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Royal Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Review for Royal Princess to the Eastern Caribbean
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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Feb 2016
Cabin: Owner's Suite with Balcony
The Sea Walk at night.
The Royal Princess in St Martin
Sea Day
The grand Piazza
Staircase in the Casino
The Sea Walk during the day
The Living Room area
Twin Beds in the Suite
Lovely Bathroom
The Suite Concierge Lounge
The Enclave in the Lotus Spa
The Retreat Pool
Our Balcony from Suite R603

Greetings and welcome to my review of the Royal Princess. This was my 12th Cruise and my 5th cruise with Princess and my 1st cruise onboard the new larger class Princess Ship. Prior to this cruise I was always reading such negative reviews towards the balconies, and the lack of stairs midship. So i was quite nervous that I would be very disappointed once onboard the Royal. So lets get to it…

Originally we booked a Mini-Suite because I prefer the larger bathroom shower/tub combo. About two months before the cruise we were offered an up-sell offer from Princess from a Mini-Suite to a Suite for $399/person. We pounced on the offer and luckily we got it. Our room was

R603. The room was beautiful. The first thing I did was go to the balcony and see how narrow they are since all the reviews online talk about how small they are. Now considering I was in a suite, which was like having two balconies in one, I never thought they were too narrow thou. Now if you compare them to the mini-suites on the Ruby/Emerald/Grand class ships, then yes they are smaller because the balconies do not extend out further like those ships. But overall, my first thoughts were when I walked out on the balcony was..what are all those negative reviews for? It wasn’t that bad. So lets squash that complaint. Now I did tour a mini-suite on the Royal and I felt the mini-suites on the Ruby/Crown/Grand class ships were a tad better. I liked the bathroom but the main room seemed to lack some of the storage areas that I recall on the Ruby/Crown/Grand class ships.

Cabin Review

Owner's Suite with Balcony

Cabin S2

The room was amazing. This was my first time in a Suite on Princess and having always sailed in Mini-suites, I am now spoiled and will hate to go back to a normal cabin. The bathroom was excellent with a great walk-in shower. We never did use the tub but it looked nice. =) The fact you had two sinks to use would come in very handy if you shared the room with 3-4 people. The beds were also very comfortable. I had no complaints with the Suite. Just an awesome cabin!

Port Reviews

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

no excursion taken.


We took a taxi over to Atlantis and toured the aquarium. It was ok. Good thing we only paid the Travel Agent rate.

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