream. 20 minutes from my cabin to the sidewalk including customs. The wait time for "my time dining" was very long between 630p and 730p each evening. We waited 1 hour each and every evening for our main course to be served. Our other courses came sooner. I do not blame the waiter staff, they are under staffed. Princess has added 2 more specialty dining rooms on this ship and also a separate dining room for "club Class" and suite passengers but have not increased the waiter staff on board. I questioned several employees and was told this. I skipped dinner two evenings because I will not go the buffet and so I snacked at the International Cafe which is always good and any Princess ship. Thank heaven. Elite Perks on Princess are few and far between. There is a cocktail hour each evening but you must PAY for a drink. I never received any special consideration on the wait time for the dining room. My cabin was fine and my cabin attendant was excellent. The piano player at the crooners corner was outstanding. He has quite a following and it was hard to get a seat. The production shows were good. St Thomas and St Martin are still in recovery from hurricane Irma of last Sept. so please consider this when you are touring. The people on both islands appreciate the cruise companies and all the passengers that have come to help their economy. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
This cruise was a surprise birthday present for me! I had been complaining about how we couldn't afford a cruise this year (we had to buy a lovely roof instead…) and my wonderful parents stepped up and made it possible! My parents ... Read More
This cruise was a surprise birthday present for me! I had been complaining about how we couldn't afford a cruise this year (we had to buy a lovely roof instead…) and my wonderful parents stepped up and made it possible! My parents are chronic cruisers who go 5-6 times a year - sometimes more (this year they’ll do 10!). They are the ones responsible for getting my family addicted as well! This cruise was selected with relaxation in mind. With three ports and four sea days, it's the perfect way to unwind and let someone else worry about making us happy - and did Princess pull through for us! With kids left behind grumbling about not going, my husband and I had our first vacation alone together in 10 years. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. We had a balcony next to my parents and spent many hours reading and watching my favorite, mesmerizing reality show "Ocean Waves" on that balcony. I spent so many hours I received a nice sunburn sitting in the shade! Over all the ship was on good condition, we could definitely tell what had been refreshed and what still needed to be refreshed. The beds are sumptuously soft. The bathroom was clean, but definitely dated. Princess is trying to get up to snuff with technology. They have installed new TV's with current on-demand movies. Most of the time it worked – when it didn't, I figured out that if you rebooted the TV, it would reset and work fine. They also offer on board Wi-Fi which was spotty at best. They are still working out the kinks. While frustrating to passengers, I understand the problems with tech upgrades. Many people complained about not being able to connect to work (how very sad – work? On a vacation?). Once they get this nailed, it’ll be great to be able to message on board companions freely. The service was outstanding. Our room attendant, Allen was the happiest hard worker I've ever met. Every request was met with ninja efficiency. Every morning (and I am an early riser) his smiling face was the first I would see. His personality was infectious and utterly charming. He should be a game show host… Our wait staff was great as well. We had traditional dining where Richard and Alexander took great care of us. My parents are used to getting things “just so” and they accommodated their every whim. Our water glasses were never empty (my pet peeve) and their recommendations where never wrong. For breakfast my parents knew Michael in the main dining room from previous cruises and requested him every morning. He too took care of their “just so” requests along with his team mate Somsak. Again smiling, happy workers! Most of the bar tenders were ok. We found (and this is an important person to find on every cruise!) a great bartender, Topher, who made the best long island tea. Not too much sweet/sour or too much cola…just right. He was the first to learn our names and what we liked. We went out of our way to get our drinks from him – he tended up at the Tradewinds bar on deck 16. He also made some great suggestions on other drinks that we tried. The only “excursion” we did was to reserve the clam shell on Princess Cays. For my mom it was essential, for the rest of us, well, I spend more time in the beautiful water, bobbing like an apple. We went ashore in St Thomas and took a shuttle to Coki Beach for the best snorkeling ever (to date)! It was like floating in an aquarium. The fish are used to being fed biscuits so they are abundant. For more beauty, float around the rocks…such variety of colorful fish and coral! In St. Maartin we took a water taxi to Great Bay Beach and again did the bobbing apple routine. It was marvelous! The entertainment was pretty good too! We had the comedian Ronndell Smith on 2 nights – he is hilarious! I wished his set was longer. There was a great singer (eek! Can’t remember his name at present!). He energetically sang everything from Ray Charles to Michael Jackson. Most surprising, as I didn’t expect to enjoy it, was the production of Bravo! The show is touted as mixing opera with pop with the grace of ballroom. It delivered outstandingly. The opera pieces were easily recognizable, as were the pop selections – but the voices were amazing – stunning really. I’m getting goosebumps just remembering! It was phenomenal, beautiful and worth the price of admission anywhere. I watched The Black Panther, Thor, Ragnarok and Jumanji for Movies Under that Stars. It was nice! Attendants came around with popcorn that was better than AMC’s. Those movies would show up in on-demand the next day. The food in the main dining room was very good. I'm not picky, but my parents are and they were very happy with the food. The buffet is everything you expect a buffet to be. My husband prefers the buffet saying he likes all the different selections and he can eat whenever he wants. He always joined us for dinner and enjoyed that as well. I was very disappointed in the Salty Dog Grill. My burger was near cold as were the fries. Oh well, can’t be perfect at everything! The pizza was OK, I liked the Stromboli – it made for a small, quick, late night snack. We were treated to the Crown Grill by our travel agent. It was excellent. Husband had the filet and lobster tail (raved about it and he is a steak snob), my mom had the lamb chops (made yummy noises the whole time eating) and dad and I had perfectly cooked Chilean Sea Bass - ohhh such delicious bliss! The on board shopping seemed limited. The high-end nature of it turned me off. I’d rather have more souvenir type choices than department store selections. Do people really buy that much clothing on board? I love browsing jewelry I can’t afford though…and there was plenty of that. Overall, it was a fantastic cruise. Princess has always done an excellent job in my opinion. We hated to leave – but off to work so we can afford the next cruise…and the cruise after that! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Great value, convenient port for travel. VIP players club with special deals for those that attend the casino. Itinerary East and West Caribbean is lovely. Caribbean Princess is a lovely ship. Really like what they have done with the ... Read More
Great value, convenient port for travel. VIP players club with special deals for those that attend the casino. Itinerary East and West Caribbean is lovely. Caribbean Princess is a lovely ship. Really like what they have done with the Horizon Court area. Addition of 2 new specialty dining venues provide a greater variety. Decor in this area has been redone to create a lovely atmosphere. Entertainment is varied to find something for everyone. we especially are enjoying the Steel drum player. Very talented and manages to play many popular tunes with his drums..not exclusively reggae. Shore excursions are really good and top quality. Princess does a good job of keeping the flow moving with 3000+ on board. Multiple venues run simultaneously to allow passengers to attend a variety of performances and not be herded around like cattle. Could use a bit of improvement with WIFI access and internet...but a break from all that may be a blessing in disguise for many. .overall a fabulous ship and cruise. Read Less
Caribbean Princess Ratings
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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 3.9
Family 3.5 3.9
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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