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Crown Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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2032 reviews
3 Awards

Disappointment - missed ports, boring activities and poor sanitizing

Review for Crown Princess to Transatlantic
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2018
Cabin: Oceanview (obstructed view)

We sailed with Princess eight times in the past but this was the worst. The biggest problem was Princess does not enforce hand sanitizing of passengers in areas serving food like the buffet. Passengers were grabbing food with their hands as they tried to figure out how to work the tongs, needless to say many got sick on the cruise including me, my wife and the other couple we traveled with.

One reason for picking this particular cruise was the ports. Genoa was cancelled weeks prior to the departure with the excuse "too much port traffic". It's hard to understand how they could not have known earlier. I suspect the real reason " Princess didn't sell enough Genoa excursions". Beyond this the 2nd port we wanted to visit, Toulon, was cancelled for weather although the weather didn't seem that bad. No compensation for missing either ports and that left us with 3 ports we had visited multiple times.

Add in a non-existent captain (only seen for 10 minutes at the captains party and it was a 14 day cruise) and a cruise director that lacked ANY creativity and you have 10 very boring sea days. The best the cruise director could come up with was napkin folding, flying paper airplanes, egg drops and trivia, trivia, trivia. After so many cruises you would think she could come up with something more entertaining. We spoke to many passengers on-board and they all felt the same way and all couldn't wait to get off this ship.

Cabin Review

Oceanview (obstructed view)

Cabin OZ

Obstructed cabin but decent view over the top of a lifeboat. Having one chair and two people in the cabin didn't make sense, a small couch or two chairs would at least both of us to sit somewhere other than on the bed.

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