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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
11 Night Western Caribbean& Panama (Houston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 30, 2016
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: B626
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was our second Princess cruise and our second time on the Caribbean Princess. Our first time we missed the first day of our cruise due to fog detaining the ship.  We thought that we would give Princess a second chance so we booked out March 30th 11 day cruise on the Caribbean Princess. Our biggest complaint was our bed. We had a balcony stateroom and honestly the hardest bed I have ever laid on. The only help we got on that was a mattress pad which made it a little less painful. The other problem we experienced was the over crowding on the ship. We did not get to see any of the nightly shows due to not enough seating. People told us that they had to arrive 45 minutes to an hour early to get a seat. Not worth it in my opinion! The food was great, the service was great, but the fact that this ship can hold up to 3300 guest does not mean that there is adequate room and accomodations on this ship. I think this ship needs to be refurbished and more room made both in the theater and the dining.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The anytime dining did not really allow us to dine when we wanted to.


3 out of 5
Enjoyed Bert in the piano bar, but could never get a seat for the main show in the theater.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The be was horrible and 11 days on a horrible bed is the pits!

Ship Tip

The Caribbean Princess is a nice ship but over crowded in many of it's venues.

5 out of 5
The Panama Canal is truly worth seeing!
5 out of 5
The bus trip up to the hacienda was awesome!
5 out of 5
Loved the Scoot Coupes!
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