CruiseMates' Readers Cruise Reviews

Princess Cruises Caribbean Princess Eastern Caribbean September 18, 2004

First Cruise

Dodging hurricanes in Florida, we managed to board the Caribbean Priness as scheduled at Port Everglades. The internery changed from eastern to western due to hurricane jeanne, but that did not bother us as this was our first visit to the region anyway. When jeanne turned west later in the week, we got 2 extra days at sea.

The boarding and unboarding process was quick and painless.

The ship is beautiful. We had a balcony cabin on the Aloha deck, and it was great. Having a balcony was well worth the extra money. We could look down directly on the balonies on C and D deck, which was probably somewhat annoying to those folks.

The service on the ship was outstanding in every regard.

The buffet food was pretty good for a buffet. The dining room dinners were excellent.

The Movies Under the Stars outdoor cinema was lots of fun. I was even able to watch Monday Night Football on it.

To be sure, there were lots of people on the ship, but we never felt crowded, and we were always able to do whatever we wanted.

The only bad part of the cruise was when we were unable to return to port as scheduled. There are only 6 ship-to-shore phone lines, and 3000 people tried to use them all at the same time to change their travel arrangements.

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