Royal Princess Cruise Review by Cmichaud: This is a tacky seniors cruise!
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This is a tacky seniors cruise!
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
My husband and I (42 and 43) only had done one cruise before and it was on the Disney FANTASY with our kids which was amazing. We decided to leave the kids this time and to do a relaxing upper class cruise. I quickly chose the royal princess carabean cruise (jan 18-26 2014) because of the new ship and Princess's reputation that i had heard. We realized upon our arrival at the port that we were not with the right crowd!!!! It was mostly a very elderly crowd ( average looked to be mid 70's!). We also could not beleive the poor quality and poor choce of food at the restaurants. Very typical low standard american food. We never found any decent pasta and the meat was just a disaster. The anytime dining was just awful and service unnacceptable. No one paid any attention to us and they had no clue about food allergies. I must saw that the buffet was pretty good except for the desserts. They looked amazing but tasted all the same without much savors. Sabatini was very diasapointing. We More
preffered the pizza restaurant which had the best waiters in the whole ship and their pizza was very tasty. Our room E618 with obtructed view ( very little obtruction) was really nice and so was our steward. The bed was very comfortable and we couldnt hear any noise. We found very bizarre that the big screen was not used more as it is on the disney cruise. People really liked looking at the movies on the deck. Why show music and nature images at most times. The bands were loud and not necessary. Princess people, go soo how disney does it! As for entertainement, its mostly bingo, line dancing and very tacky activities!!! Really? The big piazza is also very tecky with so much gold and is the place where elderly folks hangout. The coffeecard is a ggod cobcept and we enjoyed going to get our capuccinos daily. The adults pool area is very nice and hanged out there on the days at sea and at the end of the day at port. Very nice area and the pool/spas had more than enough space even with a full boat. No proble,s with elevators at all and used stairs often. The gym is the best, we went there every day and it has great equipment.
Stmartin ans st thomas were great. We went to mullet beach and maegans bay by taxi. Very cheap ride with other tourist (8$ per person. No reason to book a tour) and extremelly nice beaches. Princess cays was nice and food good ( again disneys island is better but princess cays still good). Overall, never again on princess... Or at least for another 30 years... Less
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