Excellent Ports of Call
Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Sail Date: March 13, 2011
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryThis was our first time on Princess. He have sailed on Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian in the past. We have heard so many great things about Princess and probably because of this, we had high expectations of this cruise line. This particular cruise had the best ports of call over all of the other cruise lines, and this is why we chose this particular one. The staff seemed "tired" and had no interest in many of the passengers that were on board. Also, the bar staff could not even tell us what the drink of the day was (and this happened more than once). The person who made up our room did a great job in cleaning and keeping everything in stock, but when asked why we didn't get a towel animal in the evenings, he stated that he only does that for children. Although these little things may not seem like a big deal, I expected Princess to go the extra mile and stand out from the rest. Perhaps these are just isolated instances, but we saw and experience so many more minor issues throughout the cruise, but I think you get the idea.
Would we cruise on Princess again? Perhaps. For us, the most important issue are the ports of call; second comes the cruise ship itself.
The ship itself is clean and roomy, the excursions are fantastic, but expect an older crowd on-board with a staff that may not go "out of their way" for you.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
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Ports of Call
Don't Miss: The waterfall. You must see (and swim) in the pool beneath the waterfall.
Don't Miss: Any spice tour. Interesting to see where spices come from.
Don't Miss: Party bus!
Pros: The ports of call.
Cons: The cruise staff on the ship.