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Crown Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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One of the best travel experiences of my life!!! Magical and surreal!

Review for Crown Princess to the Western Caribbean
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GlamorousGirl
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Mar 2017
Cabin: Interior

With the exception of port wait times, which were the fault of US Customs, not Princess, our cruise couldn't get much more perfect. This was our first cruise - and now I am hooked for life. We did the Vow Renewal Deluxe Package and it was incredible. The staff on board was absolutely amazing. We just returned and I'm dying to go another cruise already. The two ports were great fun; particularly enjoyed the Puerto Plata tour at Amber Cove and the Horseback Ride & Swim at Grand Turk. Grand Turk is a fantastic port - great beach right at the dock and live Caribbean music as well as good shopping. Puerto Plata is colorful and colonial, could not give my camera a break! Live entertainment on board was fairly good - that was one area they could have possibly done better. Crown Grill did not live up to my expectations, but the main dining room was better than I expected. All in all, however, this cruise experience was thrilling and I would give the Crown Princess Eastern Caribbean cruise my absolute highest recommendation to anyone. The ship is beautiful, customer service was great, and the ports were breathtaking!

Cabin Review

Interior

Cabin was adequate size-wise. Bathroom had excellent lighting for applying makeup and plenty of shelves for storage. Shower had great water pressure and temperature. Bed was extremely comfortable.

Port Reviews

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

I was not impressed with Fort Lauderdale. I would prefer to sail out of a different port in the future. The city is too spread out, and the hotels that I know of as being convenient to get to the port are no where near the tourist destinations in town, so we ended up spending the whole night in the hotel room, which I wasn't thrilled with either. Will choose another port if I have the option.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

Took the Puerto Plata with Lunch tour, and it was amazing. Puerto Plata is colorful, colonial, cultural, authentic, and fun! Enjoyed the cigar factory (free samples!) Lunch activity was touristic and tacky but the stew was delicious. Rum samples were also available and very good - ended up purchasing a bottle I wasn't planning on, as well as cigars and beautiful crafts. Would definitely return here; great port for excursions. If you go independent maybe not so much - didn't see a whole lot to do at the port without a tour.

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