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Royal Princess Cruise Review by Medfield98: Better than expected

Royal Princess 5
Medfield98
Member Since 2001
65 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 5.0
Dining 5.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 5.0
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Value for Money 5.0

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Better than expected

Sail Date: January 2014
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Saw some not so good reviews of this new ship before we went. But we liked it. Have been on 20+ cruises on various cruise lines with Princess and Celebrity our favorites. Food was excellent and never a problem at Anytime Dining. Ship is immaculate. Staff very nice. Entertainment good. We especially liked the new (not on older Princess ships) Adult only swimming pool area. Own bar area, near movies on deck and elevators. Pool heated nicely.

New buffet layout took a little getting used to but once learned made getting food and dining easier than their other ships. Atrium and International Cafe area better done than otheir other ships which were fine as well. We even liked the dancing water show and the over the ocean walkway, although glad we did not have a cabin across and below from that walkway-no privacy there.

Like other balcony cabins ontheir other ships except the balcony itselfis not as deep but worked OK. Sinck much better and larger and shower was bigger. So More overall it was quite fine. No problem with toilet paper dispenser as reported in other reviews.

Never felt crowded for such a large ship. Nice people flow everywhere. Less


Published 04/11/14

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Cabin review: B133

Like other balcony cabins ontheir other ships except the balcony itselfis not as deep but worked OK. Sinck much better and larger and shower was bigger. So overall it was quite fine. No problem with toilet paper dispenser as reported in other reviews.

Port and Shore Excursions


First time we did not get off here- Have been many times before and it is a nice private Island but we just layed out at theat great Adult Only pool on-board.


We love Orient Beach. One of best in Carribean. Waves, clean ocean and beach, food, drinks, little shops, Nudist Resort people watching.


We don 't shop anymore. Have done many times in past and all the stuff is the same and overpriced at the local stores. We go to Lindbergh Bay beach which is a very short and inexp[ensive ($5-6) cab ride from the port. Very nice and next to a hotel which allows you to rent chairs and use their pool bar. Very relaxing.

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