A Mixed Bag

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 73

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
Caribbean Princess

33 Night British Isles Grand Adventure (Houston To London)

Sail date: April 17, 2016

Ship: Caribbean Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: E723

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review summary

The Caribbean Princess was in reasonably good shape for an 11 year old vessel. Our mini-suite cabin was roomy with good closet space. There were some transient odors mid-ship on the atrium stairways. Food was average; we found the buffet choices often more attractive than the anytime dining. We are wine drinkers and found the $7-8 cost for small glasses of average wine to be excessive. We brought on 5 bottles of our own wine in Bayport and paid the $15 corking fee to bring it to the dining room. Entertainment was excellent, but the theater is undersized. Two shows necessitated getting to the theater a half hour before showtime; eventually, they put on a 3rd show. The sea day speakers were interesting but times often conflicted with lunch. Weather events caused the itinerary to be altered. We missed the Wales stop due to rough seas but feel this condition could have been avoided. We took 2 shore excursions that were excellent.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We ate one night in the Crown Grill. It was excellent. Also had an English pub lunch there that was very good. Had pizza one lunch in Sabatini's.The buffet offered varied choices. The dining room was average.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Not applicable.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin steward Roger was excellent.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Balcony ample space but corrosion on floor needs to be addressed. Roomy closets. 2 TV's nice along with sofa. Bathroom very nice with roomy tub shower.

Ports of call

Houston, Texas

1 out of 5
We live in Houston, but Bayport is awful! Princess has left this port terminal. Heavy rains caused the Houston Port Authority to close the port, and the ship was a day late sailing for Ft. Lauderdale.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Royal Naval Dockyard, West End, Bermuda

5 out of 5
Shared a 4 hr taxi tour of the island with our traveling companions. Cost was $50 per person. Well worth it.

Liverpool, England

3 out of 5
We docked here but weather was bad.

Holyhead, Wales

1 out of 5
Stop cancelled by captain. He should have remained docked in Liverpool so we could have toured Wales as planned.

Hamburg, Germany

5 out of 5
Nice city. Very nice shore excursion here.
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