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Crown Princess Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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A bit disappointing

Crown Princess Cruise Review by Dpfn3898

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2017
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony

Ship was comfortable and was did not feel overcrowded. The trip was chosen as an adventure to celebrate a 60th birthday and also to visit the falklands, stayed in Buenos Aries for a few days beforehand, joining the ship was fairly painless and got on early. Staff were very friendly and helpful, mini suite was comfortable although starting to look is age and could do with some renovation which I think is due. On sea days there are not a lot of activities to do, one of the most irritating things was the constant sell, sell, sell of everything from jewelry to massages to clothes to art, so much in your face selling was very off putting. Prior to the cruise we knew we had to do four tender ports but to find out we had a fifth in Ushuaia was very annoying. Also the organization of the tender service was horrendous, if you were going ashore on your own you were in line behind the paid excursions often having to wait up to 2 - 3 hours before getting ashore and then waiting up to 1 - 2 hours to get back on the ship again, so losing up to 3 - 5 hours in port every time, in this respect I have to say Princess was pathetic, also I will ensure next time I cruise to research how many times I have to use a tender. The entertainment staff were good and engaging, but the communication on letting you know where you were on the cruise and on what to expect in the ports was very sub standard, basically Princess could definitely do better.

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