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Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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27 Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


mnuttall avatar

mnuttall

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Below average food, Poor entertainment, not what I expected for 1st Cruise

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My son chose this Cruise as he had sailed with NCL and Royal Carribean and had nothing but praise for those two companies and the brilliant time I was going to have. He chose it as it seemed comparable with those ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Geoffs adventures

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Princess or Prince in drag

This was our first cruise, selected because we wanted to see Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. We had already been to LA and seen a bit but thought we could go to the Iowa and Queen Mary, which we did... Boarding was ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Edgehog

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Princess Baltic Cruise - Very Dissapointing and poor customer service

This is the first time my wife and I have ever cruised and it was primarily as a result of recommendations by friends who have all been on various cruises with different providers. Typically we book our hotels and ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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redsoxfan111

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Problems Galore

On the January 30th 2016 cruise this was truly the cruise from hell. First the cruise was late getting to port from dry dock and left the port 90 minutes late. At this time there were no pools or hot tubs. Some ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Neveragain1234at

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

First and Last Cruise Couple

This was our first ever holiday on a cruise ship, we choose Princess because it had the timing and visits we wanted. We choose a balcony room and paid full fare. I will keep this simple: A Cruise to us is nice ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Articusblue

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

1st and Last Cruise with Princess

The boarding process was 2.5 hours in a old run down fruit and veg warehouse. No ventilation, no water , no organization. I have heard every possible excuse ect. I have been told princess has been in the cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2015


Kimdrew avatar

Kimdrew

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Never Again

We tried this as our first cruise and was shocked at all the hard sell on the ship from the moment of starting the cruise till leaving the cruise Everything is geared towards you spending on board and I think 50 ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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First and Last

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Never Again

This was our first cruise ever and we had expectations of a great time. We could not have been more disappointed and definitely will not cruise again on any cruise line after this experience. For a cruise that ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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jazzy02

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time disappointed

My first vacation and first cruise. I was with a group who have been on several cruises. I was told before hand that there's a lot of food and entertainment. Everything but alcohol is included and food 24x7. They ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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PrometheusOC

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Most Unpleasant

Generally a poor cruising experience, thank goodness Alaska is gorgeous. First, why they got 2 stars: 1) Staff was very friendly, the person taking care of our room was great. 2) One very good meal at one ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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KbcAbroad

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

$40,000 "Stowaway" Adventure package!

My parents have enjoyed several cruises in their retirement, but they have not enjoyed any cruise more than a 2013 Princess cruise to Alaska. So, they decided to take our entire family--13 people all together--on a ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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PRCO11N

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Golden Princess is lead!

We were on the Golden June 1 - 11 to Alaska. The suite we were in had so many things that needed fixed we spent part of every day trying to get them fixed. For example, our thermostat wouldn't work, so our room ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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chris1356

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not Worth It!

I've taken cruises on both the Holland American Line and the Azamara Cruise Line so I know what to expect on a cruise. The Ruby Princess certainly didn't live up to its reviews! I would not recommend this ship. We ...
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Sail Date June 2015


Marc101 avatar

Marc101

1 Review Written

Some Sweet with a Sour Aftertaste.

You know how you first felt when you found out Santa and the Easter Bunny were not real. This is how I feel at the moment after our family's first (and probably last) cruise. The adverts and brochures promise so ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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davidanddiana@fsmail.net

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not quite as we expected

This was our first cruise holiday, and we were expecting a relaxing two weeks with good accommodation, top quality dining and some reasonable entertainment. Our first disappointment was the 'stateroom', a cabin ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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Hard Rain

1 Review Written

I Expected Better

This was our first cruise and many of our friends said we'd love it. While we really enjoyed our time off the ship in all the ports, I really expected a better time while at sea traveling between them. The food in ...
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Sail Date June 2014


richard8 avatar

richard8

1 Review Written

Disappointed with Ruby Princess

My wife and I have cruised many times mostly on Royal. Ive heard only good things about Princess, so we booked. We had a group of 10 People. Ages 30-75. We flew into Ft. Lauderdale pre-cruise stayed at the Sheraton ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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momkrk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very dissapointed for my first cruise.

My mother pruchased my sister and I along with her a one week cruise on the Princess Sapphire for her 70th birthday. I must say though the staff was awesome. The staff especially our room person (Carlito) took such ...
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Sail Date November 2013


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fluffy1951

1 Review Written

Review of Ruby 24 Oct to 5 Nov - Eastern Med

Well-trained and consistently-trained staff. Unfailingly (apparently) happy in their work and with good people skills.  Good sense of humour (necessary to rebuff the complaints about the food). Relentless up ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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Terrano6

1 Review Written

The Caithness Highlanders

we were delighted when we joined the cruise in Whittier, the send-off was with fireworks and it was great to see. The sail down to Skagway was quite nice too but it was always quite misty on the shores so we were ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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LeaRose18

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Star Princess: Disappointing

Since this was my first cruise, I was extremely happy and excited, having heard so many wonderful cruise experiences. I am sorry to say that the Star Princess did not stand up to this. The entertainment was ...
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Sail Date August 2013


NancyBarn avatar

NancyBarn

1 Review Written

Never Again

They were terrific in luggage handling, I will give them that. The website states that small children must have a car seat to travel in Alaska.. We packed up the bulky car seat and found the only place required was ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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Po11y27

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sun Princess - Never Again

The first couple of days on the cruise were OK and by the time that we had reached Auckland we were feeling relaxed and reasonably happy. The shore visits that we had were excellent. The highlights were Akaroa, ...
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Sail Date December 2011


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wilkinson

1 Review Written

Disappointed!!!!

sailed from Southampton to Guernsey and Laharve France. Cost was £948 for Three days. This was our first and and did not know really what to expect apart from high standards of service and exquisite cuisine as we ...
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Sail Date September 2011


Chemist06 avatar

Chemist06

1 Review Written

Senior-Ville

I would not recommend this cruise to anyone (single or couple) between the ages of 20 and 30 unless your ideal vacation is visiting a nursing home! This was my husband's, and my, first ever cruise and a ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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