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Coral Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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984 reviews
52 Awards

A relaxing 4-night cruise and overall positive experience

Review for Coral Princess to Pacific Coastal
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txjim09
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2019
Cabin: Mini-Suite with Balcony
About to pass under Lion's Gate bridge in Vancouver
Room D610
Mt St Helens

This cruise came about when my wife and I wanted a quick getaway. We were were on the Ruby last year in Alaska and were looking to take it's repositioning trip south but the Coral itinerary (stopping once in Astoria) was better so that was that.

The ship does have a few odd perks. Buffet is forward instead of aft, restaurants are also forward. International cafe is open to the casino, a definite negative. Almost everything else, however, is a strong positive. Ship was in good condition, most of the crew was great and entertainment was wonderful. We spent a lot of time listening to music in the Wheelhouse bar, mostly the jazz band but had plenty of dance music options. Princess stage entertainment was great.

Bayou steakhouse was a strong negative. First, who decided that a cajun steakhouse was a good idea? The venue had no idea what it wanted to be. Second, service was poor with an invisible head waiter and inattentive waiter. Finally, my NY strip was tough beyond belief. I have never sent any dish back in my life until I tried to eat the steak. It was properly cooked medium rare but still not worth eating. My wife's filet was not properly cooked but the waiter never stuck around long enough for us to report the problem. Service took forever and I was charged for a bottle of wine I never ordered (ultimately resolved with 3 trips to the service desk.)

Cabin Review

Mini-Suite with Balcony

Cabin MB

Carbon was clean, in great condition. We had an uncovered balcony, probably would not do that again.

Port Reviews

Astoria, Oregon

Did not hang around the city, took great tour of Mt. St. Helens

Vancouver

Easy embarkation

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