Not our Best Cruise but acceptable: Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by olderthandirt

Caribbean Princess 4
Member Since 2011

Overall Member Rating

Not our Best Cruise but acceptable

Sail Date: October 2011
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
We live close enough to drive to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. We stayed just across in New jersey on Friday night. Our embarkation was easy and well organized.
We received an upgrade to our Balcony and ended up on Deck 14 (Riviera)just below the Pizza Station. This deck is noisy from all of the activity on the lido deck and we would not choose this on our own.

The bed was configured as a queen so where the two twins come together was a hump with sagging in the middle. While I normally like a flat pillow our was too flat
with lumps.

Deck 14 was added during a refurb according to a discussion I had with some members of the crew. Our cabin was the smallest we have had on our five cruises. The addition of cabins really tasked the common areas especially on a Fall New England Cruise. The Caribbean Princess does not have a sliding room for the pool area so most of the passengers were inside.

Seating at the shows in the Theater were difficult to find and we More missed several due to our seating time of 5:45. When we finished and tried to get a seat there was standing room only.

Our cabin Attendant was good as wasd our Dining room waiter and assistant.

We would recommend this cruise for other folks but choose cabin with care and maybe earlier in the season when weather is warmer to relieve the congestion in the common areas. Less

Published 10/27/11

Cabin review: BB Balcony

Our cabin was on the Riviera Deck. Stay away from this deck as it is noisy due to the lido deck being directly above. You get all of the heavy footed folks walking above as well as the typical deck chairs scraping.

Read All Balcony (BB) Reviews >>

Port and Shore Excursions

Bar Harbor is absolutely great. It has a lot of charm with scenic Acadia National Park as a main attraction. Our shore excursion to the park was OK. There was not enough time to walk around Cadillac Mountain as we would have liked. The bus went by several scenic places that would have been a nice stop for pictures. The one stop was too short and crowded for any significant picture taking. The whole tour was rushed and a lot of time spent on the bus.

Boston has a lot of historic significance. We had visited before so we walked around some of the sites and took lots of pictures.
Read 488 Boston Reviews

Newport was a nice stop. It was very Scenic and the Elms shore excursion was good.
Read 168 Newport Reviews

Portland is a nice location for an individual walking tour. Check out Andy's on the wharf near the cruise dock directly across from the Old Customs Building. It has a nice menu with great tasting food.

Not as scenic as many of the other places we have been. Be careful on Shore Excursions as they were rushed when stopping at the Old Market, reversing falls and Tower.

Compare Prices on Caribbean Princess Canada & New England Cruises

Read more Caribbean Princess cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic’s Caribbean Princess Review >>

Compare Prices on Caribbean Princess Canada & New England Cruises

Member Since 2011
Enrichment Activities
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Onboard Experience
Public Rooms
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Caribbean Princess deals up to 82% off:

September Deals
Caribbean Princess 73% Loved It

27 Night British Isles Grand Adventure
See all Caribbean Princess Deals >>