Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises

Princess makes it easier for guests to connect with the world and each other. Princess has been sailing since 1965, taking millions of people just like you to over 330 destinations. Get immersed in the culture of the places you visit on board. Experience the sights you want to see most on shore with our exclusive award-winning Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ shore excursions. And enjoy an effortless, personalized vacation with the MedallionClass® experience that offers everything from fast, reliable MedallionNet® Wi-Fi to having whatever you need delivered wherever you want.

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Book with the value-packed Princess Plus fare with drinks (bar service charges included!), Wi-Fi, and crew appreciation included. Available for all destinations and stateroom types.

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Exciting adventures await aboard Caribbean Princess,® as she sets sail with a multi-million-dollar array of luxurious enhancements. From staterooms that offer a more restful sleep, to endless tempting new dining options, fresh experiences for kids and teens, plus other upgrades, you’ll find Caribbean Princess herself has come back new.


Coral Princess,® with more than 700 balcony staterooms, was custom built to navigate the historic Panama Canal. Be sure to try the Bayou Café & Steakhouse, which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine, join friends for cocktails and Movies Under the Stars® by the pool or try some decadent treats at the International Café.


Enjoy sweeping views of the world while sailing on Crown Princess.® From her nearly 900 balconies to the breathtaking three-story Atrium, you'll discover a relaxing atmosphere filled with an array of world class entertainment and dining options that will greet you each day when you return from making fascinating discoveries ashore.


Diamond Princess® is a treasure trove of exceptional delights waiting to be discovered. Dine on freshly prepared sashimi in Kai Sushi, watch street performers in the dazzling Atrium, or take in a lavish production show in our state-of-the-art theater. And for a unique treat visit the IZUMI Japanese Bath, the largest of its kind at sea.


With Discovery Princess®, enjoy 270-degree views from the largest balconies at sea, unwind in ultimate comfort, and indulge your senses with dining options from Michelin-star chefs. Plus, Princess Live Entertainment presents new productions that can be seen in our state-of-the-art Princess Theater.


With nearly 900 staterooms with balconies, you'll awaken each day to a new horizon. Experience the relaxed ambience onboard and tantalizing cuisine in our elegant dining rooms. Enrich yourself with Discovery at SEA programs and unwind at the The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults.


Enchanted Princess® shares the style and luxury of the Princess fleet and introduces new attractions all her own. Get ready for exquisite, one-of-a-kind dining experiences. The most pools and whirlpool hot tubs in our fleet. World-class entertainment venues hosting dazzling performances.


With an atmosphere of comfortable elegance, tantalizing dining options and dazzling entertainment, your stay on board Grand Princess® will be anything but ordinary. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, enjoy Movies Under the Stars® poolside or experience something new with our Discovery at SEA enrichment programs.


Island Princess® is your own private retreat on the sea. Whether you crave relaxation or exhilaration, you'll find the soothing Lotus Spa,® live entertainment, gourmet cuisine, casino gaming and more. And for a special treat, try the Bayou Café & Steakhouse, which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine.


Sail aboard Majestic Princess® and enjoy the signature favorites you've always loved along with so many new exciting additions not found on any other Princess ship, including two new specialty restaurants with dinner menus crafted by two Michelin-star awarded chefs. Come aboard and find out what makes this ship so special!


Enjoy sweeping views from one of more than 1,400 balconies on Regal Princess® or stroll on the SeaWalk,® a glass-floor walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship! From the tranquil Sanctuary, a retreat reserved for adults, to the dazzling Princess WaterColor Fantasy light and water show and more, you'll find diversions for every mood.


From its breathtaking piazza-style Atrium to the dramatic views from the glass-floored SeaWalk,® Royal Princess® is sure to delight. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, watch the mesmerizing Princess WaterColor Fantasy light and water show, or dine on tantalizing cuisine at venues like Crown Grill and more.


Ruby Princess® is a luminous jewel on the seas and a romantic destination in itself. Christened by lovebirds Trista and Ryan Sutter of TV’s The Bachelorette, she offers nearly 900 balconies from which to view the world, an array of entertainment options and sumptuous dining choices from Crown Grill to the International Café.


As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess® indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa.®


Our newest ship Sky Princess® will include the best of the incredible features found on sister ships Regal Princess®, Royal Princess® and Majestic Princess from the relaxing Sanctuary to the expansive three-deck Atrium to some of our newest dining venues with updated décor and design throughout the ship.


There's no sibling rivalry here. Sun Princess® can't wait to welcome her sister ship, Star Princess®, to the fleet - the third ship with this celestial name. She'll feature the new Dome, out-of-this-world views in the Piazza, Signature Collection Suites and more.


Princess’ largest ever! Groundbreaking design centers on a glass sphere that infuses the Piazza with light and connects guests with dynamic views of the world. A cutting-edge entertainment space inspired by tiered cliffs of Santorini. Our first eco-friendly Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered ship.


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Not Recommended

3000 passengers is too many for me

By: LaLinda


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2013

I am happy to have visited Iceland and Greenland, and to have seen the incredible Aurora Borealis. I will never sail on a ship this big again. The ship is not built for the number of passengers, meaning long wait times for meals and shows (if you can even get in) and to get on and off the ship. Service was excellent. Food was mediocre, room was fine, except the uncomfortable bed and pillows, and entertainment was generally good.
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Great Cruise

By: Debbie


Reviewed on: 20 Sep 2013

We had a super time on the Caribbean Princess on our last sailing- Southampton to New York. We met lots of nice people from all over and we especially enjoyed our dining room experiences with the same wait staff every day. The ports were well chosen and our stops in Iceland and meeting with friends for those days made the trip especially enjoyable! Caribbean Princess was clean, the cuisine was excellent. Staff was very professional. We have already booked our next cruise with Princess.
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Highly recommend

By: Hutch


Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2013

The Canada/New England itinerary for the Caribbean Princess was excellent. The ship's personnel were very professional and friendly. The food was excellent and the entertainment was very good.
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very good

By: don


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2013

Highly recommend

By: pappos


Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2013

Cynthia Hampton has been our travel expert for over five years. When she decided to leave her other travel agency and move over to Artistico Travel we knew we would be loosing one of the best and followed her over. When it comes to planning our travel arrangements we completely trust Cynthia with all of our travel reservations including all of our financial needs. She will work un-tiringly so that you will receive the best price, accommodations and travel arrangements possible.
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A wonderful trip!

By: Dad


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

I'd successfully avoided cruises all my life until my daughter booked one for us (as a gift to her mother and me). I have never had such a relaxing time. We were (surprisingly to me) fully in-charge of which activities we chose to do. The cruise was fantastic and relaxing, and we were able to adventure on our own at the ports of call (my preference). The food was perfect and (most importantly) healthy! I was worried that I'd gain weight and that didn't happen.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Knopf
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recommend

By: Pat & Chas


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Have enjoyed all our cruises with Princess. Just planned another cruise and will be on the Caribbean Princess for the second time.
Travel Advisor:  Darrin Cancellieri
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Highly recommended

By: Larry78


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Betty is a professional. Always well organized. We like travelling with her because we are never worried about anything. If there is a crisis she's quick to find a solution and solve the issue in your favor. No demand is ever too much or impossible. She's the greatest.
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Lovely cruise aboard the Coral Princess.

By: Princess


Reviewed on: 26 Nov 2013

My husband and I were very pleased with our Alaskan Cruise. However, I was not impressed with our travel agent, Pamela Norton. She booked us in the worst hotels I have personally every stayed. She was slow with her bookings and confirmations, and even chose the wrong dates when she finally did book us. Won't use her again.

Highly recommend

By: Koni


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Love traveling with Princess. Top notch service, staff friendly, knows your name, ship in great condition, great entertainment, food and activities. Would not travel with any other cruise line.
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Highly recommend

By: Patricia46


Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2013

We had a great Thanksgiving cruise. It was a good 4 days of relazation for us. We had friends with us & we all just took it easy. The wine tasting was great & the show British Invasion was good & we sung along with the show. It brought back so many memories of years past. Room service, the dining rooms & food were excellent. Loved the new International cafe for lunches and the entertainment in the Atrium was great. Really for another cruise as soon as we can.
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Not Recommended

Ruby Princess - Not what I expected

By: Susan1


Reviewed on: 21 Dec 2013

The mini-suite was lovely. The 4 nite cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Cozumel was alright. Meals in the dining room were basic and we ate in the buffet afterward - better variety and very helpful staff (Many Princess club members we spoke to only eat in specialty restos.) Crew unknowledgeable much of the time. The golf simulator was used as a portrait studio. Internet cafe was wi-fi only and noisy. As a frequent Celebrity guest comparing the two cruise lines, Princess lost every time.
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Big Ship

By: AL


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2014

Ship was big. Too may bar areas. too many photos--way too many at every turn. Was annoying!!!
Travel Advisor:  Kym Harrell
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Recommended

By: Gweez


Reviewed on: 15 Feb 2014

Travel Advisor:  Marisa Stephens
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very enjoyable time

By: LeendaCrus


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2014

We had a very enjoyable and relaxing time on our cruise onboard the Caribbean Princess!  The food was exceptional, as was the entertainment!
Travel Advisor:  Jay Musgrove
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Highly recommended

By: Honeyjack


Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2014

This ship has a great crew!  Staff was always very helpful and redact to please. The Houston location is very nice!
Travel Advisor:  Kristie England
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Definitely Recommended

By: Katt


Reviewed on: 07 Mar 2014

This was my second cruise and my first one with Princess Cruises.  I was a huge fan of "The Love Boat" tv show so to get to travel on one of the Princess ships was very exciting for me.  All of the crew that I met were friendly and helpful.  I had a wonderful relaxing vacation aboard the Caribbean Princess and look forward to traveling with them again.
Travel Advisor:  Denise Shepard
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Not Recommended

By: Jo Jo


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2014

W a s  so  glad to have Carol as my agent. She made everything easy for me and was always just a phone call away.Have used her before and will continue to do so.

Great experience

By: Love the warm weather


Reviewed on: 03 May 2014

We are Platinum Members and were not disappointed.  Service staff was exceptional, food was excellent, and the Houston Facility was efficient.
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Baltic Cruise

By: Spa girl


Reviewed on: 30 Jul 2014

The ship was lovely and  most of the staff was efficient and pleasant! I was unaware that the spa is actually run by an outside company! The cruise line will not help you if they mess up your charges, which they seem to do frequently. If you are a Spa girl too, make sure on Royal Princess with Lotus Spa you check your receipts and room charges well in advance of disembarking so you have time to dispute and correct the charge errors. Even if they have corrected them, check your final statement well in advance! There is a "clause" that states all charges must be disputed prior to leaving the ship!
Travel Advisor:  Kim Schneider

Delicious Food

By: Hockey09


Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2014

The cruise was great. The food was delicious. Some had issues with bathrooms working properly. Also issues with one of the pools. Overall a nice ship to cruise on.

Excellent Valve Cruise

By: HamiltonCruiser


Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2015

We have cruised on the Caribbean Princess in the past so we knew what to expect. For an older ship, the maintenance couldn't be questioned. This ship did a nice job of accommodating a wide range of age groups. There's a generous selection of activities each day so, as usual, we weren't able to see and do everything we found on the the daily Patter. The food met our expectations from our previous experience. We chose the Anytime Dining option and were able to sit in the same area each night which meant we had the same helpful, fun service staff for several of the nights. We wouldn't hesitate to cruise on the Caribbean Princess again.

Something for Everyone

By: Lady Lee


Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2015

We enjoyed our cruise, there was a wide variety of activities, helpful staff, clean accommodations and lovely meals.

Great Staff

By: HineFamilyofFour


Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2015

This was our families first cruise and what a great experience it was! The ship was clean from every aspect that we saw and well maintained. The only real complaint we would have is the blocked off areas of the pool deck so that the flooring could be changed over. With this blocked off it made less pool seating and got really crowded. We were blessed with amazing help from anyone that worked on this cruise ship. Our waiters, Rudy and Abel, were so much fun and truly made our dining experience in the Palm Dining Room great fun each night. They catered to our every need/want and do so with a smile. They talked with our family as if we were the only ones in the room and made us feel special. Nazaro was our room attendant and he was more than willing to help out in anyway possible. Since we were traveling for people in one room he had to take down and put up the beds everyday and he did so without a hesitation.
Travel Advisor:  Brenda Tolson

expert friendly entire staff

By: biker1


Reviewed on: 15 May 2015

Ships company was great in every way
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Fitzpatrick

Big but Lots to Do

By: Jon48


Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2015

Caribbean Princess is a large ship (3,200+ passengers) but with the amenities to take care of everyone. Sailed last half of August out of Southampton and that was both good and bad (sort of). Last of British holidays meant more families and children than retired cruisers might be used to but the ship did a good job of having activities to keep the kiddies busy. Good was the fact that the rest of Europe was also on holiday meaning the cities were almost devoid of traffic. This was our fifth Princess cruise and were not disappointed. I thought the Horizon Court was done more nicely than on the Island Princess, our previous cruise to the Panama Canal. We had reserved dinner seating and the menus were fabulous, as always. The staff were, simply, great ambassadors. Out table staff were a perfect team, taking only the first dinner to anticipate our every need. Our steward always greeted us when we left and came back to our cabin and our cabin was always done just right..
Travel Advisor:  David Porter

Excellent service by staff

By: Sandi


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2015

The ship's staff were excellent and provided awesome service. However, the ship needs to be updated as it's old and needs some work. The food was excellent and had great variety of options for all dietary needs.
Travel Advisor:  Sandie Harman

Friendly crew

By: Sue3


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2015

We were disappointed that we were unable to go to Bar Harbor Maine. The weather did not allow us to tender. The food was very good. Our room could have used some updating. But our biggest criticism was the lack of direction. It seemed like "the right hand didn't know what the left hand was doing".

Great Cruise

By: Donna911


Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2015

Took the Canada/New England Cruise and had a fantastic time. The ship's service was excellent, the crew always friendly. Even though the weather played havoc with one port and resulted in it being cancelled the trip was great.

ship service was excellent.

By: Geo29


Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2015

Ship service was always very good. Boarding was easy, tours were great. Staff was friendly and informative. Transfers form airport to ship as well as from ship to airport went smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Helen Varri
Not Recommended

Food below average

By: Dave


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2015

Food below average.

Nice Ship, Bad Departure Port

By: D&G


Reviewed on: 19 Dec 2015

The Caribbean Princess is a nice ship. Clean, friendly and what you would expect of Princess in general. The departure port was Houston which was selected due to its close proximity to my parents who live in San Antonio. They wanted to drive rather than to fly which was fine with us. The port operates in a dry county as I understand so the entire embarkation day only furnished very bad county regulated drinks. The port is also in the heart of refinery row so its pretty unattractive. I understand that Princess is not going to renew their port arrangement in the coming year. The ports were Costa Maya, Roatan and Belize. We went on a Maya ruin tour with Elvis (real name) who is the best tour guide ever. The ship food was ok. The steakhouse was very good. The Italian restaurant was also very good. All public areas were very clean and service was prompt. Get the beverage package- its worth it based on the cost of a single drink. The captain was also great.
Not Recommended

great travel agaent - horrible cruise line

By: Mike V.


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2016

*Our trip was delayed so we were BEHIND and LATE the whole trip. I am all for safety of the ship and passengers, but it was VERY frustrating that we were LATE getting into Cozumel (stop one), LATE and had to try to tender in rough seas, instead of docking at Roatan Honduras (stop two), and we aborted Belize completely (stop three). It was added frustration that RCL and Carnival had 3 boats docked at Roatan because they “got there earlier”, and that RCL Liberty and Vision BOTH got into Belize when we aborted completely. *Cruise Director (Bob Leininger) was very arrogant, rude and condescending to the passengers. He had no creative alternatives ON THE SHIP since we missed 2 of 3 ports. *We never saw captain (Nick Nash) or met him. He was very short, impersonal, and not really apologetic, due to the missed ports. *Crew was unhelpful at times, "not my job". *This cruise felt like a low budget, no frills, plain vanilla, uncaring staff and crew from the top down, trip that fell flat.

Beautiful Ship

By: Marcia


Reviewed on: 29 Jan 2016

The ship was beautiful and food selections were good. We loved the mini suite as it had a balcony and extra seating area with couch and chair and coffee table plus 2 TV's. We rarely saw our steward. Some of the staff were snobby and pretentious at the service desk, but I did not have to deal with them very often--some shop staff were excellent and some were not very accommodating or friendly. I used the spa and although I had a great massage therapist (2 deep tissue massages), the prices are very high and there is a lot of pressure to buy products from them--next time I won't be surprised by this and will just say "No". I wouldn't recommend this ship for younger adults since there wasn't a lot to do for this population--most of the cruisers were like ourselves and older or retired--that was a good thing for us because the ship was quiet and not rowdy but probably would not appeal to the younger generation (my sons who are in their late 20's complained about this).
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

Great value for the money

By: loves to cruise


Reviewed on: 06 Feb 2016

I thought the ship was just fine, consistent with other Princess ships. The food in the dining room was very good with lots of good choices. However, as I find on many ships the chef just salts their soups way too much. Otherwise the dining room was a good experience. We didn't care for the Crown Grill, speciality steak house. Service is slow, it took almost an hour to get our first appetizer. We thought the steaks were as good as what they served in the dining room, without the $25 service charge. The elite lounge experience almost every night was a very nice touch for Platinum & Elite guests.
Travel Advisor:  Barbara Greenfield
Not Recommended

What a dissapointment

By: 2boatbums


Reviewed on: 22 Mar 2016

We have been on almost 50 cruises, with various cruise lines. We have always had great success with Princess. However, we feel that this ship, the Caribbean Princess was put in the Port of Houston to finish up the cruises before the port closes. Appearance of the ship, fair, food, poor, no variety in the buffet. Crew, efficient, business like, unfriendly. We booked this cruise partially because of the itinerary, and we have never sailed on this ship before. We were informed 1st. day at sea that the ship had a (slow engine) and we would not be able to make two of our ports because of this. In talking with passengers who had back to back cruises, they also related they had the same problem last week. Other passengers that had sailed on the Caribbean Princes in the past 90 days, said they had the same problems. Why would you put a ship that was not sea worthy in service and keep it there knowing it had a problem? We were greatly disappointed in all aspects of the cruise.
Not Recommended

Not worth the money

By: Jody57


Reviewed on: 05 Aug 2016

Older ship that needs updating. Nickel and dimed for everything. Didn't feel the value was worth what we spent.

Great Trip

By: no nickname


Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2016

We had a wonderful time - loved our stateroom, and the service was really excellent. Meals and entertainment were super, and the excursions were all very well planned and our guides were very well-informed. We will look forward to sailing with Princes Cruises next time. Bill and Ruth Rivers
Travel Advisor:  Zeze Kattan

Larger but still quite good

By: Bob44


Reviewed on: 27 Oct 2016

We enjoyed our trip (fall foliage) on the Caribbean Princess. The ship is quite well run by all concerned. We would have preferred to have the news sheets that many cruise lines provide. We did have fairly long lines, probably inevitable in a larger ship (3000 passengers). The shore excursions were in general well run. The putting green was fairly minimal (five short holes, but with character). We would have preferred a decent lecture program. In 11 evenings there were only two production shows by the singers and dancers. Our location (Plaza deck, near the middle) was very convenient. Fortunately, "Formal" nights were not rigorously enforced - a tie and sweater was enough. The food was generally of a high quality.
Not Recommended

Needs a renovation

By: Refo


Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2016

Ship is tired and needs a boost. Friendly staff but food was not the best.

Comfortable ship

By: GJB


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2016

We have been on several Princess ships and enjoy many aspects of that line. The Caribbean Princess was very comfortable, had good food and service and land tours were varied and interesting.
Not Recommended

Gerry

By: Gerry


Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2016

Ship too big and crowded

Great service, food and entertainment

By: Jon52


Reviewed on: 20 Jan 2017

While the Caribbean Princess could probably benefit from an interior refresh, the food, service and entertainment on board were excellent!
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Boyles

Caribbean Princess

By: BillJanet


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2017

We have taken 15 cruises on Princess and two cruises on the Caribbean Princess. This is a wonderful ship. There is plenty of space on the entertainment decks. There are several entertainment venues going all day long. There is a wide variety of entertainment--Easy listening, Dance music, Comedians and variety acts. The cruise director staff does an excellent job of developing fun and games for the passengers each day. The entertainment in the Princess Theatre each night is first rate and professional. There are five pools on the ship, and there are plenty of deck chairs. Space near the pools is at a premium on sunny days. The food in the dining room is excellent. For the most part, we tend to eat in the dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The service is marvelous. The wait staff caters to your every need. On this cruise we ate at the "Crab Shack" ($29 per person). It is well worth the price. We look forward to traveling with Princess again.
Travel Advisor:  Jan Halderman

Current trip

By: Arlene


Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2017

Had a great relaxing holiday. Entertainment was really good, Food was plentiful and good variety. Lots of things to do if you wanted such as art show, gym, bingo, games, etc.
Travel Advisor:  Tanya Yyz

Happy

By: Martha


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2017

My trip was everything I wanted it to be. Good food very clean the help was very helpful. The shows were the best everyone better then the one before.
Not Recommended

transatlantic

By: monk


Reviewed on: 04 May 2017

It should of been in dry dock another 2 weeks. Non working tv. Heating cooling did not work.

All aboard!

By: Happy Travelers


Reviewed on: 19 May 2017

The Caribbean Princess recently underwent a renovation in many of the public areas, especially in the buffet which is fresh, new, bright and cheerful. Although the cabins are basically the same, the mattresses and bedding have been upgraded. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful which makes you feel very comfortable. We had been on this ship twice before and realized that one of the laundry rooms on our floor had been eliminated which caused quite a back-up in the remaining laundry room.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Jaykus Peck
Not Recommended

Dumpy ship, unhelpful staff

By: swingdancer202003


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

I would not go on the ship again. It was about the balconies were rusty all the caulking around the bathtub and the floor was old coming up. The sink was yellow. The whole ship just had a worn out look. The staff was very happy and they were Nice as they could be but totally unhelpful. The best example I can think of to show this was when we went to the purser desk and asked for help with our return airline tickets, which we had purchased through princess, they did not know what to do didn't know if they could help so sent an email to the main office. They told us we would hear back in a couple of days. A couple of days? By then it was too late to change our tickets. Also they told us one of the excursions that we wanted to take with our friends was full. When our friends returned, they said the bus was barely 2/3 full. And I think the most amazing example of all was when I went to the buffet and asked for a knife to butter my scone they said we don't have any knives!!

Ship to shore

By: Happy Traveler!


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

The food was good (for a cruise), employees attentive, and room nice although the ship is older and smaller than others we have traveled on. Their recent upgrade was noticeable.

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By: Vicki


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

Itinerary was fantastic.
Travel Advisor:  Joan Umbel

Undecided

By: Firegirl


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2017

I am not sure how to answer this question, the ship was ok , but we ran onto problems with almost every women's bathroom on the ship, one or more stalls were out of service, for most of the trip. Also I thought the food was not up to par for princess.
Travel Advisor:  Andrea Keiderling Fehl

good size

By: mrsjetsetter


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

3,000 passenger ship and embarkation was a breeze, plus being a platinum member helps also, our group size of 6 checked in so fast and up to the dining room for lunch. Did not bother to go to buffet as it is usually crowded. I did notice they remodeled the buffet, very modern and sleek with 2 add on specialty restaurants that was quite reasonable at $12 pp , dinner only. We did try one of the , Plank bbq and quite tasty and plenty of meat and something different than the dining room. Food in the main dining was sometimes a hit or miss. Best night was our second formal night, escargots, lobster tails and prawns and dessert, cannot remember now. Cabins had upgraded the mattresses and sheets, very comfy. Never really crowded except on sea days. Only downfall is getting off the ship when in port, long lines in the atrium. They usually open up deck 5 and 6 but should announce that for everyone so we would not line up only on deck 5.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall

British Isles

By: Cessna


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

Terrific. Nice itinerary, great ship, improved food. Superb evening shows

British Isles cruise

By: DrJ888


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

This cruise was generally a great experience. The food was good, although the addition of two more "specialty restaurants", making four restaurants that charge extra, is an unfortunate money grab. We had good excursions, some provided by Princess, others sourced on our own. We had mass confusion one morning when they did not effectively manage excursion departures, and 100's of people ended up standing on the pier waiting for buses. Bathroom smelled of mildew when we arrived, but steward replaced the shower curtain with a new one, and that made all the difference. Beds were perfectly comfortable. Ship shows some wear - baseboards in the stateroom were pretty bashed up, and upholstered chair was well worn. Shower head leaked. Entertainment onboard was generally good. We especially enjoyed the trivia contests.
Travel Advisor:  Maria Karmiris

Ship

By: Happy trip


Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2017

Our group had a great time. The shows on this trip were some of the best I have seen. Ship personnel were all friendly and helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Julie Boulanger Taylor

Cruise review

By: Al


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017

This ship was okay but it was a little tired.
Travel Advisor:  Michele Vogel

do it again

By: Craig


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2017

First, the ship just came out of dry dock in April or May and it looks good, the new World Fresh Market instead of the Horizon court is a home run. Over all we would give the ship two thumbs up on its new look. Why they continue to have problems with the propulsion (apparently this has been going on for several years) is a mystery. We had no real problems with the workings of the ship except the toilet system a couple of times. We did hear that there had been some problem with the ship on previous cruises. We did experience an interesting issue on the ship; it had to do with alcohol, especially wine. In talking to the bartenders, the waiters, the headwaiter and the maître ‘d they have been having a lack of wine and alcohol on the ship for the last several cruises. A couple of examples, at dinner they always have a recommended wine for dinner, the wine was never available, they had long since used it up. We only had a choice of a Merlo or a Shiraz for dinner, and they were runni
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Caribbean Princess

By: Peggy


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

Have had a great experience all things considered. Just had too much watermelon. Liked the culinary presentation. Princess should have write ups on the stewards and servers as they too are a vital part of the cruise experience when they do write up in Princess Patter.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Daniel

Mister

By: M&m


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

Overall excellent Too many days at sea

Wonderful line, wonderful ship

By: Satisfied!


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2017

Princess Cruises impressed me in the follow-up of Caribbean hurricanes with their generosity in matching financial gifts provided by passengers and crew, pledging to provide for needs where they are most needed, on our recent cruise. Rather than simply throw money at a devastated area, they pledge to look at long-term needs, and I was more than happy to donate. Princess staff consistently impress me with their dedication and service, and if a Princess crew member is ever having a bad day, they certainly don't let it show!
Travel Advisor:  Amy Daniel

Overall OK

By: Connie


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2017

Overall OK,, ship required a lot of repairs. there was always something in need of repairs - especially in the ladies washrooms.
Not Recommended

Not worth the money

By: Norm


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017

For a refurbished ship it had a lot of problems. Toilets that didn't flush at times and others that over flowed. The Pursers desk couldn't find the vouchers that had been promised until near the end of the first week. A waiter that mixed up orders or forgot them altogether.

Review cruise ship

By: ziggy


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

Good activities

Great Itinerary

By: J & J


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2017

We had a very interesting cruise. Food was great, Itinerary was excellent. We enjoy our cabin very much, lovely balcony, bed was great, BUT the shower was extremely small.
Travel Advisor:  Marian Blessing

At sea

By: kissy


Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2017

The staff was excellent, the dining experience not so much. One of the best food items, and the line of people proved it, was the Salty Dog hot dogs. The buffet was adequate but was tepid at best.
Travel Advisor:  Lucy Mennie

I love the Princess Cruise Line

By: Denise M


Reviewed on: 18 Dec 2017

The ship was beautiful, clean and the food was great!
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer
Not Recommended

Not Again

By: GIOIELLA


Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2018

We are normally Royal Caribbean cruisers (about 7 times with them) and this was a mistake. The only really nice thing was the staff as they were excellent. Did not like the ship at all as it seemed cramped and tight. One of the worst things was that there was almost no where to sit and relax anywhere on the ship outside of your room. The MiniSuite was ok but nothing over the top. The bathroom appeared to be a bit "tired" in spite of a recent redo of the entire ship. We hated the layout of the ship as did all of our group as one had to go up and down and back and across to get to certain places on the ship - terrible design. Food was ok and we tried the 2 upscale restaurants and they were ok but no comparison to those on Royal Caribbean. Did not bother with entertainment as the descriptions seemed nothing that great. Cannot address any tours since we have been to the Caribbean several times did not have any desired to book tours.

cruise ship review

By: Dee


Reviewed on: 11 Jan 2018

While I found Celebrity Cruise lines and Holland America to be a little more luxurious, the activities aboard the Caribbean Princess far outweighed the ones afforded on the other two cruise lines.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Evans

Friendly Service

By: Sconnie


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2018

Friendly service is the standard set by Princess Cruises, and they consistently meet this high goal. If the cruise staff are ever having a bad day, it is extremely rare that this is apparent.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Daniel

Very Enjoyable Cruise

By: Kathy


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2018

We had a very enjoyable cruise. The staff was excellent; very helpful and polite. The food was excellent. We went with the casual dining and had a variety of dining options available to us. A few of the restaurants had a cover charge and I would have preferred to pay more for the cruise and have all meals in all restaurants available to us without the extra charge.
Travel Advisor:  Beth Saboe Mollo

review

By: Dale


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

Time was good but it always irks me when someone preachers that safety is number one but we all know that profit is number one. This cruise is geared to the 65 plus crowd but when a safety notice was broadcast they have the Captain who spoke poor English do it most have poor hearing and you have a fella that is hard to understand if safety was really number one it would be good to have someone from the U.S. broadcast the info.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortler

Cruise review

By: Kat


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2018

Service was excellent and all staff always greeted you with a smile.
Travel Advisor:  Jeremy Hall

Cruise

By: Ed


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2018

Enjoyed the trip. Princess delivered as expected. Well organized and efficient.
Travel Advisor:  Jeremy Hall

Awesome Experience

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 15 Mar 2018

We enjoyed our time on the Caribbean Princess it was a wonderful ship and the staff were great. The Princess Staff made us feel like Kings/Queens for 10 days. The entertainment was top shelf the weather was outstanding.
Travel Advisor:  Joy Cottrill
Not Recommended

traveller

By: ohannes


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2018

I was not happy with Island dinnig (accordingly him,head of diner who, give me hard time),otherwise everything was okey

Enjoyable experience with Princess

By: LEN


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2018

We must admit this ship is one of the smaller ones in their fleet but this is what we wanted as some ships are just too large for us. The staff was just excellent and couldn't do enough for you. Meals were excellent with a great variety to choose from if you didn't want to go to the dining room. This ship is older and could use a little TLC but nothing which caused us any concerns.
Travel Advisor:  Mark Sherman

Cruise ship satisfaction

By: Burt


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

I was pleased with the Caribbean Princess accommodations, including the service, food, refurbishment details &especially the very soft beds & comforters. I dined the sea food, BBQ restaurants & Steakhouse. My filet migiom was one of the best in the world. I would gladly cruise on this ship again. PS: I have scuba dived on all 4 islands we visited in the past....... Burt Pittler
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

princess cruise

By: meka


Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2018

enjoyable food was good service by staff was excellent we would cruise on princess again
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortler

Caribbean Princess Cruise

By: Lulu


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2018

It was most enjoyable and we loved all the people who served us, especially Harold in the Palm dining room.
Travel Advisor:  Kara Duncan

Caribbean Princess Cruise

By: Caribbean Pricess Cruise


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2018

Dinner was good; not great. Service Staff was excellent as was the Crown Grill. Ship is beginning to show signs of wear. Itinerary was great.
Travel Advisor:  Gay Johansen

Awesome Honeymoon!

By: MissM


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2018

This was our first time on Princess, but not our first cruise. We did a two week cruise ( single back to back). We had a mini suite which we loved. Not sure I can go back to a regular veranda again! Overall, the food was good. Breakfast and dinner being the best. Lunch was mostly the buffet and wasn't our favorite. The pizza was probably some of the best ever! The crew were fantastic and we asked for the same waiter in the dining room each night because he was so awesome. The ship was very clean and well maintained. Definitely one of best cruises!
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

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By: Boxer


Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2018

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Travel Advisor:  Gay Johansen

My Favorite!

By: DM


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2018

Caribbean Princess is my favorite ship!!! Had a wonderful time! The entertainment has been revamped and the shows were Broadway Professional!
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

Excellent Cruise

By: BigD


Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2018

We always enjoy sailing with Princess. The medallion net internet was an added bonus on this cruise. I only wish my internet at home was as fast. I have been on over 70 cruises and have never experienced such reliable and fast internet. On the first week of the 27 day cruise we had the opportunity of meeting Gavin MacLeod. Gavin is an interesting man who enjoys talking to people. He autographed his books each with a personal message. Our itinerary was changed twice because of tropical storm Gordon and Hurricane Isaac but our captain Marco Fortezze always kept us in calm waters. The trip through the new Panama Canal locks was enjoyable and since we anchored in the lake and went back through the same locks we were offered numerous excursions. On our excursion we got to see our ship pass back through the locks. Since my wife is no fan of hot weather we took an enjoyable air-conditioned train ride across Panama.
Travel Advisor:  Suzanne Adams

Great service!!

By: Connie Milnes


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2018

The crew on the Caribbean Princess were always pleasant and there to help make your cruise a memorable one.

Caribbean Collection

By: jekh


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2018

One of our best Caribbean cruises and we are so lucky to be only a few hours away from the port. Princess lived up to its reputation and we had excellent service in the Coral restaurant from Diana Marchenko (Tables 380 - 383) and Uros, Princess seemed to have got the boarding process mixed up again with only one line into the terminal. Looking forward to our next cruise in December, John & Pauline
Not Recommended

Cruise ship Princess Cruises

By: Seashell


Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2018

Not so good. Did not like its Medallion entry and all that goes with it. The strap it hang from hurt the back of my neck so I had to carry it around in my purse. The food choices were not as good as last couple cruises we've taken on Caribbean Princess. This was our 20th cruise with Princess and we were very disappointed. Won't sail on it again.

Princess Caribbean

By: Neal


Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2018

The ship was beautiful and very clean. The food was good the dining rooms were beautiful. They were definitely geared towards fine dining. The buffet was nice with a large selection of food. We were disappointed with the lack of American cuisine. The service was amazing. The ship activities were limited and meant for an older and more for a sedate crowd. We were looking for more interactiive lively ship board activity. This cruise would be well suited for those seeking rest and relaxation.
Travel Advisor:  Jenny Serena

Great

By: Lefty


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2019

Best cruise ever!!! It was my husband birthday gift.
Travel Advisor:  Kevin Grubb

Caribbean Princess

By: Selina


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2019

Great trip!!! I tried the BOSS dive excursion!! It’s awesome!!
Travel Advisor:  Terri Stanfield

Caribbean Cruise

By: Amber


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2019

Only complaint was that I wanted one more stop with the Eastern Caribbean route. One too many sea days for us..
Travel Advisor:  Candace Dupps

Caribbean pirates

By: Joe


Reviewed on: 13 Jul 2019

The toughest part was getting airfare to and from Fort Lauderdale. Paula handled all seven of us. The Caribbean Princess was a good ship good service and good food!
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham

cruise

By: Roger


Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2019

The ship was very nice, very competent staff, great food, especially excellent entertainment, best in the 31 cruises we have taken. Easy on and off, no problems, and super TV options in cabin, a great cruise, one of the best ever.

Great trip

By: Cruise girl


Reviewed on: 27 Jul 2019

Fantastic from our cabin steward(Angel) to the accommodations to the staff, service, entertainment, and food.
Travel Advisor:  Joy Cottrill

Trip review

By: JP


Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2019

The trip was really good . We were particularly impressed with crew, their eagerness to serve,they were good at remember our names and preferences

Canada/Greenland

By: Deb


Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2019

Its been awhile since we've been on this particular ship but it is newly renovated and was wonderful. The upgrades to the public spaces were great! Had a wonderful time!
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Crockett

New England/Greenland Cruise

By: Ginny


Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2019

Our New England/Greenland cruise was very interesting. We just loved the itinerary on this particular cruise; we were so glad to have seen Greenland. We would recommend this cruise to others.
Not Recommended

Greenland

By: Sam


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2019

Too large a ship made shore excursions when tendered very difficult and unpleasant. Especially when trying to reboard ship there were long lines to get on the return tender, as many as 800 waiting up to 1 1/2 hours. Luckily, it was not raining and not too cold-50-55 degree.

Caribbean Princess

By: PS


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2019

We would recomment this ship only if someone was looking for a "big ship" experience. This was an experience we wanted to try but quickly realised we far prefer the smaller vessels. We did not enjoy the crowds, line-ups for virtually everything, difficulty in finding an empty table at which to eat our breakfasts and lunches other than the dining room, accessibility only to one 'anytime' dining room for evening meals, extra charges for beverages, cameras stuck in our faces from the time we embarked and everytime we left for an excursion. We were unable to get a seat in the theatre for three 8 pm performances, and we arrived early every single time. Very frustrating!

Ship Review

By: Maggie


Reviewed on: 21 Sep 2019

I have limited experience with cruising but must say my experience with Princess was amazing. All employees were friendly and made you feel like they cared about your holiday experience. The food was varied and excellent. A 100% positive experience.
Travel Advisor:  Coleen Noble

Great Service

By: Sparkie


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2019

Beautiful Scenery and Great Service
Travel Advisor:  Tammy Jones-Deem

Caribbean Princess

By: Ellen


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2019

We loved our trip this past September. There was so much to do. The food was delicious with so many options where and what to eat. The entertainment was outstanding on the theatre stage and Static was one of the best bands we have experienced on a ship. Our room steward was always accessible too.

Carribean Princess

By: Frank


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2019

This was our third cruise with Princess, our first on the Caribbean Princess. As expected, the ship was very clean, the crew and staff were always pleasant and helpful. We were pleasantly surprised to see a waiter that had been our headwaiter on our Panama Canal cruise.

Quality crew

By: Ken


Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2019

Princess ships are always clean, well maintained and nicely decorated. Crew members are well trained to provide a high level of service. We have always been pleased with our Princess cruise vacations.
Travel Advisor:  Naomi Sucha

Cancelled

By: Mommom


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2019

We were unable to go because of injury so we have no response for review
Travel Advisor:  Victoria Hardison-Sterry

Princess

By: Vette Guy


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2019

I have Taken many cruises with Princess and feel they do a great job.

New England journey.

By: Russ


Reviewed on: 20 Nov 2019

Trip was great. My wife and I really enjoyed. Quebec City was a nice surprise. Beautiful city and our tour there was great. We also enjoyed Bar Harbor,Halifax, And especially New York City. The ship we were on was really a nice ship.Food was great. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Travel Advisor:  Judy Miron

Caribbean Princess

By: Carolin Jacaruso


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2019

We love Princess Cruises and have booked two more cruises with Princess , one on the Caribbean Princess, the ship we were just on!
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Fitzpatrick

Princess Caribbean

By: Riechia


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2019

Satisfactory. The Seward was very assisting with my walker when able. Security wear a had a pace maker and defibrillator and we’re very professional when searching me.The room was smaller then on any Princess cruise I have taken before. The staff in our dining room and our table were outstanding. The food was good. To much was packed in the tours thus frustrating me in couldn’t spend adequate time at the stops. Ie: iI wanted more.time had the Kennedy museum and 9/11

Panama

By: Sparkie


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2019

Very nice. Princess is consistent. Nobody is perfect but they do a good job.
Travel Advisor:  Tammy Jones-Deem

Cruise review

By: Paul


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2019

As usual, this cruise line offering was great. Super ship, wonderful amenities, entertainment was fabulous. Hard to ask for more. Tammy is the best.
Travel Advisor:  Tammy Jones-Deem
Not Recommended

Cruise ship

By: Carol


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2020

The ship was fine, not the best I've been on. The service was good, the shows were not that good.

Experienced cruisers 12 years

By: Zcloud


Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2020

Ship was very nice. We were able to use the Medallion and I loved it there are a few things needing to be worked out. Loved Rizza which took care of our veranda room and personal needs. Bar and food we found very mediocre. It is a very good family cruise. Not so much a couple cruise. I am only speaking about the carribean trip Dec 20-Jan 3. Carribean Princess - Christmas and new year I felt should of had more celebrations

Caribbean Princess

By: Barbara


Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2020

The Caribbean Princess is a beautiful ship with well-trained staff from waiters to stateroom assistants. We thoroughly enjoyed going through the Panama Canal. The only negative was the quality of the presentations on the Panama Canal, and other topics by "experts." Not impressive.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall

Caribbean Princess

By: Cruise Diva


Reviewed on: 02 Feb 2020

Had a wonderful time aboard the ship!
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall

2nd

By: Anonymous1


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2020

Time aboard the ship was great.
Travel Advisor:  Donna Hall

Princess

By: First Time Cruisers


Reviewed on: 07 Feb 2020

WE had a great time on board and were pleased with all the services.
Travel Advisor:  Cassandra Poole

Caribbean Princess

By: Ken


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2020

The Caribbean Princess was the largest ship I have cruised on and it took some time to get to know your way around the ship. I found the service staff to be excellent from the room steward to the waiters and waitresses. The various food stations and restaurants offered excellent food choices and a wide variety to satisfy most any taste. I would not hesitate to use this ship again on a future cruise.
Not Recommended

Staff did a great job in time of norovirus crisis

By: Marian


Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2020

Room stewards, waiters, other staff did a great job in trying to keep passengers and ship safe from Norovirus.

Cleanliness

By: Wmit


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2020

My Dad and I have cruised several times. We were very impressed with how clean the crew and ship was. With so many people in one place, it's nice to know they strive to keep things clean!
Travel Advisor:  Nikki Miner

Panama Cruise

By: Ann


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2020

We enjoyed our cruise which was right before cruise lines shut down. The crew was extremely conscientious about cleanliness. We were delayed leaving Ft. Lauderdale so some excursions in Jamaica were cancelled or cut short. A word of caution: Expect to to bombarded by local vendors in Jamaica and Columbia. The canal is a marvel of engineering and the highlight of our trip. Some people on the cruise complained that there wasn’t enough to do on board. There were more pool side activities and live music at the pool on our Royal Caribbean cruise and that would have been nice on the Caribbean Princess versus recorded music most of the time. However, we preferred the quiet pool at the back of the ship and other quiet places around the ship, versus the noisy packed 2 main pools. The food and wait staff were very good. Food on the buffet was served to you versus self service. Hand washing was mandated prior to entering the buffet areas. Hand sanitizer was readily available and used.

Covid cruise

By: Jrobes


Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2022

The cruise was mid to late Dec. It was the ships 5th cruise since covid lock-down. There were limited number of passengers. We felt safe and the staff was very attentive. The only negative was the Medallion App. which did not work very consistently.
Not Recommended

Cruise Quality

By: Mickey


Reviewed on: 30 Jun 2022

Balcony cabin was very small. Very narrow doorway 24" wide-could not accomodate rolling walker unless it was folded and dragged through sideways. Outdated-curtains on shower stall. Only a desk chair for seating. Public handicapped bathrooms had no automatic opening and closing features for door operation. Theater entertainment could have been better, The only Big production was nice staging, live orchestra, singers, dancers. However they chose operatic songs-hardly a choice for a general audience. Our Medallion did not work on our cabin door for 4 days and it never worked for service anywhere onboard the ship.

One of our favorite ships.....

By: Pama


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2022

We have sailed on this ship several times. We like it's layout and appreciate the size of the balconies in the mini suites over the newer ships where the balconies are far too small. The staff from top to bottom were wonderful as we've come to expect and like about Princess.
Travel Advisor:  Leslie Bulluck
Not Recommended

Canadian cruise

By: skip


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2022

We thought the ship was a bit old and small. We did enjoy the many different music venues that were ongoing in different areas of the ship in the afternoon and evenings. That said - the software application is terrible - and I doubt that this is unique to the Princess. Finding information, such as the embarkation dock, was really difficult, making specialty dining reservations close to impossible, and many of the specialty dining venues were unavailable at all, although the application shows them as available.

Princess Cruise

By: Princess Cruise


Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2022

Yes with some reservations. The ship is older and small for an over 3,000-passenger cruise. The entire staff was great.
Travel Advisor:  Vivian Leonard

Shop

By: Rick


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2022

The ship is old and needs some upgrading. As in most industries these days, Princess could not wrap up quickly to hire back employees. Most entertainment was good. If a shore excursion required using tenders, the process was slow and time consuming trying to get off the ship.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Phillips
Not Recommended

Covid Cruise to Canada and Greenland - Never Again Princess

By: Fan of Debra Stern


Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2022

Princess decided to remove all books from the ship "Library" many years ago. No electrical outlets anywhere near bed for CPAP machine. Only two outlets in bedroom, of which only one usable for phone adapter at a time. Food ranged from outstanding to mediocre to bad. Cruise was supposed to be super safe for Covid since everyone had to prove fully vaccinated and boosted plus negative when boarding ship. Very few ports and only 2 in sizable ports in 16 days. Still Covid ward of 40+ cabins was full after 8 days aboard ship. Captain made half-hearted attempt to stem the epidemic by announcing just once that we should wear masks at all times. Most passengers never heard it. Result was that many folks, (me included) tested positive after disembarkation. Captain also decided to skip the most important port (Nuuk) based on a weather report a day in advance which turned out to be totally inaccurate. "High winds" in Nuuk turned out to be 11 mph. Princess made a ton of $$ as a result.
Not Recommended

Noticeable decline in quality and value

By: Nancy


Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2022

Frontline staff were excellent but many complimentary services are no longer provided (many of them not covid related). Loved my stateroom but have seen a decline in food quality especially the buffet, room service, and the ice cream stand. Excellent food in the Crown Grill, Salty Dog Grill, Pizza stand, and the International Cafe. A two and a half hour wait for the bus transfer without seating and outdoors in the heat and fumes from LaGuardia to the ship was inexcusable and no apology or explanation provided. I will not travel with Princess in the future.

recommend princess

By: Craig


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2022

Have caused on Princess many times, as we get back from COVID issues it is good to travel again. The crew was outstanding, they were very happy to have the passengers back and went overboard to make sure the passengers were happy. Overall Princess has cut back on many of the little things that made them special. Hopefully now that COVID seems to be over they will bring back the little things that made them special
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

Caribbean Princess

By: Scotty


Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2022

Caribbean Princess provided average service. We stopped eating in the dining room because it took so long to eat. We felt ignored by the wait staff. The entertainment was excellent and our cabin staff was great. Most bar staff was great.
Travel Advisor:  Larissa Hughes

Canada/New England

By: Greg


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2022

The ship was ready crew was helpful fro the boarding proceedures to the disembacation. The food was good but could have been upgraded on some meals. The was plenty of activies. The shows were good in the main thearter and in the two main side venues. The plaza was always active. I do recommend a drink package. Some of our shore trips were cancelled ( lack of interest and one huricane damage) and one guide was not up to expextations.
Travel Advisor:  Alexandra Bohn

Panama Canal

By: Panama Canal


Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2022

The Caribbean Princess is a beautiful vessel and shows her age with grace. Although not a mega ship with the newest bells and whistles, she provides for all of a travelers needs with quality and style. Entertainment was excellent, quality of food was above reproach, and the itinerary was perfect.

I'VE REDISCOVERED THE "OLD PRINCESS CRUISES" EXPERIENCE

By: frequent passionate cruiser


Reviewed on: 05 Feb 2023

My daughter and I had not seen each other in over a year. I decided to sail with Princess when asked by friend to join them on their cruise. I have sailed with Princess many times including 2 world cruises. However, I thought maybe I had outgrown them. My daughter and I were pleasantly surprised. We had a junior suite in the Club Class and were pampered with our special dining room(with superior staff and maitre d'hotel as Princess used to be). Our cabin steward was excellent and helpful. The ship seems to have been somewhat redone to a better standard. Everything was fresh and there were many many people cleaning and polishing to make sure it stayed that way.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer
Not Recommended

Not our favorite ship

By: Goldy


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2023

Staff was wonderful, but out of the 7 Princess ships we have cruised on, this was our least favorite ship. We did not like the location of the casino right outside of the Princess Theater due to the cigarette smoke and having to walk through it to get to midship. There were no daily puzzles and a very limited library of books in comparison with other ships. We also enjoy Alfredo’s Pizza which isn’t included in the restaurant options on this ship. Due to health concerns the room stewards were not vacuuming as frequently and upon arrival the carpets were dirty and issue was not addressed promptly.

Review of Princess Cruise

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2023

We cruise regularly and we never took Princess before because we wanted to specifically see Panama. The ship was nice and the service was good. We have been on better ships with better service than this one but it was the destination we were most interested in. Nothing wrong with this trip but the cruise line / ship was lacking compared to other lines. We had a great time and I recommend a Panama Canal visit to anyone interested in some history, beauty, and a relaxing vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Chadwick

Just average

By: Karen


Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2023

I would recommend the Caribbean Princess to anyone that is looking for a low key cruise. If you are looking for high energy and adventure this is not the cruise. We are accustomed to Royal Caribbean where the pool area has constant activities/games/entertainment. Princess is more low key. The nightly entertainment in the theater was just average and we skipped it a couple of nights. The Italian specialty dining was not worth the high price tag. The wait staff in all of the dining rooms were incredible and thoroughly engaging so that was a plus. The cabin staff was wonderful too. Don’t waste your money on the drink package. Pretty sure there was no alcohol in it. I think we will stick with Royal Caribbean- a little more expensive but worth it
Travel Advisor:  Jesse Taylor

princess

By: dancer


Reviewed on: 08 May 2023

great. met some nice people, ship was spotless. very clean detailing done constantly. appreciated that immensely. Had a specialty maitre'd spending time with me with my dietary issues... Felt special for sure... Very organized on disembarkation processes and kept us informed of any changes.

Beautiful trip

By: Traveler


Reviewed on: 25 May 2023

Had a wonderful trip. The staff was amazing.
Travel Advisor:  Bret Staehling

Could improve

By: 2023 cruise


Reviewed on: 19 May 2023

We were spoiled by our last cruise as this ship, although remodeled had constant issues with the elevators. Also they decided to wash down balconies starting at 730am which was very noisy.
Travel Advisor:  Debra Stern

Cruise Review

By: Loren


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2023

There was a technical problem and they were not able to cruise at normal speed. So we had limits on shore time. We also missed a shore stop due to weather. They gave us a ship credit to make up for it, but is was late on the last day, so dificult to use.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Hollo

Cruise

By: Domenico Tavone


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2023

I enjoyed the cruise very much but the ship needs to be revamped. The shows were great. The staff was fantastic.
Travel Advisor:  Rose Coleman

Caribbean Princess

By: Susan


Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2023

The boat was alittle tired looking, but well taken care of. The staff worked extremely hard and were amazing. The food was spotty. It lacked consistency. We were on the boat for 12 days and felt there was not enough entertainment. It became repetitive. The Medallion was a great idea. The pool was small . It was great for kids. Drinks were good with a wide selection. There was 3,200 people on the ship and it never felt crowded. I would recommend it.
Travel Advisor:  Cindy Bryant

cruise ship

By: lori


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2023

Very nice ship and the crew was very helpful
Travel Advisor:  Julie Boulanger Taylor
Not Recommended

Cruise ship

By: LindaR


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2023

The Caribbean Princess has a difficult time handling a full ship. Dinner reservations with the Medallion app. is awful. The ship was well maintained and clean.

CP Greenland

By: Gord


Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2023

Had a great time - as always. Ship is older - needs maintenance such as elevators (several out of service much of the time) - and a constant leak (buckets on the floor in The Wheelhouse) - but the crew and service is top notch!
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Mifflin

excelent

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2023

Great service and food.
Travel Advisor:  Wendy Hunsperger

First Princess Cruise

By: M&m


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2023

We had a great time on the Caribbean Princess! We loved our itinerary, the entertainment was great, bar and food was good, Sabatini's was EXCELLENT, and although our room was a little “tired,” the mattress and pillows were great! Great service throughout ship! Can’t wait to sail with Princess again.
Travel Advisor:  Kim Este Campbell

First cruise experience...

By: Empress


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed the ship, the amenities, the ambiance, the staff, and all-in-all the experience of our first cruise.
Travel Advisor:  Gloria Taylor
Not Recommended

Fall colors

By: Robes


Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2023

The ship is showing age. The layout is difficult to navigate. Most of the crew were good but there were one or two not so good. I will say that the food was better then on previous Princess cruises.

Feedback

By: Andrea


Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2023

Overall nice trip, but boat could use some updates.
Travel Advisor:  Rhonda Zorman CTA
Not Recommended

Ship Needs Repair

By: John D.


Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2024

The last time we sailed on this ship was for a Greenland trip in 2019. This trip was in Dec2023. To start, I will state the condition of the balcony area. The outside door handle was badly corroded and coming apart, the divider was partially broken, and two overhead T-bars were rotted through with holes. They were simply painted over. I showed photographs to the travel advisor. A careful look while walking around deck 7, one will see wasted gussets and flange angles that are part of the bulwarks. They are under original size and painted over. There is rust showing in many areas of the ship. There seems to be excessive vibration when the thrusters are used. The Medallion App had problems prior to sailing which required me to call in for help. The finer details of service in the main dining rooms are certainly not what they used to be. This was the poorest experience on a Princess ship after many previous trips with them. In my opinion, this ship is due for an extensive overhaul

Caribbean Princess Review

By: bob & dot


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2024

overall, the standard are not as go as the last time we cruised on this ship. we had to have the medallions reset twice during the cruise along with many other passengers
Travel Advisor:  Laura Phillips

cruise

By: pop


Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2024

cruise was enjoyable relaxing, service was good enjoyed the shows, liked the destinations
Travel Advisor:  Laura Smith
Not Recommended

Caribbean Princess

By: Brenda


Reviewed on: 18 Feb 2024

The ship was quite full so the venues for the entertainment were often full when we would try to attend. I understand that this is an older ship so we will try a newer one next time.

Cruise line

By: Sam


Reviewed on: 11 Feb 2024

It was enjoyable. Very customer focused team on cruise ship. Entertainment was very good. Buffet was ok and evening meals were good.

Small personal ship

By: Denis


Reviewed on: 10 Feb 2024

Relaxing. But also enty to due
Travel Advisor:  Linda Allen-Speer

Caribbean Princess

By: Anonymous


Reviewed on: 05 Mar 2024

Our stateroom attendant, Elmer, was the best. Experienced and always ready to help. Food and service was good. We never go to the pools so we love having a balcony; even if we love smaller ships we can always stay away from the crowd on bigger ones. We had a bit of a issue in our cabin and even if our cabin attendant reported it more than once the problem was not completely resolved. A bit of water was coming down on the inside of our sliding door when raining. We were told it came from the above balcony. The Captain, Ozren Marelic, was always letting us know why a port was not accessible and keeping all guests safe in regards of the weather conditions even changing the ports order to stay away from stormy weather. He was from time to time walking around and was very approachable. We had a nice chat with him and his lovely wife.
Travel Advisor:  Samuel Spencer
Not Recommended

Needs updating

By: Tina


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2024

The Caribbean Princess is in desperate need of a renovation and the staffing that was on the ship for the most part were not service oriented and made it appear the guest were an inconvenience to them.
Not Recommended

Not our favorite ship

By: Goldy


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2024

We love Princess and this was our second voyage on the Caribbean Princess. We don’t like that you have to walk through the Casino to get to the theater. Finding loungers was more difficult on this trip. Horizon Court’s layout is more difficult and seating is challenging.

Cruise 2024

By: Lindsadam


Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2024

Very enjoyable. Appreciate the fact that they turned the ship around for a medical emergency. They truly cared about their passengers. Treated with respect, food was amazing and entertainment was great!! The ship is starting to look a little "tired" so it could use a refurbishing but any staff encounter we had was fabulous!
Travel Advisor:  Corry D. Ticknor

recent cruise

By: mrs. r


Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2024

1st. cruise of 10 days was excellent, except we missed Grand Cayman Island due to extremely rough weather. the 2nd. cruise of 14 days ,we were subject to off and on so so weather but generally enjoyed the cruise
Travel Advisor:  Tanya Yyz

Older ship, but excellent staff!

By: AnnieDubbs


Reviewed on: 18 Mar 2024

Staff was excellent, as they always are across the Princess Brand. Ship was a bit dated of all of the Princess ships we've sailed on, but still clean and well maintained. My understanding is that the ship will be going in for a "makeover" soon, so I will be excited to see how they transform the ship into something even newer and better! :)
Travel Advisor:  Vicki Aubert

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