Cheaper to cruise then to stay in a nursing home....: Crown Princess Cruise Review by oliverboots

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Cheaper to cruise then to stay in a nursing home....

Sail Date: January 2014
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
I will start off by saying we enjoyed the cruise very much. We were in a inside cabin on the Riviera deck. We boarded the boat around 2:30 pm. No line up. First night we had no air in the cabin. Called and this was fixed immediately!. Food was excellent. Movies Under The Stars was great. Lots of brand new movies. Princess Patter kept us up to date on everything... Bingo was fun, although a bit pricey.

clientele..... Were in our 30's, and I think I was the youngest on the ship. We figured it out and it literally is cheaper to cruise than for the geriatric population to stay in a nursing home. Between the Walkers, Canes, and electric scooters running around, you really had to watch yourself. It never clued in to me that I was on a nursing home cruise till I read the sign at the pools..... No adult diapers to be worn in pool..... Jesus......

Ship.... Now I didn't do much research, I left it up to my GF and she booked it all. I had no idea about the ship ect. OK, now I More honestly thought I was on the original Love Boat. Very Very bland dated ship. No frills, but they are appealing to the geriatric population, not people in their 30's or even 40's. I found out that the ship was released to Princess in 2006. I personally thought 1986.....If you like the "wood " look, then you will like this ship. I was told that all the princess ships are all the same.

Casino.... There was a rude player at the Casino who was playing Blackjack and throwing money around like it grew on trees. He lost so much money, and was swearing at dealers, pit bosses ect. They did not kick him out, they allowed him to continually play. I get that they want to take him for all his money, but at the expense of other paying customers having to listen to this???

No points accumulated on your card if you play Blackjack. You could play 8 hours a day and still have 0 points. There is no program, but play on the slots for 20 min, and you will have enough for a drink... What a joke....

Food.... Awesome,, Crown Grille .... Awesome...

I truly hope Princess starts catering to the younger crowd, as I felt out of place with some of the clientele that have their nose in the air. And please princess, get with the times with décor. We are not in the 80's anymore... Less

Published 02/06/14

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