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Royal Princess Cruise Review by bags r packed: Royal it is not!

bags r packed
1 Review
Member Since 2014
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Member Rating

Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 1.0
Entertainment 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates Not Rated
Service 3.0
Shore Excursions 2.0
Value for Money 3.0

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Royal it is not!

Sail Date: March 2014
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

My 55th cruise on the Royal was much less than expected. Attention paid to the asthetics certainly are impressive, however many design shortcomings detract from the overall experience.

*No stairs in the middle of the ship with insufficient elevators to handle the traffic.

*The traditional promenade deck is gone. It goes by the same name, but lifeboats obstruct the view of the ocean resulting in an absence of a peaceful, outdoor space with a view.

*Service in restaurants did not compare with our January cruise on the Emerald Princess. While dining in the Crown Grill, we waited 25 minutes for our coffee. I was tempted to go into the kitchen and help myself. I thought we were paying for attentive service as well as good food.

*The dance floor is now in the piazza and it's marble. Little kids, all decked out and cute as a button, are permitted to run loose on the floor among couples trying to dance. No fun for the adults.

You've read about the More miniature balconies in other reviews - impossible.

We have cruised over 500 days with Princess. Our next cruise will be on another line. If we come back to Princess, we will avoid the Royal as well as it's sister ship the Regal. Less

Published 05/27/14

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Cabin review: Royal Princess

Balconies are not worth the extra cost. They are extremely small and cramped rendering them impossible.. A positive feature in this cabin was the curtain that could be drawn between the bed and couch. My late to bed husband used the curtain while he watched TV and I slept.

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