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This was my fourth Princess cruise and was definately the best taken on this line. Princess really does the best job in hiring good people and training them well. Service was excellent. The staff is also great at organizing things on the ship to keep the lines down to a minimum. Both embarkation and disembarkation were smooth and easy. Activities on the ship were the same as many of the other Princess ships and could be organized better to accommotate the various dinner times. We had late seating dinner and by the time we were done with dinner the good entertainment was over. The food seemed to be better than it had been on other ships. Many items are a bit too salty but our waiter was so accommodating and got the kitchen to remake some of the dishes. Desserts were a bit of a disappointment on many nights. Many were way too sweet. It seems like for many of the dishes the kitchen confuses salt and sugar with what should be real flavor. We didn't do any of the ship-sponsored shore excursions. In Cabo we did take a quick water taxi tour that we booked on shore and that was great fun. One final note: We did experience an outbreak of Norovirus on the ship. The crew was outstanding in handling this. We were kept up to date on the status of the outbreak and mostly it was kept contained. It was a tiny bit of an inconvenience to not be able to touch anything for the last 4 days of the trip, but most of us understood.

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Crown Princess Cruise Review by CookGirl

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2016
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Premium Balcony
This was my fourth Princess cruise and was definately the best taken on this line. Princess really does the best job in hiring good people and training them well. Service was excellent.

The staff is also great at organizing things on the ship to keep the lines down to a minimum. Both embarkation and disembarkation were smooth and easy.

Activities on the ship were the same as many of the other Princess ships and could be organized better to accommotate the various dinner times. We had late seating dinner and by the time we were done with dinner the good entertainment was over.

The food seemed to be better than it had been on other ships. Many items are a bit too salty but our waiter was so accommodating and got the kitchen to remake some of the dishes. Desserts were a bit of a disappointment on many nights. Many were way too sweet. It seems like for many of the dishes the kitchen confuses salt and sugar with what should be real flavor.

We didn't do any of the ship-sponsored shore excursions. In Cabo we did take a quick water taxi tour that we booked on shore and that was great fun.

One final note: We did experience an outbreak of Norovirus on the ship. The crew was outstanding in handling this. We were kept up to date on the status of the outbreak and mostly it was kept contained. It was a tiny bit of an inconvenience to not be able to touch anything for the last 4 days of the trip, but most of us understood.
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Cabin Review

Premium Balcony
Cabin B1 C231
The balcony cabin was standard. The bathroom is tiny with an very small shower. Princess needs to improve the storage in the actual shower as there is very little space to put personal items.

Balcony was wonderful and large.

Storage in the closet is ample for two women traveling together. Plenty of hangars and shelves. Drawer space is minimal.
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