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Crown Princess Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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2,116 Reviews

Generally excellent but with a few issues

Crown Princess Cruise Review by Archersfan

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2017
  • Destination: the Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Oceanview

St Petersburg port was the reason for choosing this cruise and it didn't disappoint. We had 5 days of port excursions in 5 days. Exhausting but worth it. Glad we booked our independent tours in St Petersburg and Gdansk despite being told repeatedly that we had to go with a Princess tour. Not necessary because Alla Tours supplied all the relevant visa wavers. Brilliant tour guide and small group with our own mini bus.We were very disappointed with the information given on board about the various ports. Luckily we had done our homework before so knew how to visit each independently. Cheaper than Shore excursions and you can plan your own time and interests.

We have been on Crown Princess before but did find that this time it felt tired and in urgent need of refurbishment. The carpets and bathrooms require replacements.

Embarkation was quick and most efficient, in fact we were on board in less than 20 minutes.

We were amazed at the cheerfulness of all the crew. Despite their long hours they always greeted you with a smile and were very happy to help.

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Cabin Review

Cabin OC P314

Small but adequate for 2 people. With 4 inhabitants it would be very tight.

Ideal position for the International Cafe and the Plaza.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Brugge (Bruges)

Stayed in Zeebrugge with just a walk from the ship. Lovely way to settle into our cruise


Pleasant walk around with great things to see. Plenty for all interests.


Walked into the old town, took the local ferry at a very reasonable cost. Spent hours looking around the Vassa Museum before returning the same way. Relaxed and enjoyable day. Later found we could have made it even easier with the hop on hop off blue boat.


Lovely old town. Great markets at reasonable prices. Really interesting and easy to walk to.

Private Tour

Booked the 2 day Grand Tour. Excellent tour with great guide. Managed to see everything we wanted at a good pace.

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City Tour

Only rainy day but tour spoilt by constant road works holding up the tour bus. Saw the Rock Church which was interesting but busy.

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Gdansk Old Town

Lovely old town and good guide.

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Brief drive around

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St. Mary's Church


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