Lots of fun on board activities

Crown Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Reviews: 19
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Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Crown Princess

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 12, 2018

Ship: Crown Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D215

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great ports, great activities, good experience. However, we did experience a problem with my husband's chair collapsing under him at an event we were attending. Went to medical, and security took a report. Felt like a criminal with some of the questions. Showed security the chair and other chairs in the room we were in with their legs bent. We then had to spend 6 days back and forth trying to get the $95 medical fee off of our account since it was a default in their equipment. Not a good experience!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation was very smooth. We boarded at 11:45 and our mini suite was ready,

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Very difficult finding seating in the buffet area. The food and selections in the buffet were okay. The pizza was one of the best of all the ships we've been on and never a long wait. Dining room experience was okay and service good. Seems that whatever time there was always food available on the Lido deck.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Crown Princesses had a great cruise director and entertainment staff. They had Zumba and Line Dancing, musical Bingo, a Drum Circle, Steel Pan lessons, and lots of zany and fun activities.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The stage shows were very good. We also liked the band and singers who played in the lounge. They were very good and lots of fun.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Service was very good and efficient, however, the serving staff on Lido were not as friendly and engaging as on their ships.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had a mini suite and it was the largest and best one we've ever had.

Ship tip

Get involved with the activities. But, in order to get a good seat at the shows go to the theater an hour ahead of time. The theater fills up fast and has a very impractical configuration.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
I live in Fort Lauderdale and there's so much to do here. Would advise getting here 1 or 2 days ahead of time or before you depart. Hollywood Beach is a must. Lots of interesting local restaurants. In Dania Beach I would suggest Jaxsons for their homemade ice cream (huge delicious portions) and Grampas which is in the same area for breakfast. If you are there during the week visit The Museum of Amazing Things in Dania. $10 entrance and beautiful ceramics, glass, and art work.

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5
Go across the pontoon bridge to the local bus stand and take a bus to Mambo Beach. Great beach and beautiful area with many resorts along the beach.

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5
Took a local bus across from the port and went to Arashi Beach. We went to snorkel. It wasn't that good but the beach was wonderful!

Bonaire, Netherlands Special Municipality

5 out of 5
We walked to Divi Flamingo Resort. (About 10 minutes). We paid $10 each and got a beach umbrella and chairs on one of the piers. It also included free wifi and use of a pool. We went snorkeling off the pier. Some of the best beach snorkeling we've done. Lots of fish!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Ship followed time frame we were given. We always carry our luggage off. They said between 7:15 and 7:30. At 7:15 we were leaving and there were no long lines.
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