Caribbean Princess

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    
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About Caribbean Princess

Caribbean Princess is a large ship, carrying 3080 passengers and 1200 crew, and sails from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida and Southampton (London), England.

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Disaster

There was refurbishing going on during the entire cruise! Loud & inconvenient. Had incident... Read more
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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Disaster

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There was refurbishing going on during the entire cruise! Loud & inconvenient. Had incident in Dining room - not handled well. Not what we expected from Princess!

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Western Caribbean Princess

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

From the time we boarded and until we disembarked, the experience on Caribbean Princess was beyond our expectations. The crew was superb and helpful to all of our needs. The locales were breathtaking. We enjoyed excursions at every port. The food was creative and succulent. Every meal was satisfying and delicious.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

food and staff great, disappointed in activities

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our room steward and dining room staff were topnotch, as was the food.  We did not know what to expect regarding the facilities since the ship is scheduled for renovation soon.  Everything was clean and working and our mini suite was very comfortable.  One disappointment was the entertainment and things to do on board.  There was only one production show and it was very energetic but otherwise fell flat.  The rest of the nights the entertainment in the theater was a not very funny comedian.  During the day there were the usual games and sales-oriented gatherings but no topical lectures such as we have had on other Princess sailings.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Most relaxing week

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The Caribbean Princess is showing her age and is, thankfully, scheduled for a refurbish in March.  While I liked the size of the ship in terms of passengers (compared to the larger ones), I felt the bathroom in our stateroom was significantly smaller than I had expected.  The staff on this sailing was superb, from the cabin attendant to everyone in the dining room.  We had a passenger with us who has food allergies and the headwaiter bent over backwards to ensure she could eat and had the galley prepare really magnificent plates given their limitation of ingredients.  

The ports we visited were really for those interested in diving and scuba; we visited the port areas and returned to the ship for relaxation.  Fortunately, that was the objective of our group.  There's not much to do when you disembark in the Western Caribbean unless you're into zip lining and water activities.

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

My fiancee and her family has traveled with Princess many times in the past and spoke very highly of the cruise line. I was shocked by the different things I observed while on board. We observed many employees making out while in uniform and managers scolding and yelling at their employees. As a manager my self, this was very unprofessional. Also, my future father in law slipped and fell in the bathroom and hit his head and when brought to the front desk attention nothing was said or any concerned was expressed. We had 13 people traveling in our party and it was saddened to witness all of these. Also, our excursions ran late which caused us not to see much of the different countries. At one point an announcement was made canceling all water and beach excursions in Cozumel due to the rough sea, however when my fiancee called the front desk to make sure they stated ours wasnt even though it was announced. We barely made it. 

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
5 out of 5

Caribbean Princess Western

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We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. The food was excellent and all of our expectations regarding the ship, the service, the cleanliness and entertainment were superb!  Although we didn't make our first scheduled port of Roatan due to a passenger medical emergency, the substituted port was great.

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Not the romantic "Love boat experience" as advertized

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Everyone said ship is a bit worn, but stateroom was well kept and Balcony cabin roomy and quiet. General condition of ship good. Decoration was dated. Liked the number of pools. (2 good size, 1 smaller adult only. 1 small pool in spa area required a use fee and many Jacuzzis). Dining not so good. Breakfast and lunch at buffet very crowded and hard to find seating for a couple. The 2 Anytime dining options were extremely noisy.  It was hard to carry on a conversation. Too much noise from too many serving stations and overall poor acoustics . The food was excellent, but the noise ruined the whole experience! Went to Crown Grill a perk from travel agent. Food was similar to other dining venues and my steak was not cooked as I requested. Not worth the $60.00 per couple charge, however definitely quieter. Not ready to cruise again soon. Cruise industry must offer Internet service no charge.  With all todays technology there is no reason to charge( hotels don't). It's the 21st century! 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Finally, our trip to Aruba!!!

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We finally took our long awaited trip to Aruba. We enjoyed it all (mostly). The cabin was much better than I expected....I took meclyzine with me and didn't really need it.   we were in a forward room on level 5 and it was fine. the steward was just as nice as he could be(Rodney). and the waiters were great too. we were in anytime dining so we didn't have the same waiter other than Seksan who was great!! The meat was disappointing but  the rest of the meals were good.We enjoyed our stops of Aruba, Curacao, and Bonaire. We didn't take excursions but walked and took vans which worked out fine...Loved the beach in Aruba the water taxi in Bonaire, and the Synagogue in Curacao.  Would recommend the trip with above being mentioned.  The shellfish was really good, but the meat was not as good. The guidance given by Teria was very helpful.

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

Caribbean princess - Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The best part was the voice of the ocean contest that I participated in. We did shore activities on each island, snorkeling, power snorkeling and scuba. There was a large list of choices if you want to do something else. The food was underwhelming and is the only reason it wasn't a 5 star trip.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
4 out of 5

Winter 2017

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This was our 5th cruise with Princess, we felt the food and service was an improvement over past cruises. We will continue to use Princess in the future.

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firebob87
Contributor Level: Purser

The buffets had exceptional food and the lines were short. Use anytime dining worked best for my group.

deadeyedowding
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Recommend Anytime Dining, Movies under the Stars, and eating breakfast and lunch in the Horizon cafe. Ship layout is great for picture taking. Multiple pools for relaxing and having fun. Some are even adult only...

suse
Contributor Level: Purser

For those adults that want quiet, go to the aft pool on deck 14...wonderful place to hang out.

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