Island Princess Cruise Review to Transatlantic

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7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

First time crossing the Atlantic, want to do it again!

Sail Date: November 06, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Suite

Despite airline/luggage situation (recommend arriving a few days EARLY to cover unforeseen situations) we arrived bleary eyed but ready to take on Italy. Latest reno on Island Princess proved to be successful as we acquired one of the "newly added" suites and definitely enjoyed the extra cabin space and full bathroom, although we miss the lounges and pool removed from the rear of this ship. Crew was upbeat and accommodating, unfortunately there were quite a few people passing colds and flu around (both of us got one as a souvenir). Exciting to visit Europe the first time although quite strenuous packing day-long tours on top of each other. Met great table-mates for dinner. Also had super weather until the Azores and during the crossing, to be expected in November. Green apples worked great! Age of guests may have been the reason the activities were not well offered or attended, we have only Caribbean cruises to compare to for that. Ready to go again and visit more ports around the world!

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Enjoyed the additional space of the mini-suite, great steward certainly helped, enjoyed the full sized bathroom and other amenities that go with booking a suite. We did have a cabinet door housing the refrigerator that we had to leave open due to rattling. Lock on our door needed to be adjusted as this could be a safety hazard. Had maintenance there twice. No difference. Would consider a mini-suite on a long cruise in the future.
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Good idea to ask for large table at dinner to meet others, we enjoyed our new friends. Elevators are fastest of any ship we have been on. Good improvement. Only complaint is crew working outside on deck 7 in the early morning (before 9) which closed deck areas for the "walkers".

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