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104 Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


TrishaG avatar

TrishaG

2 Reviews Written

Excellent first cruise

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This was our first cruise and we really, really enjoyed it. The Crown Princess is definitely showing some age, but they keep everything clean and tidy. Embarkation was smooth and we got there early enough to be ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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dslawson

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Crown Princess Alaska Cruise

Getting on the ship - We flew into Seattle early Saturday and took Princess shuttle to port. Shuttle was easy to find, lots of Princess employees to take bags and give directions. Waited about 1 hour at port ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Nradamo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Can't wait to go again

This extended family of 8 cruise was my mother's wish to celebrate her 80th birthday. As first time cruisers, my husband and I were already wanting to do it again before we disembarked! We can't say enough about the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Me72sand

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ivana and Lloyd were excellent people!

This was my first experience on a cruise. Once on the ship I was amazed at how helpful and polite the entire staff was. Ivana and Lloyd were extremely courteous and attentive to our group. I wish I had got their ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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AJOggy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Golden Princess Mar 2016

After a disappointing start with a later embarkation due to extra sanitation onboard and all the negative reports through the media in regards to Norovirus, we ended up having a really good time on the Golden ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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balconywinds

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

First Cruise of Many!

In case the title didn't give it away, this was the first cruise that my wife and I had ever taken. In fact, this was the first time we'd ever even been to the Caribbean. We had done months of research leading up to ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Elane

1 Review Written

48 Helpful Votes

Couldn't fault it, but cruising not for us! (though that's not Princess's fault).

Having read a couple of negative reviews I feel compelled to balance it, in favour or Princess who, in our opinion were impeccable. There is one recent review that frankly after reading the 6th sub heading I ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Rabblefish

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our first cruise was (mostly) a regal experience!

This was our very first cruise, and we went as part of a family vacation with family members that are seasoned cruisers. We were quite impressed with the excellent service from all the hard working staff onboard. ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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ironcowboy22

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Ever!

This was out first cruise. We were a family of 4 with two balcony rooms side by side on the Aloha deck. This was great for us as we were just below the pool deck, teen club and Horizons food court. The cabins were ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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MSgtP

1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser Views

Was pleasantly surprised that the complaints about the Emerald Princess were rectified for our stateroom D727 and throughout the ship. I did here people complaining about some of the most nitnoid items that I had ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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frankjo

1 Review Written

FIRST TIME CRUISE; HOOKED

This was our first cruise, so it was all new to us. Having read previous reviews of this ship we did wonder if adverse comments were true. More of that later. We are an early 60s British couple recently retired, ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Maraviclin

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ruby Princess, Hawaii, February 2016

We didn't pick this cruise for our first cruise. My family picked it and we decided to tag along. It was a nice ship, the staff were super, and I did enjoy it. But 5 days at sea were a little long for me. My sister ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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jenna121778

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

1st and Probably Last Time Cruising

My parents treated me to my 1st ever cruise...a 7 day Mexican Riveria cruise from L.A. We had a mini-suite (Dolphin Deck - deck 9, and mid-ship) so it was a great location for a cabin. I was so not sure of what to ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Ducktape

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Aboard The Island Princess

This was our 1st cruise and overall it was very enjoyable. The voyage began in Fort Lauderdale, took us thru the Panama Canal and ended in Los Angeles. Our room was very comfortable with lots of storage. The food ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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Lisa1963

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time cruise and have a very good experience

My husband and I and my daughter in her twenties cruised to Eastern Caribbean for 7 days with Emerald cruise embarked on Jan 30th 2016. We had a fantastic time. Our steward Edward was very polite and efficient. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Sattvika

1 Review Written

Smooth and Relaxing First Cruise

My first cruise, just wanted a short, relaxing getaway to see if I would enjoy it. Used EZAir and Princess Transfer, which were very smooth despite my flight getting cancelled and replaced by another. I was on ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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setenaj

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise - but not our last

We'd been interested in cruising for a while and some friends recommended Princess for a quiet cruise with good food and not too many party animals! When this came up at a very good price for the 7 nights ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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KCaz

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser; Good Experience

This was my first time on a cruise although not my first time in New Zealand. Was looking for a relaxing no-fuss holiday and this pretty much fit the bill. I'll start by noting that towards the end of the trip ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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michael C

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great ship let down by patchy service.

This was our first cruise and so we can't really compare with anything else. The cruise was SE Asia in January 2016. Depart Singapore 8/01 arrive back in Singapore 19/01. Positives The ship was great. ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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magenbaby

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser Comments

Positives: The Regal Princess is a beautiful ship. We had a Suite which was fabulous - lots of room, full size bathtub and shower, nice balcony, complimentary mini-bar, complimentary cover charge for Sabatini's ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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loge23

10 Reviews Written

35 Helpful Votes

Annual Christmas cruise with Princess

Our annual Christmas "escape" aboard Princess was a repeat cruise from 2014 on the (still) beautiful, if not flawed, Royal. The ship was in fine form with the usual elegant and understated Holiday decorations. ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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LizSydney

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

I'd definitely travel Princess again.

The steward was absolutely amazing. He was so polite and friendly. He was thorough and aimed to please. I was lucky my cabin was on a higher deck as there were a couple of rough days but I didn't spend much ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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panda1215

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Enjoyed our vacation on the Grand Princess.

This was our first cruise so we didn't really know what to expect so there are pros and cons and some of each come from what your expectations of your cruise vacation is. The food was wonderful and the staff in all ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Carmel Woods

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Too Many Sea Days

Embarkation and disembarkation were handled very efficiently. We had a mini-suite and were extremely happy with our stateroom. Beds were extremely comfortable. We ate most nights at Traditional ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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MissMuffitt

3 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Loved the food and entertainment

This was our first cruise, so we really didn't know what to expect. After what I was told was a fairly long wait to get on board (I did not know this at the time), I went to explore the ship and have some lunch. I ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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