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CruisingSoCalSusan
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
10 forum posts
My sister-in-law decided to celebrate her 60th birthday by organizing a family cruise to Mexico on the Ruby Princess. We sailed 11/19/2016 - 11/26/2016. Embarkation was remarkably easy and our luggage was quickly delivered to our ... Read more
gibsonsgolfer
Member Since 2008
7 reviews
133 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
I wrote an earlier review of a cruise on the Star one month previous to this one. I had mixed feelings on that first coastal cruise, but this Mexico cruise was much better. There were still some concerns I suppose it could have been a ... Read more
Disappointed in Florida
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We just sailed on the Regal Princess to the Western Caribbean. We had never sailed the Princess line before and so only have Celebrity, Disney and Carnival to compare this particular cruise. To say we were underwhelmed would be an ... Read more
Nutella93
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This was our fourth cruise. We had previously cruised on the Disney Fantasy and Dream (in the past five years) and the Grand Princess during her first year, 1999. I was a little nervous after reading some of the reviews, but I want to ... Read more
drtravel47
Member Since 2010
13 reviews
628 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Embarkation While I could’ve taken the Elite line, it snaked around the hall, while the “regular” line was very quick. No brainer. Unfortunately, after we got our cruise cards, it took a long time to get upstairs to ... Read more
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Cruisinhomes
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose The Royal Princess, as good friends who are avid cruisers highly recommended it. We arrived at the Ft. Lauderdale port at around noon and the traffic was a nightmare, as our transfer took 45 minutes to reach the offloading ... Read more
Wooden Seagull
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was a cruise round trip from San Pedro to the Hawaiian Islands. I suggest you use John Wayne airport and avoid LAX. We arrived the day before and spent the afternoon and evening at the Double Tree. They have a free shuttle to ... Read more
expc
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise was to celebrate a close relatives ruby wedding anniversary. We tagged along with another family couple to miss up a family reunion of 6 to Hawaii sailing from LA on 26th October. Having previously done 3 x P&O ... Read more
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jinpasco
Member Since 2016
1 review
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We live in Florida, so taking a cruise is just a two hour car ride. We just look for a good price and off we go.We do prefer Princess and always look for their cruises first. This one wasn`t one of their better efforts. First the ... Read more
kathy36wright
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
I have sailed on Princess several times and was always pleased with the service, attention to detail. This was my first time traveling north instead of south so being on deck or on our balcony wasn't a possibility. The crew, our ... Read more
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trivia nut
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
1,360 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Always wanted to give Princess a try, but she fell short for us. Balcony cabin was very small. Bathroom was the smallest we have ever seen. Couldn't get dressed in there, and shower knobs were broken. Our fridge was broken, and the beds ... Read more
Bourbon Believer
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
27 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
Choose this cruise principally for the Chichen Itza excursion now being offered from Cozumel. Myself, daughter, son in law and friend booked two cabins. I a balcony, and an interior for my kids. This was the first cruise upon Royal's ... Read more
portcbob
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
799 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2016
My wife and I chose this cruise mainly because of the Asian itinerary as we haven't travelled to those ports before. We also wanted to experience princess. Embarkation went fairly smoothly in Tianjin and soon we were on board and to our ... Read more
Deedeedog
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
520 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailing out of Brooklyn was a big plus. No flights, just an easy drive from NJ. Embarkation was easy. I needed a wheel chair which I arranged in advance and they took me right to the room without any hassle. The service of everyone that ... Read more
Lucifer21
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
A cruise I had wanted to do for a long time, I thoroughly enjoyed the ports of call, Geraldton, Broome, anchor in the Kimberleys, Darwin, Cairns and Alotau. Loved the locals and all their attention in Geraldton, along with their $5 hop on ... Read more
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joanm
Member Since 2015
6 reviews
5 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Very enjoyable We have just returned from a cruise of the Californian coast departing from Vancouver. Boarding was easy with no delays or problems. Our vacation on board was very enjoyable, and while the ship did appear to require ... Read more
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marilina
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
8 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I have sailed with Princess cruises several times and have always loved it. This time however, this was not the case. Princess seems to be cutting corners all over the place and while we (my sister and I) were expecting a wonderful ... Read more
Kona1994
Member Since 2015
1 review
27 forum posts
I chose this cruise for the ports and fall color. First time on Princess, the ship was beautiful and our mini suite was just perfect size for my daughter who travelled with me. The food in dining room and restaurants was very good. ... Read more
Jhc456
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Good itinerary included 4 Hawaiin islands plus Ensenada in Mexico. Embarkation in LA very efficient - as was disembarkation at the end of the cruise. Highlights were the excursions we booked in the 4 Hawaiin islands - superb trips, well ... Read more
Sutee
Member Since 2015
1 review
31 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My husband and I booked this cruise last minute and had a wonderful time. The 2 day canal experience was great and informative. I was disappointed that we changed stops from Aruba to Grand Cayman.....but it was understandable with the ... Read more
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sham10299
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our fist cruise with Princess and will most likely be the last. We were not impressed, although our previous sailing was with DCL and it is hard to beat them. I'll start with the positives first. Embarkation was smooth and ... Read more
Debbierg2016
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose this cruise to see the New England Colors. Unfortunately the colors they were not at peak yet as its been warm and dry. We stayed at the Comfort Inn in Red Hook pre cruise which we booked on our own. It was adequate and clean. ... Read more
marti222
Member Since 2009
1 review
244 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Decided on doing this cruise as relations were making their way back to Australia after spending 3 weeks with us in Wales. This was our first time with Princess and will certainly cruise with them again . As I was travelling solo and ... Read more
JDM2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was the fifth cruise we have taken but our first with Princess. We booked a four night cruise on the Ruby Princess to Santa Barbara and Ensenada, Mexico. All together it was my wife and I and our two sons, ages 6 and 8. My two sons ... Read more
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lowbrown
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my first cruise. The trip was "paid for" by a family member, though with drinks, excursions and other fees I ended up spending around $800. If I had paid for the entire trip I'd be more than just disappointed. I'll ... Read more
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