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38 Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


baker1016 avatar

baker1016

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Some we really enjoyed, some was ok.

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We really wanted to do the Alaska Inside Passage Cruise. We booked Princess as they seem to fit our needs the best. We booked a mini-suite, as we preferred a certain side. If you are considering an Alaska cruise, ...
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Sail Date May 2016


Fishfriend avatar

Fishfriend

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Could have been better.

Didn't know what to expect from this cruise as i was a first timer & afterwards would probably not go on this ship again. Not that it was aweful but having to tell staff how to do their job when your trying to relax ...
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Sail Date January 2016


Ctowe48 avatar

Ctowe48

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Overall Pleasantly Surprised!

Embarkation went very smoothly. We thought it weird that you have to bring life jackets to muster drill. The buffet was one of the best we've experienced (we are huge royal Caribbean fans). The pizza everyone ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Jodie701

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nice for a short trip; I wouldn't go longer.

This was the first cruise my family took together - mum, dad, 2 kids plus grandma. Princess Cruises upgraded my mum's cabin so she can have one next door to us. That was nicely done Princess on a sold out cruise. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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att2detail

3 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Are all cruise ships as boring as the Caribbean Princess?

Are all cruise ships this boring? This was our first cruise and we really did not know what to expect. Before we left, our friends went on and on about all of the on board activities and the food. Our travel ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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HeatherLRamos

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fun cruise but not designed for families

The regal princess is a beautiful ship. It has a lot of great amenities including movies under the stars, two seperate pools- one more child friendly than the other, and the food was incredible. We ran into a few ...
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Sail Date March 2015


Capoppy avatar

Capoppy

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Christmas on Grand

My first cruise and I did not want a bill after leaving the ship. Bought the all you can drink package and was still charged, several times for my drinks. Bought mom the beverages and more package, but was sad to ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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julie910

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good, but Improvement Needed

The ports of call on this cruise were great. Our experience on the ship was just ok. This was the first cruise for my husband and me, so perhaps our expectations were too high, but we both thought some things ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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rentlady

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

3rd Princess Cruise, and Our last!

Princess changed our port days and times, which in Istanbul, turkey on their highest holy day of the year. Naturally, this found business closed and limited available shore excursions. No explanations given to ...
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Sail Date September 2015


EB71 avatar

EB71

2 Reviews Written

What to expect on a 5* ship?

Before I start it’s maybe good to know that this was my first cruise ever. So I don’t know if my expectations are maybe too high. For me I compare this 5* ship with an at least 4* hotel. I travelled together ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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CRUISER GAL1973

4 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Great food, nice ship marred by lack of activities and in your face selling.

This was our first ever cruise, this exact ship, date and route chosen purely to catch up with a dear old friend who was going on the round the world trip. I mention this because average age on this cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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Jayson41

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First and Last Time on a Cruise

So this was our first and last cruise. I found if you like to wake up, eat, walk about a boat, eat again, walk some more and then eat while looking for stuff to do then a cruise is ideal. We were bored most of the ...
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Sail Date May 2015


rlb1950 avatar

rlb1950

9 Reviews Written

48 Helpful Votes

Ship of Stinks and Sniffles

This was a 17-day repositioning cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Venice. It was also the last cruise before six weeks of extensive refitting, which explains some of the problems. This cruise attracted primarily ...
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Sail Date March 2015


SirHorse avatar

SirHorse

1 Review Written

Huge ship, let down by staff

For our honeymoon we decided to get a glimpse of another part of the world with the comfort of a cruise. Princess had both the itinerary and timing right. The ship came directly from 10 days in dry-dock but not a ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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Sharonfire

1 Review Written

First and last cruise on Princess Caribbean

This was my first experience cruising and as I type this I am not sure if I will ever venture on another cruise but I am sure it would not be with Princess Caribbean. The ship itself was nice. I was impressed with ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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Runwaycat2

1 Review Written

Not as enjoyable as I would have hoped

We took the 5/4 Back to Back cruise (Cozumel & Costa Maya, then back to Ft. Lauderdale, then Grand Turk). As this was my first cruise, I hoped for great things. Since we are no strangers to travel (Europe, Canada, ...
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Sail Date December 2014


KenMatt58 avatar

KenMatt58

1 Review Written

Great Cruise but Princess Fell Short

I went on my first cruise on the Grand Princess to Alaska in July 2014 and overall had a very good experience. However, the cruise fell short in a number of really important ways so for our next cruise we will try ...
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Sail Date July 2014


seaweed19 avatar

seaweed19

1 Review Written

Loved and Hated It

A reasonably enjoyable cruise for hubby and I, although sea sickness prevented me from enjoying the first few days. Fortunately, the nice Nurse gave me a needle in the butt that sorted me out. Loved the food (formal ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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mikehoncho

1 Review Written

Just Back....Mixed Feelings - The Good and Bad about Princess

Just a bit of background info on me and my cruising experience. I'm 44 and my wife is 39. We also traveled with our children, my son is 15 and daughter is 14. We have been on most of the major cruise lines including ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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aphytis

1 Review Written

Princess, Not whaat they used to be

Just got back from a 4 day costal cruise (LA, Catalina, Ensenada) Boy has the cruising industry changed. 3rd trip on Princess, 9 cruises over 35 years. I once thought Princess was the best line I had been on. I'm ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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linareva1

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Extremely disorganized port, disappointing in many ways

We have cruised with Princess many times before, upgrading each cruise from inside to oceanview to balcony, to mini-suite and finally to suite. In general, we have enjoyed every Princess cruise and have had few bad ...
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Sail Date December 2013


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Peaker4k

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

CruiseTour Expectations Not Met

We were first time cruisers, at least on a big ship. We?d previously only gone on windjammers, so our expectation of amenities was not that high. Service was a different story. We had been told Princess was top ...
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Sail Date August 2013


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serio3

1 Review Written

Princess did not live up to expectations-very disappointing!

We have been on two older RCCL ships previously and were offered a decent deal on a balcony room on the new ship, Royal Princess. Most regular reviews highlight all of the nice parts of the ship. Here, I will list ...
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Sail Date November 2013


MarshmallowsMom avatar

MarshmallowsMom

1 Review Written

Great Itinerary, so-so cruise

As others have said, we took this cruise for the itinerary. Since it was our first cruise, we did not know what to expect. I booked our extra nights before & after the cruise in Copenhagen through the Radisson's ...
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Sail Date July 2013


Chiguy1957 avatar

Chiguy1957

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

We had heard such great things about cruising, that we finally broke down and decided to belatedly treat ourselves to a 25th anniversary cruise. It was our maiden voyage and we were prepared to like it, love it, and ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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