Great Cruise!: Royal Princess Cruise Review by edfel

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Great Cruise!

Sail Date: October 2013
Destination: Transatlantic
Embarkation: Venice
The maiden voyage of the Royal Princess was truly a great vacation experience. My wife and I celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary on board and we had a blast. The Atrium is truly magnificent as shown in the Royal Princess You Tube videos. I will definitely cruise with Princess again!


Our Stateroom Stewart at E402 was Naisy and she was truly a delightful and hard working young lady. In fact a film crew from the UK were filming her for a documentary when we were there. She is a true Superstar!

Our dining room waiter, Florante, catered to our every whim. His sense of humor is truly infectious. Dining at the Allegro was always something we look forward to. His assistant Rodelio was also very attentive to our needs. What a superb pair of waiters! Our lunch at the Concerto was always memorable due to our waitress Aileen Fontanilla. She was spot on on her luncheon recommendations. Her assistant Forlett was a definite asset to the team.

The Horizon More Cafe team of Chefs and waiters were truly remarkable and the new Pastry Shop is a must.


Our first night in our stateroom, our shower did not work. We had to wait 3 hours for someone to fix it thus missing our first dinner as we were exhausted from our 16 hour transatlantic flight.

The nightly entertainment at the Princess Theater was below par and very short. Princess needs to work on this badly. I have never seen a show where guests started leaving after the first musical number.

The way to the Allegro Dining room is confusing as there is no direct route from midship without taking the stairs first. Other guest were also right in stating that a stairway is badly needed at midship as it takes forever to wait for the elevators.

The Seawalk is over-rated. The Promenade deck should be called the half Promenade most of it was eliminated.

Lastly, there some guest in the Elite status who think they are royalty and insist on having preferential treatment in the choice of lounging chairs under the Movie Under the Stars. They ask that first timers vacate their seats or be the first to in line for services even if they come in late. Princess need to offer courses in proper etiquette and good manners for these people. Less

Published 11/22/13
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