Definately not a : Royal Princess Cruise Review by mrfviews
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Definately not a
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
Entertainment was very good thanks to Carlos Oscar & the Beatlemaniacs, which we have seen before, so good, we loved them both. Production shows were the best we have seen on 9 prior Princess cruises, although a bit shorter in length, the best Princess dancers and singers so far. We had a new team just arriving and the old team leaving so there were 3 very good production shows that were very well received.
Ports, we loved the change from Princess Cays to Grand Turk due to weather. St Thomas was okay, we had seen much of it before on other visits. Our favorite was definately St. Maarten, loved Orient Beach and the great lunch and drinks on a truly gorgeous beach. The weather was perfect too, just a really great beach day. Grand Turk was a hit too, loved the beach, clear water, and had some great drinks and snacks at " wild n crazy Margaritaville" and their humongous pool was hard not to enjoy!
To sum it all up our tenth cruise on the Royal was a lot of fun, but this ship sure does not beat their grand class ships. Will we cruise with Princess again, of course, but not on the Royal. We heard recently that the Regal her sister arriving in May 2014 will have some much needed design changes which is smart and the right thing to do. We suggest they dry dock the Royal after the Regal is in service, and do the same. Many adjustments need to be made and as soon as possible. We met so many great people on board to all of them and our Chicago buddies Mayta & Bruce, hope to see you again on another Princess cruise someday. Happy Sailing ! Less
Another great cruise on our favorite line Princess, unfortunately not our favorite ship, or even close ! We're happy to here Princess cares about most of our concerns and comments, good or bad and are making some changes in the sister ship Regal Princess, good move ! We were pleased the ship was timely and arrived and left ports as offered. We had a smooth ride and slept comfortably like babies every night. Our room steward was very good and was always available when needed. Overall, the ship was beautifully appointed and spotless. The crew is very hard working and attentive to their passengers.
Port and Shore Excursions
Did it all on our own, no operators.
Enjoyed the beach and water, then over to Margaritaville for snacks, drinks & pool time, fun !
Great port, but very crowded 6 ships is really too many in 1 day. But S.M. is a beautiful Island which we hope to return to someday.
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