Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Very Enjoyable Comfortable Cruise

Sail Date: January 24, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Things we Liked

 

Yoga classes on the 16th floor given by Gavin.  Liked the music.  Yoga helped Jeanna get over sea sickeness.

The exercise room on the 16th floor.  We used the weights and exercise machines daily.

Listened to the exercise Detox health lecture by Gavin.  Hope it improves our long-term health by eating better.

Listened to how to eliminate pain by purchasing shoe inserts.  Many of us had poor feet walking styles.

The Elton John Concert Movie on the 15th floor deck.  Very informative and a great concert.

Princess Theatre music concerts.  Several fantastic singer concerts.  We had a tough time finding the theater.  Great young talent!!  Plus we enjoyed the comedy show.  Please add some direction signs.

Piano music by Billy Pando.  Wife heard his music while eating at the international café on the 5th floor and says they must have a recording of Neil Diamond and Billy Joel.  We go up to the 7th floor and enjoy a super live piano concert.

The Great Escape Music and Dancing on floor 7th.  Fun group to listen to a mix of songs.

Skywalkers nightclub on the 18th floor.  Great music videos and disco songs until 10:45pm.   We left after the DJ started playing only rap songs.  

The international café on the 5th floor late at night. We loved their treats and barbeque Cuban sandwiches.

The Horizon Court Buffet on the 15th floor.  Loved we could eat at any time.  Many healthy food choices as well as good deserts.

Ice cream bar and pizza on the 15th floor.  Wife loved having a snake on several days.

Internet café  (5th floor) helped us make some car rental plans

 So many hardworking polite workers on the ship.  Great cabinet and food service

Princess Patter announcements

TV stations in the cabin.  Liked seeing ESPN.  Wife liked the old Love Boat movies.  Thanks for posting the sunset and sunrise info.

 Great Portrait pictures taken of us dressed up and exiting the ship at Belize.  However, there some pictures of us exiting the boat at other locations were not good.

 Used the Jacuzzi several times.  Would have done lap pool swimming early in the morning but the weather was too cold.

 

Things we Did Not Like

 

Excursion day surprise 1 - Time zone confusion.  At 6:58 am we get an announcement that Cozumel is one hour behind us.  With that announcement we were wondering if Cozumel was on Mountain time.  However, Cozumel was really on eastern time.  It would have been more timely to put the time zone information in the prior day’s Princess Patter and make an announcement the night before.  We ended up missing our 8:45am EST excursion because the ship docked at 8:01 am Est and we did not have enough time to get the downtown Cozumel.

 

Excursion day surprise 2 (Tenders given at Coral dining room)  - Luckily we heard at a Princess Theater event that the next day that we will not be docking at Belize.  Limited tenders to ride a boat to Belize are given on a first come basis.  It would have been more timely to put the time zone information in the prior day’s Princess Patter and make an announcement the night before.

 

The boat had maintenance issues which caused an eight hour delay starting and we ran on one engine going to Honduras.  Great job for the captain to be on time but the ride was rocky.

 

Please add direction signs to make it easier to find the Princess Theater.  Tell people to get to the theater early, because most shows at full capacity 10 minutes before the show starts.

Cabin / Stateroom
Very clean, comfortable and quiet.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Did not state that Cozumel was on eastern time and the boat was on central time which caused us to miss our excursion. Also, Belize tender first come information was discussed the night before. Luckily we found out about the tenders at the princess theater the night before.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Entertainment
Service and Staff
Food and Dining

Tip

Great food (Horizon Buffet and international cafe) , entertainment (concerts, piano music, singing, dancing), exercise room, detox presentation, food support presentation, and Elton John movie, Enjoyed the Princess Patter info.



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