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18 Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


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cruising cockroach

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

A very cattle-ish experience

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This was a 2nd cruise on the same line and a very similar itinerary (no stop in San Francisco this time) but on a different ship (Island P 4 years ago). Experience was very poor and one wonders if Princess's ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Luckoftheirish

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Befor booking a Regal Princess Cruise, read this!!

My husband and I took a cruise on Regal princess on December 6th, 2015. It was our first Princess cruise and it is the LAST one! We have been cruising for over 15 years and this is the worst cruise we have ever ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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bcsjr

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Worst Customer Service; Ship and Rooms in Poor Maintenance

Cruise ship was in poor maintenance, toilets constantly backed up, rusty and dirty balcony. Blanket had brown stains on it, the television was placed such that the remote did not work properly, the buffet was lousy, ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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NeverLand77

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An endless inescapable nightmare at sea; do not waste your money or time!

We had the absolute worst vacation experience ever. We have been unable to come to a resolution with Princess. We strongly feel that the advertising, services and the product were mi-represented to us, and we are ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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bob749boat

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Think twice before taking a Princess cruise, or any cruise.

SATIRE: This was my first cruise and my girlfriends 4th. We booked L106 which was Suite with a front view. Let me first say that I had no expectations and that is good thing. 1. On Board Customer Service- ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Queen247

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Probably My First and Last Cruise

Staff was pitiful. Food not even average. Charge for everything. Could not escape rude Children because sanctuary was closed because no one wanted to pay $40 for a lounge chair for a half day. Entertainment was ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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MichelleZ

1 Review Written

Worst Cruise Experience ever - Not for anyone younger

My husband and I travelled on the Star Princess from San Francisco to Hawaii for our honeymoon (we are in our early 30s) after the sales representative told us there would be a variety of ages on board. We would ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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dgia

1 Review Written

A Jaunt on the Poop Cruise

While researching cruises, I noticed that many reviews that are less than positive are overcome by a litany of responses attempting to defend the line and/or ship. I'm not sure what it is about cruising culture, but ...
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Sail Date November 2014


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hawrischuk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not For Us

My wife and I booked the Baltic cruise in order to travel with a family member who we promised to go with a few years ago. We expected the worst and were not disappointed. There were a few thousand geriatric ...
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Sail Date June 2014


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fgz

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time and the Last Time on Princess!

Just got back from a repositioning cruise (Vancouver to Seattle). Worst experience ever, and I have been on many repositioning cruises (Norwegian and Holland America). First - we had to stand in line for 3 HOURS! ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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Lizleo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Collateral Damage for a Cruise Line

Sailed for cruise sites in Cosumel and Roatan and Belize we embarked on Saturday 25 Jan. A couple good days in the sun, but on Monday both of my sisters became very ill.(gastrointestinal..Captain announced that ...
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Sail Date January 2014


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Outdoorguy236

1 Review Written

Can I get a do over?

First of all this is actually 2 back to back 7 day cruises not 1ea 14 day cruise as is sold. This equates to being at sea for a large amount of the time because the ship has to return to Ft Lauderdale in order to ...
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Sail Date January 2013


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jensonajourney

1 Review Written

A mixed experience

This was a first cruise experience for my partner and I, to give some context, we have no children, earn a very good wage and holiday a couple of times a year, usually in Europe. Our friends and family had ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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Liarsdice

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Horrible experience, will never cruise with Princess again

Me and my wife went on the Alaska cruise that disembarked from San Francisco. We had both never been on a cruise, so didn't have high expectations or any biases as to what to expect. To sum it up, between the ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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wayfaringman

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Princess Caribbean - 1128

This was my first cruise, and I was very disappointed with my "cruise experience". Friends and family had reported magnificent experiences on other cruises that just didn't seem to be the case for this cruise. I ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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zaidl

1 Review Written

Terrible Ship

Let me start by saying this. If you are thinking of cruising with Princess Cruises, DO NOT! Save yourself the time and money, they ship was terrible. Princess Star was a joke, the food was terrible, and I mean ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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frustfield

1 Review Written

Huge disappointment

Just returned from a 7 day Alaska cruise visiting Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Victoria. Also a morning scenic cruising in Tracy Arm Fjord. Very disappointed in the ports of call except for Victoria where we only ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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FormerCruiser

1 Review Written

Avoid Princess Cruise Line

From the disorganized check-in process to disembarkation, the Diamond Princess is a mockery of the hospitality industry. When placed on a different deck than on our reservation, customer service simply said they ...
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Sail Date June 2011


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