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Crown Princess Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Crown Princess Cruise Review by crackers10

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

Enjoy quiet days at sea and the cruise visited some Caribbean island new to us.

Itinerary up the Brazilian coast was interesting and included many days at sea. 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. There was no other speaker/s which left a gap.

Our cabin near the center of the ship had a marked vibration on some days and sometimes even in port!

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 each evening - one before dinner for the late sitting?

Princess standards seem to be slipping and meanwhile onboard prices are up and sales activity sometimes seems to take priority. This may have improved the CCL share price and profitability but not the enjoyment of the cruise.


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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BD C623

Our cabin near the center of the ship had a marked vibration on some days and sometimes even in port! Also position seemed more noisy that our earlier cabin further aft. The cabin was tired - needed new carpet, water supply erratic - sometimes only hot water available. But our cabin steward Edgar was excellent and we made good use of the large verandah.


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