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This is our second Princess cruise and we decided to do a 20 day back-to-back Caribbean cruise to save on air fares from the UK. The ship itself looked great both outside and in. Princess cruises seem to have achieved a really good blend in having a really plush feel without appearing to stuffy. During our 20 night stay we visited 2 of the same islands which was fine and all of them were unique (apart from one point which I will come on to). All in there own way were fantastic with super weather, beautiful beaches and warm clear seas. There was a good choice of tours at each location or you could generally take a short walk or taxi ride to a great beach and swim or snorkel. The non unique part was the shopping in or near the port. The immediate vicinity seemed dominated by the same shops whichever island you visited and so there wasn't a great deal of variety. Entertainment during the cruise was of a high standard particularly with the singers and dancers who were all fantastic. The quality of the shows in the theatre was always high. There were other variety acts to be found in various locations and these were also very good including an excellent string quartet. Food was generally excellent (we chose formal dining same table and time each night) however the fish was often dry and overcooked. They need to find some way of getting the fish from the kitchen to the table without it drying out. Service throughout was always a high standard.

Great ship, great itinerary; just let down by some mediocre food on occasion.

Royal Princess Cruise Review by Grahambragg

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2016
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Interior
This is our second Princess cruise and we decided to do a 20 day back-to-back Caribbean cruise to save on air fares from the UK. The ship itself looked great both outside and in. Princess cruises seem to have achieved a really good blend in having a really plush feel without appearing to stuffy.

During our 20 night stay we visited 2 of the same islands which was fine and all of them were unique (apart from one point which I will come on to). All in there own way were fantastic with super weather, beautiful beaches and warm clear seas. There was a good choice of tours at each location or you could generally take a short walk or taxi ride to a great beach and swim or snorkel. The non unique part was the shopping in or near the port. The immediate vicinity seemed dominated by the same shops whichever island you visited and so there wasn't a great deal of variety.

Entertainment during the cruise was of a high standard particularly with the singers and dancers who were all fantastic. The quality of the shows in the theatre was always high. There were other variety acts to be found in various locations and these were also very good including an excellent string quartet.

Food was generally excellent (we chose formal dining same table and time each night) however the fish was often dry and overcooked. They need to find some way of getting the fish from the kitchen to the table without it drying out. Service throughout was always a high standard.
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Cabin IC 405
reasonably spacious and well equipped. Flat screen TV and choice of films excellent.
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