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Grand Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 09, 2006
Ship: Grand Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
This was our first cruise on a Princess ship and this one was on the Grand Princess. We sailed from Galveston, TX on a seven day cruise to Costa Maya, Belize , Roatan and Cozumel. The first thing that we encountered was the embarkation process. We read to come after 1:00 p.m. and the lines would be shorter. We arrived a little after 1:00 p.m and had to stand in line for two hours before we saw anyone to check us in. From the time that we got to the port until the time we set foot on the ship was approximately 2 1/2 hours. There was one line going into the building where you check in. This needs much improvement.

After arriving on the ship, we checked in and looked around. The ship is very pretty and the public areas are nicely decorated. The room was nice and had a wonderful balcony which we enjoyed. Our stateroom attendant did not show up the first night therefore we had no ice or extra towels, etc. I called to complain to the purser's office and felt that I was treated as a bother. The attendant did show after that because I found her in the hall the next day and spoke to her about it..
3 out of 5
Very hot, temperature wise!There was lots of shopping but we did not do a tour.
Don't Miss: Pancho's Backyard restaurant. Wonderful food and people.
3 out of 5
We did not do a tour here. If you do not do a tour, don't even leave the ship. There were a few stores that you could shop in and a restaurant but other than that, not much.
3 out of 5
We did not do a tour here. If you do not do a tour, don't even leave the ship. There were a few stores that you could shop in and a restaurant but other than that, not much.
5 out of 5
The zip line tour and the Tabyana beach day were very good.
1 out of 5
We did not get to see much of Belize. Most of the rivers were flooded and the cave tubing tour that we had booked was cancelled. We booked another tour, the float trip down the Old Belize river( I think that the tour was YF). Do not , do not, do not waste your time on this trip. If you want to see animals, do the zoo tour. We had to walk through mud to get to the river after a very scary bus ride. We stood almost two hours in the rain, while getting eaten by mosquitos and biting flies, waiting for the raft to show. The guide would not take us back to town. It was a 45 minute bus ride to the river. The boat finally showed and we did the tour (because we had no choice): we did see a few iguanas, birds and a crocodile but otherwise, don't waste your time. The boat is open and we got soaked again. We were held so long that we almost missed the last tender to the ship. Our money was refunded.
1 out of 5
We did not get to see much of Belize. Most of the rivers were flooded and the cave tubing tour that we had booked was cancelled. We booked another tour, the float trip down the Old Belize river( I think that the tour was YF). Do not , do not, do not waste your time on this trip. If you want to see animals, do the zoo tour. We had to walk through mud to get to the river after a very scary bus ride. We stood almost two hours in the rain, while getting eaten by mosquitos and biting flies, waiting for the raft to show. The guide would not take us back to town. It was a 45 minute bus ride to the river. The boat finally showed and we did the tour (because we had no choice): we did see a few iguanas, birds and a crocodile but otherwise, don't waste your time. The boat is open and we got soaked again. We were held so long that we almost missed the last tender to the ship. Our money was refunded.
5 out of 5
The zip line tour and the Tabyana beach day were very good.
3 out of 5
Very hot, temperature wise!There was lots of shopping but we did not do a tour.
Don't Miss: Pancho's Backyard restaurant. Wonderful food and people.

Pros: The variety of entertainment available

Cons: Smoking allowed indoors on the ship

Recommends Grand Princess? Yes!

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