Pleasant CA Coastal Cruise - as expected

Crown Princess Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
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7 Night California Coastal (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 19, 2016
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: P223
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

I was very pleased with this cruise for husband Gary and myself.  As we live in southern California and March has very variable weather, we did NOT pre-book any shore excursions, but did get off at all ports.

It's easy to use public transportation in San Francisco and San Diego.  Note that Santa Barbara's electric shore and Old Town shuttle at Wharf is only 25 cents for seniors; although it's not a HopOn-HopOff tour, the city is so small & cost so low, you can easily go to end of ride, then start again & stop at agreed-upon attraction. 

Again, we were very pleased with Crown Princess ship, attentive ship staff and their food service, and the stops.     

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Could always use more enrichment speakers for older cruisers who don't pool, gamble, dance.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Lots of children on spring break, but programs must have been good, as they WEREN'T underfoot or in way

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Steward very attentive; cabin standard small size for interior room but we don't stay in room anyway.
Would be good to have alternative to their rather steep port parking ($17 day)
We always enjoy using their trolleys and walking about accessible port. Except for Alcatraz, you don't really need to book excursion through ship.
Can get about shore & Old Town very easily on extremely inexpensive electric trolley (50 / 25 cents for regular/ seniors).
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