Sail Date: December 2018
We got in on a drop and go and snagged a great suite. The entire experience exceeded all expectations even though we have sailed with Princess 8 times before and had high expectations. The medallion class cruising was lots of fun and I ... Read More
We got in on a drop and go and snagged a great suite. The entire experience exceeded all expectations even though we have sailed with Princess 8 times before and had high expectations. The medallion class cruising was lots of fun and I hope to sail on a medallion class again. The food on the Tegal is the best I’ve ever had on any cruise ship. If you can get in on the Chef’s table do it. It is SO worth the cover charge. We have done the chef’s twice before with Princess but the Lumiere experience on the Regal was like being royalty!! The shows were great. The Princess cast were Broadway class and one night there was a guest soprano. That was the best sow I have ever been to on a cruise, and ranks in the top three shows I have ever been to on Broadway. It was superb Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
My husband and I have traveled with princess many times and this was the least of our favorite. The food didn’t impress us and was served raw chicken one night. The casino had gotten new machine and they were working on them the ... Read More
My husband and I have traveled with princess many times and this was the least of our favorite. The food didn’t impress us and was served raw chicken one night. The casino had gotten new machine and they were working on them the whole time so that meant that a lot of machines weren’t running. They also replaced machines with too many of the same .so the variety wasn’t good. The room Stewart was wonderful and when ever we asked for something he was right there with it They were also changing the mail box to everyone’s cabin and while they did that we were with out a phone and tv in our room for 2 days.that was something else they were doing on the trip .something like this should be done while there are no passengers so it doesn’t affect passengers Boarding and disembarking was excellent but they told us that the ship wasn’t full 1200 less passengers so that could have been why Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
1st cruise with Princess and we had a hard time picking priorities! You can pick from numerous things to do to nothing but listening or reading books! Embarkation was fast and easy with about 45 min until on the ship. Our room was ... Read More
1st cruise with Princess and we had a hard time picking priorities! You can pick from numerous things to do to nothing but listening or reading books! Embarkation was fast and easy with about 45 min until on the ship. Our room was immaculate and we requested top sheets which were provided in timely manner. Room arranged so no one was disturbed at night with lights from the bathroom. Plenty of shelves and cabinets. Bedding was fabulous and slept very well every night. We put large TV to "Bridge Cam" and never needed flashlights. Hand washing stations were close to buffet and in hallways! We had breakfast in Buffet 3 times and dining room 3 times.One thing I noticed from walking thru the buffet was that the tables all had placemats , silverware and water glasses set for dinner! Enjoyed the relaxing dining room and the meals were excellent! I had to start skipping lunch so that I was hungry at dinner and that worked out great! (still gained 3lbs!) We had anytime dining and went early and never had to wait. The shows were different every night and very enjoyable. Movies under the Stars selection could use some better choices but that is personal taste! Formal nights we did see some men wearing black or dark jeans with dress shirts and ties, ladies in gowns, cocktail dresses, evening pantsuits, and mostly men in dark suits which all looked very handsome! Gave up on Zumba class as it was to fast! Skeet shooting was fun and International Cafe was a favorite! Tea Time was fun and held every sea day! Savories and sweats were all tasty and black tea was so good. Don't miss it! Never saw any happy hours.Deck parties and sailaways were lots of fun! St Thomas sailaway was" amazin" Can't wait to book again! Loved the "Love Boat Horn" Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
I fell in love with Princess Cruise lines 6 years ago. My first cruise left me craving more. I must say the staff on Princess is exceptional. The ship is well maintained and very clean. The cabins are spacious with plenty of storage space ... Read More
I fell in love with Princess Cruise lines 6 years ago. My first cruise left me craving more. I must say the staff on Princess is exceptional. The ship is well maintained and very clean. The cabins are spacious with plenty of storage space for clothing and accessories. The food was delicious and I highly recommend trying the specialty dining experience. We dined at the Crown Grill which served the best steak and lobster I've ever tasted. The princess dancers are amazing and I always look forward to attending the shows. The ship is designed to make it easy to find a private place to relax in the sun. The pizza is the best at sea. The selection of foods are never ending, dessert bar, sushi, barbecue grill by the main pool. A staff member is always available to make sure you have what you need. I was impressed by the size of the TV in my cabin and the large selections of movies and TV series to chose from. Spending some down time watching a movie in my cabin was nice. However if you like watching a movie under the stars you can snack on popcorn or pizza relaxing in a lounge chair. The casino is open late into the night with card games, craps, roulette and slots. We met people from all over the world and enjoyed engaging in coversat ion with them everyday. I have sailed on many cruise ships over the past 6 years and Princess Cruise lines is by far my favorite. Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2018
Let me start by saying that Princess was our favorite cruise line at one point. Our last Princess cruise before this one was in 2011. We loved Princess back then. We did a cruise in 2012 on the Freedom of the Seas (RCCL) and they became ... Read More
Let me start by saying that Princess was our favorite cruise line at one point. Our last Princess cruise before this one was in 2011. We loved Princess back then. We did a cruise in 2012 on the Freedom of the Seas (RCCL) and they became our favorite with Princess being a close 2nd. Recently we sailed Princess again on the Regal for 7 nights doing the Eastern Itinerary. Overall, we gave this cruise a 7 our of 10. The ship...beautiful and laid out just right. The food was outstanding and the service and crew were all probably the most pleasant we have ever encountered in ALL of our cruising. We had a great forward facing balcony...L101 and it was perfect. We were able to use it any time we wanted whether we were at sea or in port. Where this cruise lacked was the excursion offerings in the ports we visited and the onboard activities and shows. The comedian was probably the worst we have ever seen and the shows were so lack luster that we even left each one part way through. We NEVER do that. We like to have things to do during the days and evenings and the activities were really a joke. I will be doing a full review on the Princess board in the coming days. Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2018
Having just been on a 15 day Royal Transatlantic, we expected the same level of cruising on her sister ship, the Royal. While the "facility" was almost identical, a number of things were lacking. The quality and variety of ... Read More
Having just been on a 15 day Royal Transatlantic, we expected the same level of cruising on her sister ship, the Royal. While the "facility" was almost identical, a number of things were lacking. The quality and variety of foods in the Main Dining Rooms seemed below what was presented on the Royal. Even the Horizon Buffet was not quite up to par. When the buffet fails to please and you end up having Alfredo's Pizza for dinner, something is off. (Pizza was good, just not the reason that we cruise.) A lack of good alternatives to the daily menu was disheartening. The cabin seemed identical and was clean. The bed was comfortable. In general, the staff provided good service; some were excellent, a few were lacking. Most did what was expected of them - nothing more. No staff member made me anxious to tip as I usually do. No one inspired me to leave glowing comments. Entertainment - very limited on board educational programs. The Tin Pan (steel drum) player, Trevor Cole, was excellent. The Romantica Strings were extremely good also. As to the stage shows, "Sweet Soul Music" was one of the very best shows that we have seen on board any cruise. The singers and dancers really worked and succeeded in a great production. Unfortunately, "Fiera" was just the opposite. It needs to be re-worked and the echo effects on the mics of the cast need to be cleaned up, along with the removal of the strobe lighting and bright, colored lights in the eyes of the audience. (Who among you enjoy being blinded?) "Bravo" and "Born to Dance" were well done without the distractions. The Medallion program was very limited at first. About 110 Medallion cabins were ready at embarkation time. But little by little, you would notice as you walked the same hallways, cabin mailboxes were removed and tablets were mounted on the walls. They are just part of the eventual plan. On this cruise, we used our Medallions to unlock the cabin doors. This worked most of the time. Medallions were also used at ports to get on and off the ship. However, during this trial period, the bar codes on your cruise card was also scanned and the staff compared your stored image with your face. The Medallions could be used to buy specialty coffees and all of the items in the stores on board but mostly with cruise cards being checked to "guarantee" the information and purchases. Since we had a Medallion cabin, we checked in with the Elite members and also waited in the Elite Lounge and boarded early. Very nice perk - thank you Princess. Princess Cay was nice but we had rented a clamshell to stay out of the sun. Really not necessary because of all the shady spots and lounge chairs. St. Thomas - our excursion showed us parts of the island that we had not seen before. Still has some hurricane damage. We were one of five ships in port. St. Maartin - our non-ship excursion to other parts of the island showed how much damage occurred and how much is still to be repaired. Orient Beach used to have a widespread area of development. Now, only Bikini Beach Bar is open and working. We didn't get as far as the nude beach (believe they are still open) but other than a few swimmers and sun bathers, the beach is almost deserted. The previous week (Thanksgiving) the ship had something like 140 kids and the cruise was loaded as per passengers who were on board then. We were also told the number of cruisers on our week, after Thanksgiving was about 2900 with about 20 kids in all. Ship is supposed to carry about 3650 passengers. Please don't take the comments as being a negative slam, we still love Princess. We have another Transatlantic scheduled for 2019. But constructive criticism is truly meant to help improve the cruise experience. Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2018
We chose this cruise so we could sail with some friends we met on the Crown Princess a few years ago and to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary. In summary, we loved this cruise! We had a wonderful time. Embarkation was a breeze. Check ... Read More
We chose this cruise so we could sail with some friends we met on the Crown Princess a few years ago and to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary. In summary, we loved this cruise! We had a wonderful time. Embarkation was a breeze. Check in took about 10 minutes and then we were personally escorted by a waiter wearing a tux with white gloves. He showed us around a bit and then took us up to our cabin. It was so awesome!! Service was great as always, food was delicious, the ship is beautiful! We had a fantastic forward suite C101. We were treated so well and we felt very special every day. We enjoyed the concierge lounge on deck 14. We used it just about every day to get cappuccino and some snacks. The concierge, Hembert is so nice. He even made Crab Shack reservations for us. We were never able to do it on others sailings so we were thrilled to be able to do it this time. He even sent us chocolate covered strawberries when we told him it was our anniversary. What a nice and unexpected treat. We took the Behind the Scenes tour and we both agreed it was well worth the fee per person. It was very interesting and the goody bags we received were fantastic! Club Class dining was nice but honestly it isn't much different than regular dining. It came with our suite so we used it but we probably wouldn't book Club Class again unless it was included. We opted for Anytime Dining which worked out great on port days as well as busy ship activity days. Alfredo's Pizza was outstanding as was the service. Horizon buffet had lots of choices at lunch. It was hard to pick what to eat. It was always well stocked and very clean. Our sailing had about 1,000 people less than usual so it was easy to find a seat and easy to maneuver around the buffet and pool area. We don't really do the shows so I cannot comment too much on this. We did see Travis Turpin who is a talented musician and impersonator. He was really, really good. We watched the band a few times in the Atrium/Piazza area and they were also really good. We played music trivia once and it was OK. It's definitely geared towards the older set so we didn't know a lot of the music but it was mostly fun. Movies under the stars was good. We watched Deadpool 2, Ant Man and the Wasp and Life of the Party. All great movies. We absolutely loved our cruise and would sail with Princess again. In fact, we booked the Pacific Princess for a 2 week cruise next year. So excited!!! Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
This was a birthday cruise for me, so I chose a forward facing Mini Suite. The cabin steward was fantastic especially since I had my slightly slobbish 5 year old with me. She loved the camp program as did I. The hours were good, although ... Read More
This was a birthday cruise for me, so I chose a forward facing Mini Suite. The cabin steward was fantastic especially since I had my slightly slobbish 5 year old with me. She loved the camp program as did I. The hours were good, although the walk from the front to the back 2-3 times a day sure worked off the calories I consumed. I'm Elite with Princess' Captain Circle, and the cruise line continued to meet our expectations. The tour department however failed epically. They 100% did not deliver the excursion purchased, and when called out on it I was basically called a liar. I prefer to use the cruise line excursions for the feeling of security, but I will no longer use them. There are other tour companies that will ensure your timely return to the port or get you to the next one. The Club Class dining room staff were excellent. Winning a free cruise and two other drawings in the casino certainly did make my birthday!! Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
Recommend by someone I was quite disappointed from the start. Waiting for the fun to start and it never did. The food was average and the service was nothing to write home about. The room was small and we are glad we went for the ... Read More
Recommend by someone I was quite disappointed from the start. Waiting for the fun to start and it never did. The food was average and the service was nothing to write home about. The room was small and we are glad we went for the balcony. The entertainment was none existent and the one show we went to was no better that a high school musical. It was their first show and you could tell. The promotional video shows more but this was not on this cruise. Didn’t agree with the extras especially the gratuity. A few complimentary drinks would have been appealing not charging for every pop and juice. And the drinks package at $7 each per day was not the way to go. The whole cruise was revolved around the promotion of the jewelry store. What a con to get you into their store. Disappointed with the undersized room and the phone booth sized shower. Doubt if I will cruise again. $7000 by the time we were done. Come back Disney all is forgiven. Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2018
Had to move to another stateroom after getting manager involved. Very loud banging in wall all night for two nights in a row. 2nd stateroom offered to us was at the very back of the ship under the engine exhaust pipes which created soot ... Read More
Had to move to another stateroom after getting manager involved. Very loud banging in wall all night for two nights in a row. 2nd stateroom offered to us was at the very back of the ship under the engine exhaust pipes which created soot all over our balcony deck. Food was ok in Lido dining, Alfredo's was terrible. Mattress was old, sagging and very uncomfortable along with flat pillows and extremely hot bedding. Princess Cay was very uneventful. Grand Cayman excursion, Dolphin Swim has the most rude woman with our group. She was the dolphin trainer and snapped and yelled at us because we told her we could not understand what she was saying in Spanish. It was so bad that we got out of the water and left the excursion within 10 minutes. Don't waste your money for this excursion unless you don't mind rude people. Jamaica was an excellent stop with the nicest people on the excursions. We did the Mystic Mtn, bobsledding, and Dunns River Falls. Cozumel was also an excellent stop. We did the Xplorer Park in Playa Del Carmen. Our guide for the day was super. Highly recommend these excursions. Read Less
Regal Princess Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.0 4.1
Entertainment 4.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.4
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 4.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.8
Enrichment 3.0 3.5
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 4.0
Rates 4.0 N/A

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