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Caribbean Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2507 reviews
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Nice Trans-Atlantic Crossing

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Sail Date: Sep 2017
Cabin: Interior

Chose this cruise because of the sea days. Ports of Le Havre, Bruge, and Lisbon were very interesting with perfect sunny weather. Did not take any of the overpriced Princess shore excursions. Caribbean Princess is beginning to show its age, but is still a nice ship. Dining room service at dinner was very good, but open-seating breakfasts and lunch had only so-so service. Fish dishes were very good, but I can't say the same for beef entrees. Not as many on-board things to do with the Princess Patter showing many revenue-producing events. "Bravo", one of the main dance shows, was great, and the other 2 dance shows very good. The sound in the Princess Theater was far to loud and tinny sounding. No problems with embarkation and disembarking. Recommend using a taxi to FLL instead of Princess transfer: $14 and change to get to the airport. Uber is available and cheaper, but due to popularity not available in a timely way.

Cabin Review

Interior

Average cabin, somewhat confining. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Port Reviews

Brugge (Bruges)

Very easy to get to Bruge from the port. Take the free bus from the ship to the port entrance, leave the port area and turn right and walk down to the "Kerk" (church) tram stop, take the tram going in the same direction you were walking to the Blankenberg Train Station stop, get off the train, go inside to buy round-trip ticket, and take the 12-15 minute ride to Bruge. Be sure to take the canal boat trip to see the sights. Sample some of the local beer and don't miss the chocolate.

Le Havre

Made the long trek into downtown Le Harve. Interesting cathedral and, since it was Sunday, attended Mass at St. Joseph (very tall spire). Great town to walk around. Flea market with many items to wear and a separate section with food. Easy to find ATM to get Euros.

King's Wharf

Blustery, overcast day in Bermuda. Only walked to the clock tower building with all of its shops. Thought we'd go to the beach on a subsequent visit.

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