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8 Princess Pacific Princess Entertainment Cruise Reviews

Having an opportunity to experience the Atlantic and Caribbean islands during Christmas and New Year 2020 on a smaller cruise ship is why we choose the Pacific Princess. This allowed us to have 2 sea days to get acquainted with the ship ... Read More
Having an opportunity to experience the Atlantic and Caribbean islands during Christmas and New Year 2020 on a smaller cruise ship is why we choose the Pacific Princess. This allowed us to have 2 sea days to get acquainted with the ship and new friends while heading to St. John, USVI where we snorkeled in Trunk Bay. Our itinerary took us to the lovely islands of Guadeloupe, St. Kitts, Martinique, Barbados, Antigua. The smaller ship allowed us to visit the small island of Mayreau, The Grenadines with its beautiful coconut palm lined beaches and lovely crystal clear waters. Our furthest island south was Tobago. Our final island paradise was Virgin Gorda, BVI with its dazzling views from Gorda Peak National Park of Eustatia, Prickly Pear, Necker Island and Mosquito Islands with their many turquoise waters and numerous beaches. The Pacific Princess entertainment was the best that we have ever experienced on our many cruises. Joe Thomas provided us with his stunning piano playing of memorable songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s. AJ Clarke is a composer, pianist, singer and entertainer. He featured very unique renditions of songs at random requested by the audience and self arrange the songs in one continuous song. Lowell Fox provided numerous lectures accompanied by old TV video clips of the era of early live comical television such as Sid Ceasar, Lucille Ball, Bob Hope and George Burns. If you are looking for a small and quality cruise ship with world class amenities I recommend booking a cruise in the Pacific Princess. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Choose the Pacific Princess as we enjoy the small ship atmosphere. Arrived 2 days earlier and stayed at the new Holiday Inn, Terminal 4. Took Princess shuttle to Dover cruise port. Small ship plus is that you really get to know your ... Read More
Choose the Pacific Princess as we enjoy the small ship atmosphere. Arrived 2 days earlier and stayed at the new Holiday Inn, Terminal 4. Took Princess shuttle to Dover cruise port. Small ship plus is that you really get to know your fellow passengers, disadvantage would be that you do not have the movies under the stars. Balcony rooms are larger then the stand balcony. Highlight of the cruise was the 2 days in St. Petersburg. We did an excursion with ALLA TOURS and would highly recommend them to anyone. Did the St Petersburg 2 Day Grand Tour. Had early admission to most points of interest, 2 lunches, ours was a group of 10, and they take care of your tourist visa requirement. Another plus was the Kiel Canal - another plus for being on the small ship. Captain and staff were all very friendly. Disembarkation was very organized and just took the shuttle to the airport and we had early flight. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Size and destinations. Hope to find more small ship cruises. We had great food, good service. Shows much better than expected. Size of the ship permitted options that big ships can’t go to. We highly recommend THE LOVE BOAT. The ... Read More
Size and destinations. Hope to find more small ship cruises. We had great food, good service. Shows much better than expected. Size of the ship permitted options that big ships can’t go to. We highly recommend THE LOVE BOAT. The staff is awesome. Out stateroom attendant Rico was great, all our waiters including Noel, Tania, Russell, and others were very attentive and kind. The shows were better than Broadway in NY. All the activities like wine tasting, cooking class, margarita recipes, ice shaving, bingo, etc were fun and cool. The tour guides were excellent. However in Belgium, in Brussels, the tour guide was not great; she sped through too many cobblestones to rush us to buy bad chocolate when people couldn’t even walk and complained. The great chocolate was in main square, no need for all the rush 3 blocks away. She did not care. She didn’t recommend the waffles and good thing we didn’t listen to her. Anyway, all the other guides- Sofia in Honfluer, Robert Smit in Amsterdam, Katerina in Hamburg, Anita in Oslo, and more were amazing! They love what they do and it shows. Also, the matradee staff and wine tasting staff were fantastic!! I don’t even drink alcohol but now I will! Finally, the guy who introduced all the shows was so personable, friendly, funny and smart. (sorry can’t remember names) I think you need an Instagram campaign asking people to post on Instagram cool photos while on ship or tours. I think you can attract more young people because I had never heard of Princess, we usually take Royal Caribbean. They market more to a different crowd. I definitely will look into Princess again in the future, and I wish you good luck. Also your itinerary is superb; the ports are so interesting and overall you do a great job. Congrats and I hope we find another 600-700 size ship again next time. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
My Mom booked it for our birthdays. Here is what you should know about this ship and her crew: everything is clean all the time. Dining was super fantastic, delicious. My husband took the tour of the galleys and he SAW how they do it! ... Read More
My Mom booked it for our birthdays. Here is what you should know about this ship and her crew: everything is clean all the time. Dining was super fantastic, delicious. My husband took the tour of the galleys and he SAW how they do it! There is a fabulous library on board augmented by Andrew the assistant cruise director. He comes up with more fun stuff to do than even I could! The bars are all well-staffed with knowledgeable people who know their own drink menus so well they can offer suggestions at any moment. If you are in doubt about a great libation, visit Mary Jane at the poolside bar or head to the Club Bar or Casino Bar. There are two additional Lounges as well that accompany the entertainment venues just for convenience. There is no such thing as being bored or involuntarily idle on the Pacific Princess. I did not take advantage of the shore excursions, nor did I choose to excercise as much as I should have which I am sure is why I was not able to give excellent ratings in these categories. You should also know I did the cruise two times in a row. Our first Captain, Captain Slight, steered us away from a potentially very hazardous wind storm that came through some mountain passes. He advised us to declutter our cabins and secure breakables and spillables. The ‘worst’ of it passed in the wee hours and we all seem to have slept through it! Our next Captain saw us through the first hurricane of the season which passed far to the northwest of our course. The officers are clearly well trained and knowledgeable. Passenger safety and service are the number one concerns of every member of the crew on board this ship. The passenger crew ratio is about 2:1, and every crew member has YOU in mind every moment he or she is on duty. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We chose this cruise as the timing worked and we were keen to see Crotia. Hadn't sailed on Princess for a while so after a disappointing cruise with Celebrity we decided to travel with Princess and were not disappointed. ... Read More
We chose this cruise as the timing worked and we were keen to see Crotia. Hadn't sailed on Princess for a while so after a disappointing cruise with Celebrity we decided to travel with Princess and were not disappointed. Embarkation/Disembarkation was flawless and so very quick. We flew into Venice and got the Princess transfer by coach straight to the ship. Some of those who were less mobile did find it a bit of a trek to the coach but if you found that a trek not sure this itinerary is for you. We found the food to be very good, always plenty of choice and I found it hard to make a selection as there were so many excellent food choices. Oscar the Maitre D' is THE BEST on the ocean, he accommodated our requirements and was a great host each evening. Ports - We did our own thing (walking around town) at Split, Siracusa, Kotor and Sibinek - all beautiful easy walking towns and a very short distance from where we docked. Villefranche was a tender ride in and easy to walk round but in October was quiet and not a huge amount to see or do, next time would venture into Nice/Monaco. In Naples we went on an excursion to Pompeii and in Livorno we went to Lucca - would highly recommend both. We loved this small but perfectly formed ship which as a big ship cruiser I was very nervous about but loved it! Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
We chose this cruise because it stopped overnight for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and also because it was scheduled to stop at one of the Channel Islands, Jersey. Unfortunately, the ship experienced mechanical problems causing it to ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it stopped overnight for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and also because it was scheduled to stop at one of the Channel Islands, Jersey. Unfortunately, the ship experienced mechanical problems causing it to lose power completely at the dock in Dover just as it was scheduled to sail. After about three hours, the crew got the ship functioning on its emergency generator for essential items only, such as toilets and sinks, but it took approximately 2 more hours before power was fully restored. As a result of the problem, we did not sail until past midnight. We could not make the first port (Jersey) at all due to the delay, and the lack of power meant that there was no hot dinner the first night (just sandwiches in the buffet). It was the only time we have ever gone to bed hungry on a cruise. The cruise line reimbursed the passengers $150 each, which was, frankly, inadequate for such a severe problem and schedule deviation that was not due to weather or some other act of God. We were very disappointed to miss seeing Jersey. The ship itself is old and showing its age. Although some things have been upgraded (carpets, some of the furniture, beds) everywhere we went we saw items visibly in need of maintenance, from torn or non-functioning curtains in public areas to broken hinges on the closet doors. This was the third Princess ship on which my spouse and I have sailed, and it was just not up to the standards of the rest of the Princess fleet. That being said, the bedding was very comfortable. Our mini-suite was spacious, the most-spacious non-suite cabin we have ever had on any cruise line. The entertainment was very good, and we especially enjoyed the comedian, the magician and the nightly pianist/singer, Austin Raye, who was the best of his kind that we have ever seen on a cruise. The food was good but not outstanding. We did take advantage of the Ultimate Balcony Dinner experience, which was one of the best meals we had on the ship. Both embarkation and disembarkation in Dover were a breeze, no doubt due to the small ship size. There was virtually no waiting at either end. We took only one of the ship's excursions, in Waterford, to visit Kilkenny Castle and the Waterford factory. The tour was quite good. We did not care for Dublin, which we found to be a hard city for tourists to negotiate, with attractions spread out too far apart for walking, and horrendous traffic everywhere we went. It took nearly an hour to drive in either direction via courtesy shuttle from the ship to the downtown area and back. This made our productive time in Dublin short. In Edinburgh, we followed the advice we got on one of the boards on Cruisecritic, and disembarked overnight to stay at The Witchery Hotel, and to attend the spectacular Military Tattoo. We bought out tickets for the Tattoo on the Internet well in advance (the previous fall), and made our hotel and meal arrangements in Edinburgh on our own, all at a considerable savings over similar tickets offered by the cruise line. If you are planning to attend the Tattoo, we recommend paying extra to sit under cover in the Royal Gallery, as the weather in Edinburgh is very unpredictable, and rain is almost a daily occurrence. Note that for a fee, you can join the Friends of the Tattoo society, and the tickets will be made available to you first, before they go on sale to the general public. The Witchery Hotel is extremely convenient to the Tattoo venue (just 50 yards away and within the security enclosure), and the rooms are each unique, sumptuously decorated and spectacular (although not handicapped accessible, if this is an issue, which it was not for us). A wonderful breakfast was included as part of this memorable stay. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
The cabin was totally outdated. There needs to be better accommodations when you have a third person in the room. Paying $2900. and sleeping on a generic pullout is unacceptable. There was not enough onboard activities. Two ports were ... Read More
The cabin was totally outdated. There needs to be better accommodations when you have a third person in the room. Paying $2900. and sleeping on a generic pullout is unacceptable. There was not enough onboard activities. Two ports were cancelled due to weather (understandable), but there was really nothing added for entertainment. Only seen the cruise director a handful of times. Even though it was fall, the pool should be open and the Hot tubs should be useable. The water in the hot tubs was luke warm at best.I, as well as several other guests, asked for the temp. to be turned up but nothing was ever done. The staff at the excursion center was not friendly. I cancelled over $1500. worth of excursions because of their attitude. I spent over a $1000. at the Spa, on services and products. They would not give me a break on price, even with the coupon that was offered because the treatments were not booked all at once.Not taking into consideration that I pre-booked the first one before boarding.The massage therapist was not very skilled. Food was a huge disappointment. Ending up getting late seating for diner because of my late booking. I requested a table for three and was given one for six. Had to dine with three obnoxious women. I only went to about half of the meals.They were drunk and argued most of the time.Love Princess, just not this one.Destinations were great. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Small ship - the Pacific Princess - and several exotic ports of call- Rome, Salerno, Catania, Khios,Corfu,Croatia(2),Montenegro, Slovenia,and Venice. The food was delicious with many menu choices offered every day, and the service and wait ... Read More
Small ship - the Pacific Princess - and several exotic ports of call- Rome, Salerno, Catania, Khios,Corfu,Croatia(2),Montenegro, Slovenia,and Venice. The food was delicious with many menu choices offered every day, and the service and wait staff were friendly and helpful. We were very pleased with our spacious and clean cabin with Ocean window, and daily cleaning service, by a very pleasant cabin steward. Most important of all, when you are a "prisoner of the ship" for 12 days, it is very essential that passengers have several interesting activities on board to keep them fully occupied and happy. In this regard, we found the daily evening entertainment outstanding in every way -- the piano bar in the casino lounge, the big nightly cabaret show by different artists every day, and a dance lounge and games on the upper floor were most entertaining and kept us on our toes,not to forget the day excursions in ports of call.which were very good. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
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