Nice cruise to nowhere

Crown Princess Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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4 Night West Coast Getaway With Catalina Island (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 04, 2016
Ship: Crown Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: A637
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

I have been on 30 to 40 cruises, and this was maybe the most different that I have been on.  The weather was the problem, nothing the cruise company could control.  We were to stop in Catalina, be the water was too choppy to be able to use the shore boats as someone may have gotten hurt boarding them.  They opted to go to San Diego.......a number of the passengers drove from San Diego to take the cruise, so they sailed back home.  Ensanada was also a problem, too rough to dock the boat, so we turned around and headed back to LA.  

Princess had no control of the weather, but I think some type of compensation from Princess would have been appreciated.  

Food was good, cabin was fine, the help was more than helpfull, on problem was the disembarkation......we were encouraged to take our own luggage off of the ship in the arrival morning.  Due to the fact there was a full ship, (3000 plus on board), it made a real problem getting everything on a elevator as the crowds were over whelming, and tempers were short.  Think Princess should revamp their thinking when it comes to disembarkation. 

Other than that it was a relaxing trip to nowhere.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
1 out of 5
Couldn't stop there due to weather
1 out of 5
Couldn't stop there due to weather
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