Crown Princess Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast

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5 out of 5

Pleasant CA Coastal Cruise - as expected

Sail Date: March 19, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.     

Cabin / Stateroom
Steward very attentive; cabin standard small size for interior room but we don't stay in room anyway.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Could always use more enrichment speakers for older cruisers who don't pool, gamble, dance.
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
Food and Dining
San Pedro (Los Angeles), California Would be good to have alternative to their rather steep port parking ($17 day)
San Francisco, California We always enjoy using their trolleys and walking about accessible port. Except for Alcatraz, you don't really need to book excursion through ship.
Santa Barbara, California Can get about shore & Old Town very easily on extremely inexpensive electric trolley (50 / 25 cents for regular/ seniors).

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