Cruise to no where fast!
7 Night Southern Caribbean Explorer (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 11, 2012
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Review SummaryOur cruise was cut short by a broken port engine. Left San Juan on schedule, arrived 8 hours late in St. Martin - all excursions cancelled for that day. Stayed all the next day in St. Martin, no excursions because we were there unscheduled, not much to do there without an excursion. Returned to San Juan that night. Problem with being tied up at the pier in San Juan for the 4 days is that we couldn't get off the boat before 10:30am - all the activities we could find left earlier than 10:30am. Had to be back on the boat by 11pm. Talked to other passengers that had been on the ship the previous week and the boat had propulsion problems that week also. After we got back and talked to Princess, the representatives privately told us the ship actually had problems starting 2 weeks prior to our cruise, but they were believed to be minor and fixed. Publicly Princess is denying that there were any problems before our cruise.
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Pros: Food, Cabin, Health Club, Pools all excellent
Cons: Port Engine did not run. Restrictions on time to leave ship.