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2,237 Princess Family Cruise Reviews
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dragon_J
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
There were 17 of us in the group and common consensus is most staff look miserable, no hello's and no smiles. The exception is our room steward and waiter at our fix dinning. We all had high expectations on quality of service and food ... Read more
notateach
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was a great cruise with a wonderful itinerary. You must see Glacier Bay. It was wonderful to have a park ranger come on board during our cruising that day to talk about the area. I enjoyed the naturalist on board during the week who ... Read more
Scotland Tigger
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Wanted to experience the Fjords so chose this cruise as they were offering balcony cabins at the same price as outside and 3rd person for half price. Getting on board was fine, a little crushed in the waiting area. Cabin was ready and ... Read more
hellopuppies
Member Since 2011
1 review
93 forum posts
My husband and I chose this cruise because of the itinerary. This is our 7th cruise on Princess and our first time visiting British Isles. Embarkation : fast and smooth check in at Southampton cruise terminal. Ship : A bit old, wear ... Read more
474805
Member Since 2014
1 review
11 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
Princess had the right British Isles itinerary and that is what we went for. We had low expectations for the ship based on a previous cruise with Princess and Cruise Critic reviews, and it was about as expected. Princess would not be our ... Read more
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StevenF
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We took this cruise for the itinerary and also because we had previously taken a Princess Cruise although not for more than 15 years. Initially it seemed as though we made a good choice but once the cruise embarked certain things became ... Read more
denirv
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
15 helpful votes
Princess Cruises has entered the race to the bottom with so many changes, to what once was the popular "Love Boat" experience. The focus during the entire cruise was to generate onboard revenue with additional charges and ... Read more
Expipemjr
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We have been on Royal Caribbean,thought we'd try Princess,with family of nine.flew from Chicago to Seattle to catch ship,good flight,princess people meet you at airport and show you transfer to hotel,speedy shuttle,bad! Stops at every ... Read more
chicgrace
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We are a family of 4, 2 teenagers and cruising for the first time and going to the Mediterranean for the first time. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and not because we had any previous knowledge of cruising or the cruise ... Read more
mnm96
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We choose this cruise for the Ports of call, and we thoroughly enjoyed them all, especially Italy. As for the 'Royal Princess', the ship common areas are very nice, and clean. We did have an interior stateroom on deck 11, the room was ... Read more
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Fathergoose07
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
I have been cruising for quite a few years so much so that I have been lucky to have been to almost all the ports in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. I, not long ago came back from a cruise in South America ... Read more
jezvat
Member Since 2013
1 review
8 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Great cruise and Itinerary The only thing different about this cruise from other Princess cruises is that the portion size for dinner is smaller than what you are used to. We were warned about this from our waiter. No worries however, ... Read more
TahoeSierra
Member Since 2008
13 reviews
293 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Back to Back cruises on the Island Princess from Vancouver to Whittier, June 21 and Whittier to Vancouver, June 28, 2017. These were our 15th and 16th cruises in Alaska. We live in northern California, about 120 miles north of San ... Read more
olmjohns
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
This was my first long cruise (a 3 day Carnival cruise to Ensenada was my first). This cruise was an amazing trip overall. I was travelling with 10 people (my parents (2 adults), my family (2 adults, 2 children ages 11 & 8, and my ... Read more
suspend6
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
55 forum posts
11 helpful votes
We chose this ship due to it being brand new, and destinations we had not seen before. It was a big let-down. The list of faults is long. The food was average, and cold The Casino has no bar The Vista Lounge has no bar or decent ... Read more
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minnow76
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
24 forum posts
8 helpful votes
My oldest nephew graduated in May and his brother graduates next year. As a graduation/pre-graduation present and family vacation all wrapped into one, we wanted to visit Ireland. The thought of everyone trekking around seemed a bit ... Read more
charliepusher
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Having previously cruised with NCL, Celebrity and Royal Caribbean, and as this ship is rated about a 4 star we were expecting a similar experience – but whilst I would probably use Princess again (if the price was right) this cruise ... Read more
woodrust
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
94 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a cruise to take the family on a first time Alaskan trip. My wife and I are long time Princess cruisers and both of us were disappointed in the overall cruise. The dinning room needs to speed up the process. We dinned with ... Read more
hobbydad
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
1 forum post
25 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Just my two cents so far. My family embarked in Singapore and we've been on the ship for a week. So far, I have to say that I don't understand the negative reviews. My previous cruise experiences have been exclusively Disney cruises ... Read more
sheriffd
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
We wanted to hit the Norwegian Fjords, and to experience the "northern" lights... didn't factor in the sun never setting for 4 days we were north of the Arctic Circle so no northern lights... Cruise was great, food was ... Read more
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nuttynursem
Member Since 2009
1 review
58 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
This was our third Alaskan Cruise and we took my 80 year old mother and our 9 year old granddaughter. We chose this because it is an easy cruise for the age range we were travelling with and it was on my mothers bucket list. This was our ... Read more
HRPro
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1,374 forum post
8 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise on the Royal Princess, and I do love this class of ship. The enhancements that were added in the most recent dry dock really made a difference--the main one was adding the mid-ship staircase and the side entry ... Read more
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sharpie13
Member Since 2006
1 review
970 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Having cruised Princess nine times in the past we though we knew what to expect from the grand daddy of west coast cruising. Needless to say everything was extremely disappointing. The cabins despite the refurbishment in 2016 tired, with ... Read more
CastMember 02
Member Since 2011
1 review
79 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Family reunion cruise with 22 people aged 27 to 85, great service and great daily activity options, trivia, gameshows and so on. Food- Deck 14 was hit and miss, their hamburgers are not good, hot dog was fine. Alfredo's on deck 5 was ... Read more
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Andy Barlow
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We choose Princess cruises as we had a previous cruise still in our minds, the Diamond Princes sailing out of Sydney heading to Perth April last year and everyone of our party had a great time, we have cruised fourteen times prior and on ... Read more
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