Great itinerary, lovely experience

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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12 Night British Isles (London Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 04, 2013
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
This cruise had such a great itinerary. My husband I Iike "destination" cruises, not just cruising for the sake of it. The ports on this cruise were all interesting - especially the first (Guernsey) and the last (LeHavre-Normandy), whose WWII history was so interesting and moving.

The Caribbean Princess was a really nice ship, excellent service, food and entertainment. The only shortcoming to me were the lack of informative port talks. Instead of subject matter experts, they had a person who just seemed to be an experienced cruiser showing her own photos and commenting.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All good except for port talks.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
We hired a local taxi driver to take us to the German Occupation museum and the Little Chapel - excellent.
5 out of 5
We took the walking tour of Cobh; charming town with quite a history of its own. Lovely
5 out of 5
Didn't see that much - ship's tour of city - St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College. Nice. but would have liked to see more.

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland Did not visit port

See same category above.
5 out of 5
We hired a local taxi (cabtours.com) to see the areas of political history ("The Troubles") in west Belfast, then around town. Excellent.
5 out of 5
This is the loveliest place I didn't know I wanted to see!
5 out of 5
We took a local tour company (Jacobite) tour of Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle - excellent. Then walked around Inverness before taking taxi back to Invergordon. Lovely town.
5 out of 5
Edinburgh was fantastic, though terribly crowded due to their International Festival, Fringe Festival and Tattoo, all happening during the week we were there.
5 out of 5
We took the ship's tour of the Normandy landing beaches. This cost $219 pp, and was a great tour, but Princess didn't even give us a bottle of water for the day. You'd think that with an all day tour for which they charge you $219, they could at least throw in the water and not charge you for it.
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