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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to North America

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Caribbean Princess

Classic Canada & New England

Sail date: September 22, 2016

Ship: Caribbean Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: L107

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The 10 day cruise was good overall.  We had Suite L107 (Deck 15) on the front of ship.  I would not recommend this suite, as it catches all of the wind, bumps, and has a partially blocked view from a public deck that literally people can look right into your balcony and stateroom.  The noise as the doors close in and out to this public observation deck is annoying as well.  This cabin is also below the fitness center so you get that noise as well.  I would not recommend this cabin.  The Carribean Princess was in dry dock 6 years ago, but in that short time it shows wear (or it was not a renovation during dry dock).  Public area windows were stained and dirty, a piece of railing was missing on the front and was blocked with wood 2X4's, the hull had visible rust in more than just a few places.

 

I would also recommend anyone taking this itinerary to consider starting in Quebec, coming in early and stay an extra day or two.  It was truly the highlight of the cruise.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5
We found the entertainment to be repetitive. Same thing over and over in the lounges and the same comedians used over and over in the Theater.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Left review in overall description. But would not recommend this suite for the money you have to pay.

Ship tip

Food was not consistent. Sometimes good/excellent. Sometimes not. Sabbatini's for suite guest breakfast was excellent. Crowne Gille was also very good as a premium dining restaurant.

Ports of call

New York, New York

3 out of 5

Newport, Rhode Island

3 out of 5

Boston, Massachusetts

3 out of 5

Bar Harbor, Maine

5 out of 5

Saint John, New Brunswick

5 out of 5

Halifax, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5

Sydney, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

5 out of 5

Quebec City, Quebec

5 out of 5
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