Disappointed compared to previous Princess cruises

Crown Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Crown Princess

10 Night Southern Caribbean Medley (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 27, 2019

Ship: Crown Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: D316

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Disappointed compared to previous. Still had fun and relaxed. We had perfect weather and calm seas. Want to try a different cruiseline next time (this was our third cruise, all on Princess)

Embarkation

2 out of 5
Excellent

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Food quality was smaller and lacking. Service was slow at times, they seemed understaffed

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
We used to love Bingo but they was to computerized tablets... NO fun!

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The pool band was not very good. The two stage shows we saw were good. The steel drum player and violinist were excellent

Children's Programs

No kids with us

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our cabin guy was wonderful, staff around the ship seemed like they were on their last run and just wanted it over. One guy yelled at my husband when he accidentally dropped a plate

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was in good shape. We sailed on the Crown 10 years ago and like the layout

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We love the mini suite with balcony

Ship tip

Go to relax and not expect too much in excellence. It’s a fun ship but service and food quality were lacking this time

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

4 out of 5
Fine - boarding was super fast and easy

Oranjestad, Aruba

4 out of 5
My favorite stop. Was fun and high energy. Nice snorkeling out to shipwreck but waters a bit rough that day. Still beautiful.

Bonaire, Netherlands Special Municipality

1 out of 5
Our excursion time canceled and they bumped us to earlier time slot. We didn’t go because so early.

St. George's, Grenada

3 out of 5
Enjoyed the rum and cocoa tour.

Roseau, Dominica

3 out of 5
The river tubing was fun but the river was too low so they should have canceled it. People were hitting rocks and flipping.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

2 out of 5
Our snorkeling excursion had way too many people on it. Total cattle call... we are the “money cows”. My husband and I did not go in the water because so many people out there - seven boats plu sours in the same Turtle Cove. We did enjoy sitting on the deck relaxing and watching - the water is beautiful. Those from our group did say they saw great stuff while snorkeling.

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

3 out of 5
Not much to do but nice and relaxing in the gorgeous waters.

Disembarkation

2 out of 5
We showed up at the casino for our scheduled disembarkment time and had to wait a good 45 minutes before they would let us off. There was a delay but they didn’t sY why. No offer of coffee or anything while we were stuck waiting to get off the ship.
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