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My husband and I sailed on the Crown Princess from August 4 - 11. We've had five cruises on RCI and HAL but this was our first time on a Princess cruise. We've loved all five of our previous cruises but we won't be doing another Princess cruise. I'll list the pros and cons. Pros: -the beds and bedding were super comfy -the International Cafe had good salads and the pastries in the morning were good -we enjoyed our dinners in the main dining room -cabin steward (Ethel) was awesome as she kept our room immaculate -movies under the stars, karaoke and trivia Cons: -there was a sewage smell as others reported (we could smell it in our room and other parts of the ship. It wasn't constant but on and off) -the food in the Horizon Court was very mediocre, worse than hospital cafeteria food -the internet is archaic (coverage and speed is horrible, think back to the dawn of the internet - if you need to take care of important matters back at home, you'll be quite frustrated) -there was a horrible vibration in our room (C611) my husband had a terrible time with it and we considered getting off the boat in Marseilles -TV offerings were poor -A/C at times wasn't strong enough (in Barcelona, I found the boat to be quite hot, I asked if the A/C was working and was told that sometimes in ports they don't run it to capacity -it was always hard to secure lounges by the pool. People do save them and staff do not clear away towels if they've been left on the chairs

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Crown Princess Cruise Review by jba2

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My husband and I sailed on the Crown Princess from August 4 - 11. We've had five cruises on RCI and HAL but this was our first time on a Princess cruise. We've loved all five of our previous cruises but we won't be doing another Princess cruise. I'll list the pros and cons.

Pros:

-the beds and bedding were super comfy

-the International Cafe had good salads and the pastries in the morning were good

-we enjoyed our dinners in the main dining room

-cabin steward (Ethel) was awesome as she kept our room immaculate

-movies under the stars, karaoke and trivia

Cons:

-there was a sewage smell as others reported (we could smell it in our room and other parts of the ship. It wasn't constant but on and off)

-the food in the Horizon Court was very mediocre, worse than hospital cafeteria food

-the internet is archaic (coverage and speed is horrible, think back to the dawn of the internet - if you need to take care of important matters back at home, you'll be quite frustrated)

-there was a horrible vibration in our room (C611) my husband had a terrible time with it and we considered getting off the boat in Marseilles

-TV offerings were poor

-A/C at times wasn't strong enough (in Barcelona, I found the boat to be quite hot, I asked if the A/C was working and was told that sometimes in ports they don't run it to capacity

-it was always hard to secure lounges by the pool. People do save them and staff do not clear away towels if they've been left on the chairs
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