Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

Overall a good cruise

Sail Date: March 30, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Entertainment average; except for Beatle Maniacs, which was the best show we've seen on a cruise (this is our 14th). Ships dancers and singers below par.
Nightclub was good; although DJ didn't want to play requests. Other bands on ship very good; nice suprise.
No excursions taken; we've done them already.
Princess stopped talking to us when we made a request regarding their spa; big disappointment.
Check-In very fast; no problems.
Easy-check program an absolute disaster; Princess will print out airline boarding pass and luggage tags for departing flight for $15 each. They mixed up our luggage tags and boarding passes (different flights); after 5 hours spent with customer service, and 5 visit to their C.S. station on 5th deck, couldn't resolve it, so we had a member escort us to our luggage to take back the 'easy check' tags'. Extremely stressful; especially when Princess had to refund money. They tried to connect us via ship phone as 'courtesy call' to our airline; spent an hour on hold. Then Princess charged us $145 for the phone call (which I was able to get credit for; after hours of debate with them). This experience basically brought back most of the stress I had relieved during my cruise; a shame...
We like the movies on deck; great idea.
Really wanted a rowing machine in their gym.

Pros: Excellent food; very nice ship

Cons: Princess 'Easy check' Program; awful

Recommends Caribbean Princess? Yes!

Singers/dancers below par; Beatle Maniacs outstanding. Ships bands very good.
Service and Staff
Most good; except for the details provided above on the easy check program and customer service on board. Really bad experience.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Better shopping than we had experienced previously. Very nice day.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Same as before (been there several times).
Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)
Always the best day during the cruise; wish we could spend more time (only 6 hours permitted).

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