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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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7 Night Classic Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 01, 2009
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago

This was our 1st time on Princess & we were impressed. Well run with a very professional & courteous staff. All the ports were great, but with 5 ports, one after the other, there wasn't much down time. We opted for the Anytime dining & we really enjoyed meeting different people at every meal. The Santuary, an adult only (not topless) additional fee area at the front of the ship,was a pleasant surprise & if we hadn't gotten off at every port we would have taken advantage of it.

3 out of 5
Beautiful island but we opted for some shopping. Then we went back to the dock area, where there was a few shop & bar stands. With the local beer, Piton, available for 2 for $3.00, my wife & I just hung out, drank some beer, & people watched.
3 out of 5
We are not tour type people but we opted for the ship's "Scenic Historic" tour. It was 3.5 hours long & not all that great. The jungle zip line tours were talked about by other passengers & really enjoyed.
5 out of 5
With 3 other couples, we rented a cab for a 3.5 hour tour of the island. He charged $20/person and for an extra $5, he would drop you off at Jolly Beach, & come & get you at a agreed-upon time. Didn't ask for any money until you were done. He was very informative.
Don't Miss: The view from Shirley Heights
5 out of 5
What can you say about St. Thomas?? Shopping, shopping, shopping!!! Since this was our 5th time here we shopped for an hour or two, then took a cab to Megan's Beach & layed out. We hadn't been there in 6 or 7 years & it is still just as beautiful as ever.
5 out of 5
Didn't do much here. It was raining so we stopped in at Pussers Landing for a few beers. Around noon it stopped so we rented a cab to the other side of the island to try the beach, This one mountainous island!! The waves were 3-4 footers coming in so swimming was tough to say the least. The wind was blowing pretty good too so I felt like I was getting sand blasted.
Don't Miss: Views from the top of the island

Pros: Huge, well run ship

Cons: One too many ports

Recommends Caribbean Princess? Yes!

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