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

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

A good experience despite the crowds

Sail Date: October 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This ship has too many passengers for the amount of public space. Almost all of the lounges and the atrium area were jammed, especially at the beginning of the cruise. And "anytime" dining was a joke, with a wait of up to 40 minutes for a table for two. The food was above average (but only a little), the stateroom was great, and overall the ship's decor and cleanliness were excellent.

Pros: our stateroom was great!

Cons: too many people on the ship

Recommends Caribbean Princess? No.

Ship Quality
Again, I say, the public areas are inadequate for the number of passengers.
Food and Dining
The food was average to good, especially in the dining room. The buffet was average. Having to wait for a table for two up to 40 minutes, and the refusal to take reservations for the same, is a joke. Don't offer "anytime" dining if you can't do it!
Cabin / Stateroom
I liked our stateroom a lot, and the size of the veranda was a surprise.
Service and Staff
The staff was friendly, but sometimes the quality of English spoken and understood by some of the staff was lacking.
Because of general overcrowding, there were several entertainment venues that were overcrowded also. The acts themselves were good in general. We especially liked AJ Clarke (although we could never sit down to hear him) and the band Retrospect. The comic was not good.

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