Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

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4 out of 5

An unusual cruise

Sail Date: August 24, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Well day one -  a tender trip to Guernsey to catch up with two girlfriends. A lovely time was had.

The rest of the trip - didn't go anywhere, or see anything, as my husband became extremely unwell and was admitted to the Ship's hospital. I became very familiar with Ward 1 and our Stateroom while the staff skilfully and caringly took my husband from seriously ill to being well enough for the long trip home from Southampton to San Francisco then to Sydney!! The care from the two doctors and the nurses was extremely high and we felt we were in good hands. There was talk of medical evacuation but we didn't see the point when they had the equipment needed, including monitors, xrays , pathology testing etc. 

Two girls on Customer Services desk went above and beyond with their help for me at that time of high drama - they were wonderful - Brenny and Elaine. Also great appreciation to the Captain who, as a very special concession, allowed our son on board in Edinburgh to see his sick father. As I said, we did not see or do anything, but we were well cared for. It was extremely expensive care, but hopefully our travel insurance will come to the party.  So, not the cruise we expected, but we are home, alive, and trying to recuperate from it all.

Cabin / Stateroom Very spacious and well appointed for a disabled person.
Embarkation and Disembarkation All excellent
Ship Quality All good
Destinations and Excursions Did not get off the ship due to circumstances
Onboard Activities Did not get to do any
Children's Programs N/A
Entertainment Did not experience any due to circumstances
Service and Staff Medical services were superb.
Customer Services desk, exceptional two girls
Food and Dining Barely experienced it. Mainly had room service due to the circumstances
St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands We love Guernsey, St Peter Port, Channel Islands. Have been there numerous times before. One reason for choosing that cruise.


We have only ever used buffet dining, as it suits us the best. And we don't have to take extra clothes for dining rooms

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