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we wanted a good getaway and spotted this unusual itin and at a great price we could not refuse the weather was as expected for end of summer beginning of fall in the far north of this route we had cool weather and windy nites a couple of drizzly days with a cold wind but we were prepared with a sweater etc we missed a couple of ports due to rough seas at the docking and anchoring ports but it was expected we would possible miss one or two the captain gave us a cruising day for one port and a first time cruise of a fjord in Greenland as far into it as the charts allowed which was a spectacular substitute for a small nothing port the crown princess is a beautiful ship but quite large 3000 pass crowd control was very well done considering the ports only one port was time consuming getting into the port via tenders but not the fault of the ship it was due to the port not being able to handle such a large ship but it worked out the returns were better the food was very good the horizon court was fine i think adding 25.00 p/person or more for specialty restaurants is gouging the passenger after all we have already paid for food and lodging in the cruise fare the cabin inside baja deck was adequate in size and very tasteful with excellent cabin service even with the few days of rough water the ship did not feel we were being hit with high waves it was almost as smooth as a carib cruise in calm water a few passengers were upset we missed 3 ports and had substitutes but as a seasoned cruiser we understand the captain has the right to alter the ports or sequence of ports as he feels he must to ensure the safety of the passengers and the ship one port was eliminated due to a large drifting iceberg that got stuck right in the middle of the anchoring area for ships so we could not go close to it as the ship could have been damaged due to 90 percent of the burg is under water i thought the captain was overly cautious on some ports but i feel he made the correct decisions all in all it was a wonderful experience

off the beaten path transatlantic via the arctic

Crown Princess Cruise Review by boston man

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2009
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Interior
we wanted a good getaway and spotted this unusual itin and at a great price we could not refuse
the weather was as expected for end of summer beginning of fall in the far north of this route we had cool weather and windy nites a couple of drizzly days with a cold wind but we were prepared with a sweater etc
we missed a couple of ports due to rough seas at the docking and anchoring ports but it was expected we would possible miss one or two the captain gave us a cruising day for one port and a first time cruise of a fjord in Greenland as far into it as the charts allowed which was a spectacular substitute for a small nothing port
the crown princess is a beautiful ship but quite large 3000 pass crowd control was very well done considering the ports only one port was time consuming getting into the port via tenders but not the fault of the ship it was due to the port not being able to handle such a large ship but it worked out the returns were better
the food was very good the horizon court was fine
i think adding 25.00 p/person or more for specialty restaurants is gouging the passenger after all we have already paid for food and lodging in the cruise fare the cabin inside baja deck was adequate in size and very tasteful with excellent cabin service
even with the few days of rough water the ship did not feel we were being hit with high waves it was almost as smooth as a carib cruise in calm water a few passengers were upset we missed 3 ports and had substitutes but as a seasoned cruiser we understand the captain has the right to alter the ports or sequence of ports as he feels he must to ensure the safety of the passengers and the ship
one port was eliminated due to a large drifting iceberg that got stuck right in the middle of the anchoring area for ships so we could not go close to it as the ship could have been damaged due to 90 percent of the burg is under water
i thought the captain was overly cautious on some ports but i feel he made the correct decisions all in all it was a wonderful experience
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catg j baja deck inside at rear of ship
size was adequate it could have been larger would have loved an easy chair
but the cabin was not large enough for any extra furniture
twins converted to a queen filled the room with a small space on each side
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