Caribbean Princess

Tonnage: 112,894 Gross                                                                                                     Our Cabin -B 423

Length : 951 Feet
Beam: 118 Feet
Draft: 26.2 Feet
Decks: 17
Speed: 22 Knots
Capacity: 3622 Passengers
Crew: 1200 Crew

 We have been on The Grand, Star and Emerald before this cruise so we were very familiar with the lay out and knew what to expect. The ship was looking a little rough around the edges with some rust on spots and the hand rails were hacked up a bit. We did not find the boat to feel crowded like we had heard about if anything it felt less crowded then other ships we have been on. We only had to wait once with anytime dining and never had a line up to get off the ship in port. The food this trip was what we expected from Princess and no complaints this trip. The staff was very friendly and we were always greeted with a hello and a smile everywhere we went. We didn't care much for the CD but that is a personal choice so I won't go into detail about it. The production shows were standard shows and nothing made us say WOW but were still professionally done. The cruise staff didn't seem really up for this cruise and came across a little flat. We usually get along very well the the cruise staff and this cruise they didn't seem to want to interact with anyone. One thing I have found on this and other Princess ships is the lack of serves in the theater. They have a captive audience with nothing to do but drink and yet we had to wait almost every night for a server. The balcony was great as usual and we had to force ourselves to leave it to go to dinner and to go to bed. Our room steward was good and always greeted us by name when he saw us. All the waiters we had where very professional and very prompt. We had a great cruise but if I had to say anything bad it was that the energy of the ship was a little muted, everything was great and done well just not the vibe we have experienced in the pass. The ports were great and we will definitely do this itinerary again, can't wait to get back to Bonaire.

Cruise rating - 4 out of 5 rums