Island Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
1,229 reviews

Overall very pleasant holiday Cruise on a clean manageable ship

Review for the Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Island Princess

For her age, Island Princess is in great shape. She was spotless and well maintained all through she is starting to show her age. Loved the itinerary and the efforts made by crew to celebrate the holidays. Being onboard for both Christmas and New Years was a lot of fun. The Guest entertainers were very good and the ship's band was amazing. The band and lead singer in the Explorer's lounge were top notch . The big stage shows were ok, the first one was excellent, "Silk" was a disappointment and the final show was.... meh! The Christmas show was wonderful and spontaneous. We loved our Ocean View mini suite- super spacious and in excellent shape. Bed and bedding were wonderful. The food was good to excellent except for Bayou where my two meals there were disappointing. Sabatini's was good. The lunch buffet, and I loath buffets, were excellent! Amazing! MDR food was generally very good and the special - off menu- Indian dishes were amazing. Now, the one really difficult thing was the very apparent shortage of staff. Restaurants, Bars, MDR, Sanctuary, coffee locations, were terribly understaffed. I can only assume this is a cost savings measure but it has impacted the product adversely. MDR meals can no longer be considered dining - it is "feeding" not the fault of the employees but rather management - I must say that I saw every Maitr'd or assistant Maitr'd or hostess - pitching in to clean tables, get drinks, etc kudos to them but they really need to staff up. Also, the shops onboard are really disappointing, nothing unique - boring - not special at all. Loved the ports especially, Guadalupe, Grenada, and Trinidad.

Cabin Review

Ocean View Mini Suite - Amazing loved it! HUGE!

Port Reviews

Guadeloupe

Beautiful, clean, friendly

Grenada

Loved our visit - went to spice farm and waterfalls. Rustic but clean and friendly island

St. Lucia

Went to the rain forest - beautiful and amazing - friendly employees in the rain forest.

Aruba

Tired and boring - if not on the water - nothing to do or see.

Curacao

Charming and has greatly improved

St. Kitts (Port Zante)

OK, kind of run down and felt a little dangerous

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