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Crown Princess Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Tired ship but excellent crew

Crown Princess Cruise Review by crackers10

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Feb 2017
  • Destination: South America
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

Itinerary round Horn was the attraction and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Good fellow passengers being a healthy mix - lots of British, Australians and Canadians.

The crew were, as always it seems, excellent, cheerful, friendly and always willing to help.

Entertainment was quite good overall. The destinations speaker was excellent, humorous and informative. Cannot say the same for the other speaker on security et al.

Embarkation was a disaster - due to a strike of the port workers. Chile needs tourism and strikes cannot help promote the country. Some passengers were unable to get off the ship until after noon - wondered how many missed flights?

On the negative side, (1) the ship is tired as noted by several other passengers - the cabin was tired, etc. (2) Appears they were running inventory down - example: poor wine selection resulted in complaints we were told so no wine package - go figure, poor selection so higher prices!!

(3) Prices - seems everything is now more expensive - example $13:50 per day gratuities - heard several passengers say they had decided to decline the charge - sad for the staff. (4) the main theater is too small - to get a seat for early show required arriving half an hour early - recommend three (shorter) shows an evening - one before dinner for the late sitting?

Princess standards seem to be slipping.

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Cabin Review

Cabin BD C718

Tired: understand the ship is due for some attention and it needs it. The ship has a vibration which hopefully can be corrected.

The cabin itself was fine with large deck. Toward the stern so long walks - but we liked the position - port side was important as most attractions were that side.

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