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Crown Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Mediterranean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 21

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Crown Princess

7 Night Mediterranean (Barcelona To Rome)

Sail date: July 14, 2018

Ship: Crown Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: C626

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Overall, our experience on the Crown Princess was very nice. The ship, though a bit dated and oddly configured, was clean, comfortable, and classic. The food and entertainment was excellent, and the service was friendly and efficient.


5 out of 5
Fast, efficient, and very organized process - from the time our taxi dropped us, until the time we got to our room was less than 30 minutes (and our luggage was waiting for us)!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was very good (especially the nightly specials prepared to match the flavors and cuisine of where we were in port), but the dinning rooms were crowded, noisy, and a bit rushed. On our last 2 nights aboard, we opted for the specialty dinning rooms where things were a bit more relaxed.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We didn’t participate in many, but there were many to choose from. The ones we did attend were very crowded and hectic.


5 out of 5
We got into the routine of attending the early show, and then dinning later, which was a good way to avoid the crowds. The quality of entertainment was excellent, whether the main evenings production or the musicians and singers at the smaller venues.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
There ship was very clean! The layout was a bit odd. There weren’t any bars or lounges adjacent to the dinning rooms, which was unfortunate when waiting for a table. Our main complaint though - not enough deck shade. Unless we were willing to get up early and claim a shaded spot (which you’re technically not supposed to do, but people did anyway) we were stuck in full sun.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

The room was typical of any balcony room we’ve had (maybe a tad smaller) but the balcony itself was huge! With the door open, it made our room feel very spacious. The bathroom, shower, and closet space was excellent.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5

Gibraltar (U.K.)

5 out of 5
This port was a fantastic and unexpected surprise. Of course we knew the ship was going there, but we had no idea what to expect. It was a fun little port!

Marseille (Provence), France

4 out of 5
We selected a wine and cheese tour and it was fantastic.

Genoa, Italy

5 out of 5
We took the tour to Portofino and loved it!

Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy

5 out of 5
Chose Pisa over Florence and we were amazed!

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

5 out of 5
This is where we disembarked. We didn’t spend any time in port, except to catch the train. The 5 star rating is for Rome. Whatever you plans may be (either ending your cruise or continuing on for another 7 days) be sure to visit this spectacular city!


2 out of 5

Traveler Photos

Midship Pool Area Tour to Portofino Gibraltar
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