This was for the first time that me and my wife Jamie were on board Caribbean Princess cruise ship which belongs to Princess Cruises fleet.
We were at the port at 10:10 and got in line at 10:20. While we were waiting in the line we were provided with a cold water and there were also benches along the wall so we didn’t need to be on our feet all the time . We were at our cabin at 11:25 and got our luggage at 1 P.M.
We had a balcony cabin on the Lido Deck. This was probably the smallest cabin we ever had, but the location was amazing. We had a plenty of storage space for our luggage, clothes and other accessories- The bathroom was a typical for a cruise ship. Our cabin steward Vanessa was very friendly.
There was a really nice option to do traditional or anytime dining; as long as you didn’t make a reservation for a table for so-called anytime dining, you didn’t lose your usual table. But have to admit we did »anytime option« only once, The food was above average but still nothing special. The buffet restaurants were in general much better than on some other cruise ships we’ve been to. But there was one problem, though, for example if you wanted to go from one side of the restaurant to the other, you had to leave the restaurant to cross over., but we could live with that.
The service was included in the cruise price, we just needed to tip the room service steward.
Even though there was no single »Carnival show«, the shows were very good. There was the “Piano Man” show which we liked it a lot, but the main problem was that the evening shows and entertainment, were scheduled in such a way that we had to choose one. We really liked Movies under the Stars, there were some very entertaining movies.
We could name Caribbean Princess easy going. It’s not for everyone, but in the overall the service was more than just good. Our fellow passengers were very friendly and we really enjoyed their company. We might try another Princess Ship in the future because we really enjoy our cruise and we do recommend this ship!
With dramatic atriums and Skywalker’s Disco (the spoiler hovering 150 feet above the stern), Caribbean Princess is a super-size version of the older Grand-class vessels with an extra deck of passenger accommodations.