Cruising - Now a mediocre experience

Crown Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Southern Caribbean Explorer (San Juan Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 12, 2008
Ship: Crown Princess
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
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.
3 out of 5
I've been to Aruba for a weeks vacation in the past so there was no real need to do anything else on the island because there is so little to do.
1 out of 5
Not enough time to do any self-guided tour of the island and I do not like to group grope type of tours
1 out of 5
Did not really have enough time while in port to do get around the island.
3 out of 5
We were able to get to the beach very easily and enjoy it.
3 out of 5
Only went shopping and it was OK. We've been to St. Thomas at least 6 times and nothing every gets any better. Just the traffic gets worse.

Pros: Ship was well maintained

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

Recommends Crown Princess? No.

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