We sailed on the Crown in October. THe ship was lovely, our cabin very nice, still it did not meausre up to my expectations. The lines were awful, especially for embarkation & disembarking for ports. There was a huge snafu at embarkation- at least 25% of the room keys did not work.
Part of this was our fault- we chose a ship that was too big for us- and the sailing was the first trip of the season in the Caribbean.
We still had a very nice vacation, the first in a long time. I plan to retun to Celebrity for my next cruise. Also I would still choose Princess over Holland America- Carnival owns both lines.
Carnival Triumph 8/10
Crown Princess, 10/08
Ocean Princess, 11/2000
Grandeur of the Seas, 8/99