Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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5 out of 5

Classic Winter Getaway

Sail Date: January 10, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
Clean and comfortable.
Ship Quality
Ship seemed to have a lot of vibration even in calm seas. Outdoor movie screen area had too few seats.
Destinations and Excursions
Mayan ruins inland 2 hours was worth the trip. Very knowledgeable guide.
Onboard Activities
Almost no books in library. Ping pong table was on back deck where it was too windy. Never did find shuffle board court.
Service and Staff
Very friendly staff.
Food and Dining
Reserved dining was great. Food Court was disappointing. Selection was small.
Houston, Texas
If you have a late flight try the excursion to the Space Museum.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
Mayan ruins excursion was fun and worth the 2 hr drive each way.
Cozumel, Mexico
Princess excursion to beach resort was overpriced. Food and drinks were mediocre. Would try non-Princess beach trip next time.
Belize City, Belize
Cruise Port is a bore. Only saving grace was free Wi-fi which kinda worked.


Bring your own book. Ship Library was empty.

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