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3.7 out of 5

Ok but not great by pakremer

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Cruise was just ok. The comedians were great but the other shows were not that good. There is not enough to do on the boat. They could of shown movies in the princess theatre instead of all the movies by the pool. The lady that does bingo drives you nuts. The people doing the games were not as funny as some cruises I have been on. Food on the buffet was ok but was cold most of the time and weird choices. The coffee sucks but the cookies and ice cream cones were great.

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3.6 out of 5

difficult cruise by kcjohnnybabe1

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ship poorly equipped for scooters elevators didn't stay open long enough doors closes on me as scooter several times hahhs not wide enough to get scooter past room cleanup containers

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4.5 out of 5

Great! by bac195039464523

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Excellent time except the St Thomas your. Shows were very good. Wait staff at anytime dinning were slow when compared to other eating venues on the ship. The medillion worked very well so also the internet.

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3 out of 5

just ok cruise ship needs lots of work by ransan2005

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buffet was very good. dining room food was very bad. ship needs a lot of work something broke and we had brown water for a day. we only drank the bottled water for the rest of the cruise. the cleanliness of the ship was poor. in fact I thought it was filthy. our stateroom was very clean and our steward was the best we ever had. the balcony was not maintained. the dining room food was the worst we have ever had. the buffet was the best we ever had. this was our first princess cruise which means we probably wont go with princess again.

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3.4 out of 5

Wonderful itinerary, boring ship by Mummacat

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relaxing - but boring. Food was mediocre. Enjoyed movies under the stars.

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4.3 out of 5

Beautiful Princess Caribbean ship by rpond1

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The Princess Caribbean ship was very beautiful, and we enjoyed the entertainment especially in the atrium.

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5 out of 5

everything is great by chinlinhorng

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Every thing is great. except one elevator was out of order for 90% of the time. It's hard for seniors depend on the elevator to up and down of the ship

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4.1 out of 5

Enjoyable Family Cruise by estellarflores

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Thoroughly enjoyed our cruise. The food was delicious; the beds in our stateroom were very comfortable. The evening shows were excellent. I felt very safe at every port. I would recommend this cruise to others.

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3.3 out of 5

3rd time by gebtexas

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Many pros and a few cons but overall it was just to be a relaxing trip before knee replacement

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4 out of 5

Pananma Canal and Carribean Cruise by gregpf

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4.6 out of 5

For our first cruise ever it exceeded all expectations by susanfuson84

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The food and drink were excellent. Service everywhere on the ship was superb. We definitely enjoyed the Art Gallery and Auctions. The excursions were great but seemed to be very rushed in order to get back to the ship on time.

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5 out of 5

Outstanding cruise on Princess to Panama and Costa Rica. by dan99528951

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I have to Thank JJ "Jayne" Davis from for helping us enjoy our best Cruise ever. Thank you JJ

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4.1 out of 5

Great experience by deanalika

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The only issue we had is that we booked the Deluxe Renewal of Vows package and I had to call/visit the front desk 4+ times to obtain all of our benefits because the cruise line somehow didn't seem to realize we had paid for this package. Once the hassle was over it was a beautiful vow renewal, but Princess could have done a lot more to make us feel special, rather than require us to practically beg to obtain the amenities we'd paid for.

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3.7 out of 5

Great beaches and beautiful landscapes/mountains by ymazarredo

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Food was not as good as on other ships, both in the main dining rooms and the buffet.

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4 out of 5

Cruise better then advertised!! by fewell2

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Before the cruise I thought that a 10 day cruise might be too long. Boy, was I wrong!! This was a wonderful experience, with a few exceptions, from beginning to end. As always, staff was helpful and friendly. Food was fantastic, again, as usual. Ports of call were very good, especially Cartagena and Limon! The only downside was that the ship seemed a little tired looking. It could use a good refurbishing. In our room, for instance, the vent was held to the ceiling with duct tape. Overall, though, a relaxing, exciting experience that we would do again!!

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3.5 out of 5

PANAMA CANAL by dannyabutler

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Don't believe we will be traveling Princess unless we find a New Ship.

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4.3 out of 5

We had fun by colisnowskier

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Isaac caused iten to be changed making 3 of the ports Carnival Corporation man made Disneyland stops. Better than staying at sea but theses stops are not much fun.

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3.2 out of 5

Not what we paid for. by mark22157752

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As you can see, I wasn't able to rate most of the planned stops. Our itinerary was changed due to the Hurricane. While this was no doubt unavoidable, we would never have booked this cruise for the stops we did make. Princess should have offered significant refunds for this. Instead, all they offered was a measly 20% of whatever cruise fare you paid as a discount off of a future cruise booked on Princess by Dec. of 2019. This is unacceptable. Given the mediocre food served in the main dining rooms, and otherwise 'same ol' same ol'" we are unlikely to rebook with Princess at all. This was our 19th cruise (3rd with Princess) and it seems evident that the cruise line owners are paring down in many areas to keep their profits high. This is easily seen in everything from poor quality drinks-margaritas made from pre-mixes sold in cartons like milk containers and served in cheap/small plastic cups (for $10!) to the standard wines that are at least double land prices BEFORE they tack on an additional 15% bar tip! Princess is rolling out their "medallion class" service. This is just an RFID token that you wear along with your ship card (transitioning) While this may end up being great idea sometime, it doubled all security scans while embarking/disembarking the ship. All drinks still needed the regular ship card for purchase. About the only feature these offered was that they would usually sense your presence as you approached your cabin door and unlock it for you. This was a nice feature as it required less fumbling at the door, but since it activated from at least 10' away, I could see this as a potential security concern as someone else nearby might have access to your cabin. Definitely try the Crown grill. This type of food and service is probably what used to be the norm for main dining rooms prior to 'up-charging'. Princess and others have substituted quantity for quality these days. People should come home raving about the great cruise foods. While many probably still do, they're probably referring to specialty restaurants. You'll find that most dining room options are little more than what your mother would probably make (if she's a decent cook) when you go home for a visit. Offerings typically have a 'comfort food' ambience and are probably not what you would order when going out to eat (various beef cuts, potatoes/gravy/vegetables-unremarkable salads and appetizers etc.) No matter the fancy descriptions, it's all what you would find at a 50's diner for about $10-12 bucks. Decent, homey, filling, but pretty boring. For all of the touting of 'Master Chefs' etc. I have no idea where this talent might be exhibited-perhaps at 'Captain's Table' offerings? (along with ultra high up-charges) Without exception, all bread EVERYWHERE was exceptionally dry and could not be consumed w/o a lot of beverage. I have no idea how they can accomplish this as it is relatively easy to make fresh moister bread. ALL of Princess' bread seemed days old-always. You choices were limited to plain buns, plain buns with crumbs sprinkled on top, and plain buns with two variants of seeds on top. There were the same offerings occasionally in darker wheat buns. Don't bite into any of these without watching your clothes for the cascading crumbs falling off of these and onto your clothes and table. This should be evidenced by the waiters need to scrape the crumbs off the tables in between dishes. In the buffet, you can load up your plates (again quantity-not quality) with deserts that look tasty, but almost always were a let down. Sandwich offerings were a thing of awe! Imagine you being tantalized by 'red pepper and broccoli' on a bun! Picture nearly meatless sandwiches buried in soggy vegetables! Picture yourself having fun as you wonder 'what the he!!' is that on that bread!?!? Yeech! Of course, incorrectly labeled sandwiches adds to the adventure here! When hotdogs of questionable meat sources appear to be the most appetizing offerings on many days, this should signal someone that these areas are truly in distress. Soups were clearly left overs from the main dining rooms whether unaltered from the night before (and now overcooked) of just made from left overs, weren't necessarily bad (hard to wreck most soups) but they were pretty obviously 'seconds'. "International" offering were both ugly and low end. These must be an insult to those serving them if they are of the featured nationality. I'm no food snob by any means, but when anyone would willing choose McDonald's/Taco John's/Arby's etc. offerings over ANYTHING on the buffet someone should take notice! (Actually, 'branded' foods might be an idea cruise lines should look into-I'd bet guests would overwhelmingly choose these over what they offer.) The results of choices like that would probably shock the ship's 'chefs'. For entertainment the new show "Fantasy Voyage" (or something like that), is not to be missed. Kudos to everyone involved with this production! In all Princess can and should be doing much better. While we will probably give them another chance in the future, I hold low expectations.

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4.1 out of 5

Great Ship , Outstanding Staf , Not So Great Food by servingfood

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I've sailed the Regal Princess , and Now this ship the Caribbean Princess . The staff aboard both ships were OUTSTANDING . However the food , and specialty food was disappointing here on the Caribbean Princess . Room service food ( Ordered 5 times ) ALWAYS arrived cold , and condiments would be unpredictable. Meaning one day I ordered a hot dog and it came with sides of mayo , mustard, ketchup and relish . The next time I ordered a hot dog it arrived with just mayo and mustard . When I called down I was told that I had to specifically ask cor condiments. Hmmmm , I hadn't before and it came with ketchup. Anyways , besides the food being consistently cold , and the condiment debacle , My last pet peeve was again,,,,,,,,,Room Service . I had ordered a grilled cheese sandwich with fries . When it arrived ( Other than being cold and served on toast, No grilling involved ) I find that it was made with a thin slice of swiss cheese ( a cold cut at that)I call the front desk and inquire about it being swiss and not american cheese . I was informed that grilled cheese sandwiches are made with swiss cheese and not american cheese. Hmmmmmm , And to think that I've been doing it all wrong all these years. Anyways she goes on to tell me that they have no american cheese . I quickly see that this is going nowhere and politely say goodbye . No American cheese huh ? I just had it on my cheeseburger last night , Oh well , you see my point . Other than the food ? I have no complaints . Staff was outstanding and the ship was beautiful.

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4 out of 5

Our first cruise by OksanaCoyne

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The only problem that we had was going to excursion for snorkeling to Mayan Key Island , Roatan. It was soooo dangerous. We said that we never done snorkeling and the guy didn’t say anything how to use life jacket or snorkeling mask, I basically was choking because of that jacket and didn’t have fun at all. My mother and my husband injured legs because of corals. It was so unprofessional and dangerous. No one told us that we have to rinse off from the ocean water and apply a bug spray. We were bitten by bugs a lot. I think we have to get our refund.

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