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Hi well we are back a week or so from the new Crown Princess a 9 day Caribbean cruise out of Brooklyn NY. First off the new Brooklyn pier is so much better then the piers in the city ! Getting on and off is so easy now .If your coming from the city ,the best way to get there is take the Brooklyn bridge to Atlantic ave .Make a right on Atlantic ave. and just follow the signs to the pier it is very easy and fast way to get there. We were booked on the july 2nd cruise .but had to cancel it do to illness in the family .And rebooked it for the 25th of august cruise.It work out better for us in the long run .On the july 2nd cruise is the one where they put the fuel in the wrong tank,so the ship didn't go out until 2:30 am.So they missed i think the best port of the cruise Grand Turk. We myself wife and 2 boys 14 & 15 left our house in NJ just after rush our on friday the 25th the first day of the cruise at 9:50am and was in our cabin just after 10:30 am .We got our bags at around 12pm..We then went up check out the ship .The lounges seem much the same as on the Grand Princess .The pool areas are i think the best .On the Crown there are 4 of them 2 for adults and the 2 in the center of the ship is for everyone .One they use for movies under the stars .Witch i happen to think ia a great new idea ! Our Cabin We had cabin E102 all the way forward .We never book one that far forward .But it was the only outside quad cabin left and we wanted this date . You did feel more movement in this cabin then you would in one in mid ship.The cabin it self was very roomy .But the shower was real small !!Our cabin steward was great The food This was our 6th time on Princess and 63rd over all cruise .We had anytime dinning .But wanted 2nd seating .But didn't"t get it because we booked late .Anytime dinning was good . We only had dinner in those dinning rooms 4 time on this cruise .We use our cruise like resorts now being that we go alot ! Meaning we only use the anytime on seas days and one formal night !! The food we had in the anytime dinning rooms are good to very good .We don"t want big dinners every night now ,and we like the fact of not rushing for dinner .On the other nights we eat at the Horizon court .That's where you could have breakfast and lunch but. You can also have dinner there .We did the other 5 nights .The dinner there were hit or miss .Some nights the dinners we great other nights the food we very blend . But we never had a bad meal .You could always find something good to have .One thing more the Horizon court is not as good as it use to be .it's on par with RCCI"s Windjammer cafe now .good not great .The Pizza was the best we have had on a cruise ship in some time GREAT !! The shows The shows for the week were very good .The main show room seems a little small .But it isn't"t .The Crown Princess has one more deck of cabins then the Grand Princess dose .So more people .We did see more lines but it wasn't"t that bad . The ports for the week were Bermuda San Juan St Thomass and Grand Turk .and 4 seas days Been to all the ports many times but not Grand Turk witch we like the best.The hurricane didn't"t get in the way of our cruise .It was a little choppy the last day back to Brooklyn .But the weather the hole week long couldn't"t have been any better. All and all we had a great time on the Crown and would do it again .But we had our 2 boys with us 14 & 15 .Princess is not a great cruise for young teens .Unlike Carnival and RCCI is .We could see them with they friend getting board .Not much for them to do on this ship .But younger kids it looks like would have a great time .Princess is still a more laid back cruise like always .Good for familys with young kids not young teens . I think the food still good has slip some since Carnival took over .We were on the Carnival Miracle last august and the food seem so much better then on this cruise .I think Carnival is spending more money on the Carnival brand then on the other cruise lines in the Carnival family of cruise lines .We also saw it on HAL to on the Zuiderdam !! don't get me wrong the food is good ,just not as good as it use to be .Well thats it we are booked to go on the Empress of the seas in Feb 26th doing a 11 day Southern Caribbean cruise out of San Juan great ports .and then in august 21th a 2 day cruise on the Regal Empress to Nassau a reunion cruise with friends .And latter that week we will be on the brand new Liberty of the seas out of Miami doing the W.Caribbean .In 08 we are going to do the Tahitian Princess doing the south Pacific . Ken G.........>

Crown Princess - Eastern Caribbean

Crown Princess Cruise Review by Kenneth Gerbehy

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Hi well we are back a week or so from the new Crown Princess a 9 day Caribbean cruise out of Brooklyn NY. First off the new Brooklyn pier is so much better then the piers in the city ! Getting on and off is so easy now .If your coming from the city ,the best way to get there is take the Brooklyn bridge to Atlantic ave .Make a right on Atlantic ave. and just follow the signs to the pier it is very easy and fast way to get there.
We were booked on the july 2nd cruise .but had to cancel it do to illness in the family .And rebooked it for the 25th of august cruise.It work out better for us in the long run .On the july 2nd cruise is the one where they put the fuel in the wrong tank,so the ship didn't go out until 2:30 am.So they missed i think the best port of the cruise Grand Turk.
We myself wife and 2 boys 14 & 15 left our house in NJ just after rush our on friday the 25th the first day of the cruise at 9:50am and was in our cabin just after 10:30 am .We got our bags at around 12pm..We then went up check out the ship .The lounges seem much the same as on the Grand Princess .The pool areas are i think the best .On the Crown there are 4 of them 2 for adults and the 2 in the center of the ship is for everyone .One they use for movies under the stars .Witch i happen to think ia a great new idea !
Our Cabin
We had cabin E102 all the way forward .We never book one that far forward .But it was the only outside quad cabin left and we wanted this date . You did feel more movement in this cabin then you would in one in mid ship.The cabin it self was very roomy .But the shower was real small !!Our cabin steward was great
The food This was our 6th time on Princess and 63rd over all cruise .We had anytime dinning .But wanted 2nd seating .But didn't"t get it because we booked late .Anytime dinning was good . We only had dinner in those dinning rooms 4 time on this cruise .We use our cruise like resorts now being that we go alot ! Meaning we only use the anytime on seas days and one formal night !! The food we had in the anytime dinning rooms are good to very good .We don"t want big dinners every night now ,and we like the fact of not rushing for dinner .On the other nights we eat at the Horizon court .That's where you could have breakfast and lunch but. You can also have dinner there .We did the other 5 nights .The dinner there were hit or miss .Some nights the dinners we great other nights the food we very blend . But we never had a bad meal .You could always find something good to have .One thing more the Horizon court is not as good as it use to be .it's on par with RCCI"s Windjammer cafe now .good not great .The Pizza was the best we have had on a cruise ship in some time GREAT !!
The shows The shows for the week were very good .The main show room seems a little small .But it isn't"t .The Crown Princess has one more deck of cabins then the Grand Princess dose .So more people .We did see more lines but it wasn't"t that bad .
The ports for the week were Bermuda San Juan St Thomass and Grand Turk .and 4 seas days Been to all the ports many times but not Grand Turk witch we like the best.The hurricane didn't"t get in the way of our cruise .It was a little choppy the last day back to Brooklyn .But the weather the hole week long couldn't"t have been any better.
All and all we had a great time on the Crown and would do it again .But we had our 2 boys with us 14 & 15 .Princess is not a great cruise for young teens .Unlike Carnival and RCCI is .We could see them with they friend getting board .Not much for them to do on this ship .But younger kids it looks like would have a great time .Princess is still a more laid back cruise like always .Good for familys with young kids not young teens . I think the food still good has slip some since Carnival took over .We were on the Carnival Miracle last august and the food seem so much better then on this cruise .I think Carnival is spending more money on the Carnival brand then on the other cruise lines in the Carnival family of cruise lines .We also saw it on HAL to on the Zuiderdam !! don't get me wrong the food is good ,just not as good as it use to be .Well thats it we are booked to go on the Empress of the seas in Feb 26th doing a 11 day Southern Caribbean cruise out of San Juan great ports .and then in august 21th a 2 day cruise on the Regal Empress to Nassau a reunion cruise with friends .And latter that week we will be on the brand new Liberty of the seas out of Miami doing the W.Caribbean .In 08 we are going to do the Tahitian Princess doing the south Pacific .
Ken G.........>
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