Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

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5 out of 5

High Expectations Exceeded

Sail Date: October 16, 2010

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

This was our 4th Princess Cruise and the Caribbean Princess met all of our expectations based upon prior experiences and compares very favorably with other ships we have cruised.

Pros: We loved seeing the colors and scenery at Bar Harbor Maine

Cons: Flying in and out of NY

Recommends Caribbean Princess? Yes!

The entertainement was predictable - Broadway type musical and dance routines; but the cabaret singer and comics were excellent. For our tastes we would like more of the latter and less of the former
Service and Staff
The room and dining room staff were just great. The only area which we could see improvement in would be more bar staff - sometimes an extended wait was necessary to find a waiter or to receive service
Ship Quality
The ship shows its age in some areas but was very clean and well maintained
Food and Dining
We rate the dining experience on a Princess ship at the top
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a mini-suite which was well worth the extra cost and the room service was exceptional
Saint John, New Brunswick
we took a bus tour to the Bay of Fundy - unfortunately the tide was near high tide so we could not experience the large tide fluctuations - there was little to see before getting there
Don't Miss: Understanding and seeing the topography that causes the large tides is a must
Bar Harbor, Maine
This was our favorite port - the scenery and leaf colors were breathtaking. We participated in the tour lobster bake luncheon and learned how to prepare a lobster to eat. It was very tasty!
Don't Miss: Arcadia National Park and Cadillac Mountain are must sees
Boston, Massachusetts
We took a bus tour which covered most of the highlights and provided an interesting historical background
Don't Miss: Don't miss the old North Church and location of the Boston tea party
Halifax, Nova Scotia
we just did a self tour in Halifax - the weather was cloudy and threatening rain but it offered some nice scenery and exercise
Don't Miss: The Maritime Museum with the displays on the Titanic and the 1917 explosion was very interesting
Newport, Rhode Island
We really enjoyed our tour of Newport and visiting one of the elegant vacation homes from the early 1900's
Don't Miss: Be sure to see the lovely vacation homes of the rich built in the early 1900's

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