CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Princess Cruises Caribbean Princess Eastern Caribbean June 26, 2004

The ship was absolutely beautiful. The atrium is breathtaking and the art is worth taking the cruise to see. A note of warning, make sure to keep your map of the ship with you, because it is extremely difficult to find your way around the ship, even at the end of the cruise it's still confusing. There are many places you simply can't get to from other areas. Some rooms are elevator specific.

The entertainment was spectacular, especially the husband and wife team of Tamika, and also Scott Wyler the comedian, don't miss his act. Most people who saw his first show went to his other two shows. Each was original and hysterical. The Island Night Party was the highlight of the cruise. The bands were great, and nearly every person on the ship was there. The Cruise Director kept things moving and put on a great show. The production shows were good, not spectacular, but well worth seeing.

The food was very good. Some days the selection in the dining rooms was a little limited, but then there was always the buffet. We chose the anytime dining and had no trouble getting seated at one of the two dining rooms available to us. The selection and quality of the dinner buffet exceeded any Las Vegas buffet I've been to. The food was never inferior to the dining rooms, but an additional choice for cruisers who prefer a more relaxed atmosphere.

Our Room Steward, Florin, was wonderful. I just can't say enough about him. Anyone who gets him will be lucky.

Our cabin was roomy and very comfotable. There was plenty of room to hang all our clothes, and lots of shelves for storage. All our luggage fit easily in the closet, which doubled as a changing area between the bathroom and the bedroom. We had a balcony room on the Caribe Deck - FYI - the balconies are larger on the Caribe Deck. We had two lawn chairs and two cushioned reclining chairs in addition to two small tables and still had plenty of room to walk around.

One of the only complaints we had was with Club Fusion. This was set up with huge columns all throughout the room which effectively block the view of the stage from just about everywhere. It is a "what were they thinking?" room. They have large screens around each column, but you need to see most of the action on the screens, and not in person. What the logic is, I don't know.

Embarkation and Debarkation went smoothly even though one of the loading ramps was not in operation for embarkation.

The pizza on the pool deck is definatly not to be missed! It was surprisingly good.

Movies under the Stars was such a great idea. We went to see Starsky and Hutch, which was a terrible movie, but we still enjoyed it. They supply popcorn and blankets. A really nice and relaxing night at sea.

I would recommend this ship to anyone. Even though the crew is only together for 2 months, they did an excellent job.

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