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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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7 Night Southern Caribbean Explorer (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 22, 2009
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago

This was my husband and I fifth cruise, but our first on Princess Cruise Lines. We have cruised Royal Caribbean and Carnival in the past. We chose Princess because the ports were different than the other cruises we have been on. The initial boarding of the ship was easy. Once on the ship we purchased the drink for the week deal where you pay an upfront price to get your refill of soda all week, what a waste of money that was! First the soda was watered down and every time we went to have it filled no matter which bar we went to on the ship, we got the same irritated attitude like we were asking them to do something that was a waste of their time. Second, the food on the ship was horrible and flavorless. This is the only cruise I have been on where I didn't gain weight, which was a surprise since I wasn't able to exercise because their fitness center was so hot it was impossible to get a decent workout.

3 out of 5
Nice island very friendly people
Don't Miss: river kayaking to the ocean
3 out of 5
Always a nice island
Don't Miss: Taking the ferry to St John for the day
1 out of 5
Rude, rude, rude people
5 out of 5
Beautiful. Would recommend the aruba tomcat off road adventure, not booked through the cruise ship.
3 out of 5
Nice island but not much to do but some shopping

Pros: The outdoor movie theatre was enjoyable

Cons: Service and food was not up to what I have experienced on other cruise lines

Recommends Caribbean Princess? No.

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