Crown Princess Review

Princess is Cutting Corners

Review for Alaska Cruise on Crown Princess
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rlb1950
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2022
Cabin: Vista Suite with Balcony
Traveled with children

We're long-term Princess cruisers, with 20+ cruises and enough days to usually get us invited to the frequent travelers lunch, always good. We still like Princess, but our last two experiences have been less than ideal.

We had a cruise scheduled over Thanksgiving 2021, booked six months in advance, with our son and daughter-in-law and a one-year old. Princess cancelled our booking with one week's notice because the baby had not been vaccinated (impossible at the time). Now, I understood their reasoning, but to cancel a holiday cruise with one-week’s notice on a long-standing booking left us less than pleased.

We tried this cruise. It is your typical Alaskan cruise, with the usual excellent staff and good (but not memorable) dining. We got club class dining, which was really helpful with a small child. The wait staff took very good care of us, and dinner moved at a faster pace than in the main dining room. Out granddaughter was too young for the children’s area, so we did a lot of baby-sitting, which for us was fine.

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Vista Suite with Balcony

I mentioned this above. E732 is immediately above the crew smoking area. If you are at all unhappy with lots of tobacco smoke, avoid aft suites close to deck 6. We got moved to A752 on deck 12, also aft, but enough higher so the smoke was not an issue.

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