Mixed Feelings

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
12 Night British Isles (London Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 08, 2016
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: B345
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Princess has plans to replace bedding on its ships.  This doesn't help if you have

12 nights to sleep on a collapsed mattress.  Service varied from exceptional to fair.

Frequently had to leave the dining room before getting dessert to see the show.

Unless you got to the theatre 30-45 minutes before the show, you would not get a seat.  The entertainment at the theatre was good to excellent 

Activities were repetitive and lacked enthusiasm or imagination.  

The buffet was usually very good with good flavor and variety.   The main dining room food ranged from fair to very good.  The Crab Shack specialty restaurant was definitely not worth the extra charge.   The service was very slow and portions very poor. Some Princess repeat cruisers were disappointed with this cruise.

Having movies only outdoors on a cruise where the temperature rarely got above 60 and was windy was a negative.  So you wouldn't go to the movies but the activities weren't a good substitute.

 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet and pizza was very good. Main dining room experience depended on waiters. Service generally slow

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was fine

Ship Tip

Get to the show early, 30 to 45 minutes bring a Kindle or book to read to take up the time.

5 out of 5
If coming from a London hotel, take the trip to boat that includes Stonehenge
5 out of 5
Spend some time at a local pub, very good music
5 out of 5
Take the hop on hop off bus
5 out of 5
Take a tour which includes the Giant's Causeway
5 out of 5
Take a tour which includes Stirling Castle
5 out of 5
At the shuttle stop take the Stagecoach bus to see Ska Brae
5 out of 5
Take a tour which includes Brodie Castle
5 out of 5
Spend 2-3 hours in Edinburgh Castle. Walk the Royal Mile and/or Princess St
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