CrusinTim
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Review by alanpeiying

Ship is small with less choices

In response to review, CrusinTim says ...

I'm sorry, but when you post in your profile that you have "7+" cruises, then post things like " We asked for 1st seating, we did not get one.",‚  " We arrived early around 10 A.M., embarkation does not start until 11:00 A.M. " and " it took us two hours before we can enter the ship.", I can't believe you!‚  If you DID have "7+" cruises, you would know that you are NOT guaranteed the seating you request although you may be able to change it if you talk to the Maitre'd. You arrived at 10am thinking you could board the ship? REALLY? You should have known after "7+" cruises that sometimes it is AFTER 10am when the passengers from the previous sailing actually deboard the ship!! "Embarkation started at 11am " (THE NORM), you showed at 10am which means you boarded in 1 hour....not too shabby if you ask me! " Majority of the passengers are 70 or older, it is not right for us to stand for such a long time.". With all due respect, with 7+ cruises (supposedly) you should have waited to at least 12pm before going to the terminal if you felt boarding may have been too early. Sounds to me that no matter what, nothing could have gone right for you on this cruise.......

Tags: Princess Cruises Panama Canal Central America Coral Princess

2 Answers

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Thank you for posting your review.  I agree with everything CruisinTim had to say. I'm not sure how an experienced cruiser, such as yourself, could be surprised by any of the things that appeared to surprise you on this cruise. The issue of ship size and activities are basics that most veteran cruisers evaluate prior to booking a voyage.  Hopefully you will have the time to research your next voyage more thoroughly.  Best of luck.

 

alanpeiying
Contributor Level: Purser

I am aware that check in time was 11:00 A.M., unfortunately our flight arrived 40 minutes early,

We have no choice but go straight to the port‚ terminal.‚  Most of the port I went to have seating area for

passengers to sit and wait rather than standing outside of the building.

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