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Crown Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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2032 reviews
3 Awards

Decidedly Mediocre

Review for Crown Princess to the Western Caribbean
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ruthhawkins
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Mar 2013
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Maybe I've been spoiled by sailing with Celebrity last year, where everything was terrific.

The Crown Princess entertainment was the best thing about our experience. The staterooms were also nice, although pretty much standard. The things that really disappointed were the food and the way dining was set up. We were 'traditional' dining, but seated during an open reservations timeslot... we had another couple at our table for 8...but 4 people at a large empty table is a bit pathetic. The menus were uninspired and the meat often grey and bland. Desserts were hit and miss: the creme brulee was excellent, but the so-called apple crumble reduced us to tears of laughter it was so mis-named. It resembled a cafeteria-style apple dessert made with canned apple pie filling. We did not even eat it.

The specialty restaurant (Crown Grill) was not worth the extra surcharge ($25) We had reservations but still stood and waited 10 minutes to be seated in the virtually empty restaurant. The meat was just ok, and the sides nothing to write home about.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Large couch, good storage, nice to have full size bath.

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