Sail Date: February 2018
Wanted to give Princess a try. Sailed Celebrity last year, which was good and Disney a number of times before that. Liked Disney, but they have gotten to be a lot more expensive than the other main line cruise lines. Our inside cabin was ... Read More
Wanted to give Princess a try. Sailed Celebrity last year, which was good and Disney a number of times before that. Liked Disney, but they have gotten to be a lot more expensive than the other main line cruise lines. Our inside cabin was clean and well kept, but was the smallest of all the cruises we have taken. We used the early assigned dining. Had excellent service by Rolando Garcia and the food was fine with large main course portions. I would really have to say that overall it was a similar quality and service to the Disney and Celebrity cruises we have had. Buffet was excellent too, with plenty of help with drinks etc. from the staff. One complaint would be the coffee really had no taste to it. Kind of surprising given the variety and care taken with so many other food items. Ship was overall very nice. Main theater is undersized for the big shows and you needed to be there well in advance to get a seat. Other good entertainment options as well. Enjoyed a number of game shows etc... Getting on and off the ship was very smooth. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
This was our fourth cruise and all with Princess. In a sense we are newbies I suppose, but we have been pleased with Princess and see no reason to go elsewhere. Stayed at the SpringHill Suites. Stay was fine but the shuttle to cruise ... Read More
This was our fourth cruise and all with Princess. In a sense we are newbies I suppose, but we have been pleased with Princess and see no reason to go elsewhere. Stayed at the SpringHill Suites. Stay was fine but the shuttle to cruise port was terrible. In the past they offered free shuttle and arrived within 20min by a van shuttle. This time we were charged $10/pp and in a larger bus it took 1 1/2hrs...unacceptable and most likely will not book there again. Love the Regal Princess. Embarkation was flawless and fast. My wife’s sister and her husband are platinum and were able to board a bit earlier. They were able to book the Sanctuary. SHIP- The Regal and her sister Royal are beautiful. They are large and hold a large number of guests, 3,560. We all found ourselves saying (other than elevators after muster) we never felt the ship crowded. It was always clean and well kept up. SANCTUARY- We love the Sanctuary and enjoy the peace and quiet it offers. The staff is amazing and treats us like royalty. Hats off to Maktum who served us daily and saw to our every need. DINNING- did the buffet the first day and was as expected....crowded, mass rush for food, and hard to find seating. But typical for first day. Food was good, a good variety, but hard to get what you wanted with the crowd. We mostly visited the Symphony DR and were always pleased with the service, selection and quality. We’d eat as a group of six and never really heard a complaint. We’d also do breakfast in the Symphony DR. We did receive a free up charge to eat at Crown. It was fabulous and the waiters were top notch. I’d pay the up charge for the experience again. PORTS Princess Cay... we have never been to Princess Cays and it was nice to catch a tender and walk the beach and grab a bite to eat. The food was just so-so. We were not on long. Next time we’d bring our snorkel gear and hang a little longer. Falmouth, Jamaica... we only went ashore to check out the port and walk a little. The port area is very nice. Once we got through the gate toward town we were hounded by sales of tours and any items you could imagine. There was a lot of police presence there and the farther we walked into town the sketchier it became. We had had enough of the folks approaching us with sales so we just headed back. Grand Cayman... through Princess we did the Stingray Encounter, turtle farm, and Hell excursion. It was a blast and would recommend it. The guys for our Stingray Encounter were faboulous. They would bring the stingrays up and allow us to hold and feed them. Very gentle creatures. Cozumel... through Princess we did the Chocolate Seaside Workshop, Tasting, and Wine Pairing. Nice shorter excursion. Very well done and informative and the wine pairing was very interesting. ENTERTAINMENT- we tried to catch the 10:00pm show nightly and really enjoyed every performance. Also enjoyed other entertainment throughout the ship. After our fourth cruise we feel we are settling into the idea of cruising and have another Princess cruise set for the end of the year on the Coral for a 15 day Panama Canal cruise. We do recommend Princess and if you can try to book on the Regal or Royal...they are beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
I just returned from my first ever cruise on the Regal Princess, sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We were on board for 7 beautiful days and had a wonderful time. We had great weather and I can't say enough about how wonderful the staff ... Read More
I just returned from my first ever cruise on the Regal Princess, sailing out of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We were on board for 7 beautiful days and had a wonderful time. We had great weather and I can't say enough about how wonderful the staff was to us the entire time we were on board. Embarkation was handled very smoothly and we were able to get to our stateroom quickly and were surprised to see our bags were waiting for us by the door. The staff worked diligently every day to be sure the ship was clean and ready for whatever we wanted to do. We enjoyed the "movies under the stars" as well as the live shows in the Princess Theatre. Enjoyed the wide variety of food on the 16th deck and the fact that food was always available whether we are in the food court, the bistro, the pizza bar, the ice cream and popcorn stand or in one of the many elegant dining rooms. The only down side I experienced with the food was that it never seemed to be hot. I like my hot food hot and my cold food cold. I understand the difficulty of keeping so much food hot since it was served in so many places on the ship. We booked four excursions, three thru the cruise line and one separate excursion company. The glass bottom boat excursion was a disappointment for the money, We didn't see much and the glass in the boat was old and cloudy. Waste of money. The stingray excursion was great although we didn't get in the water. The time we spent on Princess Cays was very enjoyable and the lunch provided by the cruise line was great. Read Less
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Sail Date: January 2018
We had been to all these ports before - we went to get out of the cold and be warm for a week. We had been on the Regal 2 years ago, so it very familiar. Embarkation and disembarkation were flawless. The staff were very good and were ... Read More
We had been to all these ports before - we went to get out of the cold and be warm for a week. We had been on the Regal 2 years ago, so it very familiar. Embarkation and disembarkation were flawless. The staff were very good and were not intrusive. The food remains very good - the best of all the cruise lines we have been on. The activities were geared to our age group. The ship entertainers were average. We had a larger balcony room and enjoyed the extra space. We love that this ship has on-demand movies and shows in the cabins. The casino was a hit, even though I just broke even. We enjoyed all the Canadians on this cruise as they are so friendly and easy to get along with. We had a great time and overall everything went well. We will continue to be Princess cruisers Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
Experience overall was okay, cabin was great (Caribe-10 with balcony forward), not many kids, we (early 50's) were often the youngest in a common room by a decade or so. The food was up and down. The dining room was fantastic, ... Read More
Experience overall was okay, cabin was great (Caribe-10 with balcony forward), not many kids, we (early 50's) were often the youngest in a common room by a decade or so. The food was up and down. The dining room was fantastic, everything Princess is known for. The buffet was mediocre, a few great dishes surround by okay to just bad. Breakfast at the buffet was their best meal. The staff seemed to be in a hurry to close sections of the food service as quickly as they could, very rarely was the whole buffet open. Getting off and on the ship for excursions was efficient and easy. A word of warning about Sharkeeze restaurant in Grand Cayman: the menu is priced in Cayman dollars, the staff makes it seem like you will get a bargain lunch, but US dollars are worth less than Cayman so expect a 25% premium over menu prices. I think this is just a way to charge more when the cruise ships are in port - 5 ships when we were there. Entertainment was okay. The bands in public spaces were very good. We had an 8:00 (late) seating in the dining room which made it impossible to see any of the shows in the theater - so I am unable to review any of those Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise to princess cay, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. The embarkation was smooth, the food was excellent, and the employees were always cheerful and helpful. We ate one night at the crown grill and had a ... Read More
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise to princess cay, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. The embarkation was smooth, the food was excellent, and the employees were always cheerful and helpful. We ate one night at the crown grill and had a superb steak dinner. We also enjoyed having several breakfasts in Sabatinis. It was nice to have a sit down breakfast with a waiter.. We also joined the chefs table dinner one night. If you can afford to splurge, the chefs table dinner is superb! Caribe deck, room 738. The suite was nice and spacious. The balcony is fairly narrow and the room layout is a little ackward. But overall, it was a nice cabin. The steward,Wilson, was available to help as needed. The entertainment in the main theatre was good but getting a seat required arriving at least 20 minutes early so plan accordingly. The comedian was really good! Enjoy! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
We are Elite members of Princess Loyalty so normally we pick Princess out of Ft. Lauderdale. We have been on the Regal many times, however each time we feel the service and quality of food and entertainment is not as good as it was when ... Read More
We are Elite members of Princess Loyalty so normally we pick Princess out of Ft. Lauderdale. We have been on the Regal many times, however each time we feel the service and quality of food and entertainment is not as good as it was when the ship first came out a few years ago. They have decreased the wait staff in the dining rooms and Anytime Dining is not any time. If you want to make a reservation, there are only three (3) times available: early or late. You can stand in line and get a reservation buzzer that will tell you when a table is available, however every time we were notified and were walked to our table, there were a lot of tables that were empty but had not been remade. The waiter has to remake his tables along with serving the seated guests in his area. One night, the Head Waiter pulled out waiter aside to remake three (3) large tables, meanwhile we sat and waited for him to bring our food from the kitchen. The first two nights it took 2 hours once we were seated to be served food and dessert. Thus we missed the late show. The same smaller staff is noticeable in the Horizon Buffet area. Also, Princess is the only line in which if you request a balcony room, you only get two (2) chairs to sit on during the cruise inside your room. If you want a sofa, you have to upgrade your room type. The Mini-Suite is nice in that you have a sofa and 2 TVs, however the bathroom is equipped with a tub/shower which is not good for seniors with replaced knees and hips. There is a good chance of a fall as the surface is slippery. The Loyalty cocktail party was great in Club 6, but when we had to move to the Vista Lounge due to a problem with Club 6, it was horrible. The Vista Lounge is the worst designed portion of the ship as the seating is impossible and there is no bar. Took 10 minutes to get our drink each night and the walkway to get the appetizers is dangerous when the ship is moving. The Vista is not a lounge, but a theater and should only be used for that purpose or they need to redesign and put an actual bar in, similar to the Emerald Princess. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
Princess Cruises has always offered a spectacular, sensational cruising experience. This cruise, my fifth with them (and I've sailed other lines including Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, and Disney), was smooth from start to finish. The ... Read More
Princess Cruises has always offered a spectacular, sensational cruising experience. This cruise, my fifth with them (and I've sailed other lines including Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, and Disney), was smooth from start to finish. The food was enjoyable, and this included the formal dining rooms - where the wait staff was attentive - as well as the Horizon Court Buffet upstairs and the other casual eateries. The pizza is understandably well-rated, and this included the delicious gluten-free pizza my wife enjoyed once again. To that end, gluten free options on Princess have expanded since our last cruise two years ago. They offered or had available plenty of GF desserts, GF pancakes or toast made-to-order at any meal (including in the buffets), GF fresh-baked muffins (hot!), and a host of other choices in the formal dining rooms for the main courses and appetizers. The excursions and island destinations were also well-selected. We adventured ashore in each port. Shopping, while not a primary goal for us, was abundant in each port. We aimed to find great beaches - and did so. Some of the beaches we visited were truly unique, and recommended by the helpful Excursions staff even when we weren't booking an excursion through Princess. In addition, we took two Princess-managed excursions (an ATV trek in Cozumel, and a hike up Dunn's River Falls through the rushing water in Jamaica). My only comment for improvement with Princess is to review their Guest Services policies. We had an issue with their GS not addressing one of our issues at all promptly (waited over an hour, called multiple times). Perhaps it was an isolated incident, and in the end it did not dampen our amazing experience. As always, our cabin was incredibly clean and well-maintained, the cabin steward was friendly, and knew our names from the first day. The ship's WiFi has been significantly upgraded even since our in-laws were on this ship this past summer, and is lightning-fast for those who want it. The Medallion Net service is also fantastic for keeping up with events, planning your own calendar of must-do's, and generally navigating the ship / keeping up with your Stateroom Account. The entertainment we saw was top-notch, and the movie selections both for Movies Under the Stars and the in-cabin movies excelled. I highly recommend Princess Cruises above the other lines I have experienced. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
This is the second time we sailed on the Regal Princess. The ship is beautiful. The food was very good and so was the service. The casino was lively. We didn’t take any shore excursions, as we’ve been to these islands many ... Read More
This is the second time we sailed on the Regal Princess. The ship is beautiful. The food was very good and so was the service. The casino was lively. We didn’t take any shore excursions, as we’ve been to these islands many times. We enjoyed the cruise director, but I can’t remember her name. What was really the most noteworthy was the entertainment. We have season tickets to the theatre at home, and I can honestly say we enjoyed these Princess shows more than the broadway productions to which we subscribe. Besides the shows being so creative, the singers had very strong voices and the costumes were amazing. Each night was extremely entertaining, except for the night with the comedian, who was not really funny. I’ve been on at least 30 cruises, as we live near the port, and this ship has the very best entertainment! Loved the deck party with the Beatles music! Everybody was singing along. A fun time! It wasn’t all fun, however. We had a medical emergency on the ship, and the medical center proved to be efficient and professional, providing great care. Will definitely sail on her again! Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
This was our 7th Princess cruise and as always we truly enjoyed our time on the lovely Regal Princess. We arrived the day before and stayed at the lovely Casa Pellagrino hotel on Hollywood Beach. We actually rented a car at Miami airport ... Read More
This was our 7th Princess cruise and as always we truly enjoyed our time on the lovely Regal Princess. We arrived the day before and stayed at the lovely Casa Pellagrino hotel on Hollywood Beach. We actually rented a car at Miami airport and then turned it in the next day at Port Everglades, saving a lot of money over shuttles or cabs, plus it allowed us to drive around a bit. Headed over to the port around 11 a.m. on Sunday and as Platinum members quickly rolled through the embarking process and were in our cabin by 11:45. We had lunch at Alfredo's as we usually do and I purchased my pass for the Thermal Spa for the week (I spend about 2 hours each day there). Our cabin was on the Lido deck as usual and we also were participating in the new Medallion service (for us that was not a big deal, it opened the door locks and did allow more of the staff to know us by name but we really didn't take advantage of much else). We love being on Lido for its convenience to the activity area, Horizon court and pool bars. I have read a number of reviews regarding a decline in some Princess features and here are my thoughts on that: Pizza......I would like to put an end to the rumors of its demise, I felt it was the same pizza I've eaten for many years on on Princess (not a New York pizzeria but far better than frozen). I did feel that the MDR saw a bit of a drop off but nothing terribly significant, my feeling here and also in the Horizon Court was if they simply tasted things a bit more they might find that they could adjust seasoning a bit and drastically improve things. Horizon court has good variety, however, it remains confusing to navigate and find everything and I think a bit more direction would be good there. We ate in the Crown Steakhouse twice and absolutely loved it! We care little about LobsterGate so that has no effect on us and everything else was wonderful and the service as always was spot on. I simply do not like the new Sabbantini menu so we did not dine there. The International cafe was a favorite for us again for Breakfast and snacks as well as our coffee and tea. We do the drink package, not because it saves us money but because of the convenience of it and we enjoy trying different drinks during the trip. Bellini's is a favorite of ours and the Wheelhouse bar is always fantastic. We only went to 2 comedy shows on this trip but listened to more music throughout the ship than ever before and really enjoyed it, all very good. We love Regal and we love Princess but I've said this before and will again, we have been on a number of other cruises and still have never had a bad cruise....sit back and enjoy it and nobody should have a bad cruise! If you do I just don't know what to think....life is to short! Read Less
Regal Princess Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.0 4.0
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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