The British Isles - May 2011

Crown Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
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12 Night British Isles (Southampton Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 22, 2011
Ship: Crown Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

We loved the ship. It was easy to find our way around. The ship decor was beautiful. All areas were kept very clean.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was very good but can't really say anything was outstanding. We've been on other ships where the desserts in the buffet tasted old. I can say this was not the case on this ship. Desserts were very fresh. There was quite a variation in entree choices in the buffet. We ate in the dining room all but 2 nights. Food was very good.


5 out of 5
The comedy shows were very good. I didn't particularly care for the Production shows however others that I spoke with thoroughly enjoyed them.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was very friendly and helpful when we did need direction or trying to find the restrooms.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Large ship but we didn't have any problems finding our way around. Public areas were very clean. Ship decor was tasteful as well as beautiful

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our Balcony Cabin had plenty of storage room for clothes. The cabin steward kept it very clean.
5 out of 5
Palace of Versallies. Can't describe how beautiful this palace is and how terrific the guide was.
5 out of 5
Cawdon Castle and Battlefield Cullendon are a must see. Cawdon Castle is outstanding and the gardens are beyond beautiful.
5 out of 5
Edinburgh Castle is a must see. Another beautiful Scottish city. Wonderful cashmere scarves as well as Clan items.
5 out of 5
Cornet Castle was very interesting. It was a short walk from the pier through town (you really didn't need to purchase the tour excursion from the ship).
5 out of 5
We did not get a chance to actually see Liverpool. We chose the excursion to Wales to see the town of Conwy and Conwy Castle.
5 out of 5
Dublin Castle was wonderful. St. Patrick's Cathedral beautful. You could board the bus at the port and were dropped off in downtown Dublin.
Don't Miss: Trinity College and Book of Kells
5 out of 5
We really enjoyed Belfast. Beautiful city which surprised us. There was a market festival going on in downtown which was quite fun.
Don't Miss: City Hall
5 out of 5
We loved Cork. The town of Cobh was lovely. Beautiful Cathedral right in town.
Don't Miss: Blarney Castle was a don't miss. You have to kiss the Blarney stone! Be sure and purchase your Irish linens here.
5 out of 5
Tour of Castle Stirling and coach ride through the Scottish Lowlands. Wonderful tour. Stirling was a wonderful town.

Pros: The ports

Cons: Entertainment on board

Recommends Crown Princess? Yes!

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