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Crown Princess Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Maybe it would have been OK if it had been my first Princess cruise.

Crown Princess Cruise Review by ottojf

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Mar 2017
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview (obstructed view)

We chose this trip when it went on sale in December. We had done the Valparaiso - Buenos Aires three years ago.

We booked as we like long cruises with sea days. BUT not this time. We like sea days because Princesses has always had outstanding enrichment lectures on sea days. There were none on this trip. We tried to find out what happened and could not get an answer even after writing a note to Mattias who was in charge of entertainment.

Needless to say we were very disappointed.

We eat most of our dinners in the dining room. We had great table mates. BUT princess needs some new menus. Too much repeat for a 20 day cruise. While the chocolate Journeys desserts were interesting they were not a knock out. I have never felt that Princess does well with dessert in the dining room. Horizon court and International Cafe have better desserts.

There needs to be more than 1 location to use the coffee card. It would also be nice if the coffee card could be used in the dining room and on the Horizon court.

The "disappearing trays" in the theater should be cleaned more often.

This ship is over ten years old and is tired. The furniture outside the Explorers Lounge desperately needs reupholstering. There was an ongoing problem on deck 7 with the drainage in the rear of the ship. We walked in puddles of water several times. There was always a sewer odor on deck 7 mid ship on the side of the Explorers Lounge. I understand tthe ship will be refurbished soon. Not soon enough?

Disembakrment went fine as we were "carry your own bag" walk offs.

To us the highlight of the trip was seeing Christ the Redeemer in Rio

We are not into the beach scene so the islands did not impress us.

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Cabin Review

Oceanview (obstructed view)
Cabin OW E503

Room had bunks hanging on the wall. You bumped your head getting out of bed.

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