Crown Princess

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Crown 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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4 out of 5

Excellent vacation experience

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The cruise was excellent in almost all respects.  Accommodations were comfortable, food very good, many entertainment options, and excellent service by all staff.  Only shortcoming was inefficient use of tenders and insufficient time at Ushiaia/Tierra del Fuego stop.

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2 out of 5

Princess disappointed us ... not up to her standards

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This is the 4th time I've sailed on Princess and always thought the cruise line was very good but this time it was a let down. The food was mediocre, the wine selection was non existing, the servers didn't seem happy to be there (in fact there was grumbling over heard) and the cabin attendant was ok but not really on top of things. The post disappointing was that of the port we visited all but 2 had to be tendered in and out with long waits on disembarking and embarking; it was awful, disorganized and uninformative. I don't think I will be using the Princess Cruises again. 

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2 out of 5

Awful Cruise

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The cruise ship needs a new chef and some new recipes.  The food was very up and down.  The Horizon buffet was terrible.  Had a hard time getting a seat for breakfast and lunches.  The food at Sabatini's was very good, and even the food in the Bottacelli dining room was only fare for breakfast.  Cold food that should have been hot was a regular occurrence.  And none of the dining rooms or buffet could make a decent omelet or scramble eggs.  The beds were lumpy and sagging even when I ordered a mattress topper. 

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5 out of 5

My favorite trip!

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I enjoyed everything about this trip. Every excursion that I went on far exceeded my expectations. South America is very interesting. I really love the Argentine people. I like the size of the princess ship... not too big. I would highly recommend this cruise.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
3 out of 5

Crown Princess South America Cruise

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This ship needs updating, the buffet area is a mess, there are not enough tables and we had to spend 10 to 15 minutes walking around to find a table to sit down. 

One mornin we sat by the pool because there were no tables inside, it was so windy and cold, our breakfast actually flew off our table.

the dining room was much better, but the schedule for breakfast was only until 9 am.

The food was fair, there were days it was great and others awful.

the service also leaves a lot to be desired.  Not a good experience.

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2 out of 5

South America 2016-17 Cruise

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Our favorite part of the cruise was our visit to Argentina and Rio de Janeiro.

We were disappointed of the recicling of food from dinner to lunch and repeating the same menu for breakfast every single day for the 14 days of the duration of the trip.We fell that Crown Princess it's being cutting on many areas of their services to their passengers, since this was our 4th time we've travel on Crown Princess.

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3 out of 5

An average ship with too many sea days

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I'll start off with the worst part, the food. The worst of any Princess ship I've been on.  Example: With 2 exceptions, the beef selections in the dining room were unacceptable. It's interesting to note that the cruisers on the prior leg who stayed on consistently stated it was like 2 different cruises lines. The deserts were flat tasting except for the chocolate specials and the sorbets. The itinerary should have included the Chilean fjords, Puerto Mont or Madryn to break up the 3 day legs. The entertainment was also a disappointment with a couple of exceptions. 

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3 out of 5

17 Night Cruise from L.A. to Valparaiso

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What we enjoyed most was the mix of people. It was like a United Nations gathering with passengers from around the globe -- from Hong Kong to Zimbabwe -- from Russia to Israel to Canada to Switzerland  to India -- and many places in between including someone who attended the same grammar school I did in a suburb of NYC. We also enjoyed the food very much except for one incident which almost result in food poisoning. However, nothing was done to remedy this unfortunate situation onboard. What we were unhappy with was the customer complaints (in writing as well as in person) were totally ignored, i.e., the film selection was age-inappropriate (this could easily have been remedied) and the jacuzzis were lukewarm. After many complaints we simply gave up on films and jacuzzis. We think the biggest problem was that the ship sailed full. There were too many people onboard to remedy any of these situations except for nonworking toilets.  We will never again cruise on a ship that holds 3400 passengers plus crew. It's simply overwhelming. (Also, you list Honduras as one of the ports. We never got there BTW)Happy 

Nevertheless, my husband and I feel that cruising for us is the best (& easiest )way to travel and provides without a doubt the biggest bang for the travel buck. What we're waiting for is a really great deal on the September 17, 2017 Holland American sailing from San Diego (our home port) to Sydney.

 

 

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Wonderful way to spend the holidays!

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this cruise has a little bit of everything--

1. Incredible scenery including seeing into the crater of an active volcano (Nicaragua), five glaciers in the Beagle Channel of Magellan Straits, and wonderful birds, penguins and seals;

2. Places of historical and cultural interest (my favorites were Pablo Neruda's home in Isla Negra, the historic marketplace in Buenos Aires, and the monuments in Rio);

3. Every type of terrain and weather, from the steamy tropical jungles of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the soaring Andes, the high desert, glaciers & cold winds of Southern Chile, Uruguay and the Falklands, and the natural beauty of the jagged hills surrounding the city and bay of Rio;

4. Beautiful holiday decorations on board and wonderful cuisine that reflected the diverse countries we visited and "comfort food" for every type of nationality and age group. 

This was our first cruise with Princess and our longest cruise to date. We thoroughly enjoyed it, and appreciated all the tips from Julio on what to see and do at the port stops.

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3 out of 5

Not much of an experience

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The Princess experience has been going downhill for the past couple of cruises that we have done with them and the Crown Princess was no exception.  Embarkation was disorganized and slow, even though we didn't arrive early at all.  We were upgraded from an ocean view to a balcony stateroom, which was nice but it caused confusion with our luggage and key cards.  Those things were resolved fairly quickly.  

 

The entertainment model that Princess has adopted leaves much to be desired.  Honestly, it was more entertaining watching the passengers fight over seats in the Princess Theater than watching the shows.  The bars are empty, there is no music or action to be found anywhere before 9 o'clock except in the Atrium.  About once a day, their will be music or something else entertaining around the pool.  Otherwise, the Princess Patter is filled with sale opportunities at the spa/fitness center, reminders about getting your portraits done, art auctions.  Just for good measure there is a slot tournament, bingo, trivia and possibly a poker tournament once a day.  So, if you expect to be entertained, sail with someone else.

The food was good in the dining room, marginal in the buffet.   There was never anyplace to sit in the buffet area at breakfast or lunch but there were lots of folks taking up tables to play cards or other games.  I don't know if they need to be gently nudged to one of the bar areas that are empty or what the answer might be, but it is difficult to appreciate your food when you spend a great deal of time fighting to get it (third buffet wasn't opened after the first or second day) and then have to fight to get a seat.

The service was also marginal in almost all of the bar areas.  Most of the time, the areas would be listed in the Patter as being open, but there was no staff anywhere to serve you a drink or a bartender to make one.  I did notice that some of the staff seemed to be covering more than one venue.

Anyway, Princess you need to take a hard look at the cuts your making.  I think I'm a Platinum that may not be coming back anytime soon.

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SUN DECK

The Sun Deck features the Lotus Spa, Tradewinds, Movies Under the Stars, fitness center, Sabatini's, and the Hearts and Minds Wedding Chapel.

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FIESTA DECK

The Fiesta Deck features the Botticelli Dining Room, Da Vinci Dining Room, Calypso Cove, Meridian Bay, Gatsby's Casino, Speakeasy Cigar Lounge, Conference...

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travelbug2015
Contributor Level: Second Mate

If going to Glacier Bay, have breakfast in room & view glaciers from comfort of your own balcony. Park Rangers board the ship & provide narration that can be heard on TV Channel 45. Beautiful classical music plays between narrations & assists in communing with nature at this pristine spot.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate

Take warm clothes and binoculars for this trip

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Contributor Level: Second Mate

The Crown is a fantastic ship. I particularly like the fact that it's not gaudy, not full of irritating colors and not a carnival at sea. Instead the colors are muted, the wood trim is elegant and the crew and staff are well trained and extremely obliging. Try the Crown Grill at least one night.

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Price

L

Size

Jan 2006

Built

5 yrs ago

Refurbished

3080

Total Passengers

2.57

Crew to Passenger Ratio

15

Number of Decks

1539

Total Cabins

33

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