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Enchanted Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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77 reviews

Fun and Relaxing Cruise

Review for Enchanted Princess to Transatlantic
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texasgirl29
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Sep 2022
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A transatlantic has always been on my bucket list, and after two cancellations, finally it happened. The ship is beautiful in subdued pale blue and tan. This crossing was 2/3 full so never crowded anywhere. We ate at one of the main dining rooms every night except one night when we had the Ultimate Balcony Dinner. Although we had reservations at the Amalfi, staff was always accommodating when and where we chose to dine. Special mention of the Capri staff who made room for our impromptu party of 7, and our server Mariana who was quiet but attentive and personal. The night I had planned for the Ultimate Balcony Dinner turned out to be a rainy day and evening, but our servers accommodated us in our cabin -- professional, unobtrusive and the steak was very flavorful and tender. Food was good and the servers were friendly and attentive. The MDR was not crowded.

The first night we did wait about 30 minutes for a glass of wine but after that, drinks showed up soon after ordering.

Most evenings found us in Princess Live! watching trivia or other game shows with Cruise Director Marcus and his staff, all young, energetic and so much fun to watch. The venue could have used some more servers, but we managed to either order or go to the bar ourselves. I was disappointed in Rock Opera, which I was looking forward to. It was very very loud, which took away from the musicality of the performers. After that disappointment, I didn't go to the other two production shows. But I did enjoy the magician, Naathan Pham; Hannah Howie who sings like an angel but made fun of herself with her homemade confetti snowflakes, and the Barricade Boys.

Cabin Review

D704 is a standard room but the balcony is 3x as large as most others! It's 1/3 covered and has two chairs with footstools and a larger round table. Being "exposed" to the decks above us was never a concern for me.

Port Reviews

Bergen

We took a tour through ViaTour -- Queen of the Fjords. A driver, a van and 7 passengers. We were late docking due to a medical emergency but our driver accommodated us. He showed us all over the area, even brought some bread to feed ducks and local cookied and grog. We got back with 3 minutes to spare (fortunately the Princess buses were caught in the same traffic but our driver could take a back road).

Cobh (Cork)

It was pouring rain! Our ship docked in Ringskiddy instead of Cobh but Princess provided a shuttle into Cork. Most passengers decided not to get off and returned to the ship. We got off, found the English Market (not very big like other urban markets), and then got a taxi to Midleton to tour the Jameson Distillery which we already had tickets for. The tour was fine, but on the way back it was very difficult to find a taxi. We were lucky to get one at all as none we called were available, nor Uber or Lyft. I would not do that again without an organized tour.

New York (Manhattan)

Because of the hurricane, we did not stop in Boston but went straight to Brooklyn and had an unexpected overnight there. There was a long line for the water taxi -- we walked to the nearest subway station, about 30 minutes. Love NYC and have been several times, but this time just walked around Bryant Park, Times Square and had New York pizza. If we had been warned beforehand, I would have made an actual plan to go on a walking tour or to the Highline.

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