Sail Date: April 2018
Picked cruise due to low last minute prices and high rating for ship. Spring break cruise, so full house, with 700 guests under 21 per one of the presentations and many 3rd and 4th bunks in use. However, never crowded, no lines, ... Read More
Picked cruise due to low last minute prices and high rating for ship. Spring break cruise, so full house, with 700 guests under 21 per one of the presentations and many 3rd and 4th bunks in use. However, never crowded, no lines, elevators came quickly. Food was very good, enjoyed a bountiful breakfast everyday, large variety at lunch and a great sitdown dinner at 8pm second seating. We really enjoyed eating in the Horizon Terrace, but often was better to grab silverware on way out since staff back there was really busy with overflow from indoor dining. Pools were nice, child, bigger family and the adult retreat pool. Movies under the stars were enjoyable and what a nice spot to relax and watch a film. Lots of shady spots on upper decks, much better than any beach vacation. Shows were good, short renditions with good variety, maybe a bit geared to older audiences (teen son did not like them) but all high quality. Formal night in Piazza was fun, lots of pretty dresses and dapper men, and we had a balloon night. Wrapping up food service and entertainment around 11 was a bit early, but good if we had a port day the next day. Would be nice to have more promenade options nearer the ocean, but otherwise really liked everything. Son met nice kids in the teen area but they were unhappy to be asked to participate in activities rather than hang out, especially later in the cruise. Ports - Princess Cays - nice beach day at beginning of our cruise. We went right and walked almost to the adult cabanas and found nice beach area with few rocks. Snorkelling was decent, but mainly fish near the pavillion where people feed them. Buffet was OK but long lines and just OK food. Some more options at food trucks, but they were hard to find. If you go left when you get off the tenders, the beach is pretty but very rocky. St Thomas - we went to St Johns with taxi-ferry-taxi which is a bit pricey ($48 a person, round trip) but gave us 4 or more hours at Trunk Bay and in cute Cruz Bay (North Beach Deli at Mongoose Junction was terrific, good smoothie at a shack, etc). Trunk Bay was wonderful and beautiful with good snorkeling (rentals are open at Trunk Bay again). Lots of damage visible, but good atmosphere ... and beaches were perfect. St Martin - went to Na Bah beach or close end of Simpson, was never sure. Swimming was nice, but nothing too exciting. Would probably take a boat trip if I return or go to more natural beaches, likely on French side (which is still rumored to be in bad shape). Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
Had an incredible time. Food on the ship was great!! No complaints. Would go back in a heartbeat. Mixed crowd.. Good value for the money. Other passengers said it was more of a mellow cruise when it came to atmosphere and ... Read More
Had an incredible time. Food on the ship was great!! No complaints. Would go back in a heartbeat. Mixed crowd.. Good value for the money. Other passengers said it was more of a mellow cruise when it came to atmosphere and entertainment. It was fine for us. I enjoyed the fact that not everyone was under 30. This time we chose alcohol drink package. Was pricey! 500 for week per person. Next time we will not. Didn't use it like we thought we would. Very Mixed crowd. Had a great time!!! Can't emphasize how great the food was!!!! We chose anytime eating. We're glad we did. We preferred buffet eating over fancy dining room eating. Huge selection of food!!!! Crew was nice.. Room was nice.. Weather was nice.. Food incredible.. Can't wait to book our next cruise.. Again we would use this cruise line again in a heartbeat!! This time I would pack less.. And less shorts.. More sundress type of attire. Loved it!! Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
My third cruise. All 3 on Princess. My first on Medallion. Of course a trip will be affected by the company and this past trip my company was some of the best! We had a very, very nice time. Some of the nicest, most agreeable staff ... Read More
My third cruise. All 3 on Princess. My first on Medallion. Of course a trip will be affected by the company and this past trip my company was some of the best! We had a very, very nice time. Some of the nicest, most agreeable staff you'll ever meet. Wonderful food, night and day. We did not pay much attention to ports other than minimal souvenir shopping. We made the most of the ship and relaxing on deck. Movie under the stars was enjoyable even in the rain. So many agreeable staff willing to help. We chose the "anytime dining" and usually arrived by 5:30. Never a wait for a table. The Crown Grille was worth the additional price. Best steak. Ever. The live musicals are long enough to be entertaining but short enough not to bore. Try the Limoncello. We did not try the casino. The 3 sisters had a great time. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
This was a spring break cruise for me, my significant other, our 12-year old daughter and our 8-year old granddaughter. We got to the port around 10:30 and were on the ship within an hour and were able to go straight to our rooms. Our ... Read More
This was a spring break cruise for me, my significant other, our 12-year old daughter and our 8-year old granddaughter. We got to the port around 10:30 and were on the ship within an hour and were able to go straight to our rooms. Our cabin steward, Ivan, introduced himself and asked if we needed anything, which we didn't because he had already made sure that we had all of the necessities. After dropping off our carry-on bags, we explored the ship a bit and then went to Alfredo's for lunch. The food there was amazing!! I HIGHLY recommend the Rollata di Melanzane (Baked eggplant stuffed with angel hair pasta)! The shows in the main dining room were ok, similar to others I have seen on other lines; however; I do not like how the main theater is set up, I prefer seating like they have in the Vista Lounge. I love the way that the mid-ship is set up with bars, dining and shops surrounding the Piazza; I also love that the casino was NEVER filled with smoke! I actually spent a little time in there because of that. Movies under the Stars is done really well with the padded chairs. The only complaint that I had is that they still need to work some bugs out of the anytime dining; the first night was perfect, we were seated right away and got our food very quickly. The second night was completely opposite of that! We waited for over an hour and then just decided to go to the Horizon Court, which I must say, for a buffet is awesome!! They had a Mongolian grill set up that night with lots of different types of veggies, as well as chicken, beef, pork, shrimps, salmon and scallops. It also had buckwheat noodles, udon noodles, regular noodles and white rice as well as multiple sauces and spice levels; it was perfect!!! I wish that they had that every night! The pizza on the lido deck was good, as was the burgers, hot dogs and wings at the Trident Grill. The International Cafe had great sandwiches, salads and treats and the coffee was as good as any on land coffee shop! One thing that I really liked was how the wait staff brought drinks to your table at the Horizon Court and Horizon Bistro; that was a nice change from having to get it yourself. We all had the soda and more packages and never had to wait anywhere on the ship long for a drink, as soon as we were done with one, someone was asking if we needed a refill. My daughter didn't spend too much time in the kids club, but our granddaughter did and loved it. Both of the kids participated in the "Jr. Chef at Sea" program and had a great time; they also each received a picture of themselves with the pastry chef, as well as one of the entire group; they also each received a certificate, a Princess chef hat and apron and their decorated cakes. I'm glad that we signed up as soon as the clubs opened because they only allow so many kids and there were 266 kids in the 8-12 year old group, which is the group that participates in this program. Tip - pack pants and closed toe shoes if you want your kids to participate as they need to have both; thankfully, St. Thomas has a lot of american stores that sell both, it's difficult to find pants in the Caribbean otherwise. My SO and I were selected to take place in the Chef's Table Lumiere; if you get a chance to do this, take it! It's well worth the cost! Don't eat the day of though because it's a ton of food! Debarkation was the easiest that I have ever experienced! At Princess Caye we got Coastal Cruise with lockers, floats, and snorkel gear for four (2 packages). The coastal cruise was a lot of fun, we actually used the same boat that's used for the glass-bottom tour. The guides were very knowledgeable and gave a lot of history of the island. Snorkeling around the pier was good, I had forgotten my underwater camera though and missed some good shots, as my SO and daughter saw a barracuda! At St. Thomas we did the two island snorkel tour. We spent about an hour or so at Buck Island, were we saw a ton of fish, sea urchins and coral, but no turtles; we then boarded the boat to Honeymoon Beach on Water Island. On the way to the second island, the staff provided unlimited soda and water for the kids as well as unlimited rum punch for the adults! At Honeymoon Beach, the kids played along the shore and found a bunch of cool shells and sea glass while my SO and I snorkeled, I went off on my own and found a turtle!! That was the highlight of my day! We spent another hour or so there, the boat had an open bar the entire time and they kept the drinks flowing on the way back to the ship. It was a ton of fun and I highly recommend this excursion for everyone! At St. Maarten we went to Rockland Estates and took the Sky Explorer (ski-type lift) up the mountain, took a ton of pictures and then took it back down the mountain. If I did this again, I would include the Flying Dutchman zipline because it looked like a lot of fun! The highlight of the trip though was eating at Emilo's! The food there was fantastic and the portions were huge! We will definitely visit there again! This was our best cruise ever. If you are on the fence about this ship, give it a try yourself! Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
I sailed this cruise for my birthday (27) and loved the ship and itinerary. However, I do wish the ship had more late night activities. There were hardly any comedy shows and most shows interfered with our 8pm dinner in the dining room. ... Read More
I sailed this cruise for my birthday (27) and loved the ship and itinerary. However, I do wish the ship had more late night activities. There were hardly any comedy shows and most shows interfered with our 8pm dinner in the dining room. However, the food and service were excellent. I will warn you though, the chocolate martini on Princess is basically straight vodka with a swirl of chocolate in the glass. It burns the whole way down. The Milky Way is what most would consider a traditional chocolate martini. The bar staff got mad when we sent the drink back because it was too strong and we did not know it would be made this way. We did scuba diving as an excursion in St. Thomas and loved it. However, the reef was a little damaged from the hurricane and was not as colorful as it used to be. I still recommend this excursion because the sea turtles were amazing. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
Another terrific Princess cruise!!!! The newest ship, The Regal, was beyond description. The week went by much too quickly!!! The food was exceptional in all the dining areas and seemed to change not only daily, but by the hour. The ... Read More
Another terrific Princess cruise!!!! The newest ship, The Regal, was beyond description. The week went by much too quickly!!! The food was exceptional in all the dining areas and seemed to change not only daily, but by the hour. The fitness center was much larger than I had used on previous ships, plus the addition of a superb running/walking track on the upper deck exceeded my expectations. I exercise almost everyday so this was unexpected benefit. The entertainment was nonstop whether it be on the main deck, theaters, or even in the Plaza, it was quite delightful and diverse. This trip we opted for a balcony cabin and I would never want anything else with future cruises. The St. Thomas and St. Maarten stops are always enjoyable and despite visiting these on previous cruises they were a rewarding change of scenery. I was surprised at their recovery from the two major hurricanes that had swept through these areas this past fall, so shops, bars,etc, were all open and functioning to full capacity. I just hope that the next trip available for us will be again on the Regal!!! Read Less
Sail Date: April 2018
This is an excellent cruise with the exception of the excursion on Saint Maarten. The Regal princess is not one of the superliners but had all the excellent options typical of a great cruise line. Do not consider the Flying Dutchman/ ... Read More
This is an excellent cruise with the exception of the excursion on Saint Maarten. The Regal princess is not one of the superliners but had all the excellent options typical of a great cruise line. Do not consider the Flying Dutchman/ Rain Forest Adventure. The staff was unsafe, It will take much longer than planned, the service was disrespectful and I’m surprised Princess sponsored them. Shame on the Excursions team for recommending this excursion. The certified diving on St Thomas was very good! The cruise itself was otherwise lovely. The room stewards and dining room staff were excellent. we are pleasantly surprised that the extremely high quality of the entertainment. The shows were Broadway quality. Although the ship was full, the staff handled the volume exceptionally well. The food was excellent, and typical for my Princess experience. My wife and daughter are vegan and always found the staff accommodating and the food tastefully prepared. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
Awesome cruise experience. The ship was in excellent condition and cleanliness an obvious priority. Service staff exceptional and always greeting with a warm, sincere smile. Cuisine was solid - something for all tastes. Only regret was ... Read More
Awesome cruise experience. The ship was in excellent condition and cleanliness an obvious priority. Service staff exceptional and always greeting with a warm, sincere smile. Cuisine was solid - something for all tastes. Only regret was that I could simply not taste all the dishes! Did have to wait a couple times for seating on anytime dining plan but pleasantly sat in the piazza to pass the time. Lucky that this voyage was “Entertainer of the Year” nominations performing so needless to say shows were great - packed houses. My only complaint was the vendors in Jamaica are aggressive in asking for tips. Rude and direct - I wish this was truly all inclusive in the pre-purchased excursions pricing. My second Princess cruise and I can say both times my expectations have been exceeded. Great family experience, excellent itinerary. Over 4,000 guests on the ship yet never ever felt crowded. Highly recommend. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
Just back from a week long Western Caribbean cruise with the Regal Princess. Had a great week because of the company, there were six of us all there for Spring Break from California. Great times and memories with the girls, but some not ... Read More
Just back from a week long Western Caribbean cruise with the Regal Princess. Had a great week because of the company, there were six of us all there for Spring Break from California. Great times and memories with the girls, but some not so happy thoughts about the ship. Embarkation was delayed due to Coast Guard inspection and we had been given notification of that. The employees both at the check in counter and to direct people onto the ship were some of the most unfriendly I have ever seen for Princess. Not a great start to the cruise! We were in a balcony cabin E203. Ok on size, the beds were split into a twin. For two females, we have learned to bring some wire hangers as there are never enough and we just throw away at the end of the cruise. This was my 4th Princess cruise and second year in a row on the Regal. The room stank like fish! When I complained, our room steward said he would have the carpet cleaned in the morning. Not sure if this was ever done, the smell was still there at the end of the week. I smelled one of the pillows and it was bad and did get that replaced immediately. The mattress was rock hard! We had adjoining balconies with E201 and E125. The balcony on E125 was wider and much better than ours. Would get that cabin if I could next time. No complaints about cabin steward kept our ice bucket filled and gave us two Patters every night. Disappointed in room service for breakfast, there is basically nothing you can order. I used to order eggs, sausage and toast and now all you can get is Danish, croissant, and a breakfast sandwich with Canadian bacon. We had anytime dining and were able to make that work for us except the service was so extremely slow every night with very little interaction with the servers. We tried to engage but I just think they are completely overworked. It took us over 20 minutes to get bar service and coffee on two separate nights. Food was almost the exact same as last year and would love to see some new items changed out. Obviously I did not starve and could always find something. I did find the lobster tail to be of good flavor this sailing, along with the Beef Wellington. The buffet is the buffet and just find bites of things that I like. The international Café had amazing treats every day, but again the service staff was very unfriendly. Also disappointed that the Pub Lunch no longer includes shrimp and chips. Seems like they just keep taking away more and more! Did excursions both with Princess and outside of Princess and had fun on all. Did a bike tour of Princess Cays and that was worth every penny, something different to do. Overall, again, amazing cruise because of the company and cannot complain to be on vacation, but so disappointing about the level of service almost everywhere on the ship. Not just the Princess employees, so many angry people on board, makes me very sad. Overall, not the best cruise ever and one of the most disappointing, but it will definitely not stop me from cruising. 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 3.7
Enrichment 3.0 3.5
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 3.9
Rates 4.0 N/A

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