Ocean Princess

3.7 out of 5

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Ocean Princess is a small ship, carrying 680 passengers and 373 crew, and sails from Miami, Florida.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Around a continent

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This was a 64 day cruise from Miami around South America traveling around Cape Horn and back through the Panama Canal to Miami. The longest cruise we have taken to date and we can honestly say we hated to see it end. The people we met, both passengers and crew were delightful. The only negative we experienced was the location of the ship in some ports. The docking was often in container terminals that you could not walk through and frankly were dangerous, shuttles to and from town were often $8 each way per person. On the wholethis was a fabulous trip and yes we would definately do it again.

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
3 out of 5

Good Itinerary, Average Ship Experience

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Visiting the  Norwegian fijords in a small ship was an exquisite experience.  On the other hand, the  ship experiece had a little to be desired.  The food in the buffet was fair; the dining room food was good, although we only ate there twice because there was insufficient tables for two.  The "entertainment" especially the ship singers were poor except for some of the contracted entertainer who were good.  Finally, the ship has a tired appearance and needs to be rennovated.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Norwegian Fjords cruise

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The fjords are not as high and as spectacular as in Alaska because in Norway, fjords are defined as a waterways cut out by glaciers. Some of them are only a few hundred feet high. Too many ports of call. At least 3 of them can be changed to sea days because there was nothing to see in those ports. Most seasoned cruisers prefer sea days because there are more event programs and the cruising is more relaxing. In one port day, it was Sunday. Over 90% of the stores were closed. The visit was wasted.

The events scheduling at sea days have many time conflicts. They were very poorly scheduled.

The matre'd and head waiter in dining were not friendly, never introduced them to us. 

In summary, it is not worth spending the time and airfare to fly to Norway to see these fjords, except Flaam. You'll be much better to go to Alaska unless you run out of places to go, like me 

 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

amazing if a early riser

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our suite was under the buffet and they started moving something around @ 5:00 am, whatever it was woke us up every day. would never get a room under that kind of noise again.

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
3 out of 5

Cruise

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Not enough time in one port that was interesting and to much time in one that was not much to see

You could skip Wales and spend more time in Irlead xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • Price: $$

  • Size: S

  • Total Passengers: 680

  • Total Crew: 373

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 1.82

  • Built: Dec 2002

  • Refurbished: 5 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 9

  • Total Cabins: 336

  • Cabin Categories: 26

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Cruiser861
Contributor Level: Purser
Mar 12, 2016

Our second sailing with Captain Rickard Lorentzen, very personable, always greeting passengers around the ship. So sorry that Princess has sold this wonderful ship.

rckymtnsparrow
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Oct 06, 2015

CAPTAIN WAS SNOOTY SORT AND REFUSED TO ATTEND VARIOUS MEETINGS REGARDING THE UNNECESSARY CANCELLING OF OUR STOP AT PETRA. THREE PORTS OF CALL IN ALL WERE ELIMINATED FROM THE ITINERARY - THE 3 MOST IMPORTANT ONES - PETRA AND 2 IN EGYPT. OVER 350 PEOPLE WERE SCHEDULED FOR PETRA, MUCH PASSENGER ANGER!

rencherfamily
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Sep 12, 2015

Sorry Princess is selling this ship; we love going on her & also Pacific Princess which we will cruise on again. Staff all friendly & happy to be on this ship.

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