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csmaslin
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and a long history with Princess. This ship really needs to be dry docked for R&R (remove and replace) things like, beds, toilets, carpets, railings and a few modern updates. Our Caribe ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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nbsjcruiser
Member Since 2005
5 reviews
5,290 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our 24th cruise and having sailed on the Regal cruise in November we were hoping the Royal would live up to the high standards that the Regal set for us. The Royal did not disappoint. So on to the review and then plenty of ... Read more
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loudini56
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We've done this cruise before. We like 10 days vs the more common 7 day cruise. We also really enjoy the islands that the cruise goes to. Embarkation went very fast and smooth. After dropping off our carry on bags in our cabin we went ... Read more
Sutee
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
31 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We chose The Royal Princess because of our previous cruises on this ship. The addition of the stairs in the forward area was a big improvement. It is still a difficult ship to navigate because of the size. Getting to the Allegro dinning ... Read more
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Greenmack
Member Since 2009
1 review
26 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
An excellent cruise both for the ship design changes they have made and for the entertainment which was by far the best every experienced, The only critique is that the Princess Theatre is too small for the size of the ship and to get 3 ... Read more
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nanookie
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
114 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
We were visiting our son in LA , then decided to go on this cruise as we thought it wld be nice to visit Mexico as well. Our decision was based on our great experience on Crown princess in Europe couple of years ago. Ship itself looked ... Read more
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Jimmy Appleseed
Member Since 2010
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We picked this 15 day cruise because it was the same price as the 7 day cruise around the Hawaiian Islands leaving out of Honolulu. We flew in to LAX a day early and stayed at the Crown Plaza next to the harbor. Great location within ... Read more
toomley
Member Since 2003
1 review
Sailed February 2017
The Embarkation was curt , calm and very smooth , we were onboard in under half an hour. I was travelling with my 2 older teenagers in a quad which was laid out well. My daughter had her own makeup area and a huge private dressing area in ... Read more
Retired_1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise to take a break from winter. Boarding went smoothly and efficiently. Once in our cabin we met our steward. Muster was done well and we enjoyed sail away. The cruise was rather low key and the food was a ... Read more
dmcress55
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We are not new to cruising. We have been on 4 Royal Caribbean Cruises and a Disney Magic. We joined friends on this cruise. The Atrium was absolutely stunning no ship compared. Now to our Stateroom, Emerald 202. I personally chose the ... Read more
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GrandmaDMG
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
10 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise by destination and price. I read a lot about the tired ship, but it was clean, had new beds, great food and entertainment and very nice employees. The problems I noted such as stopped up commodes resulting in the ... Read more
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Loretta777
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
14 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise because it was leaving from San Francisco and we live in the area so there was no need for hotels or flights. We also liked the itinerary because it's nice to escape winter for a week sometimes! Getting to the ship ... Read more
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Wooden Seagull
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2017
The service was super, the crew was wonderful and very attentive, and the ship was great! Our embarkation was the fastest and smoothest we have ever had and the disembarkation went very quickly and with zero problems. We were in Club ... Read more
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chercher1
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
First time cruising with Princes and I was NOT impressed at ALL! It seem like NOT one employee wanted to be there. Not to many smiles from anyone all week and for sure no one went out of there way to go over and above for anything to make ... Read more
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MidnightBuffetFan
Member Since 2011
1 review
10 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Our daughter is 15 months old, and we were really longing for an easy trip to do with her. Cruising was the perfect way to travel. If you are a parent or a grandparent of a toddler considering bringing them on a cruise: you should take ... Read more
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Ivan4me
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was a family & friends cruise...first time for friends. We were disappointed in the Princess experience on this ship. We are Platinum level and have enjoyed Princess ships in past. However, as another reviewer pointed out, the ... Read more
mscortez
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We wanted to see Mexico and thought that a cruise going to Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and Manzanillo would be a great start. We got back from our 10-Day cruise on the Grand Princess to Mexico this morning. The time off the ... Read more
schoolboybob
Member Since 2013
1 review
31 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
We had cruised the Caribbean 5 times (including Cozumel) and preciously visited Puerto Vallarta (1982) and Cancun twice to all inclusives with the grown up kids. But this was a different way to see Mexico that appealed to us, it being ... Read more
wilbersmith
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Princess. We booked a Princess Package with flights and hotel in Singapore included. O, I wish we had been advised that we could have just booked the Cruise and got ourselves to and from the ship. The ... Read more
stomsf
Member Since 2002
1 review
481 forum posts
1 helpful vote
2nd time on Star Princess and doubt we'll be back. We didn't choose the cruise, it was chosen for us by relatives. Embarkation was smooth up until actual boarding - Princess has a very slow system of taking your picture once you're ... Read more
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DancinFool
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
27 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our relatives chose this cruise and we tagged along. However, it was very convenient for us, living in the LA area, that it was a round trip to and from LA. Captain Michele Tuvo was an exceptional captain - he was friendly, funny, fun ... Read more
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Chance9
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed with Princess before on other ships. The Regal is a newer ship and they seemed to cut corners when designing this one. Cabins and balcony's are smaller than Celebrity for example. Princess theater accommodated 1,000 guests (2,000 ... Read more
carnar1
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We have just returned from a Sydney round trip cruise to New Zealand on the Dawn, we had an excellent trip with Princess and although previous reviews have not been to kind to the Dawn, we had a great time and the ship was in great ... Read more
1MOTxn
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This cruise opportunity came along at the right time without much forethought and proves that long-time plans aren't always necessary for a great trip. We found it easy to become familiar with our way around the Ruby and felt at home ... Read more
rottekatz
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
43 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Selected the Island Princess because it had recently been in dry dock. They forgot to remove rust and clean up the ship. The dining room staff, Jeffrey and Maria Carmen provided excellent and attentive service and were anxious to see ... Read more
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