The cruise was fabulous. Princess fulfills the slogan of 'Come Back New'. You know that every member of the ship's cruise is there to fulfill your wishes. The friendly, pleasant atmosphere is evident all over the ship. It was fun, relaxing, and interesting!
Overall Caribbean Princess was a great first-time experience for me. I'm very independent and I wait for no nam or woman so I roomed on my own, I will more than likely not go with a group again as I don't need folks checking up on my because I'm not doing what they think I should be doing, No yourself and plan accordingly. On vacation do what you enjoy.
I chose this cruise for the itinerary including the Panama Canal, and I'm really glad I did. It was our first Princess Cruise, and I'd consider Princess again. The average age of cruisers was considerably older than other cruises we've been on, but the time of year, length of cruise, and cost affects that. The anytime dining schedule needs work.
First time on a Princess cruise and we enjoyed it. Very good food, interesting schedule of activities, polite staff, and something for everyone. I'm already looking for my next Princess cruise itinerary!
No coffee readily available most mornings and poorer food quality was a disappointment. They were more interested in having us pay for steaks, seafood, BBQ, Italian restaurants and hamburgers and milk shakes. I thought all food was included on cruises, but not any more, you pay extra for good food.
It started bad with after booking thinking we were going thru the new locks we had to change ships which cost us $200. Then the itinerary was changed because of one engine not working so they took away 5 hours of port time. I was ill and the folio for medical bills and my credit card was $30 more than the receipt they gave me to submit to my insurance. I am still trying to correct that issue.
For the most part, the crew was great. Despite cruising on birthdays and on our anniversary in the past, this was the FIRST TIME our anniversary was acknowledged and in a big way. Beside oversized card and balloons on our cabin door, we got gift certificates to the spa, the shops and for photo shoot. And an incredible dessert. Overwhelming!
Had we known our room would involve noise from above, we would have had second thoughts about booking this particular cabin. The booking agent had to have known. Now for the ringer - we were on our honeymoon. Say goodbye to repeat business from us - or others we know.
We have been on better Cruises but it was an experience to remember. The staff and service was the very best. Staff smiled no matter the situation. The food on the other hand was Unsatisfactory. Overcooked, tough tasteless. Many complaints from cruisers. Overall we would not cruise again on that ship. Have cruised with princess before and have always enjoyed them. Food excellent, Service excellent, shows and activities were good. This is the first time we have been displeased. Could they be cutting back on quality for a bigger bottom line??
Many of Princess Cruises included Drinks, Tipping, Internet and and speciality restaurant as a bonus for booking with Princess. But if you book a TransAtlantic orTransPacific Cruise you lose all of it plus you will be ask to buy everything they have to offer at grate cost.
Once again, wonderful crew and excellent service. Very organized, even when we had to delay arrival into a port, our excursion was re-scheduled to a later time and ship left later. Loved the ports, the scenery. People were so friendly. This is a great vacation to see the British Isles!
Our overall trip was marred by the fact that one of the three rooms we booked had wet carpet and mold in it. Two in our party had to bunk with others for one night, and carry things to another empty room for another night, while Princess crew cut up the carpet and tried to replace it. The room still smelled moldy by our counts. The Third night Princess convinced another passenger to change rooms with us, and it was smooth sailing from there. Still, after cruising on a new Princess ship in Baltic two years ago, The Caribbean Princess is showing her age.
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