Crown Princess Cruise Review to Coastal - West Coast

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Relaxing Cruise

Sail Date: March 26, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

This was the second time we have cruised on Princess.  Service was excellent except in the Horizon Court buffet where service was almost non-existent. Room was very nice and bed very comfortable. Room steward was friendly, cleaned our room promptly and gave us exceptional service.  Quality of food in dining room was much better than at the buffet . Entertainment was enjoyable and they showed first-run movies each day.  Did not take excursions since easy to get around by ourselves and see all we wanted to see at each port.  All in all a very relaxing and enjoyable cruise.

Cabin / Stateroom Cabin was nice size with desk & frig. Shower was a bit small but adequate. Bed very comfortable. Had obstructed view (lifeboat hanging by window) but still could see view. Was a bit noisy when they were working on cables outside our window but otherwise ok.
Embarkation and Disembarkation Easy embarkation and disembarkation.
Ship Quality
Didn't care much for some of the decor, but that was a personal preference.
Destinations and Excursions
Enjoyed all the destinations.
Onboard Activities
Many options offered.
Children's Programs
Didn't have children but heard good reports from families who did.
Stage shows were enjoyable & liked that they showed first-run movies both in theater and outside by pool.
Service and Staff
Most of the staff was friendly and very helpful.
Food and Dining
Food in dining room much better than at buffet.
San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
Boarded and disembarked in San Pedro so didn't tour town.
San Francisco, California
Took free shuttle to Pier 39 and then could walk or take bus to other sights.
Santa Barbara, California
They offer a cheap shuttle to town but can also walk since it is not far from dock. Wharf also very close by with a Maritime Museum.
San Diego, California
They had free shuttle to Seaport Village which was an excellent place to shop and walk around.
Ensenada, Mexico Didn't get off ship.


We chose traditional seating for dinner which was great because we never had to wait in line to be seated. Those who chose "anytime seating" always had to wait in line to be seated. Found quality and selection of food served in dining room was better than that served at the buffet.

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