Sorely lacking

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

2.7 out of 5
Caribbean Princess

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 11, 2018

Ship: Caribbean Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: R745

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Princess had come highly recommended to us. This was my second cruise with them and it was nothing like my first! Not sure if it was because this was the last cruise of the season to these ports and workers were at the end of their contracts or what, but I would not pick Princess as my first choice in the future. I’m quite worried as I’m booked for Alaska on Princess in July. I’m praying it is much better!


2 out of 5
Airline lost our luggage. Our ship was actually delayed an hour due to engine trouble and had there been communication we could have gotten our luggage.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Long wait times in lines as the ship was overbooked. The quality has gone down in the last 10 years.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Pools were crowded and cold. The Thermal Spa was a rip off. There was no aromatherapy in the steam room and the dry sauna was not even room temperature. The Thermal beds were always taken. Tried to get a spot in the Santuary and it was booked solid the whole cruise.

Passenger Services

1 out of 5

Did not go out of their way to help or even be kind and sympathetic to solve your issues. Very aloof and rude.

Lotus Spa

2 out of 5

Overpriced and hard sell at the end for add ons.


2 out of 5

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
I’m giving this a One because the Guest Services Agents were aloof and rude. Our luggage was lost and they were unsympathetic. We then encountered many other problems and they were stone faced. Not once did they apologize or show care or concern. The food staff was lovely, room steward did his job but was not overly enthusiastic or friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
We had been told this ship received an upgrade but it still looked old and tired. The boutique and shops had very little merchandise especially if you needed to replace your lost items.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

The ports are all Very Windy. Didn’t stay in port long enough to do more than one excursion. I’d skip this cruise all together.

Ports of call

Willemstad, Curacao

3 out of 5
Hot and Windy

Bonaire, Netherlands Special Municipality

4 out of 5
Hot and Windy

Oranjestad, Aruba

3 out of 5
Hot and Windy


4 out of 5
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