Exceeded expectations

Crown Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Sail Date: July 01, 2012
Ship: Crown Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
a well-resourced ship with the right blend of elegance and casual activities and facilities

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
7:00 am opening of the gym is too late when many shore excursions commence by 8:00 am. 6:00 or 6:30 am would have been a more customer-friendly opening time. External running track was disappointing - 100m! Most ships would offer at least a 400m circuit. Most show offerings were excellent - the highlight being the Venetian Chamber orchestra.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We had outstanding experiences with our cabin steward (Leopaldo)\, and Bottecelli Dining Room waiters (Gabriel and Ivan). Other restaurants staff were also charming and friendly. Some of the deck staff were more casual and indifferent to the needs of all passengers. I was disappointed in some of my interractions with Excursions staff who were unwilling to share or unaware of information other than the official shore excusrisosn options.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: How relaxing it was

Cons: Minor - but chaotic midship pool areas - Unsupervised or undisciplined children spoiling everyone's chance to enjoy the pool

Recommends Crown Princess? Yes!

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