Regal Princess is a disaster for families!: Regal Princess Cruise Review by Lakerfan1
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Regal Princess is a disaster for families!
I literally left my wife in tears to go down to the front desk to see if they could push our beds together, only to find out this is not possible due to the useless, space hogging furniture that they plop down throughout the cabin. Seriously, do you really need 2 nightstands plus a big desk and coffee table and cabinet for the refrigerator? I would rather sleep next to my wife thank you. But I digress. So, after they tell me i am stuck with sleeping in a toddler bed for the next 12 nights, I ask what else can be done? A suite perhaps? Inside cabins with more space? Or maybe would they let me have the key to the upper bunks so I can open/close them as needed to avoid countless blows to the head? Nope, they could do none of these things, nor would they remove any of the needless furniture that did not provide any additional storage space. The only thing they did was "promise me" they would look for other accommodations and contact me within 24 hours, which was a lie. They never contacted and I had to wait in line yet again at the customer service desk only to find out the ship was full. Really?
Apart from from the appallingly bad room, this is the first ship we have been on that did not require hand sanitizer or wipes upon entering the dining areas! Meaning there was no crewmember ensuring good hygiene. Which brings me to the food, which was average at best. The buffet set up is a disaster. In fairness, the main dining room was lovely and the service was great. But overall, WOW, this ship was really poorly designed. Which brings me to the elevators. We purposely booked desirable mid ship cabins, which typically provide easy access to all areas. Although this is a huge ship ship, it has stairs only in the forward and aft, and the elevators were constantly broken or packed with people.
Overall, we had a great trip because of the itinerary alone, but doubt we will ever sail Princess again due to their appalling lack of concern regarding hygiene and accommodating families in safe, private cabins. Less