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Caribbean Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2620 reviews
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Some minor flaws, but exactly what we wanted

Review for Caribbean Princess to the Caribbean
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n2tpa
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2019
Cabin: Balcony

Embarkation

Embarkation was actually one of the simpler we’ve experienced. We walked right in around 11:00, waited no more than 5 minutes in line for the X-Ray, then walked right up to a boarding agent. If the Medallion app had worked properly, we would have been through the boarding process in seconds, but the app refused to scan our passports so the terminal agent had to do that manually. Once that annoyance was behind us, we walked straight onto the ship.

Total time: less than 15 minutes from entering the terminal to standing on the ship.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Not much different form any other cruise cabin. Few drawers but big enough closet to compensate for it. This cabin has a particularly good location: under the overhang from the deck above. No weather or people able to look down onto the balcony. Plus, it's about 10 steps from the rear pool. There was never any noise from the restaurant above. The air conditioning doesn't work very well. It was always very hot while sleeping.

Port Reviews

St. Thomas

We docked on the southern dock which is further from town that the other. Since we’d previously been to St. Thomas and found it be a dirty, expensive place, we only walked off the ship for 30 minutes or so to look at the dockside trinkets. We didn’t bother leaving the dock area.

St. Maarten

One of our favorites. We were one of the first off the ship and at the Front Street beach area. We grabbed 2 chairs, an umbrella, and a bucket of beer for $30 in front of Antonio’s restaurant and spent the morning sunning and relaxing. Then we went into the shopping area to look for linens and Absenthe…both of which we found plentiful and inexpensive. We finished the stay there with lunch at Oualichi restaurant.

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

We stayed 3 days at an older hotel near the beach. We've never had a bad time in Ft. Lauderdale! It looks like Port Everglades is finally upgrading their facilities, and their customs process seems quicker than normal.

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