Caribbean Princess Review

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Never Again

Review for the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Caribbean Princess
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Jul 2022
Cabin: Balcony

First time on Caribbean Princess will be my last. Ship is past retirement date and it shows (rust is everywhere, hallways are visibly worn/dented). Staff seemed poorly trained and most were unable to communicate understandably (aside from "Good Morning"). Dining room food was satisfactory but other offerings were not edible ("grilled" chicken sandwich was tough as shoe leather; the "handcrafted" hamburger was tasteless frozen patty; buffet breakfast items were either cold or overcooked). Biggest daily issues were (1) morbidly obese cruisers prancing about in skimpy, revealing outfits, (2) not being able to use sun loungers due to being "reserved" with towels but unused for hours while cruisers lounged in the pools, (3) having to ask crew to remove children from adult-only aft-deck pool (then watching mom or dad argue with staff about it) and (4) smokers lighting-up EVERYWHERE. NOTE: (2), (3) and (4) are violations of POSTED rules but ongoing, nevertheless. By Friday the phrase "Redneck Riviera Holiday" seemed quite accurate to describe the entire trip. Why anyone would pay for this experience is beyond me.

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Port side cabin size was sufficient; bed was comfortable. Carpet was stained, bath linens had frayed edges and balcony chairs were disgustingly filthy (used deck towels to cover them before use).

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