Not worth the money

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

2.8 out of 5
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Caribbean Princess

14 Night Circle Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 06, 2019

Ship: Caribbean Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: L107

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

Would find another ship, this one needs a major overhaul. i was drawn in by the many different ports, but after visited them i would only recommend Barbados, Curacao and Aruba.

Embarkation

2 out of 5
It took 4-5 hours for our luggage to reach our suite!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
we were told repeatedly that our third travelling companion could not join us in the club dining which was no different from main dining except you were never asked if you wanted to share a table. the steak house “Crown Grill” was definitely not worth the extra money. Sabatini’s, the italian restaurant, I would recommend. The food and staff were exceptional. The buffets were okay except they always had hot plates for your salad and cold cups for your coffee.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Played trivia daily in one of the showrooms which we enjoyed. There was no dedicated card game room were you could find a standard size, height table fir cards or mahjong. The fitness center was okay, several broken treadmills and the treadmills were located right over our suite so you couldn’t use them before 8.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
I was shocked when they had the opera singer perform mid-ship, midday out in the open next to the library. it seemed there was no where no go without noise!

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Room stewards very friendly. My experience with customer service was pretty bad, no help with dining problem, did not want to help find me a mask that i needed to prevent allergy from setting off from the perfume the shops would spray in public walkways to attract customers. The buffet staff never asked to help find table and did not clean tables very quickly.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
Most of the common areas seemed to be clean, we gravitated to one area midship in wine bar area that had a large 4x8 table that we could use for mahjong. The wait staff was not so eager to wait on us. The cabin hallways always gad a funny odor that set off my allergies.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
Well where do I begin. I have been in other suites on other cruise lines so I had something to compare. Our bathroom was the same that i had on an inside room earlier this year(step up and small). It was so close to my half queen twin bed so that if i was standing in front of closet my suite companion could not get in bathroom. the only exceptional thing was the storage room. when we ordered room service our little cocktail table would hold the trays but then there was no room to eat! We never had a special steward come by and greet us our tell us about any perks of the suite. We got a basket of fruit twice in two weeks along with evening chocolates twice.

Ship tip

Do your homework on ship and ports of call.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
It was convenient to airport and hotel, we did our own excursions.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

2 out of 5
There were 3 of us so we rented cars at all the stops and did excursions on our own. At half the stops we had to get cab to airport to pickup car. We were never in a rush and felt like we saw mire than you got to see on tour buses. The islands were so small we could see everything in a day. Overall nothing remarkable about St Thomas.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

2 out of 5
Went to Maho beach to watch the planes come in, pretty cool. Drove around island found the french side to be very poor a little sketchy as far as safety. We stopped and had lunch at a hilltop restaurant overlooking one of the bays then headed back to port. would probably never come back here!

Basseterre, St. Kitts

4 out of 5
This was one of the interesting islands. We drove to the batik central forest park, brimstone hill were you got a spectacular view of coastline and St Eustatius. Then drove around the ne side of usland before heading back to port.

Fort-De-France, Martinique

2 out of 5
Not my favorite port! The traffic around port was terrible, and the cab driver claimed not to speak english! After getting car at airport($50 cab ride) we drove to les anses d’arlet where there was suppose to be good snorkeling, not! we also found out we could have taken a ferry from port to this beach for a lot less money. We were so disgusted we headed back to airport and got back on ship.

Bridgetown, Barbados

4 out of 5
Rental car at port! First stop Andromeda botanical gardens to explore local flora and right below gardens was the beautiful unusual beach Bathesheba. Hung out here for a while and took pictures of the unusual large mushroom shaped rock formation at shore edge! Ended the day at Sunbury Plantatiion for tour and lunch. The staff here were very friendly.

Port of Spain Did not visit port

It was so hot and humid here we did not go out. we were told it was not a very safe place to be traveling on own.

Willemstad, Curacao

4 out of 5
Second favorite place. Day of snorkeling, Stopped at 3 beaches on nw side of island to snorkel. First one gad good fish, second had lots of turtles (due to locals feeding them off pier), third not so much but a local relaxing beach.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Favorite of all. Was here 10 years ago so very familiar with island. Visited a lot of places we had visited before overall enjoyed a nice relaxing day. would definitely come back here for vacation.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
uneventful
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