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Caribbean Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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2,698 Reviews

Second time around this season

Caribbean Princess Cruise Review by bcnvcanada

4 people found this helpful
Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Oct 2019
  • Destination: Canada & New England
  • Cabin Type: Interior

Price and a chance to see if our first impressions were correct.

We took this cruise 10 days before sailing because we had done

an earlier cruise on the Caribbean Princess. We also wanted to

see the fall leaves, did so on the train ride from Montreal airport to

cruise port. If you are going, it is the easiest way to get from the airport to

the cruise port area, and so much cheaper. Beside it is a lovely train ride down

the seaway, especially in the fall. The ship itself, was in the middle to its third code

red. It had a deep cleaning in NYC and one in Quebec City, before we boarded.

It was scheduled for a third deep cleaning in NYC upon our arrival. On our journey

we had seven cases on Noro, staff and entertainers, no passengers. . We used the cruise, which had eight days of ports as transportation, and a place to sleep.

Loved the ports, we did our on thing in each on, took a couple a tours, purchased at or

near the ports, which was easy to do. Because we didn't care for the food, it had

been an issue on our earlier cruise also, we ate off the ship most every day, very reasonable and good. At the local supermarket in Sydney for 3,00 CD freshly made for us, a great lobster roll. . Ate Lobster in Halifax and

Bar Harbour---through the later was the most expensive of the lot. 30.00usd for a

complete dinner which was so big we shared it. Boston, we ate at our favourite seafood

place. In all it was a good cruise. The food on the ship was not very good, especially dinner in MDR.

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Cabin Review


The cabin was clean and was ready when we bordered.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Quebec City

We did lower and upper city. Was excellent and a good overview of history.. Loved it. was a walking tour.

Quebec City

We took a taxi from the port to the nearby falls. Note you can also see the falls and the departure from Quebec City

Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Local bus to North Sydney, easy to do and gives one a nice overview of the area. We have driven the Arcadian road before. If you haven't done it rent a car and do some of it.


We did our own walking tour of the city, to the Public Gardens and three brew pubs.

Bar Harbor

We took Ollie Trolley short tour 2 and half hours through the national park. Was lovely with all the fall colours out and had a lobster dinner a lovely place off the main tourist areas.


We walked into city alone the seaport way, lovely bars and areas to Quincy Market, did some of the freedom trail North and South Churches, Boston Commons, and the like. Went to the brew pub near the dock, great, and took an uber to a favourite seafood place in Winthrop.. Good day, would have been better, if the ship had arrived in the morning as scheduled.

Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)

If you love oysters, this city has some of best oyster bars.

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