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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Southern Caribbean Explorer (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 03, 2009
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
It was very big and very crowded on decks, architecture was very pretty and there was a lot of attention paid to details.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Good in the dining rooms. There was a great free room service menu and so so in the buffets. I don't know what it was like in the cover charged restaurants because we didn't use them.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
We don't drink or gamble and my husband can't swim so we didn't have much to do while on the ship. We watched some movies but one of them was just cut off and never finished at all. They just turned it off and started another one. There was a basketball court and an uninflated basket ball in it. We were pretty board the day we had to spend at sea.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our room steward was very nice and took great care of our room. The wait staff in the dining rooms varied. We chose anytime dining so we had a different waiter every night. some were better then others.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
It was hard to find our way around, many places were not accessible from the wrong side of the correct deck, we had to go up or down a deck and walk across to get where we wanted. Everything was very clean and well decorated though.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our room was great, the air conditioning didnt get very cold so if you like chilly air you may not be comfortable but we were. the bathroom was nice too and we had a full size closet and desk, also a very large window for an oceanview cabin.
3 out of 5
The shopping was great. Lots of jewelry there for good prices if you haggle for it. There is also good dive and snorkle spots. We got to one by cab.
Don't Miss: Shopping
3 out of 5
We did a tour of the island that day. They have some interesting wild life but the landscape is pretty unimpressive. The diving and snorkkling there is some of the best in the world. The shopping, not so great.
Don't Miss: 1000 steps dive site
3 out of 5
Our tour that day was pretty lame. The bus had 4 small windows and no air conditioning with about 20 people. The tour guide was'nt very informative or polite. The sites were mostly unimpressive too. Most of the native people were indifferent or unwelcoming as well. Still the landscape was impressive and I saw some really nice beaches on the tour. We went to a waterfall in the rainforest for a swim. That was really nice.
Don't Miss: Swim at a waterfall in the forest.
3 out of 5
St. Thomas is very touristy, it was buillt for tourist and doesnt maintain much old world charm or culture. We spent the day on the beach which was really nice. Warm water, white sand, cool wild life. Beware of evil cab drivers. Ours was an open bus and took us and 3 other couples to the beach. He told us it was 9 dollars each way per person. What he didnt tell us was that there was a 4 dollar per person charge to get into the beach. One of the couples in the taxi didn't have the extra 8 dollars and had to just ride back to town then and there.
Don't Miss: Beaches, we went to megan beach. It was really nice. Not too crowded
3 out of 5
St. Thomas is very touristy, it was buillt for tourist and doesnt maintain much old world charm or culture. We spent the day on the beach which was really nice. Warm water, white sand, cool wild life. Beware of evil cab drivers. Ours was an open bus and took us and 3 other couples to the beach. He told us it was 9 dollars each way per person. What he didnt tell us was that there was a 4 dollar per person charge to get into the beach. One of the couples in the taxi didn't have the extra 8 dollars and had to just ride back to town then and there.
Don't Miss: Beaches, we went to megan beach. It was really nice. Not too crowded
3 out of 5
Our tour that day was pretty lame. The bus had 4 small windows and no air conditioning with about 20 people. The tour guide was'nt very informative or polite. The sites were mostly unimpressive too. Most of the native people were indifferent or unwelcoming as well. Still the landscape was impressive and I saw some really nice beaches on the tour. We went to a waterfall in the rainforest for a swim. That was really nice.
Don't Miss: Swim at a waterfall in the forest.
3 out of 5
The shopping was great. Lots of jewelry there for good prices if you haggle for it. There is also good dive and snorkle spots. We got to one by cab.
Don't Miss: Shopping
3 out of 5
We did a tour of the island that day. They have some interesting wild life but the landscape is pretty unimpressive. The diving and snorkkling there is some of the best in the world. The shopping, not so great.
Don't Miss: 1000 steps dive site
5 out of 5
WE LOVED GRENADA!!! I would really like to go back some day. Its very uninfluenced buy tourism and corporate business. The people are very friendly and welcoming. The landscape is breath taking and the history and culture interesting. They call it the spice island because they grow and export many spices. Make sure to buy some, they make great gifts and practical souvenirs.
Don't Miss: TOO MUCH TO LIST! make sure to do a tour of a spice plantation and through the mountains
5 out of 5
WE LOVED GRENADA!!! I would really like to go back some day. Its very uninfluenced buy tourism and corporate business. The people are very friendly and welcoming. The landscape is breath taking and the history and culture interesting. They call it the spice island because they grow and export many spices. Make sure to buy some, they make great gifts and practical souvenirs.
Don't Miss: TOO MUCH TO LIST! make sure to do a tour of a spice plantation and through the mountains

Pros: Destinations and room service

Cons: crowded ship, limited onboard activities

Recommends Caribbean Princess? No.

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