This was our first Atlantic crossing, and second cruise with the Royal. Our primary concern, before we sailed, was would the ocean be rocking and rolling? Much to our delight it was very calm. We could not find any information on the seas, so we add this for first timers, who may have the same concerns. We met a number of people who had done this cruise several times, and they all stated that the ocean is nearly always calm.
We are Platinum members of Princess, and for the first time have availed ourselves of this service. Embarking was amazingly easy, we got to Port, checked in, in the premier line, and were on the ship, and into our cabin within 35 minutes. Painless!
The cabin was close to the middle of the ship, on the Dolphin Deck, deck 9. It was a good place to be, the cabin was lovely, clean. Our Steward, Fernando, was the best we have had so far. He was cheerful, funny, attentive, witty, a total delight. He never let us down.