A pleasnat experience.

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 24, 2016
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: P225
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We enjoyed the week but may not choose Princess for future cruises.  We prefer smaller ships.  The crew and service was great.  Food in the buffet was adequate but the serving arrangement there was inefficient causing lines and delays.  Using one entry point was frustrating.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
main dining room and buffet food was so-so; the International café was consistently wonderful. Our one dinner in the specialty steak restaurant was great!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Would like to see more and varied activities...classes, lectures. etc. Because of the large number of passengers, many activities were overcrowded. Far too much "lecturing" on shopping at "cruise approved" Princess on-shore stores! Movies "under the stars" seemed to be enjoyed by many.


5 out of 5
The Princess performers were very talented and voices blended exceptionally well. The "orchestra" was terrific and costuming and staging first class. Personally, I thought the shows were a bit frenetic, however.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
not applicable

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
VERY pleasant, courteous, and efficient staff throughout the ship!!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
More than one stateroom we were in needed refurbishing...linens, upholstery, bathrooms. There was an accumulation of mold/mildew in the bathrooms. Regarding ship design...we (and MANY others) were unhappy that the main theater was too small to accommodate all who wanted to attend the shows.
5 out of 5
Cruising from Houston is very convenient.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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