Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Changes in Princess cruise ships

Sail Date: November 15, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We have not cruised with Princress since 2009 but noticed some changes. We did feel the food in the anytiime dining room was very good. And the service was also great. Didn't  think the buffet was as good as others. Do not like everything being close at 11pm. Used to like to go up to buffet after late show and have something lite to eat with a cup of tea.. What happened to the night where they fix all the food or desserts an they have the ice an butter sculptures . That was alway a special and fun night. Thought the animals made out of towels on your pillow at night was a special thing also, but they do not do it anymore.Did not have many activities that were fun to do. Even the fruit carving wasn't much and they didn't leave it out long for people to see .It seems so many of the activities are about selling jewelry or other products like good feet. Also this ship had a strange odor about mid ship. We took my brother and his wife on this cruise and had bragged about how well we liked cruising with Princess. It seems you have cut back on quality and have made it more about trying to sell things., Not sure we will cruise princess in the future. 




Cabin / Stateroom
Very nice and it was kept very clean. Cabin boy very nice an friendly.
Embarkation and Disembarkation


Too long of lines when checking in. Royal Caribbean and Holland America do much .betterr.
Ship Quality

Ship was very clean up had a strange odor about mid ship.
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
To much about trying to sell you something. Not alot of fun things to do. The one we enjoyed the most was when the head chef cooked an then there was the tour of the kitchen.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining

buffet not as good as it used to be.


For anytime dining had a terrible time getting through on phone to reserve a time. Would be on hold so long would just have to give up. Tried in morning and several other times but was never able to get through. Sever Dennis in Anytime dining Island room was excellent. So fast and good.

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