Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

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Experience
7+ cruises

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3 out of 5

Mixed Feelings

Sail Date: May 08, 2016

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.

 

Cabin / Stateroom
Cabin was fine
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Entertainment
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Buffet and pizza was very good. Main dining room experience depended on waiters. Service generally slow
Southampton (London), England
If coming from a London hotel, take the trip to boat that includes Stonehenge
St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Cobh (Cork), Ireland
Spend some time at a local pub, very good music
Dublin, Ireland
Take the hop on hop off bus
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Take a tour which includes the Giant's Causeway
Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland
Take a tour which includes Stirling Castle
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland
At the shuttle stop take the Stagecoach bus to see Ska Brae
Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland
Take a tour which includes Brodie Castle
South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland
Spend 2-3 hours in Edinburgh Castle. Walk the Royal Mile and/or Princess St

Tip

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



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