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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Transatlantic


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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17 Night Iceland & Norway Explorer (London To New York)
Sail Date: September 05, 2016
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: B516
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 months ago

This was not one of my better cruise experiences.  The ship was very crowded, mainly due to the inclement weather that kept all the passengers indoors and crowded into the common areas.  The crew was friendly and helpful, especially the wait staff in the Horizon Buffet.  The food was good but not memorable. Princess has placed small cards on the tables in the buffet area asking guests to refrain from playing cards, games or reading when other guests are trying to find a place to sit and enjoy their meal.  This is well intended but without enforcement, these signs were very much ignored,  The captain of the ship did an excellent job of keeping the guests informed about the sea conditions and progress of the ship.  Second hand smoke continues to be a problem on Princess cruises.  There were many occasions when cigarette smoke drifted into the port side of the Princess Theater from the casino and also into and up the stairwell on the port side.  I continue to be amazed that Princess still puts the health and comfort of the vast majority of their guests in jeopardy to accommodate the minority number of guests who still smoke.  This was a good cruise, but not up to the standard I have come to expect from Princess.        

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
It is time to replace the mattress and pillows. Very worn and uncomfortable. Cabin steward did an excellent job.

Ship Tip

Do not sail on this ship if going to a cold climate. When the weather is bad and guests stay congregated inside the ship becomes very, very crowded in the common areas.

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