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Island Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Is this really Princess ?

Review for Island Princess to the Baltic Sea
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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jun 2022
Cabin: Balcony

This was my sixth cruise on Princess, and my 12th cruise over all. I chose this cruise because of the itinerary, never having been to Norway plus it was very Port intensive which I like. Having done my homework, I knew that island princess had been carved up into a Frankenstein ship to expand passenger capacity, adding 250 extra state rooms (she was the sister ship the coral princess).

ITINERARY CHANGE -Princess new in January 2022 they would not be able to go to Svalbard Norway yet chose not to disclose this information until it was too late to get a refund without full penalty, my email arrived May 2022 just weeks before the cruise. A lot of the passengers on board ship were very upset about this because fall powered is a very spectacular site due to its proximity to the north pole, 825 miles away plus roaming reindeer and a very distinctive point on the globe. I was not happy with this.

EMBARKATION -embarkation was a disaster, the mayflower terminal at Southampton did not allow for sufficient exclusive waiting areas for those who are premium cruisers resulting in limited space. In addition the staff in the lounge did not know what they were doing they were directing us to this area of the terminal than that area of the terminal, adding insult to injury nobody got on the ship before 1:30 PM very bad start.

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