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First cruise on Princess although we've sailed on other lines.We chose this cruise for ports of call and that there was only one day at sea. This was a medallion class ship although our medallions never worked, and although promised, were never replaced. Pros: Room was clean with good closet space. Room steward was great Project 5 band was awesome Ship was updated and o.k. Embarking and disembarking was pretty smooth except for the medallion issue. Cons: Shipboard entertainment and activities were boring and catered to the over 70 crowd. Food in Main dining was hit or miss, more misses. Service was slow. Staff not too friendly. Menu was not inspiring. Buffet was pretty good although as time went on, there were too many leftovers and stale desserts offered. Lack of information about norovirus spreading. We couldn't touch food utensils in the buffet and this slowed everything down. Interestingly the cleanliness in the buffet area lacked even though they were worried about spreading viruses. Time in ports of call was shorter than advertised. We got to Quebec City, late because of reduced speed for whales, however, that was known by staff so far in advance that it shouldn't have been a problem. Day at Sea lacked interesting activities. They were similar to port days. Movies were outdoors despite the weather and blankets and cushions only came out in the evenings, not during cold afternoon movies. Cruise line touted the bed comfort but they were not comfortable. Interior cabin door was so much smaller than the opening that all the hallway light flooded the room-TERRIBLY

Boring ship. Good itinerary

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by bdodan

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First cruise on Princess although we've sailed on other lines.We chose this cruise for ports of call and that there was only one day at sea. This was a medallion class ship although our medallions never worked, and although promised, were never replaced.

Pros:

Room was clean with good closet space.

Room steward was great

Project 5 band was awesome

Ship was updated and o.k.

Embarking and disembarking was pretty smooth except for the medallion issue.

Cons:

Shipboard entertainment and activities were boring and catered to the over 70 crowd.

Food in Main dining was hit or miss, more misses. Service was slow. Staff not too friendly. Menu was not inspiring. Buffet was pretty good although as time went on, there were too many leftovers and stale desserts offered.

Lack of information about norovirus spreading. We couldn't touch food utensils in the buffet and this slowed everything down. Interestingly the cleanliness in the buffet area lacked even though they were worried about spreading viruses.

Time in ports of call was shorter than advertised. We got to Quebec City, late because of reduced speed for whales, however, that was known by staff so far in advance that it shouldn't have been a problem.

Day at Sea lacked interesting activities. They were similar to port days. Movies were outdoors despite the weather and blankets and cushions only came out in the evenings, not during cold afternoon movies.

Cruise line touted the bed comfort but they were not comfortable.

Interior cabin door was so much smaller than the opening that all the hallway light flooded the room-TERRIBLY
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Cabin IB 520
The cabin was small as expected. The big problem was the gap around the door that allowed the hallway light to flood the room all night. It was like sleeping in a parking lot. Closet space was good. Bed comfort not great. A/C seemed only to run during daylight hours.
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