Not at all what I expected: Grand Princess Cruise Review by capequeen

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Not at all what I expected

Sail Date: December 2012
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
When friends of ours asked if we would be interested in joining them on an Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Princess Cruise Line's Grand Princess we immediately said yes! We had heard so many raves about Princess Cruise Lines, and never cruised with them before, so we looked forward to this opportunity. Unfortunately, we did not think this Cruise Line lived up to its reputation in several areas.

Although the food was very good, the choices were very limited and the same foods served over and over with very few variations. The crew, although very efficient, did not come across as friendly and welcoming, and that was the biggest surprise and disappointment of all...i have been on more than 30 cruise and no matter what else, always found the crew to be so much fun and so warm and good natured...not so here...way too many grumpy faces and cold demeanor! Our cabin steward and one waiter (on the last evening)were our only really positive encounters, and that was amazing to us! More

On the positive side, the activities were plentiful and fun, and our cabin was lovely. The excursions at the ports were very well done, and off ship we had a very nice time. Nightly entertainment was only mediocre as were the Casino games. All in all, I don't think we would choose Princess again. Less

Published 12/20/12

Cabin review: L308

Our Cabin was absolutely wonderful...we felt so fortunate to have been upgraded to this was so spacious and had a large picture window. It was located in a little private hallway near the Grand Suite. Our only other comment would be that this particular cabin is a bit noisy as it is next to the pool and you can hear the bass from the music at night....this did not bother us but some may not like this.

Port and Shore Excursions

Plenty of water toys to enjoy...went kayaking, swam, used a "clamshell" to stay out of he sun all day. My husband went surf fishing and enjoyed himself too. The Cruise line prepared a wonderful barbeque awesome day!

We took a tour with a visit at the Capitol and Fort...not much of anything to rave about but the tour ended with some shopping time at a mall which we used to have a very lovely dinner at The Cafe Puerto Rico...good food and very nice folks.
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We took a Party Boat from the Dutch side to Marigot on the French side...had a wonderful lunch and lots of fun on the boat with some very lively entertainment.

St. John Snorkel/Sail

Lots of fun, light lunch and good entertainment. Plenty of time to snorkel and swim and enjoy the beautiful waters of Turtle Cove. Unfortunately, I had a mishap and fell rather hard on the platform going onto the beach shuttle and hurt my left knee rather badly.

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