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Crown Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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2042 reviews
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Older ship but still lovely except for the really bad food.

Review for Crown Princess to the British Isles & Western Europe
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Linda Power
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jun 2019

This was a 13 day cruise of the UK. We planned it for a long time and worked with a travel agent. The ship is older but had recently had some renovations done to it. Our cabin was lovely and was always clean thanks to excellent stateroom staff. Although the TV often did not work. We were given a $50 credit for this.

We were told by other passengers that the food in the expensive specialty restaurants was really good but the food in the buffet and regular dining rooms was really just slop. It was uninspiring and unappealing and was usually cold with horrible vegetarian offerings. It always looked like the chef was on a cheap budget. After awhile it became quite depressing to never have a really nice meal since we had paid for meals and had expected some nice meals. We sometimes complained and our meals where replaced with new hotter versions but the next night we got the same cold food. It became irritating to deal with.

I do not know how to really explain the Princess Shore Excursions. They went to wonderful places but were restrictive and you always felt uncomfortable due to buses that actually had no washroom facilities that were usable and were uncomfortable if you actually had legs -- there was no room to put them. You were always "on the clock" and had some tour guide or Princess excursion person lining you up like a cattle beast. I will never go on a Cruise Ship line shore excursion again. I heard many husbands saying to their wives that they were not spending any more time on buses that crammed people in like sardines. That being said, their were some really excellent tour guides that knew a great deal of their City and their Country and shared their stories with humour and fun.

Cabin Review

Cabin Balcony

Our cabin was always beautifully clean and our Cabin/Stateroom Steward Jobert was excellent.

Port Reviews

Greenock (Glasgow)

Tour bus had some room for your legs and tour guide was good but we were always rushing.


Excellent tour and great information from staff at the Giants Causeway and the tour guide.

Invergordon (Inverness)

Lovely tour and great day. Excellent tour guide.

Edinburgh (South Queensferry)

Good tour guide with a huge knowledge of Stirling Castle and its history. Tour a bit rushed and bus OK.


By this time we were getting pretty sick of sitting on crowded buses. This tour of London was just have a day. Good tour guide.

Cobh (Cork)

Best of Cork and Countryside tour. Good tour guide. Again rushed. Never enough time on these tours to just be in a new place.

Le Havre

We became ill on the cruise and had to cancel this tour.

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