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Royal Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Transatlantic with satisfying number of port stops

Royal Princess Cruise Review by sandiegoca

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Apr 2016
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony

We chose this cruise because it stopped in many ports in Spain where my daughter is now living. We chose a Transatlantic because for a very busy working couple it was nice to start the cruise with some days at sea where we could totally relax.

We especially enjoy Princess on longer cruises because of the self serve laundry.

The staff in the main dining room was very attentive as we have come to experience with Princess. The food in the main dining room was on days a little lacking in quality and choice, but as a whole was satisfactory.

There were evenings of very good entertainment in the main theater. There were some issues in the main theater such a long aisles on the side sections only accessible on one side causing some hazards (there were older passengers climbing over seats to get to a row above or below.

There was also a inconvenient and frustrating elevator system on the Royal and there were sets of buttons to push to summon an elevator. This lead to a passenger getting on on elevator and the other sets of elevators stopping for no reason. The limitation of stairs available in the center of the ship added to the frustration.

Our only issue was that some of the venue sites were too small for a ship carrying over 3,000 passengers. This definitely applies to the computer room as far as the number of computers available.

Once on ship the Princess staff was efficient. The port experience was not satisfying from the bus attempting to drop us off to the long line getting in.

Port discussions in the theater were great also that they replayed on room TV.

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Cabin Review

Deluxe Balcony
Cabin DB A511

Cabin size was satisfactory with very good room attendant and toiletries. The only complaint I have is that I realize the hair dryer needs to be away from water for safety but to be close to the TV is not convenient when the other person is watching the TV.

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