March 2017 - Crown Princess to Caribbean - Eastern
We had a wonderful time on this cruise. Everything went very smoothly. Embarkation was handled very efficiently and our luggage arrived quickly. The safety drill was also done quickly and well. We had excellent service from our waiters and room service. We have been on many cruises and this one was one of the most trouble-free that we've had.
The food was excellent at dinner in the dining room. We were also mostly pleased with the selection at the buffet for breakfast and lunch. The pizza was some of the best I've had on a cruise ship. The only pizza that compared was on another Princess ship. The salad bar was also one of the best. The sandwiches were a bit disappointing. I wasn't as impressed with the three or four lunches we had in the dining room. The selection wasn't as good as on some cruises. I had a grilled chicken salad that was supposed to contain candied pecans and there wasn't a single one in it. But really, these were minor complaints.
The ports were wonderful! We did a ship's tour to Stingray City at Antigua and enjoyed it. At St. Kitts we arranged a mini-speedboat tour through the internet that was terrific fun. We enjoyed St. Kitts the most. St. Thomas is always a great port. We took a taxi to Coki Beach and had excellent snorkeling. We went to the cruise center at Grand Turk and had a relaxing beach day with a bit of rather disappointing snorkeling there. I think if we go to that port again we will take a tour.
We took a debarkation tour to the Everglades and the Flamingo Gardens and then the Fort Lauderdale Airport and enjoyed that.