Regal Princess Cruise Review by jamie007
- Sail Date: February 2017
- Destination: Western Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
Buffet was Above Average very good food selection
Room square footage was good value compared to others
Embarkation and disembarkation were smooth
Casino is sizeable and nice for a ship casino
Self Serve Laundromats are very convenient for washing some clothes
Restaurant food was very average (go on Celebrity Cruises if you want better food)
This includes the specialty restaurants - very average
Food selection was poor in main dining area (not good)
Gym was small and unimpressive
Main Theater was the smallest I've seen (even though this is a huge ship) and is generic
**Entertainment was the WORST I've seen on a cruise before, hardly any big shows and not enough quality small shows to make up for it
***Don't go on this cruise if you are looking for good entertainment
**Be aware there is flaw in the design of the ship. The stairway in the center of the ship does not go up past the 10th floor so if you are staying above that even if you need to go up 1 level you need to wait for an elevator. This mainly applies to mid-ship and I believe forward ship. This caused quite a ruckus after the mandatory drill when it took us 30 min to get back to our room due to poor crowd management and the elevator/stairs situation.
Staff is not really that friendly some of them are a little cold. Service was better on every other ship I have been on.
Room Service basically did not exist due to the fact that no one would answer the phone. My wife waited on line 30 minutes once and could not get through.
The buffets close at 10pm and no snacks are available there...that is way too early in my opinion.
Montego Bay Jamaica - 15-20 min cab ride to a safe beach. Everything far away here
Grand Cayman - seems ok, once again beaches very far did not get to go due to fact ship was leaving too early
Cozumel - 10 min cab to beach, beaches are rocky here sand is not fine, affordable resort areas with pool $3 per person Paradise Beach is recommended due to value and the pool is beautiful tile.
The drink packages were $400 per person by the time they add 15% gratuity
The photo packages were also more expensive than other ships I've been on
Overall this is not a cruise I can Recommend. I believe the consumer can find greater value elsewhere (check out celebrity cruises. You will pay more up front but less on the back end if you get a good deal. They frequently include free drink packages and prepaid gratuities) The room will be more but the food and service will be steps above what you will get on Princess.)
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**Note- the air conditioning on this cruise is a little below standard and has to be pushed if you like your room cool and to get rid of humidity. We had to have a technician come up and adjust ours. Never had to do this on a cruise before.
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