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We left the cold north for the warm Caribbean. The cruise visited 8 ports, most of which we had visited before. Embarkation, the cruise and disembarkation all went smoothly and professionally. Princess did it’s usual good job. Our ship, the Caribbean Princess, is a large older ship. We had heard it had been updated. That certainly was true in some aspects. The primary upgrade were the electronics needed to provide Medallion Service. We got our Medallions at check-in. They opened our cabin doors as we approached, let us pay for items and checked us in and off the ship. The medallions worked reasonably well for the basics, but some of the other features were either not functional yet or didn’t work well. It became obvious that the crew could keep close watch over us with the Medallions. You will need to decide if this is positive or negative. Other updates on the ship included the buffet area, and the stage area of the Theater especially the lighting and technology. In other areas the Caribbean Princess is showing her age. The crew is trying to keep the ship clean and fresh, but rust wins at times. The Piazza is not updated. Our cabin was on the Riviera Deck. We had close access to the buffet and to the back, adult only pool. The cabin was smaller than many we have had and the balcony was quite small. The cabin was quiet, but we did get some vibrations when the engines were working hard. Our dining experience was good, but not exceptional. We prefer traditional dining for our evening meal. The service was excellent, but it seemed the choices were somewhat limited. We had the same menu items several times during the cruise. Most of the food was well prepared, but sometimes the menu did not give enough detail. Most of our other meals were in the buffet. Sometimes the dishes used to many strange seasonings. Simple food sometimes works. The system to get omlets worked well, but the omlets were too greasy and not fluffy. Service in the buffet was friendly and efficient. Waiters brought drinks in a timely manner. Overall the entertainment in the Princess Theater was good. The production shows were great and we enjoyed most of the entertainers. A major problem was that you could not get seats unless you arrived 30-45 minutes early. The lighting and staging was spectacular The ports we visited were nice. We enjoyed two new ports, Martinique and Trinidad. Most of the ports are very popular and crowded.

Pleasant Two Week Cruise

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by kednad2ela

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
We left the cold north for the warm Caribbean. The cruise visited 8 ports, most of which we had visited before. Embarkation, the cruise and disembarkation all went smoothly and professionally. Princess did it’s usual good job.

Our ship, the Caribbean Princess, is a large older ship. We had heard it had been updated. That certainly was true in some aspects. The primary upgrade were the electronics needed to provide Medallion Service. We got our Medallions at check-in. They opened our cabin doors as we approached, let us pay for items and checked us in and off the ship. The medallions worked reasonably well for the basics, but some of the other features were either not functional yet or didn’t work well. It became obvious that the crew could keep close watch over us with the Medallions. You will need to decide if this is positive or negative.

Other updates on the ship included the buffet area, and the stage area of the Theater especially the lighting and technology.

In other areas the Caribbean Princess is showing her age. The crew is trying to keep the ship clean and fresh, but rust wins at times. The Piazza is not updated.

Our cabin was on the Riviera Deck. We had close access to the buffet and to the back, adult only pool. The cabin was smaller than many we have had and the balcony was quite small. The cabin was quiet, but we did get some vibrations when the engines were working hard.

Our dining experience was good, but not exceptional. We prefer traditional dining for our evening meal. The service was excellent, but it seemed the choices were somewhat limited. We had the same menu items several times during the cruise. Most of the food was well prepared, but sometimes the menu did not give enough detail. Most of our other meals were in the buffet. Sometimes the dishes used to many strange seasonings. Simple food sometimes works. The system to get omlets worked well, but the omlets were too greasy and not fluffy. Service in the buffet was friendly and efficient. Waiters brought drinks in a timely manner.

Overall the entertainment in the Princess Theater was good. The production shows were great and we enjoyed most of the entertainers. A major problem was that you could not get seats unless you arrived 30-45 minutes early. The lighting and staging was spectacular

The ports we visited were nice. We enjoyed two new ports, Martinique and Trinidad. Most of the ports are very popular and crowded.
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