OK but lacks refinement, organization.

Grand Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 02, 2006
Ship: Grand Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
We like the big screen tv in pool deck area, food was great if you stay away from anything made from a potato.
Enbarkation/debarkation proceedures at Galveston port showed poor organization resutling in long waits, especially debarkation. Those wanting traditional dining were oversold and many were defaulted to "Anytime Dining", thus losing the comraderie (and better service) of having the same waiter and assistant waiter throughout the cruise. Staff was very good, friendly, and we had a good time. However, we will go back to a competitor next time. This is a HUGE ship, great for kids and the younger crowd who don't mine a lot of loud music. It was too big and noisy for our taste. It was superior in many respects to the "entry level" cruise ships, but if you've cruised several times before, you may find it lacking in the refinement found on several other competing cruise lines.
3 out of 5
Speed boat blast and reef snorkel was outstanding. The coral was beautiful, the operators very friendly & helpful, although don't expect a cigar boat...25hp little 2 person boats will get you there but not real fast.
Don't Miss: Speed boat blast and reef snorkle
3 out of 5
Speed boat blast and reef snorkel was outstanding. The coral was beautiful, the operators very friendly & helpful, although don't expect a cigar boat...25hp little 2 person boats will get you there but not real fast.
Don't Miss: Speed boat blast and reef snorkle
3 out of 5
Forget the town, take a tour or taxi elswhere. Mayan ruins are a good bet. Altan Ha was great.
Don't Miss: Altan Ha Mayan ruins.
3 out of 5
Forget the town, take a tour or taxi elswhere. Mayan ruins are a good bet. Altan Ha was great.
Don't Miss: Altan Ha Mayan ruins.
5 out of 5
Take the ferry to the mainland. The cave snorkling at Playa Del Carmen was a "once in a lifetime" experience. Tulum Mayan ruins were also well worth the trip.
Don't Miss: Cave snorkle
5 out of 5
Take the ferry to the mainland. The cave snorkling at Playa Del Carmen was a "once in a lifetime" experience. Tulum Mayan ruins were also well worth the trip.
Don't Miss: Cave snorkle
1 out of 5
The "Cameo Factory" is a waste of time. The glass bottom boat was interesting with pretty sights of coral and fishes, but go for the shoping or water sports.
Don't Miss: We missed it.
1 out of 5
The "Cameo Factory" is a waste of time. The glass bottom boat was interesting with pretty sights of coral and fishes, but go for the shoping or water sports.
Don't Miss: We missed it.

Pros: Dining service

Cons: Poor organizaiton

Recommends Grand Princess? No.

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