The Grand Princess: Grand Princess Cruise Review by Rookie44

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The Grand Princess

Sail Date: March 2011
Destination: Southern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
This was our third cruise with Princess and they have all been great. The check-in was very efficient and quick as we arrived around 2 p.m. and were on board shortly there after. The gentleman selling the Cola package was a bit short with the couple we traveled with as they wanted the Coke sticker on the other room key so he had to change the sticker and made a comment that they should be more careful next time in which key they provided. Oh well other than that it all went smoothly and our luggage arrived shortly.

We had selected the first seating and our waiters were both great. Problem with this seating however is that this is the time that we left most of the ports so we missed the sail away. As well this is the time we also came back on board for some of the ports so it was very rushed for this seating unless we decided to go to the buffet instead.

We visited 9 ports in 10 days which we felt was too many and we agreed that maybe at least one less port would of been More better for us. I know we are not obligated to get off in port but when you have not been there before you do really want to see them since you are there.

The ship is still in reasonably good shape even though it was showing it's age in a few areas. Entertainment was good as well and enjoyed the British Invasion. Also the Movie under the Stars we very good and we enjoyed this as well. I think they forgot to change back the slot machines from the end of the last cruise in the Casino as everyone was complaining that they were so tight right from the start. Most complaints heard and experienced was the Internet as it took all your time just trying to either log in or log off. You could spend at least 10 minutes each time trying to do this. One email cost me $10. to send due to this. Complaining did not help as they said that they have no control over this, however they were collecting the money from it.

Getting off the ship as well went very smoothly and we did not feel rushed at all and our suitcases were waiting for us in the terminal Less

Published 04/06/11

Cabin review: BBb422 Balcony

We had an ocean view cabin with a balcony. The balcony is small yet will fit two satisfactory however getting around table and chairs was tight. Our relatives had the room next to ours and we were able to open the door between the two which we tied open. This worked out well for socializing. Rooms were adequate for the amount of time spent in the rooms.

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Port and Shore Excursions

We went ashore and hired a taxi to drive us around the Island and to go to areas that we wanted to go to and not a set tour. It was worth it and would definitely do it that way in the future. Beautiful island but could not spend too many days on it as I would be bored.
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Took a tour of the Island and again had a great time. People all very friendly.
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Again went a shore and hired our own taxi to drive us around. After that we walked around the city center. Great day as well.
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Hopefully this is the right port. We stopped in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. We we going to go for a walk as as we were leaving the Cruise terminally we met another couple who had got off a bit earlier. They advised that they were warned by the police that it is not safe to walk around and strongly recommended that they go back to the terminal and take a tour or a taxi. They advised that if you walk around the town to remove all jewelery and watches, and do not show camera's or purses as people drive up to tourists and have been robbing them and driving off. The city of 3 million people was very dirty and we did not feel safe at all in the town. Our taxi driver also did not speak English which I should of confirmed this before getting into the taxi we hired this time. There is some beautiful areas but also lots of slums that we went through. Due to this we all think that this port should be dropped by the cruise line companies. last port was Grand Turk Beautiful Island and friendly people. Hired a cab to drive around then went to the beach to swim and tan.
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Again rented a taxi to drive us around. Beautiful Island that we would like to go back too. Our group decided that Grenada is the place that we would definitely go back to to spend more time exploring.
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Again hired a cab and toured the Island. Beautiful area and as well people were very friendly. Love to go back again as well.
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As we had been in St Thomas twice before we decided to go the St. John's this time. Took a tour of the Island as well. Had a great time and would spend more time there as well.
Read 4003 St. Thomas Reviews

Booked a ships tour for St Vincent in where we took a bus up the Island and a catamaran back with a stop for snorkeling. Had a great time

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