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We wanted to do a New England cruise, and stops in Newport and Boston were mandatory. This was the only cruise that visited both ports and worked well with our wallet and schedule. Trying Princess was also a plus, since our other cruises have been on Celebrity and we wanted to try something different. There were interesting pluses and minuses between the Celebrity and Princess experiences. Bottom line, we'd be comfortable doing Princess again if the itinerary and timing were better for us. About this particular cruise, loved visiting NYC (flew in several days early). Newport, Boston, and Bar Harbor were great, Halifax was good, and St John was so-so. The Regal Princess was very clean and friendly, well staffed, with great public areas (except the public restrooms which, oddly, were very small, very poorly designed, and not cleaned often enough). There could have been more indoor activities/entertainment scheduled, particularly since it was too cold and windy to get much use of the outside amenities, which looked to be very, very nice. Embarkation was a little slow, disorganized, and tedious, but our cabin was ready immediately! Every other cruise we've had to wait 1-3 hours. Disembarkation was a dream come true. When we got off it was 9:30, more than half way through the process, and they were only 10 minutes behind schedule. Signage for luggage and customs was great, lines were very short. And, believe it or not, there were Princess employees everywhere inside and outside the terminal all smiling, all ready to answer any questions or assist with any problems. Certainly the most pleasant experience, by far, I've ever had leaving after a cruise.

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Regal Princess Cruise Review by CruiseOhMy

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We wanted to do a New England cruise, and stops in Newport and Boston were mandatory. This was the only cruise that visited both ports and worked well with our wallet and schedule. Trying Princess was also a plus, since our other cruises have been on Celebrity and we wanted to try something different. There were interesting pluses and minuses between the Celebrity and Princess experiences. Bottom line, we'd be comfortable doing Princess again if the itinerary and timing were better for us. About this particular cruise, loved visiting NYC (flew in several days early). Newport, Boston, and Bar Harbor were great, Halifax was good, and St John was so-so.

The Regal Princess was very clean and friendly, well staffed, with great public areas (except the public restrooms which, oddly, were very small, very poorly designed, and not cleaned often enough). There could have been more indoor activities/entertainment scheduled, particularly since it was too cold and windy to get much use of the outside amenities, which looked to be very, very nice. Embarkation was a little slow, disorganized, and tedious, but our cabin was ready immediately! Every other cruise we've had to wait 1-3 hours. Disembarkation was a dream come true. When we got off it was 9:30, more than half way through the process, and they were only 10 minutes behind schedule. Signage for luggage and customs was great, lines were very short. And, believe it or not, there were Princess employees everywhere inside and outside the terminal all smiling, all ready to answer any questions or assist with any problems. Certainly the most pleasant experience, by far, I've ever had leaving after a cruise.
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