Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
imapost2003

Crown Princess Review, 10nt S. Carib

Recommended Posts

Happy to read an upbeat review. It makes me even more eager to board Crown in April. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great review and pictures!  Thanks much.  We are on Crown March 7 so I'm getting excited!

 

Could you share your experiences with dinner times please?  Did you do traditional or anytime?    Any impression on which traditional time (early vs late) was busier?

 

Thanks again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all of the great pictures!  I am going on the Emerald, in March.  I can hardly wait!  ☺️😎👍🐳🐬⛴🛳🛥

Edited by Cruiserkenn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gosh, I see that I already complimented the pictures, before.  I was enjoying them so much, here with our -20 below weather, that I just couldn't help myself😌

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gosh, I see that I already complimented the pictures, before.  I was enjoying them so much, here with our -20 below weather, that I just couldn't help myself😌

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/22/2019 at 3:42 AM, imapost2003 said:

Next was Curacao.  Only in port from 7am-2pm I knew my options were limited.  After researching taxi rates and deciding I would need to take out a second mortgage my house to pay for a roundtrip to the beach, I rented a car.  I found a small rental car company that deals with all cash.  We paid $75 for the day with gps and insurance.  I figured that to be ½ the cost of a taxi. 

What was the name of the company you rented the car from?  Thanks!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, mufflogan said:

What was the name of the company you rented the car from?  Thanks!

 

advance car rental

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Cruiserkenn said:

Thanks for all of the great pictures!  I am going on the Emerald, in March.  I can hardly wait!  ☺️😎👍🐳🐬⛴🛳🛥

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, cruisintoddler said:

Great review and pictures!  Thanks much.  We are on Crown March 7 so I'm getting excited!

 

Could you share your experiences with dinner times please?  Did you do traditional or anytime?    Any impression on which traditional time (early vs late) was busier?

 

Thanks again!

We did traditional at 7:15pm.  It appeared the 5pm seating was busier, even though the 7:15 still appeared to be a pretty full venue almost every evening.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, imapost2003 said:

We did traditional at 7:15pm.  It appeared the 5pm seating was busier, even though the 7:15 still appeared to be a pretty full venue almost every evening.

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess it nice for you that you got your mini suite and elite status on your first cruise with Princess while we have spent thousands and thousands of dollars working toward 151 days to get our elite status.   Sucks for us!
Jelly

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, suzyed said:

I guess it nice for you that you got your mini suite and elite status on your first cruise with Princess while we have spent thousands and thousands of dollars working toward 151 days to get our elite status.   Sucks for us!
Jelly

 

 

thanks for appreciating my hard work

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We were on the same cruise.  It's interesting that you were notified the day before about the Grenada catamaran cancellation.  We (and many others) were told at 3 p.m. the day of the excursion, that the trip was cancelled.   Wish we had learned the day before so we could have made alternate arrangements!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, yvr49 said:

We were on the same cruise.  It's interesting that you were notified the day before about the Grenada catamaran cancellation.  We (and many others) were told at 3 p.m. the day of the excursion, that the trip was cancelled.   Wish we had learned the day before so we could have made alternate arrangements!

There was a letter delivered to our cabin.  It was slid under the door sometime between 7 and 2 while we were in Curacao.  I did make an attempt to find other activities, but even with a days notice there wasnt much available that fit my fancy.  I did end up booking another catamaran for St Thomas, which again was cancelled due to not meeting the minimum number of guests.  I was notified of the cancellation in the same fashion as before, note under the door the day before excursion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/20/2019 at 11:04 AM, imapost2003 said:

After 2 relaxing sea days of sunning and swimming we were getting close to Aruba.  We noticed that the 2 middle pools on the crown are a little too deep for my wife.  They are both over 5ft and she likes to touch the bottom.  The terrace pool was a little shallower during our voyage.  It appeared to be a couple inches lower than normal.  Stairs were also available in the terrace pool, as ladders are the only option in the 2 mid pools.

 

 

You should have tried out the Lotus spa pool. Many think it's part of the Sanctuary, so it's rarely crowded.

I'm 5'4" and can just touch the bottom in the middle of the pool (on my tippy toes). There are stairs to get in & out. Plus 2 hot tubs. Stadium seating style benches to catch the sun and really nice padded loungers.

It's our "go to" pool.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, JF - retired RRT said:

You should have tried out the Lotus spa pool. Many think it's part of the Sanctuary, so it's rarely crowded.

I'm 5'4" and can just touch the bottom in the middle of the pool (on my tippy toes). There are stairs to get in & out. Plus 2 hot tubs. Stadium seating style benches to catch the sun and really nice padded loungers.

It's our "go to" pool.

I did notice the lotus spa pool.  We did appreciate the stairs and hot tubs.  We found the couple times we visited, it was either too windy or too shady for our liking.  Terrace pool fit the bill each time, other then watching movies.  It appeared to be at a lower water level the duration of the cruise.  This did allow alot of vertically challenged people use of the pool including my wife.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for doing such a great review! I have a question regarding the wine you brought on board. I know that I can pay $15 per bottle and take the case to my cabin, but how did you carry it on board while you waited to get to your cabin? Did you have soemthing like a collapsible rolling cart?  Many thanks-last time I was on princess I stopped and got a case of wine and slapped luggage tag on it and handed it over to the porters-so you know how long that has been!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Bustersmom said:

Thanks for doing such a great review! I have a question regarding the wine you brought on board. I know that I can pay $15 per bottle and take the case to my cabin, but how did you carry it on board while you waited to get to your cabin? Did you have soemthing like a collapsible rolling cart?  Many thanks-last time I was on princess I stopped and got a case of wine and slapped luggage tag on it and handed it over to the porters-so you know how long that has been!!

I physically carried the box directly to my cabin after boarding.  I did see others with rolling wine suitcases.  I believe you can give your wine to the porters but theres the possibility of having to claim it downstairs.  I didn't mind carrying it once I got past security.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Perfect! Thanks so much for the info! I too would just want to make it part of the boarding process and not have to go down later. Good plan for sure!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Member Cruise Reviews
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...