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Crown Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
Editor Rating
2019 reviews
3 Awards

Not up to usual standard

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

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Sail Date: Aug 2017
Cabin: Balcony

We wanted to visit the countries nearer the artic circle, especially Iceland.

We have done about 6 Princess Cruises over past 15 years, and without doubt we have found that since Princess Cruises sold out to Carnival, the standards have dropped dramatically, while the dollar gouging has increased with hidden charges and overpriced ship items.

The compulsory tipping levy to me has always been a bit much, not allowing individual passengers to choose who to tip and with what amount. Princess should increase wages and include in the fare costs, not hide this cost in compulsory tipping.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BA

Cabin was fine with usual Princess amenities, but simple bathroom with average fittings does not add to experience.

The whole cabin was showing signs of age with chipped paint and railing on balcony showing signs of the need for repair, with rust etc.

Port Reviews

Copenhagen

Did not like the overcrowded and way over priced restaurants at key tourist spots

Oslo

Interesting city

Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

weather did not permit landing

Akureyri

Great tour inland visiting all highlights with a hire car we drove

Isafjord

Beautiful scenery with a pretty port and exploring on foot

Reykjavik

Great long 8 hour tour with seasoned driver who knew so much. although long and tiring the sights were worth it

St. John's (Newfoundland)

Relaxing old city with many historic sights,. We walked all over and enjoyed most, but arrived back at ship wet and tired because of weather and steep hilly roads

Halifax

wonderfully friendly place with local all too willing to help with directions and advice. They even had a service to ship visitors whee local picked you up without prompting and transported you to where you wished to go.

The harbour and restaurants were very interesting and worth the visit.

Brussels

Loved Brugge and Brussels

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