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Crown Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Crown Princess

12 Night British Isles With Dublin (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 17, 2019

Ship: Crown Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This is a great way to see a large volume of the British Isles and N.France is a "short" amount of time. As a cruise, the ship was adequate and the entertainment ok. The destinations were really the centerpiece of the trip and not the vessel. I'm a bit jaded for cruise ships as I've traveled on Royal Caribbean Oasis Class ships a couple of times where the vessel is at least half of the attraction of sailing with the entertainment, amenities, and variety of enclaves taking center stage.

Embarkation

4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
There was plenty of storage overall in the closet and elsewere. The large bed had a permanent depression on the right side, but because of its size this was not a problem. The bath was efficiently sized and more than adequate. Medallion touch-less entry was great.

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

3 out of 5
This was just an egress/ingress port. We were not happy at all that our Passports were taken without any warning upon embarkation. I made this clear in my survey with Princess.

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

3 out of 5
Kinda of a hit and run stop.

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

4 out of 5
The Jameson Distillery visit was revelation with lots of historical buildings and interesting production information.

Dublin, Ireland

5 out of 5
Party town! The trip to Ballykocken (sp?) was fun and enabled some quite pastoral time.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

5 out of 5
Travel to Giants Causeway is a must do activity.

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland

5 out of 5
Self guided walk around Greenock was interesting and relaxing. Five hours r/t bus travel to Edinburgh for the Tattoo was the highlight of the trip. Princess even had the general dining room open upon our return at 1:30am! Otherwise our 4pm departure would have meant no formal meals most of the second half of day. Kudos to Princess for that.

Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland

5 out of 5
Urquhart Castle/Loch Ness and the trip there was an eye buffet and memorable.

South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland

5 out of 5
Party town #2! Could have spent a lot more time in Edinburgh!!

Le Havre (Paris), France

4 out of 5
Seeing the countryside on the way to Busnel Distillery was great. Honfleur is a place everyone should see!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Fast and efficient!
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