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238 Princess Holiday Cruise Reviews
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Mazy freitag
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Usually try and sail from San Francisco. The ship was full as travelled over New Year. Holiday decorations were still up for the first few days so looked very festive. Weather was not so hot travelling to Mexico at this time of year. We ... Read more
pedrobanditopeter
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our third cruise on Sun Princess. After touring the South Pacific in Dec. 2013, and New Zealand in Dec. 2014, Xmas and the new year 2016 seemed like a good choice. Boarding was not a problem, having been warned of later ... Read more
Fitzysue
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
We are 2 women. I am in my late fifties, my travelling companion in her seventies. Originally my parents (also in their seventies) were to join us for the cruise in the adjacent mini-suite, but had to cancel at the last minute due to an ... Read more
Daniel18
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Wow so much to say. came into Sydney harbour by river ferry coming around the back and side of this amazing ship. Boarding was a breeze a few rather long queues but that was to be expected as the ship had to board three and a half thousand ... Read more
Donna Quixote
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
1. Twenty three days were enough to gauge the skills of the Crew of the Diamond Princess - some shone and some only just glittered, some just faded. The first "port of call" for most passengers on a Cruise liner is the ... Read more
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Aislinncursala
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
233 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I have been on two Princess cruises previously in 2013, a 7 day on Ruby and 10 day on Emerald. At the time I told Princess that the food and service was excellent but the space was so cramped we would not travel with them again. We saw ... Read more
CocaColaCruiser
Member Since 2002
1 review
715 forum posts
7 helpful votes
After many cruises with Princess, the crew of the Grand Princess was outstanding, from the Passenger Service desk, to the staff in all of the dining venues, to our pleasant and always smiling cabin stewards as well as the ever present ... Read more
carinainacar
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
98 forum posts
3 helpful votes
I was on the Crown Princess for Christmas and celebrated it with my family on board. For our itinerary, we visited Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Manzanillo. My family of 4 stayed in two connecting premium balconies, which ... Read more
Calimom08
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 3rd cruise on Princess, and the first on Emerald. I understand that the ship just came out of dry dock, but I couldn't really figure out what had been updated other than the Effy jewelry boutique that took up a large amount of ... Read more
Capt Grumpy
Member Since 2014
1 review
8 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We waited anxiously to board the Sea Princess at for the Christmas cruise from Brisbane. Having sailed previously on her, we were waiting to see the remodelling that had been done in Singapore - and it didn't disappoint. Her new Horizon ... Read more
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sueohara
Member Since 2015
1 review
32 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I traveled with my family of four on the Ruby Princess for its Christmas Cruise to Hawaii. We flew from Oklahoma the night before the cruise was to debark and had done 'massive' preparation for the trip. We packed seven checked-in bags ... Read more
allhamm
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
72 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Wish I could choose no stars. Half the ship sick as no sanitisation policy, sloppy management (Italian and S. American majority) art auctions...painting and easels all over our muster station, no checking of tender and shuttle bus tickets ... Read more
bellbus
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
This was our third time on the Royal and we decided to take two of our adult children with us. This was their first cruise and although it was not geared toward a younger crowd, they had the time of their lives. The Royal is a beautiful ... Read more
Gibsongirl
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
4 forum posts
We are a family of 2 adults and 2 teens and we are Elite cruisers on Princess. We booked this 15 day cruise to be away for both Christmas and New Years. It was wonderful. Our last two cruises were Hong Kong to Shanghai and Yokohama to ... Read more
sbyers
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
Having cruised on large ships before, I was prepared for the herding but not for the lack of caring by management. An attitude of "company policy" and "couldn't care less" were exhibited by front desk personnel. Hanukkah and Christmas ... Read more
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BrynaH
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2014
I normally would not write a review but I must say this was fantastic. Taking Princess is first class and such great quality. I know going during the holidays is an expensive time to travel. But a family of 4 with Kindergarten Twins this ... Read more
Sweet Fountain
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2014
I did a back to back on Princess over the holidays and came back extremely disappointed in the drop in Princess Standards and amenities. They did not have an omelet or pasta bar on this ship, which its competitors from Carnival to ... Read more
amy@texasbrowns.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed December 2014
We had our first cruise due to the generosity of my in-laws. They purchased tickets for 14 of us to go together over Christmas week 2014 in honor of their 55th wedding anniversary. Further, they got everyone balcony rooms. We sailed out of ... Read more
lloydmcilroy
Member Since 2015
1 review
I recently over Christmas travelled to Fiji and the South Pacific onboard the Sea Princess. Have cruised several times before but this was the first time onboard a Princess cruise ship. I was with my parents and my girlfriend and we had a ... Read more
dileep
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
4,692 forum posts
We decide a month before the sail date to go away for Christmas on a short cruise from an easily accessible port. We had been on the Star Princess in 2007 to the Greek Islands. We chose the Dec 21 departure from Houston on a 7 day journey ... Read more
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Desdemona1
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
31 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
The ship was beautifully decorated with an xmas theme. We enjoyed the first half of the cruise as we chilled out and relaxed, however due to a lack of activity range on board, the second half was deadly boring. On board activities were ... Read more
runrobrun
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
"Oh, you are the Hammann's? You have been upgraded!" OK. I'm not an idiot. I realize that getting upgraded is fairly standard. However, don't we all love to hear that phrase? It put a smile on my wife's face as well as mine and set the ... Read more
grouchomarx
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
632 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
We sailed Regal Princess Christmas week 2014. The ship was full with 4000 passengers. This is my 5th Princess cruise, 7th overall. My BF has sailed many more times than me on both Princess as well as other cruise lines. We are both ... Read more
jennevery
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2014
My husband and I wanted to do something different for Christmas, like not spend time with our family this year and do our own thing!!! It was our second cruise we have ever been on. I am going to list the pros and cons. Pros: The pizza ... Read more
GradUT
Member Since 2010
8 reviews
2,547 forum posts
Sailed December 2014
I was initially concerned about cruising on the Emerald Princess at Christmas for fear that: 1) the ship would be overrun with unsupervised children, 2) we'd have problems departing and arriving in the Port of Houston due to fog and 3) ... Read more
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