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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

1.9 out of 5
Caribbean Princess

27 Night Canada & New England (Quebec City To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: October 24, 2019

Ship: Caribbean Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: C257

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I have take 25 cruises in my lifetime so far. This was the worst one. I have been on many other cruise lines beside Princess. Many Princess cruises but this was a big fat disappointment! I suggest trying another ship or cruise line if you are going to do the New England trip! Save yourself some grief!

Embarkation

1 out of 5
No one there to greet or help.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Food quality has gone downhill a lot. Service was slow.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Not enough activities. Activities not enjoyable.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Showroom always overcrowded. Tough to get a seat to the shows if at all possible.

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
Room steward was great. Waiters too slow. Had 3 different waiters during trip. Contracts up so original waiter went home in the middle of the trip. Never saw the Captain or the Officers during the whole trip. They made themselves scarce.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Way too many passengers for the capacity of the showrooms. Always lines everywhere. Hard to get a seat in the Lido buffet in order to eat - seems like all the time - all day long! Seemed a bit shabby over all.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Room steward was great. Room was a bit shabby. Wallpaper peeling in places.

Ship tip

Consider another ship!

Ports of call

Quebec City, Quebec

3 out of 5
Did not do an excursion. Too late in season to see Fall Colors.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5
Did not do an excursion. Too late in season to see Fall colors.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

3 out of 5
Ghost tour excursion - very lame. Too late in season to see Fall colors.

Saint John, New Brunswick

3 out of 5
No excursion. Too late in season to see Fall Colors.

Bar Harbor, Maine

4 out of 5
No excursion. Too late in season to see Fall colors. Last cruise ship of the season so some good sales but most stores closed in the early afternoon!

Boston, Massachusetts

3 out of 5
Just the shuttle to town. No excursion. Too late in the season to see Fall colors. Rain and cold.

Newport, Rhode Island Did not visit port

Seas were too rough for tendering.

New York, New York

1 out of 5
Took Hop on and Hop off tour bus excursion. Lousy. Not enough time in port to see much. Bus slow and time consuming. Missed return shuttle because of slow process on Hop on and Hop off tour bus. Were told that there would be a bus waiting to return us to the ship even though we were late. That was lie from the Tour company! Had to take an expensive taxi ride back to the ship! Do not take the Hop on and Hop off tour bus! You will be very sorry! Cold and too late in the season to see Fall colors.

Norfolk, Virginia

3 out of 5
No excursion. Long walk around town. Too late in the season to see Fall colors.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

1 out of 5
Very humid. No excursion.

Disembarkation

1 out of 5
A mess. Very disorganized.
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