Relax!!! Got back from the Crown in November and sailed its sister ship the Caribbean Princess the year before and never found either to be crowded at all. The reports are correct about the design helping with that feeling. At all ports disembarking/embarking in done from two doors, however, the people were bovine-like and tended to follow the crowd and cluster at the gangway where they saw others were waiting. Marj and I would go the the aft stairway in that case and boarded without delay. On this past cruise on the Crown we had no tendered ports (Tortola was supposed to be a tender port, but we docked instead) but on the Caribbean Princess we tendered at Princess Cays from one door only. Which deck are you on? We had one of the larger balconys on the Caribe deck, a bit aft, but we loved it.
Have a great cruise!!!!
Explorer of the Seas October 2013
Caribbean Princess July 2006, May 2010 & November 2012
Monarch of the Seas November 2008
Crown Princess November 2007
Celebrity Zenith November 2005
Enchantment of the Seas August 2004