Caribbean Princess Review

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A great adventure to Greenland

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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Aug 2022
Cabin: Interior

We stopped in Greenland (Nanortalik) during an Iceland/Trans-Atlantic cruise in 2013. It was our favorite stop of the cruise, and we always wanted to go back. When Princess introduced this 16-day Canada/Greenland cruise out of New York, we booked it.

We really enjoyed the cruise. The crew were very friendly and helpful. Our inside cabin was very comfortable, and overall the ship is in good shape.

The food was good. We ate most dinners in the main dining room, and breakfast and lunch in the buffet. We had different tables/waiters each night in the dining room and the service was a little uneven. A couple of nights the service was quite rushed, and we were finished in less than an hour. Other nights, we didn't get our appetizers until 40 minutes after we had sat down. Most nights, though, the pacing was about right for us, and we finished our dinner in about 90 minutes. The food is good, but not quite as good as I remember from years past.

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Interior

Our inside cabin was very comfortable. I always sleep well in dark, quiet inside cabins.

My only quibble would be for more than 2 electrical outlets.

Port Reviews

Halifax

The ship docks on the downtown waterfront near the Pier 21 Immigration museum. It's an easy walk to the main downtown sites, including the Citadel. We also walked up to the Public Gardens, which are very nice. Despite the light rain, we enjoyed it.

Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Sydney is a fairly small town in a nice setting. The surrounding countryside was green and beautiful. We walked into town and enjoyed seeing the old houses and churches. We've done land-based trips in Cape Breton in the past, so we didn't do any side trips to Alexander Graham Bell museum, Fortress of Louisbourg, or Cape Breton Highlands National Park, but they are all worthwhile if you haven't been.

St. John's (Newfoundland)

St. John's is one of our favorite cruise ports. The ship docks right on the downtown waterfront, so it's easy to walk into town for the shops and restaurants along waterfront, and all the beautiful old colored wooden houses on the hills behind. It's definitely worthwhile climbing the hills to see these!

We also walked over to the harbourfront Battery neighborhood. It's very picturesque old wooden houses clinging to the cliffs. From there, you can take the trail through spectacular scenery up to Signal Hill. Highly recommended.

Don't miss the sailaway from St. John's. The locals were honking and waving as we pulled away from the dock. Then, as we passed through the narrow harbor entrance, were hundreds of locals waving and cheering the ship. They also fire a cannon several times from Signal Hill, and the ship responded by sounding its horn several times. This is our favorite port for sailaway.

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