An okay cruise

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Review: 1
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Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean Explorer (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 08, 2009
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago
The ship is refurbished and very nice and clean. Loved our stateroom and it was an inside stateroom!! The shower set up ( even though still has a curtain) is very nice, wonderful water pressure and a variable showerhead! Also really appreciated the little fridge in the room. Did seem to have a lot of rolling on the waves, but just rocked us to sleep.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We do not take advantage of the dining rooms since we do not wish to dress up. The buffet had a large selection of dishes , but was always crowded and you had to wait in line and it was hard to find a table after getting your food. The desserts looked wonderful , but seemed to be frozen and thawed out.


3 out of 5
Actually we were rather disappointed in the activities and entertainment. Liked the shows, but would of liked to have seen a different show every night ( greedy??) would of also liked to have had more passenger involved activities like the Marriage game, talent shows, etc. We actually got bored and took naps!!!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I always get turned around and confused on ships, but I did like the staterooms up higher and the promenade etc. down lower.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good size, very clean, comfortable beds.
5 out of 5
Did the Middleham Falls hike and throughly enjoyed it even though our legs were mega sore the next day. Would love to go spend a whole vacatin at this port.
Don't Miss: Hike to the falls
3 out of 5
The snorkeling is the BEST, as stated before NOT ENOUGH TIME IN PORT, to do anything else, the shopping seemed to be virtually non existent tho......
Don't Miss: snorkeling or diving
3 out of 5
As stated earlier NOT ENOUGH TIME IN PORT! did a discover scuba, on our own, that was fantastic, had about an hour to check out the shopping and got rather nervous when the women all started shouting for our attention all at once. did walk throught the tunnel to go to a Princess recommended store that was already closed . so that was disappointing.
5 out of 5
Did a sail and snorkel on our own. Had an absolutely wonderful sail over to St. John's and snorkeled and had a lunch with an open bar....blissful day!!
Don't Miss: Do a daysail on the Fantasy with Pam and Abe, cant be beat!!!!
3 out of 5
This you will hear from me about every port, NOT ENOUGH TIME!! We booked a sail and snorkel online and barely had time to get back to the ship, so no shopping or dining was done.
Don't Miss: Tranquilo Sail and Snorkel

Pros: only one day at sea

Cons: not enogh time spent in ports

Recommends Caribbean Princess? Yes!

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