Yankphans: Royal Princess Cruise Review by ileanaabeles
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Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
We spent alot of time trying to find stairs near the elevators adjacent to our cabin which was on deck 14, and then found out that we had to go either forward or aft to locate them. We also found ourselves getting on the elevators going up in order to be able to take them down to the lower decks, as they were very small and always crowded.
Although we did not avail ourselves More of the theater all that much, it was very small and you had to get your seats at least 30 minutes before show time. I do have to say that the acoustics were wonderful in the theater.
This was our 3rd Princess voyage, but the food on the Ruby and Emerald was much better. The menus looked exciting but when the food appeared it was just adequate. It was nothing that I would brag about.
My husband got ill during the voyage and the medical treatment was wonderful, although the Paramedic sent up to our cabin said there was NO WAY IT COULD HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY ANYTHING ON THE SHIP, OTHERWISE MORE OF THE PASSENGERS WOULD HAVE GASTROENTERITIS. However, our own physician, who saw us when we got home, suspected food poisoning. The special cleaning crew was great, coming in 3 times to clean everything and then took our laundry to make sure it was clean. However we never received our laundry back, and were told that there were records indicating that it was received but they had no idea where the laundry was returned to. We filed a claim with Passenger Services and were told that we would hear from Princess' insurance company shortly, so not to do a thing, but after a week of hearing nothing we called their main offices and they told us that we were supposed to contact them directly with a copy of the claim form and here we had wasted a week already. Princess personnel should know better than to give false information.
Anyway, we always liked Royal Caribbean and will most likely return to them unless Princess improves. Less
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