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Embarking was a pleasure!! Quick & room ready! The ship is beautiful and nicely designed. The dining rooms were center so the walk from dinner to the show was shorter than other ships that have the dining room aft. The theatre is small compared to other lines, so it fills quite early.The shows were good with great special effects in the special ones. The cooking show was the best ever - not to be missed! The sky walk was unique, but very slippery when wet, which was most of the time. Food was good with a nice variety in the dining room as well as the buffet. Service was always good. The other options were the International Cafe - great! & the pizza parlor - great & a favorite!! The 2 tender ports in New England were no problem and the time to go to and fro was quick.The TV stations really need to be more people friendly with "normal" shows & not all varities of just news shows. I enjoyed this ship and wish it would depart from NY/NJ to the Carribbean! I miss sailing Princess from this area to the islands!

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Royal Princess Cruise Review by Careena

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Embarking was a pleasure!! Quick & room ready! The ship is beautiful and nicely designed. The dining rooms were center so the walk from dinner to the show was shorter than other ships that have the dining room aft. The theatre is small compared to other lines, so it fills quite early.The shows were good with great special effects in the special ones. The cooking show was the best ever - not to be missed! The sky walk was unique, but very slippery when wet, which was most of the time. Food was good with a nice variety in the dining room as well as the buffet. Service was always good. The other options were the International Cafe - great! & the pizza parlor - great & a favorite!! The 2 tender ports in New England were no problem and the time to go to and fro was quick.The TV stations really need to be more people friendly with "normal" shows & not all varities of just news shows. I enjoyed this ship and wish it would depart from NY/NJ to the Carribbean! I miss sailing Princess from this area to the islands!
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Cabin Review

Premium Deluxe Balcony
Cabin D4 D408
The balcony cabin was the same size & layout as other ships - queen bed, desk, chair, small sofa & regular ship size bathroom with the normal layout. The room was quiet and comfortable & you can adjust your own heat/coolness. It had a large TV hanging on the wall, however it was only showing various news progams for normal tv but had selections for movies etc that you could choose from. Our balcony was larger because it was angled to conform with the shape of the ship.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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    We went on LULU the Lobster Boat. Capt. John showed us the "workings" of a lobster, he pulled up actual lobster traps to check on his catch for the day & explained the "lobster business" to us as it is today. We didn't get to the lighthouse because he said the water was choppy and rough. We did see a young seal pop its head up once or twice. It was an interesting tour and a nice way to spend a couple of hours.
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  • Duck Tour
    It was an interesting tour both on land and sea. Our tour guide was PJ & she was very upbeat and kept us well informed while injecting a lot of humor. The duck was comfortable and all were able to see. It was an interesting tour as well as enjoyable. A nice way to spend a couple of hours.
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  • City Tour
    The tour was the Bay of Fundy & beach Caves. It was a good tour with a lot of interesting places & beautiful scenery. The Bay of Fundy was not at its peak, but still interesting to see. The lunch at the Beach Caves was delicious with homemade chowder, (or chicken bites) hot biscuits & cookies and very friendly staff. Some people got over to the caves because it was low tide, which was great, while most people combed the beach for "wish rocks", which are rocks with a complete circle around the rock in another color. Our tour guide was very informative & shared many personal stories. We also were able to stop at an old (non working) lighthouse & twin covered bridges that were together! This made for very interesting picture taking. We then made our way back through beautiful wooded roads. They did a short 20 min. stop at the Farmer's Market (not enough time to enjoy by the time you got off the bus) & a drive by return to the Bay of Fundy for another look,which was a waste of time since it hadn't changed. Since neither of these last 2 stops were productive, I would have rather spent the extra time at the beach/caves & the twin covered bridges. The tour also got us back a half hour late, so we had to rush through the market tents by the ship, which was our only time to shop.
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