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Crown Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Still loyal and love Princess, BUT, here's the scoop, with tons of tips

Review for Crown Princess to Alaska
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jun 2022
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children
 (category B4), Deck 8, Partially Obstructed Premium (?) Balcony,  shown with yellow circle, in Juneau.

Booked 6/3 "Drop and Go" for 6/11 Seattle RT on the Crown. Only after booking did I read the tons of negative reviews. Here's the scoop people:

Pro: it's still an Alaska cruise on Princess. Stellar shows, crew, food, kids clubs, everything you have come to expect from Princess.

Con: you know when a car has some issue that causes it to be in "limp home" mode? Meaning, it'll still function, just at a reduced power, to allow you to get to your mechanic. So, whatever the various reasons we've read about on here, the summary is yes, Crown is maxing at 19 knots vs. 23, and simple math is why all the ports can't fit anymore into the week.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Partially Obstructed, Premium Balcony" is one of 4 completely aft cabins on Deck 8. Unsure why this is branded as Premium? Sure, there's a support beam with a couple feet of blockage, but there's a full 180 degree aft view, and about a 200 degree view if you lean on the railing and look to the side. The issue is that you miss the entire side view from any other balcony type, which is a bit more of a calming visual than the dirty aft wake. No issues with the adjacent venting, no smells.

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