September 2015 - 16 Night Iceland & Norway Explorer (Southampton To New York) Cruise on Caribbean Princess
Unlike most repositioning cruises, this cruise was not a great bargain price wise.
It was sold out almost immediately, which drove the price up. We were glad we booked it in a mini suite category. As weather did not permit a lot of outside time, and the public areas of the ship were always packed, we found we spent more time than usual in our stateroom.
We found the theatre entertainment atrocious, and after watching for a few minutes from the back of the "way.....too.....hot...." theatre, didn't even bother with any of the productions. Honestly, the worst I have ever encountered on any cruise ship, especially Princess. However, the lounge entertainment was good, and Tommy McPhee put on a consistently good show just about every evening in Crooners.
The itinerary was great, and we actually got to see the Northern Lights in Iceland. As there was a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, we did not get to stop at St. John but went directly to Halifax, so our 4 consecutive days at sea turned to 6. Thankfully, the seas were in our favor once we left Iceland, and the only rough day was our first day at sea in the North Sea, which I understand is pretty common.
As always, the food on Princess was very good, and the staff in all areas of the ship were accommodating. We'll always return to Princess. I understand the Caribbean Princess is to have a facelift. As she's one of my favorite ships I'm happy to hear it. Like the rest of us.....she's starting to show her age a bit.....