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I have just returned from a 14 night trip with my partner and in-laws and the Caribbean princess did not disappoint! There was only 1 let down which was with the embarkation process which I believe was the fault of the Southampton port authorities. On arrival to our state room we were promptly greeted by Dennis our steward who greeted us by name and was most accommodating when we requested additional hangers etc., all through the cruise he was on hand to help with anything we needed, he is a great asset to Princess. The food on-board was as always of great quality and the selection was always vast. the only downside is the rigmorall of "hunt the table" at peak times in the buffet areas. There was plenty of entertainment on-board suitable for all interests, Matt O'Brien (AKA Matt 32 from England) was by far the hardest working member of the entertainments team, he was always on good form and hilarious. I took the all inclusive soda package which was a huge asset, as I don't really drink alcohol I was able to have unlimited Mock tails and hot chocolates etc. and at only $7 per day it really is worth it considering that each mock tail is $5 a time. 95% of staff were always friendly and helpful, the ship was in good order throughout although this time there did seem to be more issues with the toilets in public areas being out of order. The med cruise itinerary was perfect for us as it included many stops that we had not visited, I would however recommend you look into arranging your own shore tours as the Princess prices are really high and the tours seem to be highly subscribed. this particular cruise was mostly Brits in their 60's + however us only being in our early 30's was not a problem (you just have to be a little more patient when following them down corridors etc :)) Overall, I can 100% say that Princess Cruises are onto a winner with the formula they are following and long may it continue!

All round great holiday

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by RogNAsh-somerset

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2015
  • Destination: Europe
I have just returned from a 14 night trip with my partner and in-laws and the Caribbean princess did not disappoint!

There was only 1 let down which was with the embarkation process which I believe was the fault of the Southampton port authorities.

On arrival to our state room we were promptly greeted by Dennis our steward who greeted us by name and was most accommodating when we requested additional hangers etc., all through the cruise he was on hand to help with anything we needed, he is a great asset to Princess.

The food on-board was as always of great quality and the selection was always vast. the only downside is the rigmorall of "hunt the table" at peak times in the buffet areas.

There was plenty of entertainment on-board suitable for all interests, Matt O'Brien (AKA Matt 32 from England) was by far the hardest working member of the entertainments team, he was always on good form and hilarious.

I took the all inclusive soda package which was a huge asset, as I don't really drink alcohol I was able to have unlimited Mock tails and hot chocolates etc. and at only $7 per day it really is worth it considering that each mock tail is $5 a time.

95% of staff were always friendly and helpful, the ship was in good order throughout although this time there did seem to be more issues with the toilets in public areas being out of order.

The med cruise itinerary was perfect for us as it included many stops that we had not visited, I would however recommend you look into arranging your own shore tours as the Princess prices are really high and the tours seem to be highly subscribed. this particular cruise was mostly Brits in their 60's + however us only being in our early 30's was not a problem (you just have to be a little more patient when following them down corridors etc :))

Overall, I can 100% say that Princess Cruises are onto a winner with the formula they are following and long may it continue!
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Cabin C508
The cabin was spacious considering it was an inside, this is the 1st time we have opted for this type of room and we were more than happy with it, only downside is not knowing what the weather is looking like although this is overcome by checking out the bridge cam on the TV.

shower was lovely with great pressure and never an issue with hot water. toiletries were provided when required and towels changed as you wish, bed was more than comfortable and big (I wish I could take it home with me) Linins were changed every few days.

In room service was great, we ordered coffee to be delivered most mornings.

Room Steward was fantastic and again we could do with him at home :)
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