Fantastic Family time on the Crown Princess in the Caribbean: Crown Princess Cruise Review by ramanora

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Fantastic Family time on the Crown Princess in the Caribbean

Sail Date: April 2011
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We picked the Crown Princess Western Caribbean 7 day cruise because it seemed like there would be something for everyone in our party, 4 teens, 2 middle aged parents and grandma. It was perfect! Two of our teens loved the teen club, my 17 year old was a bit 'in between' too young for the night club (they are very strict about the 18 year old requirement) and a bit old for the teen club.

The entertainment was dated. The best act was the hypnotist. Enjoyed breaking even playing blackjack in the casino. Dining service was fantastic! Food was fine, but too bad you can't get fresh fish at sea! The desserts were a stand out. We did anytime dining in the Davinci. We enjoyed being served instead of dealing with the buffet, like we did at lunch. I usually ate a vegie burger and fries, from the poolside grill.

The band 'Temperature' was good, but one or two days of them would have been fine. Everytime we turned around they were playing at the pool or at one of the clubs. Princess More definitely needs to update their entertainment.

But there's so much to do, it didn't matter that much. We would highly recommend the Crown Princess. Service was great! Less

Published 04/19/11

Cabin review: balA641

Aloha 639,641 and 643. Rooms were all next to each other and the barriers were removed between the balconies so, we had one big balcony with easy access to each of the rooms. 643 had a bunk that dropped from the ceiling. A bit uncomfortable for my tall teens. Size was fine, good closets. Quiet location between floors with staterooms. Only 2 floors down from the Cafe Caribe and Horizons, so had easy access to food. Close to elevators. Some smokers below us, could smell a bit of smoke and hear hacking coughers. Loved being in a room with the balcony. Thoroughly loved the constant sea view. Even saw some dolphins.

Port and Shore Excursions

Rented a van and drove to the North side of the island. Gorgeous beach and hardly anybody there. Wild waves, but still able to get into the water. And a fun beach bar and restaurant.
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Started the day by hopping into a van and driving to 7 Mile beach. Lovely and uncrowded. Loved our tour booked through the ship to swim with the sting rays and go snorkeling. We were on board 'Emerald Eyes' great staff, very informative. Didn't think I'd be too keen on touching the sting rays, but loved it. This is a natureal habitat for the sting rays. A squal came in while we were snorkeling, got rough quickly. The teens and Grandma booked a tour through the ship for the 'submarine' and ship wreck snorkel. Grandma stayed on board while the kids snorkeled.

Booked a tour with Victor Bodden tours to see the 'back side' of the island. Unfortunatley our tour guide was hard to understand and didn't seem to experienced. We saw some very poor villages and a gorgeous beach for some snorkeling and lunch.
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