Adequate but certainly exceptional.

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

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3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 12, 2006
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
We have only cruised once prior to this 14 years ago on Royal Caribbean and felt it was terrific. We found our experience on the Caribbean Princess to be adequate but certainly not exceptional. We had expected a Hilton, Hyatt, Westin quality experience but felt this was more Holiday Inn. The constant sales pitches for PCL's sponsored port shops, tables set up in the atrium with jewelry and watches and 3 or 4 portrait centers set up in the atrium created in the words of a veteran cruiser we met a "mercenary" atmosphere. In addition, we do not tolerate cigarette smoking well at all and despite there being designated smoking areas we continually encountered second hand smoke in nonsmoking areas.
3 out of 5
Take a cab to the Dunn's River Falls for $8 and then spend the $15 for the walk up the falls. Don't waste your money talking one of the tours.
3 out of 5
Lines, lines, lines. That must be why they have the line dancing class so you get used to it. Snorkeling is not that good.
3 out of 5
Lines, lines, lines. That must be why they have the line dancing class so you get used to it. Snorkeling is not that good.
5 out of 5
Get off the main drag and walk back a couple blocks to get away for a slightly less touristy Cozumel.
5 out of 5
Book a Moby Dick tour over the internet and save.
Don't Miss: Sting Ray City
5 out of 5
Book a Moby Dick tour over the internet and save.
Don't Miss: Sting Ray City
5 out of 5
Get off the main drag and walk back a couple blocks to get away for a slightly less touristy Cozumel.
3 out of 5
Take a cab to the Dunn's River Falls for $8 and then spend the $15 for the walk up the falls. Don't waste your money talking one of the tours.

Pros: Ports of call

Cons: The QVC of the sea. Too much marketing of their sponsored stores at ports, tables set up in the atrium and 3-4 portarait stations set up in the atrium.

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