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I enjoy the Club Class amenities. The Mini-Suites are centrally located on the ship. The Club Class Dining is exceptional. Quieter area. Nice linens. Excellent attention from wait staff. Extra menu items are always a nice added choice. The Caribbean Princess is a lovely ship, but once you sail on the newer class; Royal, Regal, and soon the Sky, the older ships aren't quite a elegant. However, the ship is well kept and laid out nicely for getting to/from activities. Never a crowded pathway when the Theater is letting out, or too many people crowding the buffet line. Princess does the Game Show activities for adults, but also kid appropriate. It offers a little something different if you don't want to watch the Theater shows. This itinerary going to Belize and Roatan was nice, as we had not been there. A repeat stop to the Grand Caymen is always pleasant with plenty of choices every time. The extended port time in Cozumel was perfect, gave us an opportunity to go to Cancun/Tulum on an extended shore excursion. Otherwise - Cozumel gets boring. I find the wait staff/service providers on Princess to be top notch. Pleasant, not rushed, informative. This was a full Medallion Class sailing. The Medallion itself is terrific. Small, easy to carry with a variety of options you can either pre-purchase or purchase on ship. The staff only asked your cabin number when ordering drinks, then they always acknowledged you by name when they brought your drink. This was because they confirmed your photo to make sure no one else was using your account. There were times when they had to read your name/cabin number on the medallion when they did not have a handheld tablet device. The 'Apps' did not work all the time. We had to log in frequently as for some unknown reason. The Ocean Now to order drinks/food didn't apply in the Theater, otherwise there was always sufficient wait staff to take orders. I didn't find a need to order anything to my room using the app. I would have used the Ocean Compass to locate Shipmates, and chat with them, but the app took too long and then if they weren't logged in, it obviously didn't work, but you wouldn't know why. The Medallion Internet was slow if you didn't purchase the unlimited - different band widths? The original Ocean Concierge app worked better in my opinion than the Ocean Compass for itinerary information, daily Princess Patter activities, Folio information and breakfast ordering. Doing the Ocean Ready app to pre-load your guest information did speed up the check in process at the port. There was no waiting. Overall - I really enjoyed this itinerary, ship and Princess.

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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by CdrVacations

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2019
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Premium Club Class Mini-Suite
I enjoy the Club Class amenities. The Mini-Suites are centrally located on the ship. The Club Class Dining is exceptional. Quieter area. Nice linens. Excellent attention from wait staff. Extra menu items are always a nice added choice.

The Caribbean Princess is a lovely ship, but once you sail on the newer class; Royal, Regal, and soon the Sky, the older ships aren't quite a elegant. However, the ship is well kept and laid out nicely for getting to/from activities. Never a crowded pathway when the Theater is letting out, or too many people crowding the buffet line.

Princess does the Game Show activities for adults, but also kid appropriate. It offers a little something different if you don't want to watch the Theater shows.

This itinerary going to Belize and Roatan was nice, as we had not been there. A repeat stop to the Grand Caymen is always pleasant with plenty of choices every time. The extended port time in Cozumel was perfect, gave us an opportunity to go to Cancun/Tulum on an extended shore excursion. Otherwise - Cozumel gets boring.

I find the wait staff/service providers on Princess to be top notch. Pleasant, not rushed, informative.

This was a full Medallion Class sailing. The Medallion itself is terrific. Small, easy to carry with a variety of options you can either pre-purchase or purchase on ship. The staff only asked your cabin number when ordering drinks, then they always acknowledged you by name when they brought your drink. This was because they confirmed your photo to make sure no one else was using your account. There were times when they had to read your name/cabin number on the medallion when they did not have a handheld tablet device.

The 'Apps' did not work all the time. We had to log in frequently as for some unknown reason. The Ocean Now to order drinks/food didn't apply in the Theater, otherwise there was always sufficient wait staff to take orders. I didn't find a need to order anything to my room using the app. I would have used the Ocean Compass to locate Shipmates, and chat with them, but the app took too long and then if they weren't logged in, it obviously didn't work, but you wouldn't know why.

The Medallion Internet was slow if you didn't purchase the unlimited - different band widths?

The original Ocean Concierge app worked better in my opinion than the Ocean Compass for itinerary information, daily Princess Patter activities, Folio information and breakfast ordering.

Doing the Ocean Ready app to pre-load your guest information did speed up the check in process at the port. There was no waiting.

Overall - I really enjoyed this itinerary, ship and Princess.
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Cabin Review

Premium Club Class Mini-Suite
Cabin M1 D410
Close to the elevator - and head no noise from that area. Conveniently located to the center of the ship for quick access to the atrium and surrounding public rooms.
Cabin size is as described. No issues with anything in our cabin. Bed is comfortable, pillows were fine, room temperature was comfortable.
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