Not up to Princess standards but not terrible

Crown Princess Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

2.0 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: B219
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

In general, service and dining were mediocre; not what I expected from Princess. It seemed like Princess staffed the ship with 2nd team players.

Weather was bad but captain seemed to do his best managing a bad situation.

I did like substituting San Diego Animal Safari for Catalina since waters and weather were to rough to enjoy Catalina anyway.

Also, the ship needs work. We could hear significant engine vibrations way up on the 11th deck and occasionally hear and feel a strong thump as if the ship went over a speed bump in the ocean; didn't know the ocean had speed bumps.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Enjoyable but not as good as experienced in the past.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Good for what we paid but location not optimal for choppy seas.

Ship Tip

If there is danger of choppy seas, get a cabin on a low deck near midship.

Get there early to get decent parking. However, shuttles run regularly and not a long trip to the pier. Also, get good directions if you have not been there before.
3 out of 5
Too bad the ship could not go there - substituted San Diego, which was a good decision.
1 out of 5
Ship could not dock due to unsafe waters. Too bad but not tragic.
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