Royal Anticipation: 500 Days Till Embarkation

December 10, 2013 | By | No Comments

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From the initial cutting of steel to the maiden voyage, member macusr watched Royal Princess unfold right before her eyes. And after waiting 500 days for her turn to cruise, she was ready to live the dream.
Her expectations were high. As a Platinum-status cruiser, she had sailed Princess many times in the past, with Emerald Princess as  a favorite. But after her most recent cruise aboard Royal Princess, macusr says the Kate Middleton-christened ship rightfully earned a spot at the top.

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Being onboard Royal Princess’ maiden Caribbean voyage, macusr and her husband were the first to experience the ship in a new light.
She agreed with a few of the major complaints about the ship  – such as small elevators and narrow balconies — but none put a damper on her experience. Perhaps it had something to do with their unique cabin, a mini-suite under the SeaWalk. Tip: If you want a spacious balcony but can’t afford the suite, macusr recommends any of the “point cabins” (those positioned on an angle) on either the SeaWalk or SeaView bar sides.
But the pros didn’t stop at the cabin. The jaw-dropping Piazza, mouth-watering food, Movies Under the Stars and spa passes proved to be dreams come true. The major con? Not booking the back-to-back sailing. (Let’s hope she doesn’t have to wait 500 days to return.)
Read macusr’s full review for more details on food and entertainment, along with more useful tips.
For their efforts, macusr and four other Reviewers of the Week — Poolguppy, Singinman, lizinindy and CaribbeanBound — receive Cruise Critic logo items.
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