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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 15, 2015
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E506
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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. 




Food and Dining

3 out of 5
buffet not as good as it used to be.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
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.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was very clean up had a strange odor about mid ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very nice and it was kept very clean. Cabin boy very nice an friendly.

Ship Tip

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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