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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 58

Overall rating:

2.3 out of 5
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Caribbean Princess

14 Night Circle Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 19, 2018

Ship: Caribbean Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: B215

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Had issues with the new Medallions. They are an improvement over cruise cards. However, kept getting charged for drinks when we purchased the drink package. Had to keep running up to Guest Services to get fixed. Also would not read mine for cabin entry. Just not the impressed with Princess. It was our first Princess cruise and we really had no expectations. I would call it average or below. I would prefer sailing with its' parent company Carnival, NCL, Celebrity or RCL in the future and expect to do so unless a cruise we are interested in is extremely cheap.


5 out of 5
Much faster now with the Medallion process.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was good. Ran out of the wine I wanted twice and then advertised it on the dinner menu when they did not have it. Buffet was average as was the pizza and Sea Dog café.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Didn't have much in terms of activities and few that we were interested in.


1 out of 5
Entertainment in the theater was average. Musicians where limited as was there performances. They all had limited play books.

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Service was average.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Nice cabin. Shower extremely small, somewhat average.

Ship tip

If you choose dine anytime, be prepared to wait unless you are willing to share a table.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

2 out of 5
OK, getting pricier, similar to Miami or South Beach.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5
OK, been there, done that.

St. John's, Antigua

2 out of 5
This port is always dirty.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Love St. Kitts.

Fort-De-France, Martinique

2 out of 5
Visited on Christmas day so all shops, etc., closed.

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Always have fun in Barbados. Lovely town area.

Port of Spain

1 out of 5
Not much to do or see on this island.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
Very easy once I straightened out my initial disembarkation request.
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