Not impressed ....

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
14 Night Caribbean Adventurer (Houston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 21, 2016
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: R and C
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Our 6th cruise, first time on Princess ... not our favorite. to be honest.

Ship is tired (public areas are nice and clean)

Staterooms ( balcony stateroom) Not impressed , as stains everywhere, balcony deckchairs dirty not clean . Problems with toilet, called maintenance 5times. Strange smell , shower smallest ever seen, Friendly steward.

Ship, not the youngest , bit tired  Due to diesel engine problems ( more than 3 weeks , never fixed ) voyage changed , did not visit ports as promised ( cruise 21feb engine problems, cruise 28feb same engine problems, cruise 06mar , still engine failure , could not sail at full speed)

Cabin , stains, holes in sheets-cover 4times !!.really need upgrade the rooms. In last week bed linnen never changed.

Staff, some great , most average and even some very rudeSad.

Food, staff in dining room very friendly, food oke, not wow factor. Great sandwiches in Piazza , and coffee ( $$ )  better than the colored hot water in the buffet.

Entertainment, great shows, lots to do.

The shopping host  lady is far over the top, al about $$$$$$$  and selling, even the "wake show"on television is one big commercial drama .... would be better to provide guests with usefull information and not only commercial info.

 

Excursions, Belize ... dont go off the ship , Belize city , no go area , didnt feel safe, locals trying to sell drugs, begging for money, in town nothing to see.

 

So , please dont think this cruise was one big drama Happy, but must say there are too many issues why we in the near future would choose another company, who in our opinion provide better service/food/maintanance. ( and staff training)

Once more, some staff members are exeptional HappyBig Smile, many others okay , but also many who dont have the xfactor, no eye for detail, and thats a pitty,

Expected more from Princess, would not give more than 4stars, and maybe our expectations were too highWink

 

 

 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Nothing special (dining room/buffet)

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Too many "shopping/selling" shows, far too commercial , but many people seems to like it.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Princess dancers and shows, proffesional

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Few great, many "nothing special" and even some very rude/unfriendly. A smile is free !

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Staterooms need upgrade/deepcleaning

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Not too clean, maintance issues, smelly, stains etc etc
5 out of 5
If you dock .... yes ( schedule change)
3 out of 5
No clue , schedule change
5 out of 5
1 out of 5
Dangerous City , nothing to see
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