March 2015 - 5 Night Western Caribbean Getaway (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Caribbean Princess
Buffet and poolside food was better than our last cruise (Carnival), and dinner/service in the dining room was great - one small disappointment was that surf & turf is not offered on 5-night cruises. Fast and efficient dinner service. Good selection. We took advantage of the adult beverage package which we thought was reasonably priced. Very nice and large fitness center. Our mini-suite with balcony was AWESOME. Our steward was very friendly and efficient, however I did miss the towels folded like little animals (Carnival)! Bars and poolside drink service was not quite as friendly and quick as I remember from Carnival. No one was UNfriendly, by any means, however on past cruises it seems like we had the same waiters poolside every day and they knew our names on Day 1 plus came around more frequently to take orders. Fun activities and contests, hosts were very entertaining. Good selection of in-room and big screen movies. We had good weather every day. The ship was very well-maintained and clean. Scheduling of shows in the Princess Theater (comedy and magic shows) kind of conflicted with dinner times. Lots of photo opportunities - the photo package is a good deal. Long lines for photos some nights. Wide range of ages, not many little kids, but the kids there did seem to be having fun!