the cruise itself was adequate but the service, food, condition of ship were not up to Princess' standards

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean Getaway (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 26, 2014
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E623
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

this was our first cruise and we enjoyed ourselves. although we had nothing to compare against, we thought some of the food, condition of this ship (carribbean princess) were suspect (which was later confirmed by conversations with very seasoned ELITE Princess cruisers who said they love the Princess cruise line but felt that this particular cruise was not done to their normal high standards...the service seemed distracted (from waitstaff to housekeeping to ship maintenance). we were hoping for a 4 star cruise and felt this one fell short. although disappointed that we missed out on the  known "Princess high level of service), we're open to try another of their cruises...just not on the Carribbean Princess. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
the dinner food was hit or miss in the main dining rooms. breakfast was very good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
the sanctuary and day at sea activities were fun. the cyber golf area was not working, which was a disappointment.


5 out of 5
the entertainment on board was high quality and interesting, especially the music.

Children's Programs

we didn't have children on board with us.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
there was only 1 wait staff on the ship that stood out to us. he worked in the music lounge next to guest services. i believe his name is James.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
there were wet paint signs, light construction going on throughout the ship during the duration of our cruise

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
the room was nice.

Ship Tip

book The Sanctuary when you first board the ship. remember that gratuities are already included when you purchase the drink package.

5 out of 5
rent bikes and ride to the turtle farm.
5 out of 5
the americas cup excursion is a must do!
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