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Crown Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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2116 reviews
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Enjoyable Cruise, Great Way to get to Europe

Review for Crown Princess to Transatlantic
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bjlands
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Apr 2017
Cabin: Interior

This was our first transatlantic cruise, second on this ship, third with Princess, and seventh cruise overall. Because we enjoy at sea days and onboard activities, this cruise was a lot of fun.

Many people asked us how we keep from getting bored on the long passage. It was much the opposite, we sometimes had to choose between several good options of things to do. Put it this way: We brought along a travel guide for London, figuring with two weeks on the ship we could read it cover to cover. In fact, we only had time the last day to skim the book.

Typical sea day: Up for breakfast in the main dining room, walk the deck for fresh air, freshen up in the room and off to Line Dance Class, then to lunch in the main dining room if time available or Vines for a sushi lunch, or if time is tight, a quick bite at the Buffet, then off to Ballroom Dance Class, by now a nap in the room or out on the pool deck, walking around the ship fighting the forty knot headwind or tailwind, coffee or tea in the Piazza listening to the string trio or the gotee piano man, by now it is near dinner time, so freshen up and maybe formal up, a glass of wine and off to dinner at the MDR or specialty restaurant or Vines for tapas, then the show or dancing in one of the lounges and then the show followed by dancing and another show and gosh we missed the movie so off the the lounge or quick break at the Piazza for music or some silly event and if we still have energy at midnight up to the disco at topside. Also to burn off all those calories no elevators before ten PM so it's up and down the stairs about ten times. Then you finally get to the room by one AM which now becomes two AM (moving east all day at 20 mph) so you got five hours to sleep before breakfast.

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Interior

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OK, I know it is an interior cabin but still a disappointment. First, surprise! There are two huge beds such to the walls of our already tiny cabin. Can't stand up straight at the side of the real bed because of the useless wall beds. Shower curtain was a bit dirty. Not good when the shower is so small. TV controls don't work unless you reach up way high because the TV shelf blocks the UV sensor. Requested bathrobes missed the cruise. Otherwise OK. Location very good. And once you are out and in the public areas, no one knows you are staying in steerage. Ha!

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