Aruba via Princess Cruise Line


In January 2017 there were 20 of us Kentucky friends who cruised to 5 destinations in the Carribean, Central and South America.  Princess Cruise Line was our means of transportation.

We traveled on the Coral Princess for a 10 day vacation.

The ship was built in 2004 but has since been remodeled.  Often I saw the crew cleaning or painting.  They even changed our hallway carpet while we were onboard.  It isn’t the biggest ship I’ve cruised on, but I liked it and found it pretty.  Of course, the showers and bath are tiny.  The beds are soft, but I thought they felt great.   A few in our group thought they were too soft.

The shows featured the usual dancers and singers.  Some of them were so so.  When they sing opera or 20′ s through 40’s music I get bored.  I like country music and 60’s through 90’s rock.  They finally came through with some of that in the later shows.  The comedian and magician were great.  Loved the cruise director as he was a hoot.

The food in the formal dining room was great, especially the desserts.  We had prime rib, lobster and shrimp, lots of other choices for our meals.  Hamburgers and pizza were delicious in the casual areas.  The Lido deck had the buffet area where we ate lunch and breakfast.  Needless to say I pigged out on the bacon and abundance of fruit.

We took a trip of the kitchen.  The amount of organization it takes to prepare these meals for over 2000 people is amazing.  Here are some pictures I took of the carvings and creations the workers had created with fruits, vegetables and chocolate.

The boat is a good place to shop with sales on t-shirts, watches, and costume jewelry.  Liquor to take home is cheaper as it is  tax and duty free.

If you have never cruised try it out.  We love it.


We were only in Aruba for 5 hours, so I didn’t get many pictures from there.  We took a round trip by taxi to Eagle Beach which only cost us about $30 for 4 people.  The sand was a beautiful white with no seaweed or shells at all.  Absolutely beautiful.  The weather was perfect.  The local market place is a good place to buy t-shirts or souveniers.  I would love to go back and spend more time there.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my post about the Princess Coral and Aruba.   Next post on my blog will be about Cartagena, Columbia.


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