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First off let me start by saying this is an incredible cruise and ship!!! We went on the 23rd of June one sailing after the inaugural sailing and it was brand new. Before you go make sure to stay in NYC a couple days. We stayed at the Marriott Marquis for 2 nights. This was a great hotel very modern. We had a view of Times Square and Carnivals port in Manhattan. While there we went to American Museum of Natural History, CNN studio tour, and saw a Broadway show. We saw Mamma Mia it exceeded expectations and in all was fabulous. After this we headed to our ship. Embarkation was smooth and went quickly. The sooner you get there the quicker. When we stepped aboard we realized its beauty. We had been on the Caribbean Princess before so we knew the ship. Once aboard we went to our room it was on deck 10 with a balcony it was very nice. Our steward Leopold was good but forgot to do a few things daily. Afterward we explored and of course ate at the Windjammer cafe and Trident grill. That night we went to eat in the Botticelli dinning room we had Jose and Daniel as our waiters. They were great Jose was everywhere getting all our meals drinks and working with other tables. Daniel was hilarious with his Indian voice and was a hard worker too. Our dinner partners were good and funny. Fun to be with. The dinner was pork I think which was good but a tad bit old. That night we saw Ralph Harris he was okay nothing great compared to the others. After that we headed back to our room and slept. This was just the first day and the next days Ill break down into sections. Ports of call---- BERMUDA- Was beautiful and very wealthy. Our glass bottom kayak tour was cancelled so we took a ferry to Hamilton and went to Elbow Beach. Before this we tried mopeds -- it didn't turn out good for us and some people were hospitalized because of them. Elbow Beach was beautiful very few people and pink sand accompanied by clear water. It was great. GRAND TURK- We went snorkeling and this was brilliant -- we snorkeled at two different stops. Although 20 feet from the ship is a beach with a Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville with a huge pool and walk up bar. The four us were the last ones on at this port. SAN JUAN-We went to the rainforest and walked some trails. Before this we waited an hour to get off the boat cause we left the country and people had to check I.D. The tour was great and very pretty. We drove through the country for about 40 minutes to get there and it is very poor of course. ST. THOMAS-We took a cab to Sapphire Beach that was nice and lacked the locals trying to sell things to us, which was really good. There we saw some of the crew at the beach. This beach was quiet clean and really nice. Afterward we shopped a bit and walked back to the boat. The production shows were awesome especially destination anywhere. There was also the international crew show it was great the cruise staff sang a song and the cruise director James Lay came out with a dress on and about five crew members sang. This was standing room only before the show the crowd threw around balloons for some odd reason. The entertainment is awesome and the best on any cruise line. Plus the put people in the atrium (piazza) to perform and their one archipelago group spank that was incredible. Rooms- Clean with comfy beds and pretty spacious. The balcony is a great place to sit and chill and is good to have. Public rooms-Many lounges to sit in and are beautifully decorated. They put comedians in lounges and other entertainers in them and dot just use the theater. Activities- We played bingo a lot and didnt win anything. We hung out by the pool watched the world cup and many movies. We did a lot of things that we found in the Princess Patter to do and believe me there are plenty of things to do. You must go to Movies Under the Stars cause we saw Titanic and it was a great experience. All in all this was an incredible cruise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crown Princess - Western Caribbean

Crown Princess Cruise Review by bcruisen7

Trip Details
First off let me start by saying this is an incredible cruise and ship!!! We went on the 23rd of June one sailing after the inaugural sailing and it was brand new. Before you go make sure to stay in NYC a couple days. We stayed at the Marriott Marquis for 2 nights. This was a great hotel very modern. We had a view of Times Square and Carnivals port in Manhattan. While there we went to American Museum of Natural History, CNN studio tour, and saw a Broadway show. We saw Mamma Mia it exceeded expectations and in all was fabulous.
After this we headed to our ship. Embarkation was smooth and went quickly. The sooner you get there the quicker. When we stepped aboard we realized its beauty. We had been on the Caribbean Princess before so we knew the ship. Once aboard we went to our room it was on deck 10 with a balcony it was very nice. Our steward Leopold was good but forgot to do a few things daily. Afterward we explored and of course ate at the Windjammer cafe and Trident grill. That night we went to eat in the Botticelli dinning room we had Jose and Daniel as our waiters. They were great Jose was everywhere getting all our meals drinks and working with other tables. Daniel was hilarious with his Indian voice and was a hard worker too. Our dinner partners were good and funny. Fun to be with. The dinner was pork I think which was good but a tad bit old. That night we saw Ralph Harris he was okay nothing great compared to the others. After that we headed back to our room and slept. This was just the first day and the next days Ill break down into sections.
Ports of call----
BERMUDA- Was beautiful and very wealthy. Our glass bottom kayak tour was cancelled so we took a ferry to Hamilton and went to Elbow Beach. Before this we tried mopeds -- it didn't turn out good for us and some people were hospitalized because of them. Elbow Beach was beautiful very few people and pink sand accompanied by clear water. It was great.
GRAND TURK- We went snorkeling and this was brilliant -- we snorkeled at two different stops. Although 20 feet from the ship is a beach with a Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville with a huge pool and walk up bar. The four us were the last ones on at this port.
SAN JUAN-We went to the rainforest and walked some trails. Before this we waited an hour to get off the boat cause we left the country and people had to check I.D. The tour was great and very pretty. We drove through the country for about 40 minutes to get there and it is very poor of course.
ST. THOMAS-We took a cab to Sapphire Beach that was nice and lacked the locals trying to sell things to us, which was really good. There we saw some of the crew at the beach. This beach was quiet clean and really nice. Afterward we shopped a bit and walked back to the boat.
The production shows were awesome especially destination anywhere. There was also the international crew show it was great the cruise staff sang a song and the cruise director James Lay came out with a dress on and about five crew members sang. This was standing room only before the show the crowd threw around balloons for some odd reason. The entertainment is awesome and the best on any cruise line. Plus the put people in the atrium (piazza) to perform and their one archipelago group spank that was incredible.
Rooms- Clean with comfy beds and pretty spacious. The balcony is a great place to sit and chill and is good to have.
Public rooms-Many lounges to sit in and are beautifully decorated. They put comedians in lounges and other entertainers in them and dot just use the theater.
Activities- We played bingo a lot and didnt win anything. We hung out by the pool watched the world cup and many movies. We did a lot of things that we found in the Princess Patter to do and believe me there are plenty of things to do. You must go to Movies Under the Stars cause we saw Titanic and it was a great experience.
All in all this was an incredible cruise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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