Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

"A floating city, with a bigscreen!"

Sail Date: June 10, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Balcony

The Caribbean Princess is just what the name implies, the jewel of the seas. From the 4 pools, awesome workout and spa facilities, a huge screen (not just a big screen to fit in my living room but bigger than my living room too)that had great movies most of the day and into the next morning, and a virtual mall aboard. All I can say is it's a "Floating city."

Pros: Awesome staff

Cons: St. Thomas

Food and Dining
While the selections in the dining rooms were excellent, sometimes the taste was so bland I couldn't remember what I ate the next morning. However, the hot dogs were better than any ballpark, even with a good game. Did find that it was virtually impossible to get into any of the alternant dining rooms unless you booked well in advance.
Service and Staff
The staff was excellent with the exceptions of the pool bartenders who could be a little snooty at times and avoided you occasionally.
I enjoyed many of the activities but felt that some of them started a bit early for me on vacation when I did plan to sleep until 9 or 10. My biggest fault with the entertainment was the band that played all week and seemed to play at every occasion. Oaisys "as they were called" were anything but. Very poor quality for such a fine ship. I thought it pretty low when a band that was obviously from either Jamaica or an island closeby sang Willie Nelson songs, and thought they were good.
Ship Quality
The Caribbean Princess is gigantic literally dwarfing anything I've been on, even aircraft carriers. It was very well layed out and the crew worked night and day to keep her looking sharp and clean. My room and also the general ship were finely appointed.
Cabin / Stateroom
Had a great balcony and for the most part the room was as roomy as my son's bedroom. Very comfortable to just sit and read or have dinner in.
Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)
Loved the beach and the snorkeling is great as well. The downside is that there were 2500 people cramped into an area just about as long as my street and maybe 3 times as wide. this did hinder the snorkeling a bit.
Don't Miss: Volleyball and the fruit.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Thought St. Thomas was dirty and even the beach we went to (Megans bay) was far from anything else and not as combed and pristeen as even the Gulf of Mexico.
Don't Miss: Just skip it, go to the pool.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Pristeen, clean, well layed out, and awesome beaches. Loved all the flowers and trees.
Don't Miss: Loved Orient beach, but watch out for part of it. It is French and clothing optional for part of it does not mean you won't see anything even if you aren't on that part.

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