Crown Princess Cruise Review by LDEE
- Sail Date: January 2014
- Destination: Southern Caribbean
The main problem we encountered was that the ship is just not designed properly for 3,200 passengers. The Princess Theater holds 800 cruisers and there are two to three shows a night. You can do the math. Many patrons arrived at the theater, armed with reading material, 45 or more minutes early to stake out a seat. At the end of the show, the line of incoming passengers has already formed! The situation in the Explorers Lounge, a smaller venue that also features shows, was even more chaotic with seat-hungry passengers lingering in the aisle long before the early show is over.
Elevator riding could be a listed event as well. Younger travelers can get their work-out by climbing up and down 8 or 9 flights in less time then it will take to find a elevator. Staking out deck chairs, of course, is another activity not recommended for the timid.
If you enjoy bingo, trivia contests, napkin folding lessons and zumba you will not be disappointed. If you prefer a quiet time near a pool you can try the Sanctuary- for a fee of course.
Passengers should note that the ship has a set-back on decks 10 and 11 so that your balcony will not only include the ocean, but the balcony of the cabins below your deck as well. The cabin itself was bit smaller then most with no room for the petite couch that usually finds a place in such cabins. Instead you will have a small chair. One good feature is that the closet area is perpendicular to the sleeping area affording a bit of privacy to your cabin-mate when using the dressing area.
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