Crown Princess

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  • The Crown Princess - A Solid Four-Star Cruising Experience

    Jan 15, 2007 by chelledun is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: WONDERFUL entertainment, generally good food, attractive public areas, super itinerary
    Cons: Not the greatest service ever, confusing ship layout

    Summary: Well, the Crown Princess didn’t nearly tip over on this voyage, so that’s a big plus. Mr_chelledun and I just got back from our first Princess voyage. We were really, really, hoping to like it, as we are booked on the boat’s new sister ... read more

  • AVOID this Cruise Line - Terrible Customer Service

    Jan 2, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You are on a cruise
    Cons: Refuses Customer Service

    Summary: This is really a terrible company for customer relations (I use that term because most companies offer it, this company doesn't really have such a thing). We received NO response other than generic responses when contacting them directly and VIA ... read more

  • We were Dazzled on our Crown Princess Scandinavian Cruise

    Jun 22, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Exquisite, new ship with all the amenities, pleasant staff, very good food, amazing sights
    Cons: a few minor quibbles but nothing which would cause me to choose a different ship

    Summary: Ready for adventure? Planning an exotic cruise? Grab your passport and take this quick quiz for anyone contemplating a Scandinavian cruise. Which currency will not be required for souvenir shopping in port?a) Kroner b) Zloty c) Kroon ... read more

  • A wonderful cruising experience

    Apr 23, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of public areas, lots of activities
    Cons: none

    Summary: In January 2008, my husband and I spent our 5 year anniversary on board the Crown Princess. We had 7 wonderful nights cruising the Southern Caribbean. This ship offers something for everyone. It was beautifully decorated. To me it didn't seem as big ... read more


    Aug 17, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good food
    Cons: Tooooo many people, no diversity

    Summary: FIRST: This boat is HUGE. It is 18 stories tall, a city block wide and an avenue long. It holds about 3500 people. 3400 of them are white. 98 are black. 2 are "other." Guess which two? Getting on the boat was a breeze. If you arrive toward the latter ... read more

  • Princess is our favourite

    Jun 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Food is fantastic
    Cons: Air conditioning poor

    Summary: We were on the Crown Princess for the 08/06/07 sailing.(06/08/07 for you americans) First, the bad things that we didn't expect. 1. The toilet stopped working and overflowed and they took their time in coming to fix it. 2. The air conditioning ... read more

  • A Super Cruise Experience

    Apr 24, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cabin, Service Decor
    Cons: Very Little

    Summary: We are a fifty-something couple cruising alone. Flight and Pre-Cruise We booked air and transfers through Princess. Our flight through Miami with a 3 hour lay-over was more expensive than if we’d have booked a non-stop from Continental. Live ... read more

  • Feb 07 cruise

    Mar 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great sunny, mid winter break! Interesting and positive cruise experience.
    Cons: No promenade to be able to walk freely. Racket from all day movie.

    Summary: My 2 twenty + daughters and I just got back from our first cruise together on the new Crown Princess. None of us is into the club scene, casinos, dancing, drinking or Las Vegas shows so we were a little concerned that we are just NOT cruisy types and ... read more

  • A HUGE Ship with a Diverse Crew and GREAT Itinerary

    Feb 18, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great embarkation, BEST entertainment, wonderful ANYTIME DINING, never felt like there were 3K+ people
    Cons: Disembarkation confusing, worst traffic design in the buffet cafes, extremely small showers

    Summary: This was our 1st experience with Princess Cruises but our 6th cruise adventure. We were on the Feb 3,2007 Southern Carribbean departure covering, St.Thomas, St. Kitts, Grenada, Bonaire, and Aruba. None of the ports required tenders for getting to a ... read more

  • A Vacation Dream Come True by Cruising on the Crown Princess

    Feb 12, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The ship layout was very accommodating. The food was unreal and the entertainment was fabulous.
    Cons: The only con I could think of was that my spa treatment ended to soon.

    Summary: I have always dreamed of a cruise vacation. What I experienced on the Crown Princess was definitely a dream come true. I had to keep asking my husband to pinch me, to see if I was really there on this beautiful ship that met all our expectations ... read more

  • We had a great time and would love to do it again!

    Jan 30, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ports of call, stateroom in a good location, good food in dining room and poolside
    Cons: Ship rocked and swayed, too many things cost extra, buffet food not so great

    Summary: A little information about the ship (for those who are new to cruising): The Crown Princess is owned by Princess Cruise Lines, which is owned by Carnival Cruise Lines. The current Crown Princess set sail for the first time in June 2006. There was a ... read more

  • Bad Food and No Service on the High Seas

    Dec 8, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great rooms. Nice balconies for the price.
    Cons: Food and Service. You pay for EVERYTHING on the ship.

    Summary: I just read a lot of great reviews for the Crown Princess. I started to think that I might have been on the wrong ship for seven days. Yes, the Crown Princess does have some pretty sterling reviews on Epinions, but look closely -- most of them were ... read more

  • Beautiful New Ship, Great Price

    Nov 16, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Southern Caribbean itinerary, excellent service, great size rooms, plenty to do on the ship.
    Cons: Food and entertainment, embarkation was a problem, many elevators out of service

    Summary: We arrived at the San Juan port at 2:25 on Nov. 4. Embarkation was a disaster. The line was out of the building, out to the street. We were told that due to problems with Customs when the ship arrived in the morning, embarkation had not yet begun. ... read more

  • Just say no - to your travel agent!

    Oct 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: I got home in one piece
    Cons: Service, Food, Ports of Call, Ship.

    Summary: I don't care what label they slapped on this ship, its a Carnival cruise ship so don't be fooled. 1) SERVICE - the pits, the staff was miserable which made the passengers miserable. The staff to passenger ratio is about 10 to 1 and they treated the ... read more

  • Customer Service

    Jul 28, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Customer Service, Beautiful ship
    Cons: none

    Summary: I was on the Crown Princess when it listed on 7/18/06 and wanted to comment on how well the crew and staff reacted to this. The housecleaning staff came by to check to see if everyone was all right and even though they were visibly shaken up from this ... read more

  • Crown Princess July 11, 2006 (tip wasn't so bad!)

    Jul 25, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice vacation, super food!
    Cons: Crowded around the pools.

    Summary: See this same review with the photos at: 738/cpreview.html We just returned from a very nice cruise overall, and I would gladly take it again. Scroll down if you want to get to the part where the ship tipped. ... read more

  • On The Crown Princess, I Felt Like A Princess Under The Caribbean Sun!!

    Jul 25, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything!, amazing entertainment, great food, great service, wonderful ports of call
    Cons: Some things are overpriced

    Summary: I continuously dream of all the places I want to travel, look them up and save up for my dream vacation. I’ve already been to a few wonderful places around Europe, but many I’ve never been even close to, which are actually not very far from here. ... read more

  • Only Ice Cream for Dessert ! Everything Else On Kitchen Floor

    Jul 22, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Relaxing, entertaining and fun.
    Cons: Teething troubles. Too many $$ add-ons. Ship almost capsizes

    Summary: Yes – those were indeed the words our waiter uttered the evening of Tuesday July 22nd, about 5-6 hours after the Crown Princess had violently rolled over 20 degrees to starboard, injuring nearly 200 passengers and crew on board. I’ll tell our ... read more

  • Positives win on Inaugural Crown Princess Cruise, June 14th, 2006

    Jun 24, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: outdoor movie theater with great sound, great invited guest entertainers, great staff
    Cons: only "warm" coffee in main dining rooms, unequal air-conditioning,

    Summary: This was my 8th cruise so I jumped at the chance to be on an inaugural cruise, June 14th on the Crown Princess. Previously I had been on the old “Love Boat” from the TV series, the Pacific Princess. Correct me if I am wrong but I believe the ceiling ... read more

  • Panama Canal a surprise.

    Jul 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: First class travel
    Cons: Average age seemed about 70

    Summary: On my list of places that I would love to visit, the Panama Canal was never at the top of the list. In fact, I don't remember it even being on the list; however, the opportunity came for a cruise on Princess and not being the foolish sort, we went. ... read more

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