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This was our 12th cruise and we anticipated it would have been a lot better then it turned out. The Crown is a new build and we found the ship clean and very well kept. Dining room service was excellent. We were not impressed with the food court however. Our itinerary included three ports, Princess Cay, Cuaraco and Aruba. Princess Cay is simply a beach which is fine in warm weather, but cruisers need to realize that the Bahamas (where Princess Cay is located on the island of Eluthera just 30 miles from Nassau) can be chilly in January. We had about 65 degrees for the high so a beach day was a bit of a drag. We were delighted we had not rented a $200 bungalow with air conditioning to sit in. Its a thousand miles from Princess Cay to Cuaraco so this particular cruise included plenty of sea-time and therein was my problem. With 3200 passengers on board, elevator waiting could be a listed acitivity. The Princess Theater, home of the main stage, holds 800 passengers and they are presented from two to three times a night. You can do the math. Many people, experienced it seems, brought reading material and arrived 45 minutes early and lines of eager passengers already form but the time you exit after the show. In the nearby Explorer's Lounge, a venue for other shows, the seat grabbing is more intense since the venue holds only about 120 persons. Needless to say finding deck chairs in a good location will also require a bit of patience and sometimes a little pushiness. If you enjoy bingo, trivia games, zumba, line dancing and the like you will be quite pleased with the daily schedule. Movies (older ones) and televised concerts are also presented on the outdoor screen. If you prefer quite the "Sancturary" area is available- for a fee of course. Overall the cruise was pleasant enough but I wil try to choose a trip with more ports and perhaps a slightly younger crowd on the next round. Many octogerians aboard this one.  

A crowd pleaser-and thats the problem

Crown Princess Cruise Review by LDEE

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This was our 12th cruise and we anticipated it would have been a lot better then it turned out. The Crown is a new build and we found the ship clean and very well kept. Dining room service was excellent. We were not impressed with the food court however.
Our itinerary included three ports, Princess Cay, Cuaraco and Aruba. Princess Cay is simply a beach which is fine in warm weather, but cruisers need to realize that the Bahamas (where Princess Cay is located on the island of Eluthera just 30 miles from Nassau) can be chilly in January. We had about 65 degrees for the high so a beach day was a bit of a drag. We were delighted we had not rented a $200 bungalow with air conditioning to sit in.
Its a thousand miles from Princess Cay to Cuaraco so this particular cruise included plenty of sea-time and therein was my problem. With 3200 passengers on board, elevator waiting could be a listed acitivity.
The Princess Theater, home of the main stage, holds 800 passengers and they are presented from two to three times a night. You can do the math. Many people, experienced it seems, brought reading material and arrived 45 minutes early and lines of eager passengers already form but the time you exit after the show.
In the nearby Explorer's Lounge, a venue for other shows, the seat grabbing is more intense since the venue holds only about 120 persons.
Needless to say finding deck chairs in a good location will also require a bit of patience and sometimes a little pushiness.
If you enjoy bingo, trivia games, zumba, line dancing and the like you will be quite pleased with the daily schedule. Movies (older ones) and televised concerts are also presented on the outdoor screen.
If you prefer quite the "Sancturary" area is available- for a fee of course.
Overall the cruise was pleasant enough but I wil try to choose a trip with more ports and perhaps a slightly younger crowd on the next round. Many octogerians aboard this one.
 
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Cabin B1 c259
Cruisers should note that Crownn Princess's decks 10 and 11 are set-back from the lower decks so that your view from the balcony will not only include the ocean, but the balcony directly below you as well.This cabin was a bit smaller then others we have booked. There was not sufficient room for one of those micro couches. Just a chair. The balcony, on the other hand, is quite spacious.
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