Crown Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Cruising - Now a mediocre experience

Sail Date: April 12, 2008

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

I'm not a fan of "personal" dining which in my opinion turns out to be the opposite. I've seen a dramatic dropoff in service quality in every facet of the cruise since the tipping has become automatic. Many things that were once standard are now "extra cost" options. All in all the cruise experience has moved from being a "special" experience to a "commodity" experience. Cruise ship commodities are following the airlines example - charge more, give less.

Pros: Ship was well maintained

Cons: Service and Food were very mediocre, compared to pervious cruises

Recommends Crown Princess? No.

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