So I decided to that I would search for a cruise which was in the US Virgin Islands on the day of our actual aniversary. The only cruise ship to be there on the date I wanted was the Caribbean Princess. I read the various reviews on this board and thought long and hard about spending what would be nearly $8000 USD for a two week cruise plus airfare from LA and hotel for one night along with the expenses of nine ports. Nevertheless the romantic in me won out and I put down the deposit last July on the two week cruise on the Caribbean Princess.
I could not have been more pleased with my experience on the Caribbean Princess. It goes to show that the eye of the reviewer may not accurately reflect each person's individual preferences, life styles or even what is bad food to one palate could be delicious to another.
I have traveled on Princess before so I was familiar with their cabins, ships and food. I must admit that the reviews of this particular ship at first gave me pause because most reviewers had more negative than positive things to say about the ship. Then there was the scare in March 2012 when the ship broke down and limped its way back to San Juan for two weeks of dry dock.