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Caribbean Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Caribbean Princess to the Southern Caribbean
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drtravel47
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2012
Cabin: Balcony

This was our third cruise on the Caribbean Princess. We were glad to booked this particular sailing, since it allowed us to leave the Jersey Shore on November 2, four days after Superstorm Sandy, rather than staying home where power wasn't restored until November 8. Just to have heat and lights were a blessing!

Because of the emergency, embarkation took place in Manhattan, rather than in Brooklyn, where the pier was closed. The cruise left 2 days late due to the above and Princess was gracious in giving us a 50% discount on a future cruise as well as a refund for the days missed.

EMBARKATION was a bit stressful, mostly due to post-storm conditions. The lines for security were very long (2 ships had passengers embarking). Princess check-in ran more smoothly; however we were told that there no Preferred Check-In.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Great location and nice-sized balcony. Plenty of storage space. Cabins could use a flat screen TV. See review for items in the cabin (and I imagine others) that need attention.

Port Reviews

Aruba

Aruba is always a great port, with stunning beaches and good snorkeling. The island is clean with lots of shopping.

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