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Crown Princess review..... imho.....


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These are my thoughts on our recent Jan 16 - Feb 5 Crown Princess cruise. We had one FCD before we sailed. Didn’t even consider booking another one onboard. After the debacle Caribbean Princess 2019 cruise and this one…. if we ever sail with Princess again it will be on one of the very newest ships.

 

The good

 

Room Steward - Pramod Dhavale (one of the best stewards we    have had on any ship)

 

Assistant Cruise Director

  • Mark from Toronto Canada (should be a CD asap)

 

The response from Passenger Services about complaints

(in hindsight we should have made far more)

 

Crooners - drinks overlooking the Piazza entertainment

- service was a little slow, but worth it

 

Production Show “Encore” - saw it in February 2019 and        still think it is a wonderful show

 

Comedian (1st 10 day segment) - can’t remember his name,

not Miguel Washington (who was fine - but didn’t to see him 4        times over 20 days)

 

Salty Dog Gastropub (wish they had more non-cheese options)

 

Pub Lunch

 

The bad

Booked as a 20 day cruise - not a Back to Back

- But repeats of EVERYTHING - Menus, Movies,   Entertainment, Trivia questions, EVERYTHING

Crown Grill

- Lobster Bisque overly salty

- Filet ordered Medium - served blood rare

- Vegetables (asparagus & mushrooms) served with        zero seasoning, butter, oil, lemon, and zero flavour

 

Dining Room Food

- uninspired choices, repetitive, incredibly bland

 

Entertainment - completely repetitive

- Production Shows & Comedians - that’s it

- the WORST entertainer we’ve ever seen: Greg London

 

Lido Cabin L311 - Worst balcony ever.

    Noisy (9:30pm -12:30am Deck Party was torture)

    Smelly (not sure why, weird Food & Chemical smells)

    Really just 1/2 a balcony because of its location at the end of hall. No chair stools… BAD choice!

 

Lido Cabin L311 - Smallest Shower ever.

 

Lido Cabin L311 - Overly Soft Bed (ymmv if you like those)

 

Disembarkation in Grand Turk after a +30 minute delay

     - the most disorganized mess of a job that we’ve seen

 

MUTS - perhaps the biggest disappointment. No more trivia or animal videos during the day. “Discovery” pictures of lovely sights with no explanation of where….. all day every day.

 

Disembarking tomorrow to board Holland America’s Oosterdam.

Bigger balcony, far better bathroom (with a TUB), & firmer bed. 🙂

 

 

 

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I was on this cruise.

 

you just have missed the trivia on MUTS because it was there. It was definitely on before MIB international anyway. 
 

I thought both comedians were terrible btw - I did enjoy the in house shows and agree that Mark is great and the dining room food was dreadful - especially the vegetarian options, also one of the waiters was pretty rude: “what do you mean you don’t know what it is?” Was his response when I asked him to explain one of the options on the menu...

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We've been on the Crown Princess twice in the past two years.  I don't agree with anything the OP has listed under BAD.

We had a few issues with our cabin at first that were resolved but both cruises were perfectly fine in the way of food and entertainment and just nice cruises in general.  To each his own.  I think some people just like to complain.

 

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6 minutes ago, kywildcatfanone said:

If it was a 10 day cruise you went on twice, of course the shows and MUTS would be repeats.  Not sure how this is a valid criticism.

^^Correct. ^^

Regardlessof how it was booked, it most definitely was two 10 night Sailings. They can often be booked as one cruise, etc - either way, menus, entertainment, etc., repeat on separate legs. They don't have a separate 20 night menu and entertainment setup running alongside the normal 10 night cruise.  🙄

 

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We were on this cruise as well...  it was not one of our favorites.  Our biggest issue is that we had plumbing problems and our toilet would start trying to flush itself and would overflow.  It did this four times which resulted in our bathroom being a big mess.  In addition, the AC stopped working and our room was super hot.  We thought the entertainment was very boring, casino was super smoky and didn’t pay well, food was ok,  our waitstaff was excellent while our cabin steward was often nowhere to be seen and wouldn’t always clean our room in the morning... we left at 830 one morning and came back 4 hours later and our room was still not touched.  We also had some food in the refrigerator that he removed to make room for the ice bucket that we never used.  One of our neighbors smoked on the balcony and no one ever did anything about it.  We were also super disappointed that the casino opted to move a nonsmoking night from our formal night to when the super bowl was taking place.  Drinks we had also didn’t seem to taste very well.  We also aren’t sure why they cut St Thomas so short.  Seems we could have stayed longer and had a sea day between St Thomas and Grand Turk.   We love cruising so will try again, but this cruise was definitely lacking in excitement.  

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