Great relaxing fun time

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Caribbean Princess

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 23, 2019

Ship: Caribbean Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: R523

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

We were a group of 4 couples. All but one couple had cruised before. Was a very relaxing cruise. Lot of fun but nothing too crazy not to be enjoyable. Is not a young party boat (we did see many couples with young children and young couples though) and found it a very enjoyable cruise. Would cruise this ship again.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
It worked but seemed a bit redundant. Think could be streamlined better. When waiting to board ship, electronic board would have been nice instead of trying to hear over the echos of everyone talking.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food and choices were excellent. No excuse to go hungry any time of day!

Skywalkers Nightclub

4 out of 5

enjoyed the DJ and music. Seating is a little awkward as much of it is behind DJ and cannot then see dance floor. Pretty much not the place you go to sit and talk but to either drink and dance or drink and watch others dance!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
husband did fitness center twice and said was good. Did the Sanctuary 2 days, 4 hours each day. Nice to get pampered, reading in nice cushy chairs. Also husband enjoyed the Churchhill lounge (cigar bar). I don't smoke but I enjoyed going as Bo and Joel were entertaining as well as accomodating!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
everyone did a great job. The shows were excellent, Bravo and Pink Cadillac. The dancers and singers were excellent. Enjoyed comedian Troy Thurgill very much. The games shows were fun, especially enjoyed the Liars game. The new cruise director is fantastic.

Churchill Lounge

5 out of 5

I do not smoke but husband smokes cigars. I went with him and ventalation was very good. Bo and Joel were the reason I went back with husband! They were fun, entertaining and accomodating.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone did a great job and were all very accomadating and seemed to like their job. No down faces that I saw on the ship.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Layout good, easy to find and use stairs when we wanted instead of elevator. Ship was well maintained and clean. Restrooms always well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
cabin was spacious, lots of room for clothing. Bed a bit fluffy for us but was comfortable. A few problems with the new medallion working for us on our room. Crew was very accomodating and reacted quickly to fix it all 3 times, even at midnight!

Ship tip

Eat early if can as you get to see more shows and entertainment.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

just flew in and got on the ship and flew out when disembarked

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
Liked the little island. One thing would change is the gentleman from the ship who was playing music on the island was playing the same music we heard on the ship. I talked to a few people and we agreed that we would have rather heard island music, not what we hear at home. I'm 60 and would have rather heard Bob Marley, some Reggae music. Make me really feel I'm somewhere else.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
Port was clean, nice. Went snorkeling at shipwreck and turtle cove with Castaway Girl. Knowledgeable, fun crew. Enjoyed.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
Again, port clean, people nice. Went on Lagoon kayaking adventure with Tri-sport Eco Tours . Very knowledgeable guide, Chris. Enjoyed it very much. Of course just wish it would have been longer!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Much better than embarkation! Went smoothly and quickly.
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