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Crown Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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2032 reviews
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This eastern Med cruise complements our previous western Med cruise

Review for Crown Princess to the Eastern Mediterranean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2018
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony

We had previously taken an eastern Mediterranean cruise, which was highly enjoyable, and wanted to repeat the experience, this time taking in ports in the eastern end of the Med.

We chose this particular cruise based on the time of year, and also based on the advertised claim that the Crown Princess (built in 2004-2006) had been 'refurbished' in March of 2018. We found this claim not to be true... the ship was rather tired, worn, and dated. While the public areas still looked good, we were very disappointed in our cabin, which had worn and damaged furniture. It is normally our practice to pick 'new' ships only... and were seduced by the 'refurbished' claim. We were very disappointed. The public areas looked a great deal better; perhaps it was only the public areas which received a makeover.

Princess cannot be faulted, however, on service; every staff member, from the cabin steward to the dining room waiters, were outstanding.

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cabin MB

Adequately sized, but worn, tired, and dated.... damaged furniture. This cabin was NOT 'refurbished', despite the claim on the website. The bathroom was in good shape, however... more than adequate water pressure and hot water. The towels were a little rough. The TV had MSNBC, Fox News, BBC, and a few others... adequate.

Port Reviews

Gibraltar

Bus ride to the rock, and ticket for the cable car

Barcelona

We didn't tour Barcelona, because we had just arrived by air

Marseille

We took a tour bus, on our own, around the city... had an excellent lunch in Vieux Port

Genoa

We took a tour bus around the city, and then a 'hop on hop off' bus. Lovely city, although it was beastly hot

Florence (Livorno)

We stayed on the boat, because one of us had an upset stomach that morning.

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