Royal Princess: Royal Princess Cruise Review by gobare
Overall Member Rating
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
The service onboard was fantastic and there was always someone there to offer you a beverage. But I wished Princess would offer better ice tea,this stuff was just flavered water at times.
Reasons for not returning are several. Lack of music all day long, good at times on Lido deck but very limited.Offerings in the piazza was almost always geared towards senior citizens.Now don't get me wrong since we fall into that group also but how much piano playing can one take? The ship only has two pools, really missed the aft pool found on other Princess ships. Never had a problam finding a deck chair as long as you don't want it near the main pool or anywhere in the sanctuary. We saw towels and books placed on chairs at 7:00AM and no one showed up untill noon!! Wish Princess would enforce there own policy that they show on there web site and clear the items after 30min of no one showing.
Overall there was a lack of things to do and just about everything was in the Princess Live studio which has to have the worst seats I have ever seen. Could not stay in there for more than 10min. Really missed the promenade deck. There is two small areas on each side that allowed quite areas to relax on deck seven but again the lack of chairs.
We had our adult kids with us this time and had room L218, a mini suite. Tight but still able to get around, just had to stay get close at times. The larger tub/shower was nice and had more than enough storage for the four of us. Our daughter said the sofa bed was great and our son slept in the pull down bunk in the overhead. He's 6'2" and still was able to get a good night sleep. Wish they had designed the room with the main bed near the balcony rather than near the entrance door. We go to bed early and our kids had to keep going back and forth thrue the"bedroom" to use the bathroom or to leave and return from going out.
So overall we had a great time and enjoyed the ship, but once is enough. Less
Cabin review: L218
More than enough room for four people, small bathroom but nice tub/shower. Did our dressing outside the bathroom in the little area near the closet. Pull down ceiling bed big enough for grown adult and the sofa sleeper was very good. Would have been better if they had "flipped" the layout and put the main bed area on the balcony side. Two TV's is a nice touch and the heavy curtain did a good job on blocking the noise and light from each side.
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