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Out of 20+cruises, first time on Princess. Highlights: -very good food, approachable chefs proud of their craft -good organization by Princess to have specialty restaurants open for breakfast to lessen the crowd factor -open back of the ship was amazing going through the Panama Canal -awesome pool, well balanced water, can actually swim laps in it -smoking right near the shopping area .. I really wonder if cruise lines have no knowledge of allergic reactions to cigarette smoke -cancer walk not well attended unfortunately; it wasn't publicized much at all (minimal mention in the daily schedule), and we again had to walk through clouds of cigarette smoke (on the /cancer/ walk!!) on the promenade deck- can't they ever restrict the smoking for just those minutes of the event??? Also the walk went up and down the stairs, not awesome for my spouse who happened to be on chemotherapy and very fatigued -best room steward ever!! Tomasz On the excursions--- we were very late coming back from the Panama Canal (we took the boat through Miraflores locks to the Pacific. it was an experience, but would never do it again (recommendation: be prepared for 4h+ without a toilet or water, lots of waiting, crowds shoving in front of you to get their photo without common courtesy) Do NOT do the "Sea Rumba" in Cartagena. Unprofessional guide who uses tourists to buy his friends' coffee (no roast date on it, don't recommend buying, who knows how old it is), emeralds and other souvenirs. Didn't answer the one single historical question i had about Cartagena. Then he let us sit in Diesel fumes for 15 min, ignoring the fact people had their t-shirts pulled over their faces..and shoved his hat in my face demanding tips - well I had no problem walking around him. Princess was good, not great enough to book another cruise onboard, also their future cruise office was closed during opening hours.

Cruise was great, excursions not

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by SteamboatWillie118

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Out of 20+cruises, first time on Princess.

Highlights:

-very good food, approachable chefs proud of their craft

-good organization by Princess to have specialty restaurants open for breakfast to lessen the crowd factor

-open back of the ship was amazing going through the Panama Canal

-awesome pool, well balanced water, can actually swim laps in it

-smoking right near the shopping area .. I really wonder if cruise lines have no knowledge of allergic reactions to cigarette smoke

-cancer walk not well attended unfortunately; it wasn't publicized much at all (minimal mention in the daily schedule), and we again had to walk through clouds of cigarette smoke (on the /cancer/ walk!!) on the promenade deck- can't they ever restrict the smoking for just those minutes of the event??? Also the walk went up and down the stairs, not awesome for my spouse who happened to be on chemotherapy and very fatigued

-best room steward ever!! Tomasz

On the excursions--- we were very late coming back from the Panama Canal (we took the boat through Miraflores locks to the Pacific. it was an experience, but would never do it again (recommendation: be prepared for 4h+ without a toilet or water, lots of waiting, crowds shoving in front of you to get their photo without common courtesy)

Do NOT do the "Sea Rumba" in Cartagena. Unprofessional guide who uses tourists to buy his friends' coffee (no roast date on it, don't recommend buying, who knows how old it is), emeralds and other souvenirs.

Didn't answer the one single historical question i had about Cartagena.

Then he let us sit in Diesel fumes for 15 min, ignoring the fact people had their t-shirts pulled over their faces..and shoved his hat in my face demanding tips - well I had no problem walking around him.

Princess was good, not great enough to book another cruise onboard, also their future cruise office was closed during opening hours.
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Oceanview (obstructed view)
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No sofa, enough space, great closet and shower, though small.
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