My first cruise didn't meet expectations

Crown Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: April 01, 2009
Ship: Crown Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago

Crown Princess...the ship had ALOT of dead end trails: you walk up and down and around and end at a dead end! They charged you for every little thing.. and add a tip to everything....$4.60 for a can of soda!! They should furnish you at least 1 glass of soda or lemonade with every meal. Charge you to go ashore ! Nickle and dime you everywhere. Front desk and steward didn't have any answers to any questions we asked them. No one warned you about taxes/limits for ashore purchases. Shows repeated themselves the following nite. 2 comics, 1 magic show, 3 song and dance shows--that was it for 2 stage areas...Spa was outrageously priced--double what you pay in the states.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Greasy; limited variety--esp./ breakfast (ate oatmeal and frosted flakes the last 3 days). Lunch was also limited selections. Had one edible dessert the whole trip--the pastry chef should be fired and replaced before the next cruise !!


3 out of 5
They had variety, yes

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
seemed to offer alot

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Cruise director and his staff were very annoying...voice/tone/phoniness.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
My wife fell near the pool area because there is always water everywhere--not attended to.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
As stated, steward barely spoke English and certainly didn't understand it---although he was very nice otherwise.
3 out of 5
Very scummy island, inc. shopping area.
Don't Miss: Don't miss a taxi back to the ship--it's a long and dangerous walk otherwise
5 out of 5
water was beautiful...You don't go anywhere--it's a dinky island.
5 out of 5
Many shops to bargain in--don't pay more than 1/3rd the starting listed price
1 out of 5
Buffet served was horrible
Don't Miss: Don't miss the free cold water every 50 feet...

Pros: Movies under the stars, Grand Turks and other ports

Cons: All the nickle and diming; the food overall was average at best

Recommends Crown Princess? No.

Was this review helpful? 2

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top