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Dec. 17 -27, 2018 in mid-ship interior cabin C403. We have cruised with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity and Holland America. This is our third Princess Cruise. Advantages: quick and easy embarkation at 11:30 am, great value, hot shower, very comfy beds, refrigerator, quiet room, good selection of movies on the TV and outside for movies under the stars. The thermostat was easy to work and the air conditioning got chilly. Wi-fi is faster in the internet room than in the cabin. We ate most meals in the buffet. Buffet and dining room were both good; on certain nights the buffet featured foods from Germany, England, Asia, Italy, etc. We signed up for anytime dining and ate in the dining room at 5 or 6 pm on the formal nights. We did not have to wait for a table. The food was tasty and the service was prompt. The almond croissants in the coffee shop were great. The band in the wheelhouse bar was good and played songs for the ballroom dancers among us. Disadvantages: we wake up at 6 am to see the sunrise but the gym opens at 7 am; not enough gluten free items in buffet, no fresh berries at breakfast. During the nightly shows, the comedian was good but during the song and dance shows, the sound was too loud; if only one person sang, the sound was OK. On Christmas Eve, they had caroling in the atrium which was touching, a turkey dinner was available, and the holiday show was the best of the shows, while on Christmas they served eggnog and Santa visited to distribute presents to the kids. The weather was pleasant and we wore shorts the entire time. We should have taken a tour in Domenica as downtown was a long walk from the pier. The spice tour in Grenada was worthwhile. We took a tour of Bonaire from a local company; it covered the entire island and was informative but a little too long. In Curacao we walked to the Catholic Cathedral but could not believe it was closed on Christmas Eve. We roll our own luggage off so disembarkation was quick and easy. We will be taking a transatlantic cruise on Princess in April.

Great cruise

Crown Princess Cruise Review by donwjoe

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Interior
Dec. 17 -27, 2018 in mid-ship interior cabin C403. We have cruised with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity and Holland America. This is our third Princess Cruise. Advantages: quick and easy embarkation at 11:30 am, great value, hot shower, very comfy beds, refrigerator, quiet room, good selection of movies on the TV and outside for movies under the stars. The thermostat was easy to work and the air conditioning got chilly. Wi-fi is faster in the internet room than in the cabin. We ate most meals in the buffet. Buffet and dining room were both good; on certain nights the buffet featured foods from Germany, England, Asia, Italy, etc. We signed up for anytime dining and ate in the dining room at 5 or 6 pm on the formal nights. We did not have to wait for a table. The food was tasty and the service was prompt. The almond croissants in the coffee shop were great. The band in the wheelhouse bar was good and played songs for the ballroom dancers among us. Disadvantages: we wake up at 6 am to see the sunrise but the gym opens at 7 am; not enough gluten free items in buffet, no fresh berries at breakfast. During the nightly shows, the comedian was good but during the song and dance shows, the sound was too loud; if only one person sang, the sound was OK. On Christmas Eve, they had caroling in the atrium which was touching, a turkey dinner was available, and the holiday show was the best of the shows, while on Christmas they served eggnog and Santa visited to distribute presents to the kids. The weather was pleasant and we wore shorts the entire time. We should have taken a tour in Domenica as downtown was a long walk from the pier. The spice tour in Grenada was worthwhile. We took a tour of Bonaire from a local company; it covered the entire island and was informative but a little too long. In Curacao we walked to the Catholic Cathedral but could not believe it was closed on Christmas Eve. We roll our own luggage off so disembarkation was quick and easy. We will be taking a transatlantic cruise on Princess in April.
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Hot shower, very comfy beds, refrigerator, quiet room, good selection of movies on the TV and outside for movies under the stars. The thermostat was easy to work and the air conditioning got chilly. Wi-fi is faster in the internet room than in the cabin.
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