Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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3 out of 5

A Mixed Bag

Sail Date: April 17, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Suite

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.

Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Children's Programs
Not applicable.
Service and Staff
Our cabin steward Roger was excellent.
Food and Dining
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.
Houston, Texas
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
Royal Naval Dockyard, West End, Bermuda
Shared a 4 hr taxi tour of the island with our traveling companions. Cost was $50 per person. Well worth it.
Liverpool, England
We docked here but weather was bad.
Holyhead, Wales
Stop cancelled by captain. He should have remained docked in Liverpool so we could have toured Wales as planned.
Hamburg, Germany
Nice city. Very nice shore excursion here.

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