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We cruised on the Coral Princess on Jan. 3, 2003, and sorry to say that I will think twice about cruising with Princess again. This was our 6th cruise on 3 different cruise lines. The check-in was a fiasco. No one seemed to know what they were doing. The cold water faucet in the entire ship had warm water. When we booked the cruise in Oct. the Princess agent promised that if we did not get the requested cabin that we would be upgraded to a mini-suite. Twice they confirmed these arrangements. In Dec. they assigned us to another cabin but not a mini-suite. Their response was "No one said that to us." This was a lie. I could not believe that a 900' ship could rock and roll so much in "Slight to 4' seas". We were often awakened by very sharp shakes as if the ship hit speed bumps. I served aboard a Navy Aircraft Carrier of 900' in gale winds and the ship never rocked and rolled or had sudden shakes. We walked by one fire door amidships and heard creaking sounds coming from the deck area which didn't set too well. The heat/ac control in the cabin could not be turned off the AC. We were forced to wear a sweater or jacket. It took 3 or 4 days before the coffee dispensers had coffee. The public address system could not be heard inside our cabin. On the flip side the ship was beautiful. The waiters and room steward did an excellent job. The dinning room food was excellent. ewnelson@email.msn.com April 2003

Coral Princess

Coral Princess Cruise Review by ewnelson

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  • Sail Date: December 1899
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We cruised on the Coral Princess on Jan. 3, 2003, and sorry to say that I will think twice about cruising with Princess again. This was our 6th cruise on 3 different cruise lines. The check-in was a fiasco. No one seemed to know what they were doing.

The cold water faucet in the entire ship had warm water.

When we booked the cruise in Oct. the Princess agent promised that if we did not get the requested cabin that we would be upgraded to a mini-suite. Twice they confirmed these arrangements. In Dec. they assigned us to another cabin but not a mini-suite. Their response was "No one said that to us." This was a lie.

I could not believe that a 900' ship could rock and roll so much in "Slight to 4' seas". We were often awakened by very sharp shakes as if the ship hit speed bumps. I served aboard a Navy Aircraft Carrier of 900' in gale winds and the ship never rocked and rolled or had sudden shakes. We walked by one fire door amidships and heard creaking sounds coming from the deck area which didn't set too well.

The heat/ac control in the cabin could not be turned off the AC. We were forced to wear a sweater or jacket. It took 3 or 4 days before the coffee dispensers had coffee. The public address system could not be heard inside our cabin.

On the flip side the ship was beautiful. The waiters and room steward did an excellent job. The dinning room food was excellent.

ewnelson@email.msn.com
April 2003
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