British Isle cruise June 25, 2016
Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe
Sail Date: June 25, 2016
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: D628
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago
We've been back a few weeks now so I finally had to sit and right this review. I had read others prior to this cruise so I hope mine can help as well.
We flew in and stayed overnight in London before the cruise. From Heathrow we arranged for a car to a down town hotel through British Airport Transfers. I would holy recommend. They were waiting for us, a nice clean car and friendly driver. Four of us with luggage was 66 pounds. Not too bad. To get to the ship he next day we used Blackberry Cars. They we ok. It takes about 2 hrs from London to Southampton.
Boarding was was a breeze. Probably the quickest we've gotten on a ship and we've done numerous. We were able to get to our cabin right away and take care of a few things.
Service on on this ship was outstanding. Everyone we dealt with were friendly, helpful and pleasant. Something new to us on Princess is you no longer have to sign for drinks. Makes service faster as bartenders/waiters don't have to wIt for signatures and I don't end up with a bunch of needless paper.
We we did the anytime dining and always had great service and food. They did seem to repeat some items on the menu but the food was good. There were 4 of us and never had an issue getting seated. Without reservations you may share a table with other people but we didn't mind it on occasions. If we made reservations in the morning then it was just us.
Left ft some tips in he excursion area which I hope helps others looking for inns to do in port.
On on our departure we booked with LondonXAirport from the ride back to the airport. Again much cheaper than the Princess shuttle. Four of us with luggage was 97 pounds.
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Be prepared for the weather. We watched the temps for a few weeks before leaving but we hit a bad stretch of weather. Some days it didn't get out of the 50s even though the week before it was the upper 60s. It rained in many ports. Make sure you have a rain jacket or an umbrella, just in case.