The British Isles - May 2011

Crown Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Crown Princess

12 Night British Isles (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 22, 2011

Ship: Crown Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review summary

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

Ship experiences

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.

Entertainment

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.

Ports of call

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland

5 out of 5
Tour of Castle Stirling and coach ride through the Scottish Lowlands. Wonderful tour. Stirling was a wonderful town.

Le Havre (Paris), France

5 out of 5
Palace of Versallies. Can't describe how beautiful this palace is and how terrific the guide was.

Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland

5 out of 5
Cawdon Castle and Battlefield Cullendon are a must see. Cawdon Castle is outstanding and the gardens are beyond beautiful.

South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland

5 out of 5
Edinburgh Castle is a must see. Another beautiful Scottish city. Wonderful cashmere scarves as well as Clan items.

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

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).

Liverpool, England

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.

Dublin, Ireland

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

Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

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.

Pros: The ports

Cons: Entertainment on board

Recommends Crown Princess? Yes!

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