We needed a cruise that would work with the one week that we had available for vacation in April, 2014. We are avid snorklers, so we needed 3 port days to do this. The Royal Princess sailing worked best for this trip. The ship is beautiful.
Pluses: Very good to excellent food all over the ship.
Cold refridgerator in cabin.
Excellent TV with huge selections of movies at no extra charge.
The workers very nice and tries hard to please.
Plenty of activities to do on this ship.
Negatives: Elevators are too small for a ship this size. Most of the time you are packed in like sardines.
Steam Room/Saunas are NOT next to gym. On a different deck and on opposite side of ship.
Also only 40 passess are available for the week and very pricy.
Adult Sanctuary is ridiculously expensive and difficult to even get in to.
Pools too small for ship this size.
Very little shade.
We would only sail on this ship again if the itinerary was perfect, and very few sea days to to reasons above.