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We chose this cruise primarily for the itinerary and the fact we are loyal Princess customers. The cruise did not disappoint, the itinerary took us into may interesting ports of call. From embarkation to the end everything went smoothly. The only glitches were not going ashore in Newport (no fault of Princess, the Coast Guard had closed the harbor due to a tall ship running aground) and only a single gangway in Quebec City (port authority responsibility). As an anticipated the demographics on this cruise were an older crowd therefore activities were geared more to the older crowd. "Knitters and natters" was not for us. The entertainment on the ship was good. On most cruises the featured Princess Theater entertainers usually do a second show or appear in Explorers lounge, unfortunately not on this cruise. There were two comedians we would have liked to have seen again. Very good production shows offered by the Princess singers and dancers. Cruise Director Paul was very funny, had a very quick wit. The dining room service was excellent. We went for late seating. For that seating the dining room was never full as I guess most people preferred the earlier seating or anytime dining. This resulted in the early show being packed and easy to find a seat for the late show. The quality of the food was very good and portions were always on the generous side. Our waiter Renata and her assistant Felix provided excellent service and really enhanced our dining experience with the quality of service and their friendliness. It was also nice to see a head waiter with a personality. Mauricio was very friendly and chatted to us frequently. This added a very nice touch so often they are quite reserved. Regarding friendliness, the entire ship's crew were that way. We opted for an ocean view cabin rather than balcony primarily due to the anticipated Fall weather and the cost was higher than normal for cruise of this length. The cabin E630 was supposed to have and obstructed view but such wasn't really the case, we had good sight lines. Only one flaw with our cabin was the service provided by our cabin attendant. Sometimes service was incomplete or lacking items.Thanks Crown Princess for a great trip.

Great Itinerary, service and food

Crown Princess Cruise Review by Brian1951

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We chose this cruise primarily for the itinerary and the fact we are loyal Princess customers. The cruise did not disappoint, the itinerary took us into may interesting ports of call. From embarkation to the end everything went smoothly. The only glitches were not going ashore in Newport (no fault of Princess, the Coast Guard had closed the harbor due to a tall ship running aground) and only a single gangway in Quebec City (port authority responsibility). As an anticipated the demographics on this cruise were an older crowd therefore activities were geared more to the older crowd. "Knitters and natters" was not for us. The entertainment on the ship was good. On most cruises the featured Princess Theater entertainers usually do a second show or appear in Explorers lounge, unfortunately not on this cruise. There were two comedians we would have liked to have seen again. Very good production shows offered by the Princess singers and dancers. Cruise Director Paul was very funny, had a very quick wit. The dining room service was excellent. We went for late seating. For that seating the dining room was never full as I guess most people preferred the earlier seating or anytime dining. This resulted in the early show being packed and easy to find a seat for the late show. The quality of the food was very good and portions were always on the generous side. Our waiter Renata and her assistant Felix provided excellent service and really enhanced our dining experience with the quality of service and their friendliness. It was also nice to see a head waiter with a personality. Mauricio was very friendly and chatted to us frequently. This added a very nice touch so often they are quite reserved. Regarding friendliness, the entire ship's crew were that way. We opted for an ocean view cabin rather than balcony primarily due to the anticipated Fall weather and the cost was higher than normal for cruise of this length. The cabin E630 was supposed to have and obstructed view but such wasn't really the case, we had good sight lines. Only one flaw with our cabin was the service provided by our cabin attendant. Sometimes service was incomplete or lacking items.Thanks Crown Princess for a great trip.
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Cabin Review

Oceanview (obstructed view)
Cabin OY E630
A good size, adequately furnished
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