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Embarkation and disembarcation were the best we have experienced - we arrived early in Rome and expected to wait an hour for our time slot - but walked right on - 15-20 minutes - tops. Food was not so good - either in the buffet or in the dining room (we tried both MichaelAngelo and DaVinci rooms. The Crown Grill was great - as those premium dining options normally are. Teh burger joint on 15th deck was really bad - we only went once, and we are a family with 3 grown kids - the burger joint is normally a staple for them. The inboard entertainment was not so great - generally pretty rehashed. Most of the hosts - karaoke, trivia - were pretty half-hearted - although the karaoke in Explorer's Lounge on Monday night was quite good - with the hosts helping keep things moving. Seemed like most programs had some type of technical difficulty at some point - and some of the hosts were a bit challenged for english - but not for enthusiasm. Shore excursions were very high priced - so we did not sign up for any. We arranged our own (tour of Corinth and Athens, beach day on Mykonos) or just went into port and found things to do (hop-on hop-off bus, waling tour...) spending just a fraction of what the excursions were charging. In all - the locales and ports were amazing and everything we hoped for - stunning sights. The ship was easy to get on and off, but the experience on the ship was average at best. Luckily, we had only one full day at sea and had ports all the other days.

Nothing was offensive, nothing stood out

Crown Princess Cruise Review by randok1

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Embarkation and disembarcation were the best we have experienced - we arrived early in Rome and expected to wait an hour for our time slot - but walked right on - 15-20 minutes - tops.

Food was not so good - either in the buffet or in the dining room (we tried both MichaelAngelo and DaVinci rooms. The Crown Grill was great - as those premium dining options normally are. Teh burger joint on 15th deck was really bad - we only went once, and we are a family with 3 grown kids - the burger joint is normally a staple for them.

The inboard entertainment was not so great - generally pretty rehashed. Most of the hosts - karaoke, trivia - were pretty half-hearted - although the karaoke in Explorer's Lounge on Monday night was quite good - with the hosts helping keep things moving. Seemed like most programs had some type of technical difficulty at some point - and some of the hosts were a bit challenged for english - but not for enthusiasm.

Shore excursions were very high priced - so we did not sign up for any. We arranged our own (tour of Corinth and Athens, beach day on Mykonos) or just went into port and found things to do (hop-on hop-off bus, waling tour...) spending just a fraction of what the excursions were charging.

In all - the locales and ports were amazing and everything we hoped for - stunning sights. The ship was easy to get on and off, but the experience on the ship was average at best. Luckily, we had only one full day at sea and had ports all the other days.
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Cabin BC A250
Standard cabin, but furnishings looked tired. Shower very temperamental with regards to pressure and temperature fluctuations.
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