Crown Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
6

3 out of 5

Average cruise w/ above avg highlights

Sail Date: May 21, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Although the ship is beautiful and state of the art there were alot of "little things" that bothered me about the ship compared to what I experienced with Carnival: the only drinks included are water, coffee, hot tea and unsweetened iced-tea ( & OJ and cranberry for breakfast only) everything else you had to pay for; ice cream was not included ($3.75 i believe, but free 24/7 on Carnival); NO CLOCK in the room! it drove me crazy!; the ship docks far away (st. thomas, and bermuda) from "downtown" areas where other ships docked forcing you to pay ridiculous open air taxi fees or squeeze onto ferries with the rest of the 3000 passengers; lack of specific announcements (ie no signs letting you know before hand that the 24 hr internet cafe will close at a certain point resulting in you wasting your prepaid money, not clearly stating when the last call for baggage pickup is, not informing all passengers that even though the ferries run every 1/2 hr in bermuda if you dont make the 3:30 you won't make it back by the 4:30 all-aboard)

Pros: HUGE Beautiful ship, very friendly staff, everything from cyber golf to great shows to computer, wine tasting and dance classes, great excusrsion opportunities

Cons: Small room (mini-suite), ship docks far away from main attractions (have to rely on taxis and ferries), skimps on "all-inclusives"

Recommends Crown Princess? No.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
st. thomas is beautiful, great shopping, great little places to eat. try an excursion too. lots of crazy taxi drivers tho. beautiful beaches
Don't Miss: liqour shopping at AH RIISE, the cheapest in the Carribean
San Juan, Puerto Rico
it pours like every day at 3pm. other than that the el yunque rainforest tour was pretty neat (but dont be fooled by air-condition bus its a mini bus that is kind off cooler than the outside). great shopping!
Don't Miss: senor frogs at night (expensive food though for what it is)
Hamilton, Bermuda
st. thomas was my favorite before i saw bermuda. it is beyond beautiful! take the aquarium/crystal caves tour a REAL a/c bus takes you on a tour of part of the island talks you thru really interesting info about everything from how the houses are built to how the island was formed, then to the little aquarium/zoo and then the crystal caves (hysterical guide!). the beaches are AMAZING! friendly people. if you need some normal non-cruise food try flanagan's.
Don't Miss: crystal caves tour
Grand Turk Island
If you don't book an excursion then there will be nothing for you to do! there is just a few stores right off the ship's dock. there is a margharitaville restaurant with a pool and dj and contests which is a cool place to just hang out. there is also a beach right behind that you can use which is right beside the ship.
Don't Miss: sting ray safari! funny and knowlegable staff. its amazing!
Hamilton, Bermuda
st. thomas was my favorite before i saw bermuda. it is beyond beautiful! take the aquarium/crystal caves tour a REAL a/c bus takes you on a tour of part of the island talks you thru really interesting info about everything from how the houses are built to how the island was formed, then to the little aquarium/zoo and then the crystal caves (hysterical guide!). the beaches are AMAZING! friendly people. if you need some normal non-cruise food try flanagan's.
Don't Miss: crystal caves tour
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
st. thomas is beautiful, great shopping, great little places to eat. try an excursion too. lots of crazy taxi drivers tho. beautiful beaches
Don't Miss: liqour shopping at AH RIISE, the cheapest in the Carribean
San Juan, Puerto Rico
it pours like every day at 3pm. other than that the el yunque rainforest tour was pretty neat (but dont be fooled by air-condition bus its a mini bus that is kind off cooler than the outside). great shopping!
Don't Miss: senor frogs at night (expensive food though for what it is)
Grand Turk Island
If you don't book an excursion then there will be nothing for you to do! there is just a few stores right off the ship's dock. there is a margharitaville restaurant with a pool and dj and contests which is a cool place to just hang out. there is also a beach right behind that you can use which is right beside the ship.
Don't Miss: sting ray safari! funny and knowlegable staff. its amazing!


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