Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises

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3 out of 5

Adequate but certainly exceptional.

Sail Date: August 12, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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.

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.

Cozumel, Mexico
Get off the main drag and walk back a couple blocks to get away for a slightly less touristy Cozumel.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Book a Moby Dick tour over the internet and save.
Don't Miss: Sting Ray City
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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.
Cozumel, Mexico
Get off the main drag and walk back a couple blocks to get away for a slightly less touristy Cozumel.
Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)
Lines, lines, lines. That must be why they have the line dancing class so you get used to it. Snorkeling is not that good.
Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)
Lines, lines, lines. That must be why they have the line dancing class so you get used to it. Snorkeling is not that good.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Book a Moby Dick tour over the internet and save.
Don't Miss: Sting Ray City
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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.


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