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Getting on and off of the ship was easy with little delay or confusion. Itinerary was the prime motivator along with a relatively recent renovation. Renovation did not mean that the storage drawer tracks were in good working order however. The wear and tear was evident though overall service, Princess Entertainment, the International Cafe (food and service) and the dining room service were standouts. For our needs, more time at sea would have been appreciated. Two new ports this trip, Martinique and Trinidad. Each is really a city and not a vacation destination for cruises. Watch for your valuables as there are those who can pick a pocket with the best of them on the two new venues. (US$257) Three (or so) if the islands do not use US$ (Euros and Eastie's-Eastern Caribbean Currency) so if you need to buy anything on shore convert your money ahead of time. Watch for the washers and dryers ($3 per machine). On Baja they deposited grease and other undetermined substances on our clothes. Half the clothes were damaged and are now "yard wear." Others had better luck elsewhere.

Staff experience varied widely - some superstars serve on this ship

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by RussAL

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Interior
Getting on and off of the ship was easy with little delay or confusion.

Itinerary was the prime motivator along with a relatively recent renovation. Renovation did not mean that the storage drawer tracks were in good working order however. The wear and tear was evident though overall service, Princess Entertainment, the International Cafe (food and service) and the dining room service were standouts.

For our needs, more time at sea would have been appreciated. Two new ports this trip, Martinique and Trinidad. Each is really a city and not a vacation destination for cruises. Watch for your valuables as there are those who can pick a pocket with the best of them on the two new venues. (US$257)

Three (or so) if the islands do not use US$ (Euros and Eastie's-Eastern Caribbean Currency) so if you need to buy anything on shore convert your money ahead of time.

Watch for the washers and dryers ($3 per machine). On Baja they deposited grease and other undetermined substances on our clothes. Half the clothes were damaged and are now "yard wear." Others had better luck elsewhere.
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Hi RussAL, thank you for your feedback regarding your recent Caribbean Princess voyage. We will share your concerns with our team. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you aboard again!
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Cabin Review

Interior
Cabin IA B Port/Frnt
The new shower head was a clear improvement. The TV was updated although the available content was sparse. The weather brought us a Gale Force 8 wind with 7 foot seas for a day or two but the front of ship location provided a smooth ride. Our cabin attendant was responsive and cordial although very busy as is customary.

The cabin was otherwise a bit worn and threadbare.
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