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Caribbean Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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2665 reviews

Excellent service and good entertainment

Review for Caribbean Princess to Canada & New England
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Peterseremet
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2022
Cabin: Balcony

We chose this cruise because of its varied itinerary—Florida to Quebec City with multiple stops in the U.S. and Canada. It was our first Princess cruise. The staff and our stateroom attendant were all excellent, the entire staff was masked for Covid and urged passengers to wash hands, wear masks and take precautions (many passengers too ignorant to do so). The entertainment was varied in multiple bars and lounges, and very good—especially the 3 production shows. The food was a A- to B+ for both the daily buffets (good variety) and dining areas (2 lobster nights). Our room and the ship in general were very clean and well maintained, with lots of space. The ship is older, but nicely kept up with few worn areas. Before we took this cruise, we read a number of negative reviews—unless you’re a real cruise snob, you will enjoy this ship and the East Coast itinerary. The few negatives: Newport, RI is a tender stop and, because of the crowded port, very difficult and long time-wise to get into; the New York stop is Brooklyn, so difficult time-wise to get into Manhattan; while the entertainment was very good, the cruise director and his “pals” behaved like clowns and provided very little useful information—it was all about themselves; the TV channels are brutal (e.g., no U.S. sports channel, two European soccer channels, even though almost all passengers were U.S. and Canada. Overall, though, minor complaints regarding a generally, very good cruise.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Very roomy, nice balcony, excellent cabin steward who did all he could to make us happy.

Port Reviews

Norfolk

Loved Norfolk—biggest naval station in the world with excellent site-seeing opportunities, naval/historical museums, shops and bars.

Boston

Easy transportation via bus, subway or taxi to multiple sites in Boston.

Bar Harbor

We’ve been here several times; cute/quaint, but mostly overpriced restaurants and tee-shirt/clothing shops.

New York (Manhattan)

Cruise docked in Brooklyn, time-consuming to get into Manhattan.

Halifax

Much to see, beautiful port.

Quebec City

Great stop, beautiful city with much to see.

Saint John (New Brunswick)

Not much to see or do; a rather bedraggled, old port town. Quick walk-around and back on ship.

Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Pretty port town, not much to do, but enjoy some good food/drink just a short, scenic walk away.

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