I had a great time, but I would recommend buy your excursion on the ship only

Island Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Island Princess

4 Night Eastern Caribbean Getaway (Fort Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 16, 2019

Ship: Island Princess

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: B349

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

The ship was very comfortable and clean. I had an inside room, very roomy. Staff was very helpful everywhere. I purchased through wholesale club travel, which was good. Bad part was I bought excursions from Shore excusions on the website, I assumed this was from cruise line. Buy your excursion onboard, Shore Excursions wanted me to walk outside protected area to meet someone unknown on an island with recent past assaults on tourist, be smart think safe I didn't get a refund but my safety is worth the monetary loss. Shore Excursions was misleading and rude with customer support, buy only from onboard cruise ship.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
I came a little late boarding, but it was quick and easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The staff was very helpful, one I remember well was Harald in the anytime dining room, he was great.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
It was okay and many did participate in various activities. The exercise room was really equipped. Pools/hot tubs inside and outside were good also.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
I only attended one shop, first night comedy show.

Children's Programs

no children with me

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Viverlyn was awesome I tipped her extra.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Bathrooms, dining area everything clean. Plus they emphasize passenger cleaning.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Interior and big, plenty of space.

Ship tip

I assume this cruise is for older people.

Ports of call

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5
I liked the excursion from the ship, but I bought one through BJ travel I thought was from the cruiseline. I learned it was from a third party that reqires to walk 15 minutes to get to tour group. I was very uncomfortable with this with recent tourist assaults in this country. I'm trying to get a refund but I may have lost the $80 thinking of my safety first. I suggest wait til you enter cruise ship to purchase your excursions.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Lines were easy to get through and quick.
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