This was our "Triple Crown Cruise" since it was the third time we've sailed on her. The Crown has been updated so it looks brand new. With 10 days to relax and four new ports to explore it was a great cruise. We had the cabin the back of the ship which was very quiet except for the engines: we knew when the ship was docking since we heard, and felt, the side thrusters. There was a little more ocean motion that we felt at night and it was a pleasnt rocking that rocked us to sleep every night It stil was a wonderful room. The food was great at every food venue, but the Crown Grill is still the best steakhouse on land or sea and the Carribean. We were finally able to get reservations at The Sanctuary which was a whole new experience. The crew were outstanding and they all treated us like family. the International Cafe was our favorite place, as usual. There were great show and and the comedian was hilarious! I highly suggest swimming with the turtles in Barbados. Don't forget to book your next cruise while still on the ship! We love Princess Cruises!!!
This Suite has an extra large balcony, which I wished it had an extra chair since there were three adults using the Mini Suite. We have had Room 603 for the last two cruises on the Crown: this was the very last suite on the starboard side so there was little foot traffic going by our room. It was an excellent room, clean & comfortable. They had the new beds which are wonderful. It felt like home when we are on the Crown.
We took a bus tour of Fort Lauderdale then boarded the "Carrie B" sternwheeler for a tour of the waterways around all the mansions and cruise docks. We had an incident where an impaired( allegedly)driver hit our bus and then blamed our driver for hitting him. This delayed us a bit getting to the airport since we had to transfer to a different bus, but no flight delay problems. It was not the tour bus drivers fault, just annoying.
Just walked around the town to get a feel for this island