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We just returned from a October Sailing to Canada/New England on the Regal Princess. The ship is beautiful, clean, and new. The decor is tasteful and lovely. Our mini-suite room was a bit smaller than expected but very livable with plenty of storage for three people. We had an angled balcony with plenty of room. The food in the dining room was excellent, the food in the buffet was good to excellent. We absolutely loved the International Cafe and ate lunch there several times. We also enjoyed one casual dinner at Alfredo's. The pizza, salad and dessert were wonderful. I loved these extra dining options. The entertainment around the ship was absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed the string quartet, the guitarist, the pianist and the bands. All were top quality and made free time relaxing and so very enjoyable. The shows were good - the quality of the dancers was unbelievable. (Just wish they would have had more fabric covering their behinds on a couple of the numbers they performed. :) The ports were fantastic. We were a little early for peak fall colors other than at the top of Cadillac mountain and in Acadia National Park where the colors were beginning to be beautiful. We loved all of the ports - Halifax (Lunenberg and Peggy's Cove), Saint John (colorful City Market and such a hospitable, welcoming community), Bar Harbour (Acadia National Park), Boston and Newport. We did shore excursions that we had for the most part purchased ahead and that were not with Princess. One complaint would be that we had to be on the ship by 3:30 p.m. in Bar Harbour and again in Boston. This made for such a short day in both of those ports. We did find it difficult to get an elevator down to dinner a couple of times. But, I find it hard to believe how upset and short tempered some people get about this. REALLY - you knew there were 3500 passengers when you signed up for the cruise. Did you really think you were never going to have to wait for a few minutes? There were lines to get on the tenders back to the boats, but I was amazed at how quickly they moved and the short times that we waited when we were at the end of a long line. We loved how you took a number and waited, while seated in one of the dining rooms, for a tender to a port. My hat is off to Princess for being so well organized. I feel sorry for those who feel the need to complain when the cruise line has done everything within their power to make the waiting tolerable and minimal! All in all - a wonderful and memorable cruise! Thank you Princess!

Wonderful cruise to scenic New England ports!

Regal Princess Cruise Review by pianoteachertravels

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We just returned from a October Sailing to Canada/New England on the Regal Princess. The ship is beautiful, clean, and new. The decor is tasteful and lovely. Our mini-suite room was a bit smaller than expected but very livable with plenty of storage for three people. We had an angled balcony with plenty of room. The food in the dining room was excellent, the food in the buffet was good to excellent. We absolutely loved the International Cafe and ate lunch there several times. We also enjoyed one casual dinner at Alfredo's. The pizza, salad and dessert were wonderful. I loved these extra dining options.

The entertainment around the ship was absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed the string quartet, the guitarist, the pianist and the bands. All were top quality and made free time relaxing and so very enjoyable. The shows were good - the quality of the dancers was unbelievable. (Just wish they would have had more fabric covering their behinds on a couple of the numbers they performed. :)

The ports were fantastic. We were a little early for peak fall colors other than at the top of Cadillac mountain and in Acadia National Park where the colors were beginning to be beautiful. We loved all of the ports - Halifax (Lunenberg and Peggy's Cove), Saint John (colorful City Market and such a hospitable, welcoming community), Bar Harbour (Acadia National Park), Boston and Newport. We did shore excursions that we had for the most part purchased ahead and that were not with Princess. One complaint would be that we had to be on the ship by 3:30 p.m. in Bar Harbour and again in Boston. This made for such a short day in both of those ports.

We did find it difficult to get an elevator down to dinner a couple of times. But, I find it hard to believe how upset and short tempered some people get about this. REALLY - you knew there were 3500 passengers when you signed up for the cruise. Did you really think you were never going to have to wait for a few minutes? There were lines to get on the tenders back to the boats, but I was amazed at how quickly they moved and the short times that we waited when we were at the end of a long line. We loved how you took a number and waited, while seated in one of the dining rooms, for a tender to a port. My hat is off to Princess for being so well organized. I feel sorry for those who feel the need to complain when the cruise line has done everything within their power to make the waiting tolerable and minimal!

All in all - a wonderful and memorable cruise! Thank you Princess!
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