Caribbean Princess
January 17 – 24, 2016


January 16th
We flew into Houston Bush Airport and then took the super Shuttle to the Best Western Plus Seabrook Hotel as it was the closest hotel to the cruise port. Super Shuttle was a bit slow because there were others getting on and off but really, for the price it was fine as cabs and private cars are much more expensive. I had stayed at Best Western Plus hotels before and although not posh, they are efficient, clean and offer everything you could want for your stay. King bedroom had a comfy bed, desk, chair, sofa, coffee table, bar fridge, iron and board and bathroom amenities that included shampoo, conditioner, lotion and hand soap, even a makeup remover pack. Breakfast is also included with scrambled eggs, sausage patties, pastries, muffins, pancakes, yogurt, boiled eggs, juice and cereals and fresh fruit. Coffee was offered 24 hours. A small shop behind the reception held water, juices, sodas and foods and items you might need and forgot to pack. They offer a shuttle service to the cruise port which is free and very much appreciated. Yu give your name and they call when the shuttle is loading. Very efficient and fair.

January 17th
Breakfast done and ready to head over to the port. We could arrive for 12:30 so got there a bit earlier to a line to check in. Considering the amount of guests checking in over the course of the afternoon, this arrangement worked really well and we didn’t wait long. Check in was quick then a short wait for our entry to the ship and off we went. Our room was ready so we dumped our hand luggage and headed to lunch, that is once we found out how to get there. This was the largest of ships we had been on to date, around 3100 or so and with this a much bigger ship to get used to. Lunch found, eaten and off to check the ship out.

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