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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 10, 2016
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Great cruise. This was our 4th Caribbean cruise.  Staff was very friendly; always said hello when passing in hallway or entering a venue. Ship was clean and well maintained.  We had some weather issues and the Captain kept us well informed on what to expect and potential for delays and/or rough seas.


We had reservation dining that was enjoyable.  There was a great selection of food and the service was pleasant.


Leaving from Houston is a bit of a pain because of the travel time/expense to the cruise port.  The cruise time to the Western Caribbean is also longer than from Ft. Lauderdale so there are only 3 port stops.  This can be both good and bad.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Reserved dining was great. Food Court was disappointing. Selection was small.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Almost no books in library. Ping pong table was on back deck where it was too windy. Never did find shuffle board court.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly staff.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship seemed to have a lot of vibration even in calm seas. Outdoor movie screen area had too few seats.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean and comfortable.

Ship Tip

Bring your own book. Ship Library was empty.

3 out of 5
If you have a late flight try the excursion to the Space Museum.
5 out of 5
Mayan ruins excursion was fun and worth the 2 hr drive each way.
3 out of 5
Princess excursion to beach resort was overpriced. Food and drinks were mediocre. Would try non-Princess beach trip next time.
3 out of 5
Cruise Port is a bore. Only saving grace was free Wi-fi which kinda worked.
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