November 2014 - Crown Princess to Mexico
I give this cruise 3 and ½ stars - not because of the missed day and the norovirus problems - but because of the lack of communication at the beginning. We were told that we would be provided a complimentary bus to Long Beach and back. We were not told that we would be forced to stay in Long Beach for 5 hours with no option to return to the pier. Nor were we informed of any reasons for the delay or given a timeline for departure. Simple communication would be nice.
Our stateroom was kept fairly well maintained and clean, about a 4 ½ star level. The entertainment, food, Port options and other amenities were very well done. Movies under the stars – what a great idea. Everything on the cruise was above a 4 star level, but it did not quite make up for the problems at the beginning. We will cruise with Princess again – but only if the pricing is much better than Celebrity for the same cruise.